Picked it up today and just as advertised, it is NIB. We opened the box and pulled everything out and it was all shiny and still factory packed. The thing is HUGE! I didn't imagine that there would be that much difference between the 18 and the 22. He said he bought a whole pallet of mixed sizes from someplace on Amazon that were advertised as open boxes, damaged packaging, or store returns. He said that this was the last 22 he had, still has two 18s that he is asking $200 each for. We checked the fit of the body sections and it was perfect. He had a whole garage full of stuff like bicycles, dog kennels, patio furniture, etc. I asked him if he was making any money on these things and he said he was doing alright, mainly based on the volume. Anyway, I'm pretty happy at $250 for a brand new 22.5 WSM. Now to see if I can sell the old one to make up some of the cost.
BBQ Apprentice - Old Country Brazos offset, 22.5 WSM, Various gassers, portable grills, etc.