Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2011, 01:57 AM   #1
is one Smokin' Farker
Fishawn's Avatar
Join Date: 08-09-10
Location: Olympia, WA
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?

22 & 2-18 WSM's-3 Weber Kettles-Smokey Joe-Silver C -Weber Q-CookShack Smokette

Last edited by Fishawn; 10-14-2011 at 02:04 AM.. Reason: Trying to delete, 2 sent
Fishawn is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-14-2011, 05:51 AM   #2
Babbling Farker
Join Date: 11-27-08
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida

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!
Weber Spirit E-310 Gasser
1 - Big Green Egg - Large
2 - 22.5 Weber Kettles
2 - 18.5 Weber Kettle
1 - WSM Mini

I live in fear that my Wife will sell all my "TOYS" when I die for WHAT I told her I paid for them!!
aquablue22 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-14-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
Al Czervik
Quintessential Chatty Farker

Al Czervik's Avatar
Join Date: 05-17-11
Location: Ulaanbaatar, MO

Very nice... I wouldn't mind having one in my corral... Can't find one on this side of the state...

Traeger 075,Weber Performer,Weber Genesis Silver Gasser, Special Edition "Goose" ET-732 Thermometer,Limited Edition Neutrino Fast Blue Thermopen
Zero Club Member qualifying in the 2011 Special Summer of Spam TD with the Coveted Double Ought...
(='.'=) Merry Christmas... Chitter was full!
Al Czervik is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-14-2011, 07:30 AM   #4
somebody shut me the fark up.
Harbormaster's Avatar
Join Date: 07-14-06
Location: Wyocena/Pardeeville, WI

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.
My Boys: Joseph (EI); Andrew (EE); Daniel (EE)
My Toys: 11 WSMs (B, C, E, DH, DA, EZ, DZ, EO, DU, DR, EE/DU); 5 - 22.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettles; 2 - 18.5" Bar-B-Q-Kettle; 3 WGAs (EZ, DE, N); 2 SJPs ( DR, DR); 2 Smokey Joes (A, K); Genesis Silver C (DU);
Brinkman Cimmaron; Chuckwagon Cooker; .
"For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"
Harbormaster is online now   Reply With Quote

Old 10-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 04-07-11
Location: Ottawa ON

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.
Cris is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 10-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
Babbling Farker
Join Date: 06-24-07
Location: visalia, ca

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.
spam, can't live without it
mbshop is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any "Real" Value In An Older Late 80's WSM? Fishawn Q-talk 3 10-14-2011 02:36 AM
Any "Real" Value In An Older Late 80's WSM? Fishawn Q-talk 3 10-14-2011 02:31 AM
Late mystery meat pron "The Family Favorite" BigButzBBQ Q-talk 7 07-29-2010 08:32 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.