Was looking into carrying the pellet stoves from Hearthstone and noticed that they are now selling direct. Interesting model. I called them and talked with them about it. If they sell one, they will have the nearest local dealer take delivery and install it or arrange to pick up there....thus saving on shipping and the dealer gets a credit to their account for the cost of the unit. If there is no local dealer they will sell it outright at MSRP Can't help but think that this is the way of the future and I'm happy to see a manufacturer now embracing it. Face it, hearthstone is a boutique kinda underdog brand. Very good products but not a whole lot of market share. By having the items displayed and for sale on the net they get to control their brand a bit more...not to mention get paid faster. What do you folks think?