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Buy the Fire

Phone: (207) 539-9930 712 Main St, Oxford, ME 04270


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Buy The Fire is a family owned business specializing in selling, installing and servicing pellet, wood, gas, coal and electric heating appliances, chimney sweeping and inspections, relining chimney systems. There is a retail showroom

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Factors that raised the rating for Buy the Fire include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

4 Customer Reviews on Buy the Fire
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 2
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 2
Total Customer Reviews 4

Additional Information

BBB file opened: August 24, 2009 Business started: 02/01/2007 in ME Business incorporated: 08/05/2008 in ME
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Diane M Ferry, Owner Mr. Donald Ferry, Co-Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Diane M Ferry, Owner
Principal: Mr. Donald Ferry, Co-Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category


Products & Services

Buy the Fire sells the following brand(s): Dutchwest, Empire, Heat&Glo, Heatilator, Quadra-fire, St. Croix, Vermont Castings

Buy the Fire offers the following product(s): Accessories, Fireplaces, Greenfire, Hampton, Hitzer, Inserts, Liners, Piazetta, Regency, Stoves

Method(s) of Payment
American Express
Refund and Exchange Policy
The business states they have a re-stock fee of 25% on all non-stock products within 30 days of purchase or order.  No refunds on parts or fuel.
Alternate Business Names
Chimney Sweep Installations, LLC
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Additional Locations

  • 712 Main St

    Oxford, ME 04270 (207) 539-9930

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Complaint Detail(s)

5/2/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: On 3/12/12 I ordered part #******** for $66.00 plus $12.00 for S&H. Gave the lady I talked to a Discover #. I was told I should expect in 3 days by Fed. Gave them a usual 10-12 business days since I thought 3 days was out of line. On 4-5-12 Thursday - part had not arrived yet. Called 11 am our time left message on their answer machine with phone #'s. At 2pm I called again and talked to a male - was told he would check into and call back yet that day - He did not call - I called again on Friday 4/6 approx 9 am - talked to a lady - she apologize again - told me she should have called and let me know - told me part was out of stock but part was shipped on day before - April 5th and I could expect mid week next week - around 11th -12th. Part had not arrived. Gave them the usual 10-12 business days to ship - called again on Friday 4/27 and talked to a male named ****.  Apologized for problem and told me he would
look into and call back - It is Tuesday 5/1/12 about 4 pm and still no call or part received.  Would like to know the truth - Customer Service is Very Poor here.  When can I expect this part??? honestly.

Desired Settlement: I would like the part delivered and not be told a false story.  If you say you will call - call - I have voice mail on both the house phone and the cell - leave a message please

Business Response: I misplaced the customer information.  I tried to call her back but the telephone number I had was not in service.  She gave me an 800 number.  I would like to take care of ****** and feel badly.  We do not typically do internet sales, but I was trying to help her out.  I will send the part out at no charge for shipping or for the part if she would like.  But I do need her shipping information and part number again.  I did not charge her credit card.


Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does satisfy my issues and/or concerns in reference to complaint.

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

2/10/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable