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Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 03:09 PM
I first must thank MattG very much for bringing this deal to my/our attention in the following thread (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=114397). Thank you sir :-D :bow:. Now here is how this story/score rolls.........probably could have shortened it, but for this score I wanted to give detail............

So I read that thread yesterday about a Barbecue Galore closing and selling BGE's half off and thought damn if that is true then that would be a steal on the Eggs. So I called which was right after 5pm and they were closed. Thought it was weird for a retail store to be closed, but the message said hours were 9-5 so I figured I would just call in the morning to see what they have. At this time the thread said they had 1 Large left. Now I have never intended to get a BGE ever. I have a weber kettle along with a WSM and my big TnT Southern Smoker. So spending $800-$900 on something that, while freaking awesome, I still can do most of with the stuff I have. I did say "most" there so BGE owners don't shoot me.

Got up this morning and called the store just before 9 and a guy answered and I told him I heard about the sale and asked if the 50% off on Eggs was true. He said definitely. I told him I heard they might have 1 Large BGE left and he said "Yes sir we still do. It is the floor model with stand and side tables already on it." So I said "well that is great I will come out and get it." Then I said "For half off I wish you had XL's since I really would love the extra room." Then he says "Oh well we have 2 of those as well. One is a floor model with stand/side tables assembled and the other is just the XL BGE still in the box." :shocked: He didn't get the "still in the box" part out of his mouth before I was in my Explorer, engine started, and said "See you in 30mins!"

My heart was racing pretty fast and I called a few buddies on the way there that have trucks since I seriously doubted I could get all that into the back of my Explorer. No one was near, so damn. But worst case I buy em and make 2 trips. I get there and the store is in more of a business complex strip of building, and while their store was not huge had lots of grills, gas and electric. Lots of Webers, but those were only 20% off.

Easily found the guy on the phone and told him to ring up all 3. That didn't take long and they had a few other guys come out with the 2 floor models and the boxed XL. Then with not too much trouble they all fit with the backseat dropped. Had some of the grates and one of the stands in the passenger front seat. Before I hauled ass out the door I was smart enough to grab a few old blankets from the garage to put in between them. I drove home so damn slow as to not have the non boxed Eggs moving around. Had some people tailing me looking pissed, but they didn't know what I had.

Called one of my buddies on the way home to see about getting him to meet me at my house in the afternoon to help get them into the house since there is no way in hell you can do that alone. That was only a few hours and I would peek my head outside to make sure they were still in the back. Though if you wanted to break a window and steal them in a timely manner also assuming you have another guy to help without someone seeing and the room for them all, good freaking luck. Got them into the house and here they are.........

The floor models fully assembled. You can fire them up in your living room right??
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/DSC_0976.jpg

And the boxes for the other XL.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/DSC_0977.jpg

Damn the XL is big and sexy.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/DSC_0983.jpg

So I now am in a whole new world to which I know not much about. Thinking about a table and even though I'm not handy my comp buddy is so might get something started soon. Sorry if that was long winded. Probably the best score I will ever have and the most random excitement ever. Funny how 3yrs ago I didn't even own anything more than my gas grill. I love this hobby/obsession/addiction. So now my collection is really complete. I really doubt anything else will come into my BBQ world that I will want to buy :wink:. Wait, aren't there about 1 million accessories for this thing??? Crap.....

MilitantSquatter
08-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Wow... Congrats !!

better update your signature with your new toys !!!

Did you get platesetters for indirect heat or do you still need to explore what you may need ?

che22879
08-23-2011, 03:18 PM
Wow! Super score!:thumb:

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Wow... Congrats !!

better update your signature with your new toys !!!

Did you get platesetters for indirect heat or do you still need to explore what you may need ?

Yeah funny thing was I was so wired on getting them that I really didn't look around for much else :crazy:. I will probably be back tomorrow for accessories. This is a whole new world with a whole new batch of toys I'm sure.

Grafixgibbs
08-23-2011, 03:21 PM
Sweeet!

Cliff H.
08-23-2011, 03:27 PM
Good score.

I hate to hear about a Barbecue Galore store closing.

deepsouth
08-23-2011, 03:30 PM
that is full of win and awesome.

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Good score.

I hate to hear about a Barbecue Galore store closing.

I asked the guy about it and there is another store pretty close to there so I think they might have just been closing the one. It didn't sound like they were closing lots of stores all over the country.

