HDRock this is a very good company based out of MI that I have bought many items from. This is a link to there stoves 1000 and under! They also offer free lift gate delivery to your door.
You might have a weak draft.Let's say that I got a Englander 30 or something similar with a six-inch outlet with what I have. Would this be any kind of a problem?
My pipe/chimney is 8'' straight up about 15ft from top of stove, to top of chimney, singlewall stovepipe, steel chimney
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=stove pipe&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=SEARCHALLYeah, I saw they had some deals on those in Mar 2012.
It's kind of strange HD sells woodstoves, but no stove pipe or much of anything else at all for them.
Right now you are running a monster pre-EPA stove. Tell us a little about that stove. I know it has a huge firebox at around 6 cu ft. But, what are the burn times?
What do you need from a stove?
How drafty is your home? Be honest as it is helpful.
With your budget, you are looking at an Englander 30 or the US Sove company and Drolet equivalent. These aren't bad stoves by any means.
And, as others have mentioned, you can buy used. But buying used is a tougher process to take on.
If you want HDRock I can come look over where you want it installed and give you some advise on the best way to do it. I may be able to get Dennis ( BackwoodsSavage ) to tag along. My friend has a 1800 SQ ft stove for sale I can ask about as well.