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Old 10-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Any "Real" Value In An Older Late 80's WSM?

I have a "most likely" late 80's 18.5" WSM with aluminum door, that has no codes of any kind stamped on any vents, doors, handles, feet, etc..... It has the original wood handles..... I do however have the original owners manual that came with it, with warranty card attached, & receipt with date of purchase.... It has a cover, which I got with it when I bought it, that has Green & White stipes & looks nothing like the current WSM covers, but it came with it, so I dunno.... Date of sales receipt is 08-15-90 from a local hardware store..... It has been used 1x & is in fantastic condition for a unit of this age, though has a small dent on the aluminum door..... Is this worth anything less/more, than say an 18.5" that is a year or 5 old.... I am trying to clean out my storage shed & patio area for a renovation & unfortunately, some Webers must find new homes.... Keeping the 22.5" WSM & another 18.5" WSM has gotta go also .... Am looking into an Egg or Primo for cold weather cooking?

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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Wow, Sure wish I lived closer to you, that looks great. I love the reciept! Your like me I keep way to much stuff. Sure would like to have that machine!
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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Very nice... I wouldn't mind having one in my corral... Can't find one on this side of the state...

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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Well Fish, if it helps I bought a WSM of nearly the same vintage and condition and I spent $150 on it.
So it's really not worth more.
Hope that helps.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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Well, you can definitely get what you paid for it! Not sure how much of a "collector's" market there is for WSMs, great smokers, but I don't know if certain years command higher prices.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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its kinda collectable but you will still be in the $150-$175 region. course there is always someone out there that just needs that one.
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