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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Tom Wallace, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Tom Wallace

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    I'm getting very close to buying my first wood stove insert and have received some quotes. I'm very interested in the Pacific Energy Super. In the process of talking to one vendor, he mentioned that most manufacturers offer promotions for the fall starting in mid August. Is that true? If so, should I hold off a month before buying in hopes of receiving some sort of discount next month? Obviously I won't need the heat from the stove before mid August anyway, so I'm not in a rush to buy it now.

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  2. KaptJaq

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    Hi Tom,

    From what I have seen the best time to buy is now. It is hot and people are not yet thinking about heating. The stove shops are not busy and would like to get the installs done before the busy season. Some shops also have leftover stock from last season they would like to move.

    You have picked a stove you like, now shop around, visit a few shops and see what prices you get. Somebody might offer you a deal you can't beat. If not, when mid-august comes around you can see what deals are offered then.

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  3. alforit

    alforit Feeling the Heat

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    The big deals are at the Puyallup fair if you can wait until the beginning of September .

    ( That's our state fair here for those that didn't know.)
  4. Tom Wallace

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    I had no idea they sold stoves there. Not sure if I want to wait that long, or drive to Puyallup from Shoreline in the hopes that the stove I want might be on sale there, though.
  5. alforit

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    Oh yeah, A Lot of the stove shops are there every year showing their new stuff and competing to get the sales for the winter season. It's where they make the most sales of the year........That's where you will find the best deals of the year .it's worth the trip .
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    It's true. County and State fairs always will have the local dealers there. I'm in Lewis County and made my choice from the dealers at that fair last year. Last year PE had a nice promotion late in the summer. I don't know if they will this year or not.

    The fairs are a good place to comparison shop because they will all be there and usually in the same commercial area.
  7. Tom Wallace

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    Alright, thanks for the tip on the fair, both of you. Maybe I'll hold out for that.

    I don't need to be there with a truck ready to haul a stove home do I? The vendors will setup delivery surely, right?
  8. alforit

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    Most stove shops out there have a service that will deliver for them or they do it themselves for an extra charge if you don't want to come down and pick it up yourself.

    Depending on if they have a close-out stove sitting there you might get an extra good deal. I'm not sure. it's possible though .
  9. Sprinter

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    The typical purchase will include delivery and installation, but if you are an experienced DIY type, you can do it that way too. If you want them to install it, they will arrange a time to come out and do a site inspection and then give you a firm quote.

    At the fair or in the store, they can only give you a loose idea of installation cost, so don't try to make a decision based on estimates.

    Keep posting questions here as you go along.
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    I'm planning on getting the liner installed this weekend. I think if I can do that, I can manage the install myself as long as I can enlist some help to lift the thing into the fireplace. I had one vendor quote me a minimum of $700 to install it, and that's assuming the liner is already installed and waiting. I thought that was a ridiculous price for lifting a stove and connecting a liner to it.
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    I regret not doing my own. Paying 600 bucks to do something I know know a friend and I could have done in 4 hours is killer.
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    Sounds like you're set to do in yourself then. To answer your question, though, the dealer probably will have to order the stove and will deliver it, maybe to the front of the hearth if you ask nicely... With an uncomplicated purchase like that, you may be able to get an additional discount from the dealer as well.
  13. alforit

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    Tom ,There is a tool rental company near you in Shoreline that I rented a motorized Dolly from . The rental place is called Aurora Rents. The Dolly is called a Powermate. It only cost me $65.00 for the day to rent it. I used it to move my Progress Hybrid stove by myself with my friend helping guide it. It can lift up to 1200 pounds and climbs stairs. it's pretty amazing what it can do and worth it .
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    Maybe also check out the Monroe county fair?

    Deals may or may not show up. Typically they will be something like including a blower for free.
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    That sounds perfect, alforit. Thanks for the tip. Aurora Rents is about 1 mile from my house.
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    Tom, you can wait and yes, many times at fairs dealers will deal big time. However, is there anything stopping you for making an offer? You can do this on stoves and many other things you buy. One does not always have to pay full retail and many times one is a fool if he does. After all, if you make an offer and it is too low, the worst thing that will happen is that he will turn you down. If so, a simple question might be to ask then just what would he take for the stove. Good luck.
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    Last year, PE had a manufacturer rebate deal going during late summer. You could have gotten like $200 off of a Alderlea, for example. I got $100 off my Super27 via mail rebate (yes, they actually sent it in on time!!!) It may be worth finding out if they are going to do it again this year because PE sponsored that, not the dealers. All the dealers had some kind of thing like blowers or something during that time, but you can likely get that kind of deal anytime.

    The best reason IMO for the fairs is that it's so easy to comparison shop.
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    That's great your only 1 mile away.......You would probably only have to do the 4 hour rental instead of the full day and that is only $41.00.
    Tip: They have two powermates at the rental shop. Get the smaller one called the LE-1......It has a dual screw drive which allows you to raise the stove up in the air and on to a hearth and or into your fireplace opening .
    I rented the larger one not realizing it only has one screw drive so it cant lift the stove up in the air. But they both can climb stairs...........here is a link to powermates website and the powermate I recommend. http://www.powermate.info/powermate_handtruck_le-1.htm
    Watch the video for tips and you can call them direct. They are quick to help with tips..
    Once you get the tips down ( a small learning curve ) , Its pretty easy to operate and makes it amazingly easy . I moved my stove ( 750 Lbs ) from off of a truck and up a series of 8 stairs and into the house and up onto the hearth in 20 minutes.
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    Thanks again, alforit, some great info.

    What stove weighs 750 pounds?! That's a whopper.
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    Woodstock's Progress Hybrid........Its a soapstone stove.
    The stove itself weighs around 700 lbs but with the crate it added about 50 more pounds
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    Oftentimes, the stove shops will price their stoves and spas with "fair prices" before and after the fair at their stores. You can ask for their best "fair price" now since they know that if you wait until the actual fair that you will be able to compare their product and price.

    The thing about the fair is that you won't see 5 dealers for PE. If PE is the stove you want then you will still have very little price competition. If you have not yet decided on what stove you want then you will benefit more from the fair.

    Tom Wallace, you're not from the Wallace Stove shop are you? They sell PE from at least two stores in the Puyallup area.

    http://www.wallacestoves.com/home.html
  22. Tom Wallace

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    Nope, I'm not from Wallace Stoves. Never heard of them. I think I've pretty much decided to just order it from Tom at Chimney Sweep Online at this point. He gave me a deal on the price already, and I don't think I'll find a better deal. Even though his shipping fee is higher than local vendors, the total price is lower. The tax is what stings, though. Wish I could have gotten it from an out of state vendor to avoid that $220 or so fee.
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    Tom is first class all the way, you'll get great service there. Did you remember there is still a 10% ($300 cap) tax credit on the deal?
  24. Tom Wallace

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    Yep, begreen, I remember, thanks.

    Does that deal work only for the cost of the stove itself, or can you add the tax/shipping for the stove to that deal? For example, let's say my stove costs $2,500, but with tax/shipping it's $3,000. Do I get to use the full $3,000 towards my 10% credit, thereby hitting the cap? Or can I only use the $2,500 towards the credit?
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    I thought it was for the total cost of installation including flue, but will let the tax experts respond to that question.

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