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Old Kamado Ad

valrunevalrune Posts: 134
edited 6:06AM in EggHead Forum
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My Mom came across this ad that was in a magazine from 1979. I wonder if they will still honor the price? :laugh:

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  • Wow great price. Now there are people who still have them and use them for low temp cooks 400F and lower I believe. Tim ;)
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Why would you expect them to honor the price..
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    very cool valrune, thanks
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Thanks for that, way cool!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,812
    1979? man-o-man is that ancient-NOT :laugh:
    Does the ad list any company name or location? To this day I still have my working PACHINKO that Ed Fisher, BGE founder, also used to import to the USA besides those Kamados!
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    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,638
    Way to watch him Judge Judy.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • valrunevalrune Posts: 134
    No company name, that is the complete ad.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    not sure how to judge that reply....but already know the safest response...CYA
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,238
    Here is a little history from Naked Wizard.

    http://www.imperialkamado.com/index.htm
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,638
    "Why would you expect them to honor the price.."

    What was the point of your post?
    Did you really believe he expected to buy today for $40? CYA?
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Hard to tell who had the ad. But not many people remember the "Big Green Egg and Pachinko" store on Buford Highway at Clairmont. Even those that remember the store, don't remember the "Pachinko" portion. I probably was more interested in the pachinko back then than I was in the Big Green Egg.
  • That's awesome!!!! Wonder if there are any of those still in existence? Gotta love the price! :laugh:
  • I remember the Pachinko House very well. I used to drive by it every day to/from work and see these funny looking little bbq grills set out beside the road. I stopped in at lunch one day and talked with Ed for probably a half-hour about Pachinko and the clay grills.

    Wished I would have bought one of each then, but money was tight. What a cool success story though.
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    There are quite a number still around. Most are now showing the orange color underneath. I have a friend up at Lake Hartwell who has one. I replaced his firebox, firering, grate, thermometer and grill. Those were destroyed from years of abuse (burning briquettes inside and other stuff) but the clay shell was still ok. Hinge needed a bit of TLC but it's fine for a low and slow.

    Besides, you can buy a brand new one that looks just like that. To me however, it's sort of like buying a replica Model T Ford. You're getting the old technology in a new technology world. I would either want the original or opt for a new vehicle - like the ceramic Big Green Egg with lift-assist hinge and nest with handle. Now if we can just get us a digital dome thermometer. :-)
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    I believe you're right. It was the "Big Green Egg and Pachinko House" wasn't it?

    http://www.ajc.com/business/big-green-egg-the-159550.html
  • Wow! Cool ad. Growing up on Long Island, NY, I recall my Dad buying and using for many years, a Kamado, and it was orange - looked very much like the ad. The name of the store was Pachinko Palace.

    We also had a Pachinko machine, which was also a lot of fun - in fact it looked just like the machine previously posted.
  • GOODBYE!!!! Such charm.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Old fart. :laugh:
  • I think it was called the Pachinko House, or Pachinko Palace, when I was around. There wasn't any such thing as the Big Green Egg at the time, he was just promoting Kamado grills. They were still clay and I think they were either red or light blue (been quite a few years and beers).
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,812
    Thanks for posting that link! I think it should be required reading for all newbies!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    My first exposure to the Egg was with a friend and his father who drove us to the Pachinko Palace to get a part for his pachinko machine in the 70's. I was just along for the ride, and was more interested in the Eggs than the games, even at 10-12 years old. And on the way home, driving past Peachtree Dekalb Airport, the Goodyear Blimp was landing so we pulled in and got a close look. It was quite a day.
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