Good morning Young Buck, as I recall my neighbor, up the street a ways, got his stove from HD. I'm not a professional shopper but from what I'm told there's a time when the big box stores do a seasonal clearance to make space available for the next season. Well that's when the silly season prices take over and you can even dicker over prices if the manager is there. Unfortunately for me you have to lurk around the BB stores like a shark and be there when the silly season strikes...cause it don't last long. Good luck I hope you find that stove on sale. Well fry my hide Young_Buck I see that you have a Shenandoah stove. We had both models since '76 and I personally loved them both. I only joined this forum because I couldn't figure out how to run this used stove and needed some professional help. BrowingBAR I was also getting good burns from small splits. Yup me too by sandwiching them together much like dimensional lumber, plus the smaller splits season fully quicker. Like I said I've recently uncovered these old large splits I use to throw into the Shenandoah and the inside boss has determined they're more desirable now...so larger splits it is.