The place where I bought my large egg from is okay, but somewhat soulless - biggish local hardware store, where someone is assigned to the bbq section each day in rotation, prices are a little higher than other places. They're okay.
Bought my small from another dealer because they had a great deal, and accessory prices were a bit lower vs. dealer #1. They had one floor model left in stock with the side wings attached. They wanted me to come back the next day since I didn't want the side shelves. They were scheduled to come buy and do some poolwork 2 days later, so I said hey,why don't you just have the guy bring it to my house in 2 days. They wanted $75 for delivery. So I gave them the look, and convinced them to take a whopping 10mins to take the shelves off, so that I could buy it that day. They ended up standing me up 2 days later for the pool work - I had taken the morning off work - and they were real pinheads about the whole thing, so I don't want to give them anymore of my business.
Segue to my quest to buy 2 sets of egg feet. Stopped by dealer #3 today, and they are a froo-froo kitchen and bath store without any eggs ever on display. They order direct from the distributor whenever someone wants an egg. The young lady had no clue what i meant by the feet.
On to dealer #4, a fireplace store, who I know from past experience is overpriced. Asked him if he had any feet lying around in the back. He did! Wanted $15 for EACH foot. Told him that dealers were giving these away free, and that a set of Primo feet could be had for $20 per set of 3 on the internet. He came down to $10 for each foot. I passed. This is the guy who thought his XL on display was a large, and his mini on display was a small.
There are 2 more dealers (one is the sister store of dealer #1) in Houston, so I will go and try my luck there. I think there are a couple of others around, about an hour's drive away, which I may try whenever I'm in those areas. Until then, my clay pot holders from Lowes ($5 for 3) are holding up well... but they aren't green.
Oh well. Guess I'm just venting. But I am green with envy when I hear about folks who have great dealers, who know how to treat their customers right. Its becoming an alien concept... around here at least.
#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February 2013
• #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.