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Posted By Paul L,
Oct 26, 2013 at 8:01 AM
460 pounds @ 9.5 pennies per .... $44. Dang that freaking thing was heavy
moved to the Fisher forum for a more targeted response.
did you sell it for scrap?
My neighbor with an open fireplace said she wanted it. It sat on my porch for two weeks and then she changed her mind. Didn't think anybody would want this 1982 dinosaur that wasn't even set up for a direct vent, just a box to slide into the fireplace.
Those Fisher's make everyone happy. You got your $44. The scrap yards sell them for $150 to eBayers. The eBay sellers paint and sell them for $1000.
Seriously, you should have gotten $44 for the draft caps. Your doors would fit Grandma as well.
If you search eBay right now for "Fisher Stove" you will find an Insert for 999.99. (Grandpa for $1,400 and Papa for $950 !! yes, they will sell this winter) Screens sell for up to $195, feet only for $200 a set. Won't say they're worth that much, but that's the going price and that's what dictates the value. They are "worth" whatever the buyer is willing to pay.
That said, I pick them up for a hundred or two, paint or restore, add a baffle, and sell for $100 over cost for my labor and hauling. I've made a lot of people happy and have a waiting list for Mama and Papa's.
Also search your local Craigslist for an idea of what people are asking in your area. It varies across the country.