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Unread 05-17-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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I'm going to check out a used large egg today that the seller says was "rarely used and is in excellent shape". I was hoping that some of you eggsperts could tell me if there's anything in particular that I should be looking for and what to stay away from? It's listed for $350 and I'm hoping to be able to get it under $300. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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In general, eggs hold up very well over time. I bought two older ones off Craigslist and couldn't be happier. $350 is a very good price. If it really is in good shape, pounce on it.

First thing to look for is cracks. Firebox in particular. A new one costs about $120 if it is cracked beyond repair. Are the lid gaskets good? Does it have a duel purpose daisy wheel or the old single purpose one which doesn't let much air vent out?

If it is an older egg, it might have a scissors hinge which you will want to upgrade to a spring band -- about $90.

Does it have a nest? Mates? any other accessories like a plate setter or pizza stone?
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Yeah... what Jim said !!!!
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I just called the guy and he said it has a nest and the duel purpose daisy wheel. He said he bought it new 2005 and still has the receipt. I'm heading over to look at it now. Hopefully I'll come back an Egghead! I'll follow up with pics if I pick this puppy up. Thanks for the input.
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Good luck! Eggs are like Lay's Potato Chips... You can't stop at one!
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Good luck! Eggs are like Lay's Potato Chips... You can't stop at one!
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I just called the guy and he said it has a nest and the duel purpose daisy wheel. He said he bought it new 2005 and still has the receipt. I'm heading over to look at it now. Hopefully I'll come back an Egghead! I'll follow up with pics if I pick this puppy up. Thanks for the input.
Sounds like a great deal...good luck!
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one thing to ask about is if they've ever used lighter fluid to start the fire in the egg. the fluid absorbs into the ceramic and it'll be there for a long time.
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You lucky SOB! Where ya did find it at? And you're lucky I didn't find it first!! Now go buy some charcoal!!
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I gave it a good look over and everything seemed to be in order, no cracks, gasket worn but seemed to be okay. He wouldn't go lower than $350 but I think I got it at a good price. Included was an electric charcoal starter so I'm fairly sure he didn't use starter fluid. I can't wait to get using it!

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Is this the old style hinge?
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New style hinge

You got a steal of a deal. Congratulations.
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Awesome score !!

Congrats...
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Oh I don't know about that one...I like from the black soot around the inside he may have used lighter fluid! Just because I'm your friend I'm gonna give you $345 for it and that way you won't have to worry about it anymore! That's what friends are for. What time should I stop by and save you?
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GREAT SCORE!!! That puppy looks great! All you need now is a platesetter and some meat!
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Oh I don't know about that one... What time should I stop by and save you?
Glad to know you got my back Gary. If that black soot causes me a problem you'll be the first one I call.....don't hold your breath though!
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