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Unread 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #376
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I was told by the local store manager, and the customer service rep on the telephone that these were and will be available from the stores but they were not going to sell them via the internet any longer. They said there was an issue getting sufficient inventory to keep the store stocked and internet sales covered, so it will be an in store only item from now. Don't know how true this is, but it sounded logical when they told me.

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Sounds about right, since on the website it only mentions that you cannot get it from the website. It doesnt mention not being able to get it in stores.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:01 AM   #377
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Sounds about right, since on the website it only mentions that you cannot get it from the website. It doesnt mention not being able to get it in stores.
Agreed and also they are still selling the cover for it on the website so that seems to make sense.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #378
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I've never seen a BGE in Lowes and I've been in quite a few of them lately.

I haven't either. The closest thing to the BGE I've seen in Lowe's, is the Bayou Classic Cypress for $699. While it's cheaper than the BGE & Primo, I'm concerned about the quality of the product.

I'm thinking about buying a kamado, but not sure which one to buy. The Char-Griller may be the most practical & cheapest option. Think I'll wait a bit before I go out and buy another grill.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #379
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Saw a chargriller @ Kroger today.
Has wood shelves but otherwise the same as Lowes. $299
The cast iron grates are thin, not heavy enough to cook seafood or fragile veggies without a basket.
Otherwise a very well built cooker , wish my wife would buy me for my birthday in 3 weeks
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Unread 03-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #380
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Saw a chargriller @ Kroger today.
Has wood shelves but otherwise the same as Lowes. $299
The cast iron grates are thin, not heavy enough to cook seafood or fragile veggies without a basket.
Otherwise a very well built cooker , wish my wife would buy me for my birthday in 3 weeks
If you have a Lowe's card you can get 5% off for just using it. I know 5% isn't much, but every little bit helps. Also, you can get a 10% off moving coupon from Lowe's. I believe the link may be somewhere on this site.

I'm waiting for my 10% coupon to show up in my e-mail. Then I may decide on what I'm going to get. The Bayou Cypress looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure if I want to take a chance with it. Even with Lowe's extended warranty.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #381
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wish i lived over there a chargriller in UK is 634.52$ -850$
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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #382
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Has anyone been able to buy the “Smokin’ Stone” for the Akorn? (PN 6201)

It isn’t listed on the Char Griller webpage that I can see, just on the Carton at Lowes and in the owner’s Manual.


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Unread 03-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #383
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Has anyone been able to buy the “Smokin’ Stone” for the Akorn? (PN 6201)

It isn’t listed on the Char Griller webpage that I can see, just on the Carton at Lowes and in the owner’s Manual.
It will not be available until early April at the earliest. What most people are doing is taking a Weber charcoal grate and setting it where the brackets for the smoking stone are supposed to sit and putting a 16" terra cotta saucer or cast iron pan with the handle removed or a pizza stone. (Brilliant Idea by the OP).

Char Griller makes a pretty good product but their website is not too good.....

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Unread 03-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #384
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Saw a chargriller @ Kroger today.
Has wood shelves but otherwise the same as Lowes. $299
The cast iron grates are thin, not heavy enough to cook seafood or fragile veggies without a basket.
Otherwise a very well built cooker , wish my wife would buy me for my birthday in 3 weeks

What do you mean the cast iron is too thin to hold seafood? What cast iron?
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Unread 03-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #385
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I was told by the local store manager, and the customer service rep on the telephone that these were and will be available from the stores but they were not going to sell them via the internet any longer. They said there was an issue getting sufficient inventory to keep the store stocked and internet sales covered, so it will be an in store only item from now. Don't know how true this is, but it sounded logical when they told me.

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Lowes donated a couple grills for an event I am doing and I requested this grill as one of them. They said they couldn't because they wouldn't be carrying them much longer at all. I'm not sure why that precludes them donating one, but I couldn't talk them into it. I'd say get it at Lowes quick or find another vendor. Oh, and the Bayou Classic grill is not a longterm item either. Either way, they were extremely generous.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #386
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I got mine last week and am really happy with it, but I am curious about this. It seems that this new cooker is taking off in popularity and I can't see why they would discontinue it. It just doesn't make sense from a business perspective

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Lowes donated a couple grills for an event I am doing and I requested this grill as one of them. They said they couldn't because they wouldn't be carrying them much longer at all. I'm not sure why that precludes them donating one, but I couldn't talk them into it. I'd say get it at Lowes quick or find another vendor. Oh, and the Bayou Classic grill is not a longterm item either. Either way, they were extremely generous.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 08:08 AM   #387
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I spoke to the owner of our local Canadian Tire yesterday, apparently they are going to be selling them, he has 3 coming in. I may just get one.
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I got mine last week and am really happy with it, but I am curious about this. It seems that this new cooker is taking off in popularity and I can't see why they would discontinue it. It just doesn't make sense from a business perspective
No idea. Char-Griller is not discontinuing them, Lowes is just not going to carry them. That may change though. They came out last year, but I hadn't heard of them till this year. I'm guessing the sales were pour last year, but it seems to be taking off meteorically and thus they may change their minds...
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #389
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If they came out last year, the marketing people did a poor job. I go in Lowes all the time and I never saw one in there until recently. Maybe they were just sold under another name by other dealers.

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No idea. Char-Griller is not discontinuing them, Lowes is just not going to carry them. That may change though. They came out last year, but I hadn't heard of them till this year. I'm guessing the sales were pour last year, but it seems to be taking off meteorically and thus they may change their minds...
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #390
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I asked a manager at my local Lowes today if they were going to be discontinuing the CGK and he told me no and that they were selling very well, so there is conflicting information there somewhere.
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