Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ
Now I'm sort of jealous.
You have a good start for equipment. Check auctions in your area or within a days drive, there are deals. All my equipment is used and it saved a lot of money. I think we have only spent about $500 for parts to fix problem that have come up. Also if you can look at it before bidding on it, check it out. That story is for another thread. And as always Craigslist is your friend.
Oh yeah, I'm a craigslist junkie. I check the business sections in the region about five times a day.
I've already got a buyer for the flat top. And our local restaurant supply buys and sells used equipment so at the very least if I can't unload something via craigslist, I can let them buy it even though it probably wouldn't be quite as good of a price.
I'm hoping after selling a few things and only needing to buy a used stove/oven I won't spend more than $1,000 total in that department because spending $15k+ on the smoker and associated install costs is eating up most of the equipment budget.