Big George's BBQ
08-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Awesome find Very Jealous. I have a Large but another would be sweet

bover
08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Holy cow. If I came home with those my wife would crap a ring around herself, no matter how good of a deal it was. Good on ya!

twinsfan
08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Dang, I think I need to get a green egg. They look nice.

deguerre
08-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Now you need to hook up with MartyLeach for some new custom handles for those...:wink:

twinsfan
08-23-2011, 03:37 PM
P.S> Where do you buy them? thanks

Kenny Rogers
08-23-2011, 03:50 PM
AWESOME! Welcome to the egghead club! Other than the obvious Brethren forum, The egghead forum has lots of info for egg newbies.

thenicksfam
08-23-2011, 03:58 PM
That is amazing!!! :clap:

Ron_L
08-23-2011, 04:09 PM
Nice score!

You may want to invest in a grill mat or two. The ash and grease is going to kill that white carpeting!

:-D

PatAttack
08-23-2011, 04:15 PM
That is an absolute Grand Slam my friend!:thumb:

Good Luck and happy smoking.

If you'd like to donate one to a needy smoker, I'm in need!:-P

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 04:20 PM
P.S> Where do you buy them? thanks

Barbecue Galore

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 04:21 PM
AWESOME! Welcome to the egghead club! Other than the obvious Brethren forum, The egghead forum has lots of info for egg newbies.

Thanks. Looking forward to learning tons of new BBQ stuff.

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Nice score!

You may want to invest in a grill mat or two. The ash and grease is going to kill that white carpeting!

:-D

Dammit. I knew I would forget something. Grease is everywhere :-P

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 04:24 PM
That is an absolute Grand Slam my friend!:thumb:

Good Luck and happy smoking.

If you'd like to donate one to a needy smoker, I'm in need!:-P

Ha! Yeah I got one I'm selling to a buddy. Free is just a little under what I'm looking to get :-P.

caliking
08-23-2011, 04:38 PM
Great googly moogly!!:shocked: Soooooo jealous here.

aquablue22
08-23-2011, 04:50 PM
You my friend are a scholar and a very practical man, with patience and understanding like that you should be Lord Almighty of Ga! SWETT SCORE>>>>>>>>

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 05:03 PM
You my friend are a scholar and a very practical man, with patience and understanding like that you should be Lord Almighty of Ga! SWETT SCORE>>>>>>>>

Thank you sir. I think my wife would beg to differ with you :-P. Mostly with the scholar part as she supports all my BBQ decisions. When I told her about this deal she was all for it.

Grabnabber
08-23-2011, 05:05 PM
Thatz krazy!!! Nice score on the eggs! :thumb:

Grabnabber
08-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Oh, and remember to pull them, not push them around. :heh:

bigsapper
08-23-2011, 05:10 PM
Way. To. Go.
:grin:

Boshizzle
08-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Congrats! I heard they were going to drop the prices to 75% off tomorrow.

Lake Dogs
08-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Very nice! No longer married, are 'ya?

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 05:25 PM
Congrats! I heard they were going to drop the prices to 75% off tomorrow.

Son of a........I always jump in too early.

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Very nice! No longer married, are 'ya?

Well in all honesty I had to trade her in to get the 50% off. So I guess it is ok :icon_blush:. Actually she fully supports my addiction and being a lady who at times likes to shop understand what 50% off means. She didn't even hesitate when I told her what I was doing.

tasterner
08-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Awesome bro! I picked up my large 2 weeks ago and am quickly falling in love with it. And I, like you, really knew nothing about them. Dig around, tons of info on here!

MattG
08-23-2011, 06:16 PM
Glad you hit the jackpot. My wife is going to be in that area Wed. Going to pick up some accessories. Temp gauges, mats, Etc.

Moose
08-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Loved your narrative...I could hear the excitement building. You must have felt like a kid at Xmas wondering if you were going to get that special something you were wanting, and did! Big congrats! :clap2:

brewerjamie15
08-23-2011, 07:05 PM
It's always nice to hear when one of the Brethren scores large. Good haul for you and it's nice to hear you are hooking up a buddy.
I'd hope to see pics of your first cook?

GreenDrake
08-23-2011, 07:12 PM
That's a swingin deal. You are set for life. Congrats.

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 09:23 PM
Awesome bro! I picked up my large 2 weeks ago and am quickly falling in love with it. And I, like you, really knew nothing about them. Dig around, tons of info on here!

Yeah I have just started looking around for anything I can learn. Pretty fun

Jason TQ
08-23-2011, 09:25 PM
Glad you hit the jackpot. My wife is going to be in that area Wed. Going to pick up some accessories. Temp gauges, mats, Etc.

Can't believe I didn't really look for anything else. I think I'll be back tomorrow :-P

Smiter Q
08-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Great Deal. I like the idea of using them in the Living Room. Watch some TV with more comfortable seats!

Bacon_99
08-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Wow..... Very lucky and I'm very jealous...:wink:

Sammy_Shuford
08-23-2011, 10:41 PM
Dang, three at once! I guess get em when the getting is good!

