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Deliveries from the Mothership

Anyone with any insight on the Mothership?
My LBGE has been on order at my local vender for going on a month, and the shipment has yet to come in. I have called them (local dealer) a dozen times asking about the shipment, and they dont seem to have an answer...is this normal for this time of year from the mothership?? I have had to cancel my memorial day cookout and settle for the gasser the past 2 weekends..

Any help?
"Live Fast, Die Fun"

LBGE

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674
    I would suggest calling or e-mailing them yourself. Not usual in my opinion.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    contact info?
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • FurallFurall Posts: 103
    Not sure about your area but my dealers all buy from a regional distribution warehouse. I would bet they are holding off till they get enough for freight prepaid. If that is the case they should have been upfront about it I would think.
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 861
    I ordered my XL last week and I'm getting it today.  
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 674

    Here's where I go to get information to call them --> http://www.biggreenegg.com/support/

     

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 625
    That seems a bit goofy. My dealer always has LBGEs in stock since he sells way more of those than any other size...
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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    I called and she wouldnt give me any delivery information since I am not a dealer...where is the closet distribution center to north Alabama?
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Drive to cullman or hartselle and pick one up from another dealer

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    edited June 2013
    if my dealer wasnt a family friend, I would have already. my dealer is in Pulaski, TN
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • I think I would cancel that order and drive to another dealer that has one in stock. I've never seen a dealer without a large in stock.

    Roll tide.
    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."

    RTR
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  • shtgunal3 said:
    Drive to cullman or hartselle and pick one up from another dealer
    +1  If this is the customer service you're getting from this dealer, I'd rather go somewhere else.  What will it be like if you actually have a warranty issue?

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Seems like Brian's between a rock and a hard place as the dealer is a family friend. On the other hand, given the fact the he's not being given any solid information maybe cancelling the order and going elsewhere would be the thing to do.
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  • FurallFurall Posts: 103
    I would just head to another dealer with some stock. Only way I would wait is if you are getting a discount for your relationship with him/her.
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 625
    I the guy can't tell youexactlywhenyoureggisgonnabein, he isn't that good of a friend...or that good of a dealer. If your friendship hinges on an egg transaction...he isn't that good of a friend... You are on here saying he's a friend. Do you think he is on the phone saying "c'mon man, this is for a friend' ? Time to move on, you are gonna miss the summer...
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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    I agree. but an Large BGE at cost is hard to pass on.
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    edited June 2013
    I agree. but an Large BGE at cost is hard to pass on.
    Okay.... would have been helpful to know that in your original post!
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 625
    Life is full of trade offs. I agree it would be hard to pass up. Is that this year's cost locked in or does it adjust depending upon the year of delivery? :D
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  • For me it would depend on what "at cost" is vs regular retail.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902

    I agree. but an Large BGE at cost is hard to pass on.

    I would have to agree with that....

    See what you ca get me a small for.

    ;)

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    Please, your dealer is not buying from Mother Egg. The dealer is getting from a distributor. The reason it is so late is your dealer is trying to cover the freight.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    Mickey said:

    Please, your dealer is not buying from Mother Egg. The dealer is getting from a distributor. The reason it is so late is your dealer is trying to cover the freight.

    you are right...to me, Iits not worth the fight of pissing off a family friend (that is doing me a favor)!

    my original post was just trying to get an understanding of the holdup on delivery, but from the sounds of you guys, the problem seems to be on the dealer side of the things. I guess I can wait a couple extra weeks on getting my egg, but the excitement is killing me! and the mouth watering posts on the forum dont help much =D>
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • pwg56pwg56 Posts: 92
    I agree. but an Large BGE at cost is hard to pass on.
    How much is a Large BGE at cost?  Interested in what the markup is...
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230
    Drive to Nashville Hearth and Grill... Maybe an hour... You won't get jerked around.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57
    pwg56 said:



    I agree. but an Large BGE at cost is hard to pass on.

    How much is a Large BGE at cost?  Interested in what the markup is...


    he is selling to me for $750, Im sure he is covering all his costs with that price.
    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 930
    Brian, if you can't wait, ok heard you can get pulled pork in two minutes. Guy had like seven miles of pit, no photos needed for proof.

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    $750 for just the large egg? That's basically what I paid for mine in Buffalo... and I didn't even know the dealer.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    $750 is not cost.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Mine was 700 retail for large. Egg only.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230
    Call them and I'll meet you up there with a bag of Ozark... Not late though... Cooking for vaca
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Brianj5685Brianj5685 Posts: 57

    $750 for just the large egg? That's basically Iwhat I paid for mine in Buffalo... and I didn't even know the dealer.

    ok guys. clearly im confused, I will let ya know pricr & accessories when I pick the damn thing up!

    "Live Fast, Die Fun"

    LBGE

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