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What's a used medium egg worth?

VolfoVolfo Posts: 31
edited 5:48PM in EggHead Forum
In relatively good condition, with nest and two arms? The daisy wheel looks a little rusty. Older model with the older style (non-spring) hinge.

Have a large already and love it, thinking of buying another for lake cabin. Local retailer wants, for a new medium egg, $599 plus $120 for nest plus $69 for arms for total of $790 plus tax, said they would knock $50 off of it. Also, can you fit some half racks of ribs on that thing? Sometimes I wish my large was an XL, but I'm beginning to realize you really can throw a lot of stuff on a large and there is nothing wrong with it touching.
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Bubbatim has put a lot of thinking and adding and subtracting into this for us all to use :)
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  • I'm guessing you are buying this used from a non-dealer. Check it over real good for cracks. The warranty is not transferable.
  • VolfoVolfo Posts: 31
    Yes, buying used. It is on craigslist for $460. Also has a pizza stone but no cooking grate. Haven't seen it in person, but the pictures appear to give it a decent condition. I can tell it has the older nonspring style hinge. Other than that, not sure how old it is. Seems to me not much should go wrong with these?
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    im thinking 150 would be fair, that egg is pretty old and mediums are not the biggest sellers. a couple hundred more and you would have a new large demo egg at a feast with lifetime warranty
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,423
    this all depends, on how frequently eggs come up for sale in your area. i have seen that bubba tim site about what eggs cost, and it frankly is worthless because its just one area. also, the new costs are way off compared to what they cost in my area. its really hard for a diverse group in different areas to say it is a good deal or not. a used egg costs what people are willing to pay for it, and that price might be correct for what he has listed it as. i have found that any egg that i think is a rip off tends to be gone a few days later to someone that didnt see it that way ..

    good luck with your decision, you will love the medium if you decide to pick it up.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3, Blackstones

  • VolfoVolfo Posts: 31
    Thanks to all for the info. I am thinking it is overpriced at $460 but if it is in good shape might be worth $350 or so. Is the old hinge an issue at all, or does it not matter? Also, how can I tell if it is so old that it is a clay egg and where would I look for a seam in it?
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    Like anything else for sale, it is ultimately worth exactly what a person pays for it.

    Motivated Seller = lower price
    Motivated Buyer = higher price
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    I am in NE KS, dealer price for a Med with nest,mates grid lifter,ash tool and more is $595.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,846
    If you are talking about the one in Nashville it is not clay. The clay ones were lighter green. There is a medium just posted today on Atlanta Craigslist 2011 model only used a couple times for $450 with nest. Take a road trip because the newer band is worth it. A friend of mine has the locking band on his large and it works fine but is kind of a pain is you are used to the spring.
  • VolfoVolfo Posts: 31
    Talking about the one in Nashville. I would buy the one in Atl if it were closer but I don't have 6 hours to drive to and back from ATL and it would cost $100 in gas to do it and at the end of the day it could be gone anyway. I may call a few other dealers and see if I can get a better price. Unbelievable that a dealer here would quote me over $200 more for the same thing a dealer in KS would quote - and the dealer in KS would throw in some extras. Oh well. Maybe if I find a dealer in a more rural area I can get a more reasonable price?
  • reader40reader40 Posts: 69
    I bought a medium a few months back and paid $505 for just the egg. The dealer, now closed, said he sold the nest for like $89.

    Not sure if that was some sweet deal or not but i would say that $460 is a bit much...$350 like some others have said would have been good.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,846
    I bought my parents a medium for their retirement gift and paid $340 for it with a plate setter and nest with a spring band and a new fire box. I added the composite shelves, cast iron grate, and recently a woo. If your not in a hurry keep watching craigslist or offer the guy $350 like you said.

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  • reader40reader40 Posts: 69
    I bought a medium a few months back and paid $505 for just the egg. The dealer, now closed, said he sold the nest for like $89.

    Not sure if that was some sweet deal or not but i would say that $460 is a bit much...$350 like some others have said would have been good.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Lit:

    Q about adding the comp. shelves . . .were you able to add them without taking the lower band completly off?
    Thanks
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,513
    My new medium back in November cost $683.73 including tax. I had: a nest, a vertical turkey roaster, plate setter, electric starter, and a bag of lump but no arms. The before tax price for the egg itself was $450.00. Our sales tax is 7 %. I understand that there was a price increase latter for the units with the stainless grates.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Medium only from the dealers out here is $699. One dealer will throw in a plate setter ($53) and sell both for $668.

    GG
  • VolfoVolfo Posts: 31
    it's gone from craigslist so apparently someone offered him what he wanted, or close enough to it to get the deal done. I may call a few other local dealers and see if any offer a more reasonable price. I really want an egg at the cabin but probably can't justify the $750-800ish being quoted for one. If I could get that number down to some of the deals people are quoting in this forum post I would go for it. Otherwise it will be a cheapo gas grill for a couple hundred bucks and when it is done in a few years I'll reconsider. Guess I can keep an eye on craigslist, too.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    I have my medium up at $475 with plate setter, thinking I would do some dealing, but no bites.

    GG
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,513
    ???
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    "No text"... A note to save people from opening the post. I posted my comments in wrong place.

     
  • LitLit Posts: 6,846
    I loosened the bottom band enough that I could slide the side of the band up enough to get the 2 screws into the band facing out. Just have to slide it up an inch or so on each side and then retighten bottom band. They connect the same as the mates so it's basically 4 screws and nuts.
  • There's one fairly local to me for $400. Sounds like it has shelves, and I'm checking on the nest. Does a medium have enough space to cook 2 butts at once?

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

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  • odie91odie91 Posts: 430
    my local Craiglist....

    medium $400 (with nest) - sold immediately
    large $300 (without nest) - sold immediately (duh!!!)
    small $250 (without nest) - did not sell, so owner kept it
    large $850 (with custom table) - did not sell


    on another note,
    i'm beginning to think my local Ace has lower prices than most dealers:
    mini $339 (no nest)
    small $449 (no nest)
    medium $549 (no nest)
    large $749 (no nest)

  • Dang. I get one listing about every three months!

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  • In Pensacola, FL they're selling new Larges for $629 plus tax.  In Dothan, AL and Panama City, FL they go for $829.  I didn't price any of the other sizes in Pensacola but I assume they sell them all around $200 less than average.
    RMFT LBGE
  • oh my, we are diving to Florida. maybe i should swing through pensacola and buy one,  

    oh that would make the wife happy.  

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • Wassi's Meats in Melbourne sells them pretty much at cost.  I got an Extra Large, with nest and wings, and $50 worth of meat for $1,000.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    Doc, That was a smoking deal on an XL. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • I talked to them this morning because my brother is looking for a Large.  Large with nest and wings, and $50 worth of meat - $800.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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