I am in the market for an insert, after deciding that the particular location of our fireplace probably won't work well for a stove outside the current hearth. Fireplace is interior and about 3/4 to one side of the house, all masonry chimney, all masonry house built by the mason for himself in 1953. Currently has glass doors on it. Our oil furnace croaked and although we are having the AC system in the attic upgraded to handle heat pump next week (to tune of $1000, yuck) we are not thrilled about living with heat pump heat. Had a fire in the fireplace last night and it renewed my interest in getting a good stove/insert so here I am at hearth.com again! I have shopped the regional dealers and find that the good stoves are out of my price capability. They mostly sell to rich people getting gas logs so they don't waste their time on me. ANYHOO, Somebody an hour away has a Lopi Freedom insert on craigslist for $1000 that is two years old and only used for one season. I know I would be looking at a fair amount of money for the installment (which I would probably have done professionally) so I just wonder if that is a good deal or not. Also I think that's a pretty powerful insert, and my house is under 1500 sq. feet. We are in eastern VA so it's not like the frozen tundra here or anything, but I do like it warm! The used stove market around here is mostly what you all call "smoke dragons" and I am looking for something pretty good and efficient. Any comments would be most appreciated.