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well, I tell you. I am thinking of becoming a BGE collector, not sure why, guess if the wife could collect beany babies and preciaous moments in the past, I could collect eggs.
At $ 579 for a medium. That I could actually transport and use when not at home, It is very tempting, If i see one at my local costco, I may be looking at it a couple of times. It will probably have a star on the price sign, (meaning they are not going to be available for long)
Maybe break into my cash fund for toys and collect the second one. that way I can give one to each of my kids.
the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini
Can you explain the warranty registration, that is on the BGE web site. Especially the discount chain and internet boxes?
How did you obtain your EGG? Authorized Dealer Gift Discount Chain Internet Site Promotion/Contest Charity
If you answered Authorized Dealer or Gift please complete the following:Dealer Name: City: State: Zip Code: Country:
If you answered Discount Chain please complete the following:Store Name: City: State: Zip Code: Country:
If you answered Internet Site please complete the following:Name of website: Website URL:
You and I know all about BGE but most folks don't. Moving to major markets certainly trumps the bait-shop/egg-dealer model. I don't see any posts from BGE upper-management denying involvment with Costco. It looks to me like a corporate move to ride the wave of consumer return. If BGE were a public company I'd my stock tomorrow.
@ Stike....I guess I misunderstood your post. I'm thinking if one were to buy the Costco package, all parts would not be covered under BGE warranty. So if a firebox or ring cracked beyond repair but the base and dome were intact, one would have to go to dealer for new parts. Or am I missing your original post altogether?
Possible scenario:Since the ceramic parts are made in Mexico and we are running low on honesty and policemen, truck do get hijacked and stolen. My only doubt is, if Costco is offering with the Nest and the Nest is not made in Mexico. Then it only means BGE inc is lying or Merchandise is being stolen in the USA, and marketed via ghost companies. Any of this scenarios can also be answered by the spoke person, but not in their best interest. It is true and I'm a firm believer that supporting dealers are what this economy needs to jumpstart again, but a good deal is a good deal any day of the week and twice on BBQ sunday!!!! :)Felipe
A BGE is a BGE. If I were to buy one from Costco, I would expect the mothership to replace any lifetime warranted parts at no cost, plus I would pay any shipping and packaging charges to my house. I would NOT expect a dealer to service me and eat those costs. I find it interesting that the registration includes membership clubs and internet sales as options of where you bought buy the BGE.
I am tempted to get a serial number off one at costco and submit a registration and see what happens before I were to buy one.
To me the life time warrantee is on of the reasons why i purchased the BGE. the likely hood of a base cracking is probably very rare, but occasionaly you see a picture of one.
I read their warrantee terms that you can click to, and it seemed that membership clubs were not an exclusion, I may be wrong, I have been in the past and will in the future.
As far as supporting local businesses, Costco employs many local people and serves the community well.
@stevesails. I don't believe for one second that the mothership is going to help anybody with warranty on a COSTCO BGE. Many manufacturers made their name brand items for sale at many locations but also re-tagged the same item under a different name for Sears. The warranty was different for the same product depending on where you bought it.
I believe that BGE is in fact distributing through COSTCO. Considering that COSTCO is a very reputable company and they're popping up everywhere at the same time there is no way this is the work of a rogue entity.
But I also believe that the cheaper price comes from buying massive quantities and BGE selling them "in leau of warranty" and COSTCO is picking up that slack. If I were a guessing man I'd think they'd like to get away from the lifetime warranty completely.
Does it screw over the dealers? Maybe. But it's also possible that you can lug your BGE back to COSTCO because of a firebox or gasket or you could be directed to a dealer to "purchase" those things instead.
And keep in mind that most unofficial denials popping up on forums are about the warranty, not the availability of the BGE at COSTCO. There would be few, if any manufacturers that would tell dealers ahead of time. Corporate greed? Hardly. It's just a big business now.
On the up side for dealers the Medium Egg is probably one of the least popular sizes. If Costco sticks to only this size, it probably won't affect dealers to negatively. The exposure to the Egg to a lot of potential customers may drive them to dealers to find out more about the product and see all the other things a dealer has that go along with the Egg, especially different and more popular sizes. Costco won't be carrying these year round and I don't know if they even have lump.
I just wished we, as dealers, could get a deal where we didn't have to pay for the inventory when we received it, but paid after we sold the Egg and then were able to send what we didn't sell back to them on their dime!
The COSTCO near me has medium and large BGE's.