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selling vermont castings encore 2550. what is a fair price?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by willis, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. willis

    willis New Member

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    i'm selling an encore model 2550 that is about 10 years old. it needs about $300 in parts but it is a solid stove. i plan on listing it on craigs list but i'm not sure what the stove is worth. can you guys give me an idea? thanks, mark

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  2. cmcramer

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    I sold my one year old 2550 for 50% of what I paid.

    Your stove, with $300 needed in parts....and the know how to fix it, 10 years old, is not worth much, in my opinion. My first question would be....what parts?

    $250 - $300 is my guess.
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    Tell them what it needs to fix it to make it operable.
    Make offer. You wont feel guilty. :down:
  4. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    Id guess 400-500 bucks. Those warming shelves were an extra, so there is a little value there. Really, with 300 bucks in parts for $800 total investment and days worth of swearing and getting dirty, that would be a good stove for the money.
  5. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm being solid and needing $300.00 IN PARTS is a contradiction in terms... Good luck with that one..

    Ray
  6. BrowningBAR

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    Not for a VC. The refractory assembly can cost that much. Or the cat. If it is truly $300 (which means it doesn't need the Refractory assembly AND the cat) then $500 should offer a relatively quick sell, I would think. You can probably list it for as much as $1000, but be prepared to haggle.

    VC needs to get their sh!t together on their Cat parts and design. Those clowns are costing themselves tons of sales due to this.
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    grommal Feeling the Heat

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    Had a VC Defiant Encore that was in decent shape except for needing new refractory package in the cat area and a new cat element. Tried to give it away free if somebody would just come and get it. No takers.
  8. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    Wrong, can be a solid stove. Its as much a contradiction in terms as "Solid car, just needs plugs and brake pads"
    -1 internet for you
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I'd be hesitant to buy a stove that needed $300.00 in parts.. I'd be glad to pay $300.00 more and get a burn ready stove.. That's just my preference no insult intended to anyone..

    Ray
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    $300 dollars in parts like:
    Refractory Package Item# 9550
    Catalytic Combustor Item# 9571
    Dutchwest Stove Gasket Kit
    Total cost: $320
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