Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Purchase of XL from an individual

I currently own a large BGE that I purchased from a local dealer and I have been contemplating purchasing a XL.  I found a 2 month old XL that has been used six times that was purchased from a different local dealer.  What should I be concerned about?  Is the warranty transferrable?  What should I question or check before making the purchase? 

XL, nest, mates, cover, plate setter, cast iron grid, half moon raised grid...$1100

Thank for your feedback.

Comments

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    The warranty is not transferable. I would pass on that price. I'd probably only consider it if it was under a grand.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Go get one from an EggFest with warranty used about 5 or 6 hours.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Just looked at a couple of Fests 2013 price on XLs.
    $799 w/o nest at Sunshine
    $1000 w/nest at Dizzy Pig
    All with new warranty and used less than 5 hours or so.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Is that the listing in Holmen?
  • nashbamanashbama Posts: 102
    That's a lot of accessories included in that price. Think of it this way, would you trade a lifetime warranty for all of those accessories?
  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 645
    Don't know where you are located but if anywhere near NJ I know of a dealer currently selling new for 899. Picking one up tomorrow.... :-$
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,703
    rtt121 said:
    Don't know where you are located but if anywhere near NJ I know of a dealer currently selling new for 899. Picking one up tomorrow.... :-$
    I have a buddy in NJ talking about getting an egg. Where is it.
    Thanks.
    JR
                                                                        
    _________________________________________________

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 774

    That's not a bad price. An XL at SoCal Eggfest is $1114 including tax. That doesn't include:

     Mates $125

    Cover $100

    Platesetter $125

    Cast Iron grid  $100

    Raised grid $75

    The prices I put down are ballpark so don't everyone jump on me about where they can be found cheaper. I'd offer the guy $900 and maybe you could meet in the middle. IMO it's agood deal. Check for any cracks or signs of abuse, but at two months old and six cooks you're probably pretty safe. But the guys above are correct you do not get a warranty.

    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • tndawgtndawg Posts: 12
    I live in TN, so NJ is not an option.  I checked today and the package is over $1900 tax included at my local dealer.  Thanks for the replies.
  • nashbama said:

    That's a lot of accessories included in that price. Think of it this way, would you trade a lifetime warranty for all of those accessories?

    This is a very valid point and the reason I'd always buy new unless its a steal.

    As mickey said, you can get a great deal at an eggfest or like my dealer has a tent sale quite often with 10-15% off.


    _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Big point. For me the only item I would buy in the list of what you are getting is the nest (((and would have to add a handler to that))). If it was a used Mini the price of replacing part of the guts is not much, but with the XL.....,
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,742
    My egg cracked after 8 months.... it was brand new. You've been warned.
    Seattle, WA
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,703
    rtt121 said:
    Don't know where you are located but if anywhere near NJ I know of a dealer currently selling new for 899. Picking one up tomorrow.... :-$
    Thanks RTT got your email with the information.

    JR
                                                                        
    _________________________________________________

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




  • tndawg said:

    I currently own a large BGE that I purchased from a local dealer and I have been contemplating purchasing a XL.  I found a 2 month old XL that has been used six times that was purchased from a different local dealer.  What should I be concerned about?  Is the warranty transferrable?  What should I question or check before making the purchase? 

    XL, nest, mates, cover, plate setter, cast iron grid, half moon raised grid...$1100

    Thank for your feedback.

    The address your situation. I'd offer 800. If no deal I'd wait and buy new.

    Keep us informed. Always curious on used egg sales. I watch Craigslist for that once in a lifetime deal


    _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 


  • _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 
  • tndawgtndawg Posts: 12
    That's it. I went and looked at it last night.
  • That has a nest handler. Nice accessory.


    _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Have handlers on both my Larges. Would get one for the Mini but they don't make it #:-S
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 774
    tndawg said:
    That's it. I went and looked at it last night.
    Did you buy it?
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504

    So like tndawg said: did you buy it?

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Hello?? Did you buy it?


    _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 
  • Wonder if he bought it?
    Boom
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    Knock knock

    Who is there?

    Debuyer

    Who?

    No, Whose......Whose Debuyer
  • tndawgtndawg Posts: 12
    Sorry for the lack of responses. This week was hell on wheels. I decided to buy new. My local dealer cut me a good deal that only made the used one a couple of hundred dollars cheaper. I decided that I was more comfortable buying new and having a warranty should I need it for that small of a difference. I left off the cast iron and raised grid since I don't really use those. Now I'm thinking of not purchasing the nest and mates and building a table for my large and xl. Any suggestions for the design or links to tables that you like? Thanks again for all of the input.
  • Sounds like a wise decision. Check out the table forum. Also check out nakedwhiz for plenty of table sruff


    _______________________________________________

    XLBGE 
Sign In or Register to comment.