Whats the deal with the Dutchwest line of stove?

michaelthomas Posted By michaelthomas, Sep 3, 2006 at 10:40 PM

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  1. michaelthomas

    New Member

    Feb 10, 2006
    I was at a stove shop the other just looking around and the sales guy was really tryin to sell me on the dutchwest line. He led me away from the resolute, defiant, encore lines 3 times back to the dutchwests. Is it really a better stove? Is the margin much better for the dealer?
  2. webbie

    Seasoned Moderator
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    Nov 17, 2005
    Western Mass.
    Margin is no better.....

    It is made by the same company - and is more of a workhorse where the others are more like fine furniture.... VC originally bought the brand name so they could appeal to mid-level budgets.
  3. Shane

    Minister of Fire

    Nov 21, 2005
    Casper Wyoming
    He's got that one backwards. Usually one would try to upsell a customer to VC. As for quality etc. they're the same. The markup on the two brands is the same (atleast in my store) but you make more money off of a VC since they're more expensive. If you want a VC then buy a VC but I don't think the sales guy has any alterior motive in trying to sell you a Dutchwest. Maybe he just personally likes them better.
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