My brother Mark has been looking for a stove for a few weeks now. We stopped into a Stove store in Jaffrey NH this afternoon to see what they had. The guy told us flat out, nothing was available. He had 4 coal stoves, and a stoker on display, and all were sold. He had 12 pellet stoves on display, all sold. 8 wood stoves on display, all sold. Nothing left in the warehouse. Only thing available were two fireplace inserts, neither coal. He had 600 pallets of pellets, and 400 pallets of coal in the yard, all waiting to be delivered, nothing available to sell. It's a good time to be in that business.
Told us that Harmon (all he stocks for coal) would not even be taking orders until after Jan 1.
Another story - Found a Harmon II, 10 years old on craig'slist with 200 lbs coal for $300. Mark called less than 15 minutes after it was posted, and the lady said already 6 callers. We ran down there in less than an hour and scooped it up. She said 40 more calls in the hour. So he got rreal luck to find a real nice stove at a real nice price.
The demand is super high. If you see something you want, grab it fast.