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Is this a good deal?

RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
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  • quit reading when it said "better than Big Green Egg"
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  • I'd say it was a pretty good deal.  But almost seems to be too good of a deal, good luck.
    St. Mary's, GA
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  • Was it legit? I wouldn't buy it just cause I don't want a grill dome. Seams like might be fraud.


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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    worth a shot, but 15" makes me think it's a medium

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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Fraud?? Seriously??
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  • Fraud?? Seriously??

    Sarcasm? Or no?

    I'd never sell something two years old for 75% off.



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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Fraud?? Seriously??
    I too am curious what makes people think it's a fraud. It's a well known brand, plenty of pictures, and while it's a decent price it isn't exactly a steal for the size so what gives? What's the big red flag? He's obviously including his (not great) table in the "almost a thousand dollars", but it's a medium cooker at 15". $350 doesn't seem super cheap for a used medium.
    XL BGE
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  • I agree, Mr. RN. Something is fishy about this. 
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I agree, Mr. RN. Something is fishy about this. 

    Why? I'm with chuff.
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  • You spend $1,000 on something, barely get it broken in and then sell it without trying to get at LEAST half of what you spent? That is a red flag to me. Just my opinion.


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  • So an XLBGE with home made table used about 30 times two years old for 400$ isn't a steal or make you wonder what's up?

    That's a well known brand 75%ish off that would make me wonder. Yea I'd run and go buy it but wouldnt be surprised to get a reply email with someone wanting a money order or PayPal cause the grill is packed up from when their dad died and they'll ship it to you when payment is confirmed. I wasn't saying someone built a look a like and is trying to fool us.

    The Craigslist post just made me wonder. Didn't mean to write a book or come accross defensive just talking.


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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    Maybe barely broken in, but two years old is not new. Seems like that size goes for around $650 to $700, so he's selling for 50% of purchase or more. I'm not counting the table in my accounting since it doesn't look well cared for at all and I wouldn't give him any extra for it. Sometimes people price things because they need money fast or they just want them gone. 


    XL BGE
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    The only thing is that he's BSing the $1000 part. That's a medium Grill Dome and probably $600-700 new plus time/materials for the table. An informed buyer would/should know these things and realize it is not a good deal. A little lie to get more for it....yes. Fraud, as you describe it with PayPal schemes...I dont see it at all.
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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    An XL for $400 would absolutely be a steal, but that one says right in the listing that it's 15". That's not an XL or a L.
    XL BGE
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    What makes it look like a fraud? I'm not much of a Craig's lister. I was thinking about buying it for my nephew as a wedding gift who is infactuated with my egg but can't afford it
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Nothing Rubmyrock....just not that great of a deal.
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  • Proud of you Quinn. I see your point. I wasn't coming at it informed. If I was interested in something id be informed from looking around but just going off his post made it sound like too good to be true if your into the grill.


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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    If by chance he is mistaken about the cooking grid size and it's really 18", not 15"...which would make it a large as he states in the listing title, then I'd be all over it...great deal for used large GD.
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Proud of you Quinn. I see your point. I wasn't coming at it informed. If I was interested in something id be informed from looking around but just going off his post made it sound like too good to be true if your into the grill.

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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266

    If by chance he is mistaken about the cooking grid size and it's really 18", not 15"...which would make it a large as he states in the listing title, then I'd be all over it...great deal for used large GD.

    Good point! If it is in fact a large, I will offer $300
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    people don't commit craigslis fraud with obscure knockoff ceramic grills.  apartments, cars, sure.  charcoal grill?

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    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,834
    edited August 2012
    Usually, heavy stuff that has to be picked up (unrealistic to ship) with a phone number on craigs list isn't a fraud.   Unless the guy's MO is to hide behind a mulberry bush with a caveman club sporting a giant railroad spike and wack innocent buyers who pull up to his address...
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    You never know. Maybe he just wants to wear your face for a hat.

    I'm still chuckling about some guy hiding in the bushes with a caveman club. Did you ever watch Captain Caveman? Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm picturing. 
    XL BGE
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    His statement in his listing that he has too many grills, may mean he finally bought a BGE, likes it better, and needs to unload the grill dome.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,834
    Oh noooes!  We found Buffalo Bill!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Called guy. He said that it is in fact an 18 inch large and not medium. He paid $1000 including table and cover that comes with it. So, sounds like a decent deal and he is legit. Talked about the golf course he lives on and a couple grills he got when his dad passed away.
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Go for it!
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Here is the cover that goes with it. He texted it to me..

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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    I would definitely go for it.

    XL BGE
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,834
    That's the "tunnel of death" that he lures his unsuspecting craigslist deal-mongers into before he strikes the fatal blow!!!!!  AIEEEE!!!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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