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Swine Spectator 05-06-2013 11:23 PM

World Domination, One CL ad at a time...
 
So I found this on CL:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=7397

Brand-new, unopened box, just a few blocks down the street for only $10. I raced over and offered $5.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=7398

The dude balked at first, but then gave in...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=7399

When I got home, my wife gave me a fist-bump and a double high five for my deal-making prowess...

...but then the fantasy ended.

In reality, I paid full price for this bad boy. Despite my best efforts to negotiate, the seller was not budging. Furthermore, the wife beat me home and was not nearly as impressed as I hoped that I had found the coolest tailgating/beach/camping pit on the planet.

Oh well, I blew my beer money and the wife is irritated with me. At least I got a new toy.

cbpeck 05-07-2013 12:09 AM

Congrats on an awesome score!

Last year I found my SJP new in the box at a local farm supply store. It had been there on the shelf for over five years. I badgered them as best I could, but only got them down 10% off of retail. It was worth it though. Today it is one of my favorite kettles. And you're right, they are absolutely the coolest camping rig on the planet!

Fishawn 05-07-2013 12:13 AM

Major Score! .... Congrats! :clap:

Gasket 05-07-2013 01:04 AM

Why can't I find deals like that? I search CL all the time and every thing is just a few bucks shy of retail with some people actually trying to charge more. What gives! :mad2:

ButtBurner 05-07-2013 04:36 AM

nice

wormraper 05-07-2013 04:59 AM

10 bones for a SMP is not something I'd consider a bummer. that's AMAZING. would love to CL scores like those. like the above poster said I get people trying to sell the 22.5 inchers for $80-$100 or just a few bucks off retail. :(

MisterChrister 05-07-2013 06:08 AM

Why aren't people reading the whole story? Oh well thanks for the laugh!

caliking 05-07-2013 07:13 AM

Been there done that, I mean blowing the beer money and pissing off the wife. :becky: Nice score!

Swine Spectator 05-07-2013 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterChrister (Post 2473005)
Why aren't people reading the whole story? Oh well thanks for the laugh!

I thought the wife giving me a fist-bump would be a dead give-away...

Johnny_Crunch 05-07-2013 07:17 AM

Nice score! I might suggest trying to take over the tri-state area first before going after the world.

wormraper 05-07-2013 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swine Spectator (Post 2473044)
I thought the wife giving me a fist-bump would be a dead give-away...

lol, didn't register with me because my wife WOULD do that :D

16Adams 05-07-2013 07:30 AM

Toward the end of a great day on the patio, "dear mr fantasy" by Traffic is a great song to listen too while placing the covers back onto the cookers.

Grain Belt 05-07-2013 10:06 AM

The SJP is a great cooker. I have cooked all kinds of tastey treats on mine while hunting, vacationing, and camping. There is a learning curve with setting the vents and learning how to smoke and grill on it, but once it gets dialed in, there is no stopping it.

deguerre 05-07-2013 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterChrister (Post 2473005)
Why aren't people reading the whole story? Oh well thanks for the laugh!

Actually I was thinking 10 dollars for your beer budget was kinda sad...

J-Rod 05-07-2013 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gasket (Post 2472962)
Why can't I find deals like that? I search CL all the time and every thing is just a few bucks shy of retail with some people actually trying to charge more. What gives! :mad2:

Same here man. I honestly think it's a regional thing. Sometimes I think people on my local CL are on crack judging by their asking prices.


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