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Old 10-24-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Ridiculous Price of Guru

I was thinking of adding a Guru to my UDS, I see some folks do and I would like to set it and forget it. After looking at Guru's web page it shows the DigiQ DX price of $179, I'm thinking not bad, then you hit the color button and it jumps in price from the $179 to $291 The paint shouldn't cost another $100 for something the size of a pop can I'd paint it myself
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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I went to their web page seems to me someone could rig one of those thing up a lot cheaper. Might not look as fancy.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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I was thinking of adding a Guru to my UDS, I see some folks do and I would like to set it and forget it. After looking at Guru's web page it shows the DigiQ DX price of $179, I'm thinking not bad, then you hit the color button and it jumps in price from the $179 to $291 The paint shouldn't cost another $100 for something the size of a pop can I'd paint it myself
did you look at the package that you add a fan and adaptors with it. then the price jumps up for the cost of the fan.
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Then don't get it painted...
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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If you have a temp gauge, just get a NanoQ. Total package about $200.00

In fact, I'm ordering a second one this week, as well as an extra fan & temp reader.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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If your going to spend the money get the stoker.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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PID controller + fan + some internet research = 60$ ish...
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:08 PM   #8
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I was thinking of adding a Guru to my UDS, I see some folks do and I would like to set it and forget it. After looking at Guru's web page it shows the DigiQ DX price of $179, I'm thinking not bad, then you hit the color button and it jumps in price from the $179 to $291 The paint shouldn't cost another $100 for something the size of a pop can I'd paint it myself
Yea, that’s about the right price. I think you get what you pay for and this is a great piece of equipment. Price should not be a concern for the right piece of equipment. I use one for my UDS and it works perfectly. Easy to use and I set it and forget it. Oh by the way - they just took RGC at the Jack.
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I like the Guru stuff....think about the $$$$ youll save in fuel and time...keep in mind your hobby isnt a cheap one..

p.s. why blast some one over the price of a product??? are you gonna blast Weber over a $399. tag on a 22 1/2?.. good products are just that good products. whats next $7.99 over a bottle of Yard Bird??
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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me personally, when i find the need for something like this i think i'll build me own. Like bmarley5780 said, it's in the PID.
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Maybe I'm looking at Guru's info wrong, but don't believe so. Once you enter a color on the guru web site, the price jumps $100! It's posted at $179 I just entered the standard items, 10 cfm fan, bulkhead adapter,standard meat probe, standard pit probe, and color, boom! Price jumps. They should just put the $291 on the selling price to begin with instead of $179... I just want fan and pit probe, I don't care about meat sensor.
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that the best fun of bbq is coming up with things I like cheap. No one said it would be easy.
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I like the Guru stuff....think about the $$$$ youll save in fuel and time...keep in mind your hobby isnt a cheap one..

p.s. why blast some one over the price of a product??? are you gonna blast Weber over a $399. tag on a 22 1/2?.. good products are just that good products. whats next $7.99 over a bottle of Yard Bird??
I'd pay that for a weber
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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Just curious, but if the WSM and a UDS are already set and forget, why the need for this type of equipment? I can see if for bigger rigs and set ups where you need to move air faster and compensate for temps drops more quickly, but why in a WSM or UDS or Kettle, or smaller units?
If a person can already get 10+++ hour steady burns on these units, how does this type of technology make it better. Most times, steady is a difference of 5 degrees or so just by the unit on its own.
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