Excellent suggestion -- just put it up on CL New London.Put the jotul on Facebook marketplace or craigslist. If you put it on there for a few hundred bucks it might take you a few months to get rid of. If you put it on there for free it will be gone in a day or two.
Another idea is, as the guy I randomly started chatting with on my constitutional the other day, putting it out in the yard as a planter -- or even a firepit? Might be worth it just to aggravate the neighbors!
I'm taking estimates at the moment. Since I'm replacing the hearth pad, and I don't have a truck, I'll first see what it'll cost to have someone pull the old rocks, put in something nicer, and pick up the new one and place it -- as long as they're doing that, how much more would it cost to have them set it up?Yeah, I was able to sell all my old Jotuls pretty easily. $400 - $700, depending on condition. I’d start yours at $500 and drop $100 per week until it’s gone.
Most here tend to do their own installs, heck, it’s probably how most ended up here. I paid to have my chimney work done, as even the chimney sweep gets the heebie jeebies when he has to go up on mine, but then handled everything indoors myself. Lots of ways to skin that cat.
On a completely different note, it sure has been interesting delving into the stove marketplace -- notwithstanding the regulation, healthy, thriving, and pretty diverse (though with a product that's so ancient and needed, no reason it shouldn't be). While I have no doubt the Woodstocks are worth the premium, it would be nice to see some designs at the lower end incorporate some more modern or at least somewhat innovative looks. Like -- the Drolet Eastwood isn't hideous, but looks just -- ordinary, it's a box on top of another box. Particularly since it's steel and not cast iron, how hard would it be to make something with those specs just a little less clunky?