Fair price for Quadra-Fire Castile FS Stove?

Lesley Posted By Lesley, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:53 AM

  1. Lesley

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    Hi, a co-worker of mine is interested in buying my 10 yr old stove, if I can give him a good price. I've put over $350 worth of new parts in it this season (convection blower, ignitor, thermocouple, door gasket), I would include the hearth pad and thermostat. Is $600 a fair price? I've no idea what it's worth. Look on Craig's List but there wasn't much in the way of used Quadrafires. Thanks!
     
  2. Jack Morrissey

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    Im no expert, but if its running well, I think its a good price!
     
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  3. kinsmanstoves

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    That is very fair.

    Eric
     
  4. mralias

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    Or you could put $1,000.00 or best offer.
     
  5. Lesley

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    Since he's a co-worker I'd rather just give him a set price that he can accept or decide to look elsewhere. If he doesn't buy it I could post it on Craig's list for the $1000 or best offer. But, I'm thinking a for-sure sale is better than a might get an offer off Craig's list.
     
  6. mralias

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    Sorry, I was referring to listing it on Craigslist only. For a co-worker I would sell it for as cheap price as you feel comfortable with. I would sell with an understanding that it is an "as is" sale only. Sometimes selling to a friend is not a good idea for obvious reasons.
     
  7. Stevekng

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    Why are you selling it? If you think it's on it's way to the bone yard or even in good shape, I would shy away from selling it to a co-worker or friend because the old saying "Don't mix money with friends or family" happens to be a very smart way to conduct yourself.
     
  8. moey

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    Make sure you show it running etc so when it craps out hes not pissed at you. Make him come over and sweat in front of it for a while.
     
  9. whlago

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    Sounds very reasonable to me.
     
  10. Lesley

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    He's looking for one for the cottage he just bought on the Cape that doesn't have central heat and I'm looking for excuse to by a Harman. It works fine now.
     
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  11. DexterDay

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    I agree with Eric. Even for a friend that is Very fair.

    I would go around $1,000. Is the Hearth pad a ore made job? (Bought when you purchased stove?) if so, thAts $175-$350 right there. Any venting going with it?
     
  12. Defiant

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    Way to go Lesley, that is an extremely fair price for that stove:cool:
     
  13. Lesley

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    The pad was bought from dealer with stove but I made the mistake of getting a metal edge which has rusted some from getting wet when I washed the floor around it over the past years. No venting with it, side wall venting so it is just 3' of piping & figure he's better off getting new. Glad to hear it is fair price & if he decides not to buy I might be able to get more than the $600. Off to look at Harman this weekend!
     
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