Originally Posted by tamadrummer
I was definitely wrong about China, the BGE is manufactured in Monterray Mexico. Not the China but not the USA either, closer though.
As far as true comparisons, I do not own one but it looks like you get lots of stuff with that Menard's egg and with the 500+ left over you can buy doubles of all the other stuff you are missing and some charcoal and meat to go along with it.
I am not prejudiced against the BGE but dang a deal is a deal and to me that is a deal!
I hear you, definitely sounds like a deal. But what happens when a fire box cracks? I've heard it happens often. It'd sure would be great to get it replaced for free. Heck, I'm even hesitant to buy a used bge or primo because of that.