R2Egg2Q
08-23-2011, 10:44 PM
Wow, 3 Eggs at once. That is one heck of a score!

Have you looked at the dome of the XL in the box? The one in your living room appears to be one of the older ones with the shorter height dome. Maybe the one the box has the updated dome which is taller and allows for greater space for an extra tier (like an Adjustable Rig from the Ceramic Grill Store) and in case you want to do something tall like a vertical turkey.

Regardless of the dome shape, 50% off is a hell of a score.

Fishawn
08-23-2011, 11:29 PM
Super Score :clap2:

I searched CL for a couple years for WSM's...... I was always too late & they were sold... Within about a 6 week period & searching CL every morning, I bought 3 WSM's off CL 2-18's & 1-22... Paid $215 for the 22 (used twice).... $140 for 1 of the 18's (used once)... & $40 for the other 18, which is a late 1980's/early 1990's (never used).... I see deals on kettles & performers almost daily.... Keep searching folks, they are out there, just be patient & put in your time.

I do want to cook on the eggs though sometime. :thumb:

humdogj
08-24-2011, 06:47 AM
Freakin' awesome score mang! My wife really doesn't get the addiction/obsession that I started with the whole "smoking" thing. Oh well, maybe I can convert her with the food :idea: Then, when I roll home with a score like yours she will greet me with open arms, hugs, and kisses, instead of telling me to "take it back!".

She is a shopper also and you would think she would get the whole 50% off, but unless it's shoes or clothes, it's foreign to her!

Love to hear stories like this....so jealous! Go get 'em....

BBQ_MAFIA
08-24-2011, 07:46 AM
Congrats on a great find.

You are going to love cooking on the Egg.

Jason TQ
08-24-2011, 07:53 AM
Wow, 3 Eggs at once. That is one heck of a score!

Have you looked at the dome of the XL in the box? The one in your living room appears to be one of the older ones with the shorter height dome. Maybe the one the box has the updated dome which is taller and allows for greater space for an extra tier (like an Adjustable Rig from the Ceramic Grill Store) and in case you want to do something tall like a vertical turkey.

Regardless of the dome shape, 50% off is a hell of a score.


I actually haven't looked at the dome of the one in the box. I didn't even know they had ones with a shorter dome height :-P. I'll check today. But yeah either way the deal was great and they are pretty.

Jason TQ
08-24-2011, 08:04 AM
Freakin' awesome score mang! My wife really doesn't get the addiction/obsession that I started with the whole "smoking" thing. Oh well, maybe I can convert her with the food :idea: Then, when I roll home with a score like yours she will greet me with open arms, hugs, and kisses, instead of telling me to "take it back!".

She is a shopper also and you would think she would get the whole 50% off, but unless it's shoes or clothes, it's foreign to her!

Love to hear stories like this....so jealous! Go get 'em....

Mine doesn't really understand why someone would be obsessed with BBQ just like I don't understand why someone would be obsessed with figure skating. But we do get that supporting something the other truly loves even if it weird is a key to our marriage............or some crap like that :-P.

R2Egg2Q
08-24-2011, 03:15 PM
I actually haven't looked at the dome of the one in the box. I didn't even know they had ones with a shorter dome height :-P. I'll check today. But yeah either way the deal was great and they are pretty.

I just remembered that the shorter domes may have come with a different fire ring as well that limited the height of the plate setter. Not to confuse things for you but you mentioned going shopping for Eggcessories and I would imagine a plate setter is on your list. There's been two different versions of plate setters for the XL and the first one had shorter legs. Depending which fire ring you have (some have indentations to allow for a taller plate setter) and the plate setter you get, it will have an impact on whether your grill grate will end up at the top of the base or above it. The longer legged plate setter also allows for greater flexibility in the height of drip pans.

Here's a pic of my XL so you can see the different dome height:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8358.jpg

The BGE website still shows pics of the flatter dome for some crazy reason.

SmokeInDaEye
08-24-2011, 03:22 PM
That's awesome!

Jason TQ
08-24-2011, 03:38 PM
I just remembered that the shorter domes may have come with a different fire ring as well that limited the height of the plate setter. Not to confuse things for you but you mentioned going shopping for Eggcessories and I would imagine a plate setter is on your list. There's been two different versions of plate setters for the XL and the first one had shorter legs. Depending which fire ring you have (some have indentations to allow for a taller plate setter) and the plate setter you get, it will have an impact on whether your grill grate will end up at the top of the base or above it. The longer legged plate setter also allows for greater flexibility in the height of drip pans.

Here's a pic of my XL so you can see the different dome height:


The BGE website still shows pics of the flatter dome for some crazy reason.

Thanks a lot for that info. Yes then I definitely have the shorter domed XL from seeing that picture. I'll ask around to my local stores about the plate setter.