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Lowe's Stoves 50% Off

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrotherBart, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    ok, i stand corrected, hopefully the guy will look again and see your correction. i havent looked at the lowes site personally , i figured that he was referring to ordering online if not in stock item , my bad , ty BB

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  2. Jfk4th

    Jfk4th Minister of Fire

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    Just bought the Big Century Hearth stove for my Dad, a bloody steal for 299.00 at Lowes, I bargained and got another 85 dollars off the already 50% off price. SWEET! Bought the last blower there for only 62 bucks, man o man is my Dad going to be happy with this in our cabin. This is a great price, sure I don't expect it to perform like my Summit but for 1/8th the price you gotta love it.
    W.A.R. LOWES!!!!!!
  3. Jfk4th

    Jfk4th Minister of Fire

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    How do you like your 300010? Can you get the overnight burn? Looks like side to side loading, 2.9 cu ft is not too shabby. Do you cut your wood a little shorter and try front to back loading? I do like this stove and I am excited about getting it going
  4. lotust

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    Damn! every stove says


    :-( Maybe I will need to go and see what they have left. Sometimes the web stock is incorrect. 11 of 11 items are not in stock
  5. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    im just glad you caught BB's correction of my obviously wrong statement, sorry bout that , hope you are able to find a unit
  6. lotust

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    its ok. I need to save money anyways. We have a nice old Lange stove that does the job. But my wife wants a stove that can install closer to a combustable wall.
  7. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I'm on Lowes site right now and dont see anything marked down or on sale cept the VG for a $20.00 price cut?
    What gives?

    Ok only see a green star next to the blower and the Century 1000
  8. MichaelS

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    I love it. It's the second year I have used it and I have 0 complaints. 2.9 is by no means small. I cut to around 18" and burn East/West and have no problems. I just spread my coals out and put a trench down the middle like the directions say and I load it up about 10:00 every evening and I still have a good amount of coals for starting another fire at 6:30 the next morning. If the chimney is correct and the wood is properly seasoned I dont think you will have any problems at all.
  9. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    NM found another 2 store that have it listed at $449.50 holy moly!!!!!!!!!!!
    Is the Summers Heat exact same at the Englander ?
  10. Corie

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    Englander = Summer's Heat = Timber Ridge
  11. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Ok, tomorrow on way home from job, I am taking the plunge ;)
    Might not install for a few months, but at this price, I wanna buy em all ;)
  12. DaleZ

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    BrotherBart,

    Just out of curiosty, you don't like pedestals. Is it the appearance or something else? The last stove I bought was mailorder and I didn't even think of it when I placed the order but the stove was a pedestal model when it arrived. Didn't matter to me.
  13. fullbore

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    I just picked up a Summer's Heat stove tonight at Lowes for $449. My dad will be using it to replace a VC Vigilant. I almost had a heart attack when the two idiots at Lowes made the stove and crate tip over on my dad's truck! They almost wiped out the rear sliding window. We took a quick look at the stove for damage and luckily it fell on its side. The front glass looks to be intact. The two Lowes idiots assured me that stove will be fine. I'll have a better look in the morning when we unload the stove. I'm betting a few bricks didn't survive. It figures that Lowes had only this last stove. I guess all in all it is still a good deal. I can't wait to see how well it compares to my Quad 5700...
  14. bjorn773

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    Go figure, none of the Lowe's within 70 miles of me carry the summer's heat stoves. They do have the century's discounted, but I already have one. The Depot isn't showing any discounts online. Oh well, guess I stay with the Century for now... I'll see how long my second baffle lasts.
  15. cntbill

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    I picked up the little Pellet stove 55-SHP10L yesterday in the snow at Lowes... last one. :) Running nicely at the moment. But before I bought I was checking Lowes site and found when I changed area / zip each store was different, and the stove I picked up the site said to check with the store for availability... so go figure... Oh and by the way the deciding factor other than 50% off was when I was at the store I called the tech support people in VA and spoke with Lenny, and he helped me figure which stove would be right for me and answered my questions on the wall thermostat... So If you read this Lenny, Thanks... and your not a bad sale person either... ;-)

    By the way the Lowes in S. Reading has only Two of the 55-SHP240 left...
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just think wood stoves look like woodstoves with legs on'em.

    Each to their own. We all like different things.
  17. Jfk4th

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    Excellent I am glad you can get that overnight burn, my Dad will be very happy. "trench down the middle", I guess I missed that in the directions can you explain a little more. Thanks
  18. Chettt

    Chettt Feeling the Heat

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    $300 to $400 for a stove and you all know that Lowes is still making a profit on them.
  19. webbie

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    No, I don't think Lowes is making a profit on them. In fact, I suspect they may be losing money on them.

    They have a formula which values time and floor space, and if they have to dump something like this, it does not hardly cut into their overall profit. At the 50% off and more that some are getting - you can walk home knowing that you bought the stove for somewhere around their cost (or lower). At the even lower prices, you are probably buying at close to manufactured (and shipped) cost.

    So pat yourself on the back...their is such thing as a bargain in this case!

    I think, in general, the Home Centers make a profit from 20% to 50% on larger items....depending on the competitiveness of the market. In the case of wood stoves, they are not really competing with anyone at the low end, so they probably make more than the normal 20 or 25% they might make on, say, a GE appliance.

    The business model of these places revolves about "loss leaders" - that being that some items are quite cheap, but a LOT of items are as much or more than anywhere else. So folks drive 10 or 15 miles instead of going to the hardware store, and end up buying the loss leader (maybe) and then a bunch of stuff they could have bought local for the same price.
  20. stoveguy2esw

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    if anything got busted , call me up i can take care of you if you have a couple busted bricks. no biggie , i'll ship em to ya from the factory if needed 800-245-6489
  21. Jfk4th

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    Good points
    They want to make you "addicted" to going there looking for deals, etc. I have found many items cheaper at Ace Hardware than Lowes or Homedepot but overall I like Lowes for the selection. Sometimes you get deals, like my 299 Century Stove, and sometimes you pay a little too much. I think if you can wait these guys out until you know there is going to be deals, like this time of year at Lowes, you can really stock up. I have no problem loading up on stove stuff this time of year and be set throughout the entire year to come.

    Anybody know where there is good manual for the Century hearth Stove online? It looks like a Vermont Castings stove but I can't find a comparable model
  22. stoveguy2esw

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    call my office if you have broken bricks , we'll take care of you 800-245-6489 is support line
  23. Jfk4th

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    Just found and answered my own question, Dutchwest model 300007, good manual online. Can't wait to light her up!!!!
  24. crazy_dan

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    Lowe's has lost me as a customer after Special ordering a stove adapter and double wall adjustable stove pipe. When the order that got their 3 weeks late (you pay now and then we will order it it will be in in 2 weeks) it was a section of double wall with a damper that they tried to tell me was a stove adapter and a section of single wall adjustable pipe that they tried to tell me was double wall. So I politely told them where they could stick their products and got my money back went to Sutherland's and bought all the stuff I needed at 1/2 the price of Lowe's and they had it on the shelf no 5 week long wait. Since then I have not bought anything from Lowe's.
  25. Jfk4th

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    Yep that would piss me off too! I shy on ordering anything from a big store, I would stick to the smaller ones for that. If I can see it from the store to my truck I will buy it from lowes. Plus I very seldom ask questions to employees there, at minimum wage I am sure they don't know the answer. I remember my days at K-Mart, just making up stuff left and right to fool the customer and try to look smart.....
    I still like Lowes for the deals and HD.
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