I seen a weber performer on CL today for $40. I never used one or really know what they are worth. It looks in great shape, only a year old. Thing is, it's a 2 hr drive one way. I keep reading people here talking about them. Worth the drive????
10-02-2013 05:09 PM
Well new I think they go for $300. Seems like 40 is a pretty good deal if its in nice shape. Guess if it is worth it depends on what you think your time is worth. 4 hrs round trip is a bit of a trek, but if I didn't have a kettle already I would be tempted...
10-02-2013 05:12 PM
Also depends on what you are driving to go pick it up. If you are driving something that gets ~10 MPG, is the $100 in fuel plus your time worth it?
10-02-2013 05:14 PM
Well, that's about 140 miles (@ 70/hr) one way? Say you get 18 mpg in your truck so add an additional 45~50 dollars for fuel?
Whoops. Beat by Peeps with an even more conservative estimate...
10-02-2013 05:16 PM
The adventure adds value in my opinion. I love going off and buying stuff and meeting new people.
10-02-2013 05:19 PM
With all of the above said, I don't think it is a great deal with the drive included.
BUT, if you can find other reasons for making a trek like that, go to the zoo, other shopping, etc., it could be worth while.
10-02-2013 05:29 PM
Hell yes! Especially if it's a year old and in good shape. Even if you get 8MPG :mrgreen:
+1 on what Warhawk said.
10-02-2013 07:09 PM
My experience...if I want something I get it before it's gone...if I hem-n-haw it is usually gone...my biggest lesson is never regret the decision.
10-02-2013 07:17 PM
If you're poor like me then you have more time then money. Go get that sucker and enjoy your savings, you want regret it. Hell, who knows what you might find or see on the way!!
Go for it. It can be an adventure...check out CL and maybe there is something else you can buy along the way or someplace to visit.
I've driven 4 hours 1-way for BBQ stuff! :crazy:
If that's the one, why the heck didn't you call already!
I fished my first one out of someone's trash. After I used it a few years the legs started falling off from rust(the house I trash picked it from was right on the ocean and it was pretty shot when I got it). The day the legs fell off we immediately went out and bought a brand new one for list price and use it all the time. A performer is worth every penny even for list price!!