mark one

mark one

PostBy: cf1 On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:49 pm

whats a used harman mark one worth?
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Re: mark one

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:00 am

Depends on a lot of factors, first, there will be no more new coal stoves available this year, the entire production of new stoves is sold out untill next spring..
So if that Mark I is in really good shape, nice paint, clean glass, very little use, then it probably is worth what a new one would be worth, maybe a bit more if someone can't afford oil or propane this year.
So Around $1500 if it's really nice.
If it has several seasons of use, the paint is faded, and has some surface rust showing, the glass is cloudy or opaque, but the grates function well and it is just cosmeticly not 'like new' then I'd say around $900-$1000.

If the stove is really rusty, has been outdoors, needs sandblasting and painting, needs new glass and the grates show a missing tooth or two, or are sagging from full ashpans and hot fires,, if the structure of the stove is intact and usable,, I'd say $400-$500.

Any values can go up if the buyer is desperate to get a coal stove, or go be lower if the seller doesn't care or is not aware of the current buyer's market for coal appliances..

Even if a person pays top dollar, say $1500 and buys two tons of coal for $500, the savings in oil will just about equal the money spent. If you pay $1000 for the stove, it will pay for itself this season. This is based on 180-200 gallons per ton of coal x $4.00 per gallon = ~ $1600.

That's my $.02 worth.. there are still great bargains out there, as well as a few almost new stoves looking for homes. I think there is an as-new condition Mark I in the 'for sale items' forum..

Greg L.
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Re: mark one

PostBy: cf1 On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:55 pm

Thanks I got a chance to pick one up for$400.00 It would do untill I get my hitzer 503.. Then I will put it in the garage..
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Re: mark one

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:13 pm

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.. That's a very good price.

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Re: mark one

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:49 pm

Buy it now.
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Re: mark one

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:59 pm

LsFarm wrote:Depends on a lot of factors, first, there will be no more new coal stoves available this year, the entire production of new stoves is sold out untill next spring..
So if that Mark I is in really good shape, nice paint, clean glass, very little use, then it probably is worth what a new one would be worth, maybe a bit more if someone can't afford oil or propane this year.
So Around $1500 if it's really nice.


If anyone is interested, I've got one that is less than a year old and has only had 4 fires in it. Check the classifieds on this forum. ;)
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Re: mark one

PostBy: cf1 On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:30 pm

I intend to buy it, I have to travel 175 miles to get it. It should do me this winter untill I get my 503 and then in the garage it gos. The seller said he got a biger stove. I hope everthings good on it.. It should be small enough to set on my hearth thats 24 inches.
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Re: mark one

PostBy: cf1 On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:39 pm

coalkirk wrote:
LsFarm wrote:Depends on a lot of factors, first, there will be no more new coal stoves available this year, the entire production of new stoves is sold out untill next spring..
So if that Mark I is in really good shape, nice paint, clean glass, very little use, then it probably is worth what a new one would be worth, maybe a bit more if someone can't afford oil or propane this year.
So Around $1500 if it's really nice.


If anyone is interested, I've got one that is less than a year old and has only had 4 fires in it. Check the classifieds on this forum. ;)

Coal kirk This guy said I couldnt pick it up untll next weekend. If he backs out and you dont sell it cut me a break and i"ll travel from Salem Ohio to you for the stove.
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Re: mark one

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:07 am

I think we'll find the value of used hand fired coal stoves drop & then level off next spring. But I would also predict the valve of stoker boilers & furnaces hold and/or increase in value as they are somewhat harder to find, more expensive to build new and more desirable as a permanent system to install. We have a captive audience here.

There will be the average guy who does not linger here looking to upgrade next year thus selling off his used Harman and his used Hitzer at a great prices. Some of those new stoves sold this year will be on Ebay & Craigslist next year.
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