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What to look for when buying a used BGE?

Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
edited September 2013 in EggHead Forum
On Craigslist someone is selling this X-Large Big Green Egg w/nest extra smoking stones/racks pizza stone For $1,000.00 From the pic it looks new and it has several racks along with it. What's the main things I'd need to watch out for.
XL BGE
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,950
    cracks
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Is the lifetime warranty only on the first owner, or on the BGE itself?
    XL BGE
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,558
    Warranty is only applicable to the first buyer. $1,000 is not a good price especially when you have to pay for a new firebox which I will assure you you will in time.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,524
    @Seanr7, you can find a new one for that price.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    Seems expensive...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,347
    Seems expensive but what deals on new ones in your area are available?
    You really have to look carefully at the accessories.  Does it have shelves?  Is the rack an adjustable rig from CGS? 

    No harm in offering $750 or $800 and seeing if he'll go lower. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • Also look for anything that might be missing or in need of replacement.  As RRP mentioned, a new firebox can add a lot of cost.  Thermometers are outrageous for what you get (I think they're about $40-45.  New bands are over $100.  A new cap is $25.  Those things add up quickly.  And I agree with the others that $1000 is expensive to begin with for a used XL.
    Fayetteville, Ga
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    Folks usually ask to much got used stuff... No warranty... Something to consider. A cracked base and you could have had a new one.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Not sure where you're located and totally depends on your area, but you might be surprised if you really do some legwork with the dealers in your area.  I know a neighbor bought a new XL with plate setter for less than that, albeit without the nest since he was building a table.  

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,950
    personally, for me to not get a brand new egg the price had to be at least 50% off.

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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Aviator said:
    @Seanr7, you can find a new one for that price.

    I can't find that price in OKC
    XL BGE
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  • I bought my used xl for $500. Came with the nest and side tables.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3

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  • At that price, you're looking to get robbed!

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    How about $400 for a medium in Central PA?  Just saw one in Hanover, PA on CL.  Looks to be in good shape.  Timing is not right for me or I'd take a look.  
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  • Price is most important with a used. 1k for an xl is way too much.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,558
    Tjcoley said:
    How about $400 for a medium in Central PA?  Just saw one in Hanover, PA on CL.  Looks to be in good shape.  Timing is not right for me or I'd take a look.  
    I was party to a sale 2 weeks ago of a brand spanking new medium, still in the cartons including the nest and wings to boot, plus 20# BGE lump that a fellow won in a contest and didn't want. It went for $500 though he was asking $650 on CL.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    After reading that the warranty doesn't extend to the second owner I'm out. I'd have to get it at 50% to take on 100% of the foreseeable warranty issues
    XL BGE
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  • I just picked up a new in box large with nest for $500 in fla. (with plastic handle).
    If it ain't a CAT, it's a dog!!! 2 LBGE's & BGE Backyard Chef Edition Cart
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