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Old 08-27-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Franklin BBQ Pit - FInal Prototype for sale on eBay

They are putting up the final prototype for sale for charity. Shows a pic of the pit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Franklin-BB...e/383121076773
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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Didn't want to be the first to post it up here, but looks about like what I expected. Maybe a little smaller. But I do like the collapsible stack on it. Not sure if the insulated firebox is a selling point for me, especially on a 36" smoker.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:49 PM   #3
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Retail $3499.00 current $7800.00
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Retail $3499.00 current $7800.00
It’s a charity auction so I’m not surprised
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:29 AM   #5
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Retail $3499.00 current $7800.00
Ain’t no way it’s worth that! There are so many people that bid knowing they are never going to pay, this may be one of those at that price but you never know.

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Old 08-28-2019, 06:16 AM   #6
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I may take a whoopin from the Brethren for this but after all this time waiting to see what Aaron comes up with.....MEH!!! I love Aaron and that design but I'm seriously underwhelmed!
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:55 AM   #7
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I was really hoping that it would come in cheaper. I think it's a gorgeous pit. It doesn't really have all that much cooking space, although it's closer to what I actually need. I don't know if $3499 is going to be the actual price of it, but for that you can get a pretty well loaded LSG.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:00 AM   #8
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Mill Scale Metalworks run by the two brothers who used to work for Franklin sell their very similar 94 Gallon for $4,150, so if he comes in at $3,499 I have no doubt he will sell out.

https://millscale.co/cookers
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If it is indeed $3,499, he's (rightfully) banking on name recognition. It will sell out at basically any price, and I'm sure it will be a good cooker. With that being said, I'd definitely be looking elsewhere were I in the market for an offset.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:38 AM   #10
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The mill scale has a larger cook chamber, but not the insulated firebox. It also doesn't have the "ellipsoidal head" so there are subtle differences.
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Glad to see this is finally making it to market.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:39 AM   #12
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I like it - would like a clone - doesn't have to say Franklin on it - just look and cook like it! As for the price - welcome to 'Merica! Fair market value - what a knowledgeable, willing, and unpressured buyer would pay to a knowledgeable, willing, and unpressured seller in the market. If I have $5k disposable income for a pit - that you still have to suffer with for your craft (fire control) - I'd take it!! Yee haw from Texas
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:46 AM   #13
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I hope that's a prototype, welds are ugly;

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Old 08-28-2019, 09:47 AM   #14
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Been waiting on this for an offset..... yep, out of my price range. I thought he said in an interview somewhere that it was going to be comparable to a higher end kamado so my hope was this might come in around 2,000, but no luck.

Looks like LSG/Lang are going to be what I need to look into more. Crappy part of living up in the northeast is the $500 shipping costs that you end up needing to tack on because there aren't middlemen dealers to eat some of that cost! Even 2K is the super top of my budget for what would be a second/alternate cooker.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:43 AM   #15
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in texas I don't think it will sell good.
take a look at this and the price. you have to know your market.
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http://gatorpit.net/backyard-classic-chef.html

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