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Now my Costco has the MBGE for sale

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    EGGzilla_jr Thank you for posting. I stand corrected assuming a dump of Mediums to balance inventory.
    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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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,796
    Well.... I, for one, am just glad they don't ware ties.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    Well.... I, for one, am just glad they don't ware ties.

    =))
    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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  • DfrostDfrost Posts: 13
    Thanks for the post Eggzilla _jr
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,556
    This seems like a satisfactory answer to me. I too was most upset about the tie comment. Glad they straightened that out.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • EGGzilla_jrEGGzilla_jr Posts: 210
    edited March 2012
    (heck, sometimes they don't even wear shirts)
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
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  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    No shirts?! I wanna work there!



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
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  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 330
    Congratulations to BGE Corporate on having a spoke person close to the forum and actual owners!
    This is were you will get the most valuable feedback to make it better, even if that is possible!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • EGGzilla_jrEGGzilla_jr Posts: 210
    the forum was built for y'all ... we just jump in if we can add something.
    and we do appreciate all the comments, even the silly ones!
    Coming to you from the Mothership!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,315
    (heck, sometimes they don't even wear shirts)
    =))
    Ok TMI
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • tjp1060tjp1060 Posts: 55

    Not all Costcos have them. I was in a Costco near Chattanooga on Sunday and they didn't have any on display.

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  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
    edited March 2012

    ... and we don't offload inventory - we can barely make enough EGGs to satisfy all our Authorized Dealers as it is! ...
    So are you saying there are authorized dealers that are short on inventory because Costco got their eggs?


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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    edited March 2012
    Perhaps BGE could avoid some of the possible bad PR by calling these Costco Eggs exactly what they are, "gray market".  Most people understand that you don't get a manufacturer's warranty on a gray market Rolex.

    Perhaps BGE should put a "product alert" on the front of their web page so that customers who are doing a little research will know ahead of time.  And I would think it might also be a good step to have the warranty registration form online respond with a notice of no warranty if anyone registers a Costco Egg.  Then they can take it back if they don't want to own an Egg that has no warranty. I suppose it depends on how many of these Eggs are out there as to how far you want to go with it.

    The Naked Whiz
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,796
    Perhaps BGE could avoid some of the possible bad PR by calling these Costco Eggs exactly what they are, "gray market".  Most people understand that you don't get a manufacturer's warranty on a gray market Rolex.

    Perhaps BGE should put a "product alert" on the front of their web page so that customers who are doing a little research will know ahead of time.  And I would think it might also be a good step to have the warranty registration form online respond with a notice of no warranty if anyone registers a Costco Egg.  Then they can take it back if they don't want to own an Egg that has no warranty. I suppose it depends on how many of these Eggs are out there as to how far you want to go with it.

    If I was calling out my little brother, I'd say, "Don't talk about it. Be about it." It's a little shorter than what you said, Whiz.  :-j
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Did I say that?  :)
    The Naked Whiz
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,570
    If I wanted another egg id buy one of these in a second. At that price the warranty can suck it.
    Its really not that great though. I think the mediums would go for a similar price at egg fests. I'd think it would cost you about $599 (w/ Nest and warranty) but I'm sure @Mickey could confirm further.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,796
    Tweev, you ever been to Laird Hot Springs? (its kinda north-west on the Al-Can hwy)

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174


    Its really not that great though. I think the mediums would go for a similar price at egg fests. I'd think it would cost you about $599 (w/ Nest and warranty) but I'm sure @Mickey could confirm further.



    Yeah, but what % of the folks that seriously consider purchasing one of these at Costco even know what an Eggfest is?


     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    If I wanted another egg id buy one of these in a second. At that price the warranty can suck it.


    Its really not that great though. I think the mediums would go for a similar price at egg fests. I'd think it would cost you about $599 (w/ Nest and warranty) but I'm sure @Mickey could confirm further.
    We did not do mediums but looking at Sunshine Fest $597 with stand.
    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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  • walleyvwalleyv Posts: 100

    EGGzilla_jr

    Thanks for the response.  I am a authorized dealer and the corporate response makes me feel a little better.

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  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 112
    edited March 2012
    I'd take it too. I paid about $1400 for my large with nest, mates and cover. that's a huge mark up compared to what you guys back east pay.
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  • DevDaveDevDave Posts: 40

    I pulled the trigger on one of these as a nice supplement to my LBGE cooking space.

    My local reseller didn't help me with anything around my LBGE other than to take my money.  I built my own, it's not rocket science, who cares if the display model isn't built properly, they are not building mine.

    This was a deal and gives me flexability when I'm doing large amounts of cooking.

     

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,570
    Congrats!! Did your Costco have the medium or large?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • njlnjl Posts: 804
    I owe a friend an egg, so I checked my local Costco and found 7 MBGEs.  It's a 3 box set, I assume the big one has all the ceramics.  There's a long thin one that I think is the nest legs.  And there's a flat wide one that I assume has the rings.

    I figure even if BGE won't honor the warranty, Costco's return policy is such that if anything goes wrong with it, worst case is I get a full refund and have to buy an egg again.

    OTOH, I'm of the opinion that BGE should suck it up and stand behind their product.  If Costco's all over the place have these, some distributor must have just ordered many truck loads of MBGEs.  I don't see how BGE can plausibly claim that they didn't know they were destined for a "big box" store.  Who else orders that many at a time?

    Claiming they're being sold via an unauthorized channel (in huge quantity) seems to me like more of a cover-up (not wanting to piss off their network of dealers) than anything else.

    BTW...that MBGE main box is HEAVY.  I had a hard time getting it up into the back of my SUV.  When we moved the large to my place, we fully disassembled it and loaded it into the car as individual pieces.  I need to open it up tonight and make sure all the pieces are in good shape...as I'm guessing the window of opportunity to get anything replaced by Costco will be short.

    Also, the one on display in the store appeared to be assembled not quite right...and the fire box was weird.  Is it normal for the MBGE firebox to have a large slit?  I guess it is:
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  • On another Egg forum they are promoting the sales at Costco
    LET'S EAT
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  • As a dog returns to its vomit, so I keep returning to this thread.

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

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  • njlnjl Posts: 804
    On another Egg forum they are promoting the sales at Costco
    What forum...and who's doing the promoting?  I see this has hit several other fora.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,179
    As a dog returns to its vomit, so I keep returning to this thread.
    So very sad of you to say, but true
    @-)
    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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  • @Flamethrower. The exact same person posted it on both forums.
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  • Egghead forum if i remember right
    LET'S EAT
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