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Now my Costco has the MBGE for sale

cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
So my local Costco is selling the MBGE.

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I wanted a small to go with my large but hmmmmmmm.  Is this a good deal?
Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,171
    Where's your Costco?
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Just remember, no warranty other than Costco's ability to refund your money.
    The Naked Whiz
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    San Antonio, TX
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174

    Can't advise on the Med vs Small choice, but the appearance of these is a bit ground-shaking in terms of BGE tightly controlling sales including no online sales.

    Word is that BGE is pursuing legal action against whatever distribution entity is moving these to Costco - but I dunno. 

    Could BGE see the market effectiveness of their distribution model loosing oomph? 

    I'm just wondering if BGE is going to follow a similar path as taken by Treager, the pellet stove mfr when they started selling outside their long established distributor network.  

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    Yeah, I think i'm gonna wait and get a small from a eggfest.  Do eggfest eggs come with warranties Whiz?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • tjp1060tjp1060 Posts: 55
    The Costco near me in Atlanta is selling them now. They assembled it wrong...The dome is installed backwards with the thermometer facing towards the back.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    @tjp1060 they did the same here too.  lol
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    edited March 2012

    maybe BGE is stelling them through costo on purpose. 

    you just dont lose inventory of $300-400 items like that without either someone stealing a truck load. or they sold costco some excess inventory.

     and if you went to a dealer or even called BGE why wouldn't they honor the lifetime warrantee?

     

    It is not an internet sale. Just an honest question.  But we do buy a lot of stuff at costco, and you cannot beat their cash back, no questions warrantee.

     

     

     

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
    The Costco in Plano has them too. Same price. 

    I don't for one second believe these ended up in Costco without somebody at BGE knowing.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Yeah, I think i'm gonna wait and get a small from a eggfest.  Do eggfest eggs come with warranties Whiz?
    Sorry, not Whiz. But to answer your question: YES. At an Eggfest you have a dealer selling the Demo
    Eggs. Full Warranty.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    @Steve. My Costco card is an American Express Card and it gives a warranty if charging. So no Egg lifetime warranty but I think you get up to a year with AX.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    @Mickey I know all of your orders are fulfilled for non-large at the Salado fest but what are yall selling the demo smalls for (without nest)?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Our Small was with nest at $499. I will make a call if you like.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    @Mickey I was trying to get a baseline for what they go far at fests.

    I'm hoping to make it to the Salado fest but it's up in the air at the moment. I will be going to the one in Austin so I'll likely pick one up there. I really appreciate the offer though. :)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,711
    bge used to let eggs be sold for sale online, they did it for years and it was even promoted on the forums  until it was a no no, then it went on for a few more years til no more. then a seller was doing it again, did it for a while  and everyone complained for not, kept doing it until he ran an eggfest
    :))  there is no way costco is getting enough eggs to sell without permission, costco is huge, what do they need, 5000 eggs, 10,000 eggs to run a promotion, that doesnt send red flags
    :))
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Just as SAMs slipped through the cracks as well **==
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
    My family has been in wholesale distribution from a long time. BGE is biting the hand that feeds them.  
  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174
    edited March 2012
     costco is huge, what do they need, 5000 eggs, 10,000 eggs to run a promotion, that doesnt send red flags
    :))



    Not only that, but these eggs are supplied to Costco on a consignment basis and Costco gets a cut of whatever is sold.  Whatever doesn't sell goes back to Costco's vendor. 

    Now, we aren't seeing the Large units there and I suspect you won't .  I think BGE has allowed some distributor to work as a go between with Costco, supplying only the mediums which are probably sold in very small proportions of overall numbers by the existing network. 

    There's no sales staff at costco to advise that the buyer won't be able to get all the cool aftermarket goodies and that they might well wish they had the extra space for a large.

    But these costco buyers will own an Egg, and will probably want to go check out a large or other size egg at a dealer after making their impulse buy at costco.  That's probably the pitch that BGE has prepared for their distributors, that this move will drive informed, brand loyal bbq enthusiasts into their stores for high margin accessories.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,711
     costco is huge, what do they need, 5000 eggs, 10,000 eggs to run a promotion, that doesnt send red flags
    :))



    Not only that, but these eggs are supplied to Costco on a consignment basis and Costco gets a cut of whatever is sold.  Whatever doesn't sell goes back to Costco's vendor. 

    Now, we aren't seeing the Large units there and I suspect you won't .  I think BGE has allowed some distributor to work as a go between with Costco, supplying only the mediums which are probably sold in very small proportions of overall numbers by the existing network. 

    There's no sales staff at costco to advise that the buyer won't be able to get all the cool aftermarket goodies and that they might well wish they had the extra space for a large.

    But these costco buyers will own an Egg, and will probably want to go check out a large or other size egg at a dealer after making their impulse buy at costco.  That's probably the pitch that BGE has prepared for their distributors, that this move will drive informed, brand loyal bbq enthusiasts into their stores for high margin accessories.

    and maybe if the legal action is warranted, wouldnt it be in the interest of bge to sue for warraty of the owners over their own personal gain instead of just saying costco eggs have no warranty . i would assume bge already got their payment for said eggs
  • Mr_PigoMr_Pigo Posts: 13
    I bought a large from Costco. Did chicken last night, ribs tonight. It's great. Went to the dealer and got a large platesetter no problem
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    I bought a large from Costco. Did chicken last night, ribs tonight. It's great. Went to the dealer and got a large platesetter no problem



    Where are you located?? The only Costco larges I've heard of this far have come from Canada so I'm curious if you're from the states.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,711
    I bought a large from Costco. Did chicken last night, ribs tonight. It's great. Went to the dealer and got a large platesetter no problem
    take your cracked base to that dealer and see what he says about warrantee when you tell him where you bout it. its all about the warranty
  • Mr_PigoMr_Pigo Posts: 13
    So here is my feeling on the warenty. Lets say you can buy an egg with an exchange warranty. The salesman says hey I can sell you an extended lifetime warranty for $350. I paid 899 for the egg nest and side tables I would pass on the extra 350. Oh ya the 350 extra is what I would have paid if I went to the dealer to get it.

  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    If your base needs to be replaced the company would provide the product at no cost to the dealer. The dealer should not be pay ing for the base.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • Mr_PigoMr_Pigo Posts: 13
    you are missing the point. The savings outweighs the warranty in my opinion.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    I think everyone is assuming the HQ won't offer a warranty. Is this 100% certain and confirmed? Its quite possible the HQ will cover the egg.

    @Mr_Pigo Did you register your egg?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    Mr P at most Fests the Large with nest and platesetter and warranty is $745.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Mr_PigoMr_Pigo Posts: 13
    I am nowhere near an eggfeast. Hell my dealer isn't even open weekends
  • Mr_PigoMr_Pigo Posts: 13
    I think everyone is assuming the HQ won't offer a warranty. Is this 100% certain and confirmed? Its quite possible the HQ will cover the egg.

    @Mr_Pigo Did you register your egg?
    Yup registered it the other day.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,643
    edited March 2012
    A distributor from Canada said just a few days ago no warranty.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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