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Question for fellow Ace dealers

billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
I was wondering if any other Ace dealers are stocking any other types of kamado cookers besides the BGE, and if so what's your experience with them. We are currently only stocking the BGE and are completely satisfied with the product and service.
Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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Comments

  • I know that my local Ace tried selling Primos for I'd guess 2 seasons.  They don't have them any more, for whatever reason.  So for the last 2-3 seasons, they have had only BGE.
    The Naked Whiz
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    edited February 2012
    The distributor here told me they did not want dealers that sold other than Egg.  Now they can sell all the gas, etc they want.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i believe there's a "pledge" or something now that dealers must sign, which BGE requires.  no competing products....
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,895
    That is called 'restraint of trade' and, unless the laws have changed someone could make a stink I just don't know why they would though.

    I believe Massachusetts has some regulations about restraint of trade.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    Sundown you automobile mfg's do it all the time.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • I've heard that, but Freds Music & BBQ sells Primo and BGE. I almost bought the Primo Oval, but the lack of accessories in comparison with the XL egg is what sold me. I really liked that Primo were made 100% ok the U.S.A
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    i believe there's a "pledge" or something now that dealers must sign, which BGE requires.  no competing products....


    Dealer I bought from ( not an ACE ) sold both bge and a direct competitive product.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    not sure if it is legit or not:
    "BGE Loyalty Oath"

    "AN EXCERPT OF THE AGREEMENT
    3. Big Green Egg
    has further determined that the sale of its products is enhanced by
    having Distributors and Dealers that are loyal to Big Green Egg and
    committed to the use of their best efforts to achieve maximum
    distribution and sale of Big Green Egg products. Therefore, Big Green
    Egg prohibits its Distribution and Dealers from selling competitive
    products.

    4. If a Big Green Egg Distributor or Dealer violates
    any of these policies, Big Green Egg will cease to sell Big Green Egg
    products to that Distributor or Dealer if the violation continues 45
    days from notice to that effect. In addition if a Big Green Egg
    Distributor sells a Big Green Egg product to a Dealer or other customer
    who violates any of these policies, Big Green Egg will withdraw from
    that Distributor all rights to purchase or sell Big Green Egg products
    if the violation continues 45 days from notice to that effect."
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,556
    The Egg dealer I bought mine from had twice as many Primos on the floor as Eggs.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I know I was able to compare side by side in the store.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    I've seen BGE and Weber kettles at several dealers.  I guess Weber must not be a competitor even though it uses charcoal?  I guess it is like car dealers that had high and low brands.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • odie91odie91 Posts: 205
    My dealer has Big Green Eggs, Big Steel Kegs, and Primo's. 
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  • walleyvwalleyv Posts: 100

    My BGE distributor not only has BGE's but also has Jackson grills.

    After reading another thread on this forum about Costco having BGE's I may consider putting in a second line of grills/smokers.

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  • Janssen14Janssen14 Posts: 50
    Mine had primos,eggs and saphires
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