Bought our rayburn 26 yrs ago off ebay for £400. It had only been used for 12mths. Probably one of the best purchases I've made. Heats all our water, dries and airs all our clothes, cooks lots of our food and keeps our kitchen beautifully warm from October to May it's never out. Yes I have to riddle it and empty the ash once a day, feed it with a scuttle of anthracite which takes all of five minutes or throw in some logs 2 or 3 times if I want to burn wood but it never lets us down, always provides a cup of tea and a hot meal during power cuts.