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Upland 17, safe and ethical to resell?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Bushfire, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Bushfire

    Bushfire Member

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    I'm updating a three season room and am planning on replacing the existing stove (Upland 17) with something newer. As such, I'm thinking of selling the Upland 17. I know nothing about the stove other than what is here on the wiki, so my question is whether it is ethical and/or safe to sell such an old stove. If so, what do people think would be a good selling price? I've attached a few pictures to show condition. I never used the stove as we only bought the house this past April.

    Any thoughts/insight would be greatly appreciated. This site was super useful to me back during my time in CT when I had an insert and wood stove, but have since spent 5 years without a stove in KS.

    Thanks!

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Ethical and safe to sell . . . my opinion . . . yes. Just be up front with any buyers that it is an older, non-EPA stove (I assume) and if there are any problems. As for a price . . . I have no idea. Maybe check the local craigslist ads to see what woodstoves of that size and vintage are being sold for -- or rather what price folks are asking.

    You never know . . . someone may be down on their luck or looking for a stove to run in their hunting cabin, greenhouse, etc.
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    If the stove is in good shape no ethics involved. Closer to cold weather it might bring four hundred or so.
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Dunno 'bout PA, but in Oregon it would not be legal to sell or install that stove.
  5. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    WA as well. You would be breaking a law by selling it, the buyer breaking a law by buying it, and heaven forbid it gets installed as that would be another law. Ethics? What's that?
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  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Our states out here have thoughtfully freed us of any such ethical quandaries. :rolleyes:
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It's a great little stove. Upland's equivalent to the Jotul 602. If legal in your state I'd sell it for about $300, $400 if you wait until October and think that's ethical.
  8. bmblank

    bmblank Minister of Fire

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    You can always sell it as a decorative piece. It looks cool, hooked up to a flue or not. What the buyer does is beyond your control.
  9. Bushfire

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    Thanks for all the advice/thoughts. How would I find out if its a legal stove in PA. I'd certainly only well if it were legal to do so. My hope was simply making a little to put toward a new stove, a small Morso or Regency alterra stove.
  10. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Nostalgia beckons.
    I'll give ya $95 for the sucker - only problem is that you have to hold it for me until I can get a friend (or me, on my travels) to pick it up......or, if you are headed up to CT for any visits I can meet you (it fits easily in a corner of a car trunk with the legs off).
    (I will pay now)

    It will make a fine table for my sunroom....

    But, if you want to get rid of it quicker, craigslist or ebay should do the job.....
  11. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Hrmm.. maybe webbie is on to something.. a drone that can be used to smoke screen...
  12. lethal dose

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    I'd LOVE to have that stove. Would fit my needs perfectly.
  13. Bushfire

    Bushfire Member

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    Lethal dose, unfortunately I've already found a buyer. Good luck with your hunt.
  14. lethal dose

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    No problem! Glad you were able to make a sale. Let me know if the deal falls through.

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