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Posted By jimmyjon,
Sep 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Whats this thing worth?
Exterior looks good but that is only part of it. If you are interested I'd suggest looking at it first as it is too difficult to tell with only a picture.
How old is it? If it's in excellent condition they they may get the asking price. This is peak season now and good stoves are commanding a premium. But you might try offering $1200 cash. I seem to recall Woodstock had the Keystone on sale for about $1800 just a few months ago, but now they are up to $2299. Did you call Woodstock to see if they have any refurbished units?
If you are willing to take a bit of a drive, here is one at half the price:
That is a Palladian. You can get a brand new one right now for $2099.00 http://www.woodstove.com/stove-pricing
People always seem to have inflated ideas of what their stoves are worth. There have been 2 nice looking fireviews posted around here for months at 1500 and 1800. Really.
I agree, I see lots of stoves, many years old.. many pre EPA, sometimes with a new coat of paint sometimes not, for a whopping 25% off new MSRP. not realistic
Right you are Jack. Thanks for catching that. BBar, that's a nice deal!
I wander CraigsList looking for good stoves, much like Caine from Kung Fu wanders the earth looking for enlightenment...
Im thinking $800 on this one. Is that a lowball?
Yes, it's a lowball. I would offer $1000 and be prepared to pay $1200. This is peak season now.
Agreed. $800 is too low. You will get shot down without a counter offer.
Seems like Woodstock has a "sale" every month or two.
I paid about $800 for a 20 year old fireview 201 and then redid the interior (baffle, gaskets, cat, hood, bypass plate etc.) for an additional $200. Look for an older one if $800 is your budget. I really wanted it at $700 and he wanted $950 and we got stuck at $800. It beat $1900 (price at the time) for a new one.
Keep in mind the cat is about $100.