IOWAN, I don't know what the market is like in Iowa for used stoves, but here in Maine I have been surprised at how many have been advertised lately. Craigslist is a good source, plus we have a very popular buy-sell weekly here called Uncle Henry's where I have seen them, everything from small hand-feds up to large boilers, some at bargain prices. For example, I just saw a Harman Mk II, only used two seasons, for only $600. So stoves are available, you just need the background and confidence to buy used. The background you can get on this forum. If I had found the forum before I bought my stove, and if I were more of the confident do-it-your-selfer sort, I could have saved a bundle of money by buying used.