#2 They are upgrading to a bigger stove, a wood master I think and wants $1000.00 for the 1992 Hardy Deal or NOdeal?
a 1000 is a fair price. (again,in my opinion) ..if the stove lasted only one year you would likley have your money back (depending on your home and what you heat with now)
if you installed the stove yourself you would likely spend another 2000 but that would not count as if you had to buy another stove later it would hook right in
if your heart is set on one of these heating systems this MAY be a cheaper way to find out what it is all about....cutting wood,,hauling wood, stacking wood..getting in the routine of stoking the stove every 12 hours or so