Hello everyone! Just got my account approved today so now I'm allowed to post so I figured I'd ask around to see when and where the best times to buy a new egg would be. I'm currently in Afghanistan and going home soon so I'd like to either get one to use this summer but I'm also open to waiting if it means I'll be getting a better deal.
I am from Huntsville, AL and from what I've gathered there aren't really any local eggfests that I can attend to see them in action for the first time or get any good deals on an egg that has a warranty. I do see one listed on CL, but from what I've read here on the forums it doesn't seem like a good deal. I'll post the details later on. I did see that there was an event down in Birmingham not too long ago, but I'm in Afghanistan so obviously I couldn't attend that. There was also a bbq competition here in Huntsville which had an BGE demo, but I couldn't be there again.
I haven't seen anything listed for any upcoming events, but I have heard of the big eggfest in ATL. Not exactly a routine trip for me, but if the prices are low enough to brag about I could make a trip out of it. I am mostly interested in a LBGE, I'd hate to get one that's too small and regret not getting a larger one later on.
I've called two dealers locally to inquire about prices, one dealer's special includes a LBGE with the nest and mate,
a 20lb bag of charcoal, a pack of natural fire starters and an ash tool for $1099. The other didn't really say much other than "our large is on sale right now for $764 for just the egg itself."
The used egg on CL is listed for $600, which it's details say "Large Big Green Egg good condition about 7 years old comes with grate gripper, ash tool, plate setter."
Not having the warranty scares me a little there, especially on one that's 7 years old considering this is my first egg so I don't know what to look for when buying a used egg.
I'm moving into my first home and instead of purchasing a new grill I'd rather get something that does more than just a typical gas grill but also something that cooks more consistent and something I won't need to replace in a couple summers.
Well, I suppose that's all for now! I'll continue reading posts on here with mouth watering pictures and recipes as well as browsing others deals and what not. Thank you all for your time and info and I look forward to reading more of what you have to offer!