After research I've determined that the Harmon Accentra is the only product that will fill my needs. (That's another topic.) So I can put a nonrefundable deposit down at my local dealer and maybe have a stove by next January at the earliest. Or I can do the same at a distant dealer and supposedly have it by mid-September. However, I must drive 600 miles round trip and pick it up myself. They are not allowed to ship but they are willing to sell. Problems: If they are wrong or being dishonest about the delivery date I still have paid a deposit and will have to make the journey to pick it up when it does come in. I could hire someone locally to install (already checked this) but warranty issues? They have a good warranty (3 years on everything) and I'd want to take advantage of if if anything goes wrong. Is a local dealer required to service it? I realize I would probably be behind all the other customers who bought from them, but can they refuse to provide warranty service if they wish? Any other advice? Sure would be nice to have this completed before it starts getting cold around here.