Hey everyone, I got an egg!!! It's used, but I love it so far. Friday, My husband and I took a road trip to a winery that is about an hour from our home. I knew this town had an egg dealer, so I talked my husband into going and looking at them. They had 2 large ones and there on the floor next to them was this poor little mini. The handle was a little off center, and the dome of the egg didn't mate with the bottom, back by the hinge,(to the point that you could see light through it). I looked through the bottom vent and realized that the firebox hole wasn't lined at all. I thought, "Wow, I bet whoever tried using this mini had a hard time with it." The poor thing still had a firebox full of lump! It was heavily discounted. I asked the owner about it and she said that a sales associate took it home to try ,in order to decide if they wanted to sell them with the larges. She told me he didn't have much luck with it. I showed the bands and the handle to my husband and asked if he could fix them. He said yes so I got an early birthday present! Thanks to lurking on this forum, I knew exactly what was wrong with it and how to fix it and how to use it. Just finished a 6 hour low and slow ham that was out of this world!!! By the way, the egg store owner was fantastic! I was so excited about getting an egg (any egg), that she gave me a BGE apron, fire stater cubes, and a BGE cup holder! WOOHOO!! I WILL be back to buy the big egg off of her as soon as I can afford it. I thought my mini did an outstanding job his first time out here at my home, 6 hours held right at 225 started dropping after about 4 hours opened up the lid and stirred the lump lasted fine till I took it out. This is sooo fun!