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So, I landed a mini!

I went to my egg dealer today for a $20 grid and they had a used Mini sitting on display. He looked lonely and neglected in the corner all by himself... So naturally, I had to adopt it as I hate to see any egg that neglected (aren't I a compassionate soul?). I did it for the children!

Now... how to break it to SWMBO?.?.?.?
LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,460
    You will like it. But, how much was it?
    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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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,184
    I would just lie and say that it came HEAVILY discounted because it was used and they needed to clean out inventory. Its just easier that way. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    I thought it was a pretty good deal. It is the new style with the solid handle and included a nest for $200.

    A little background... Last year for Christmas, we bought our 6 year old daughter a Small Egg. :)

    So this year for Christmas, I just bought our newborn twin boys a Mini Egg.... :D
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,842
    Just tell her the mini travels well and now you can Egg on vacations, etc.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,392
    sounds like a good deal, if its the nest that wraps around the mini dont use it though, if someone doesnt post a pic of how it causes the mini to crack do a post asking about the mini stand, im not sure if they fixed that stand or if you have the problem one
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 502
    200 is a steal.  I'd have snagged it at that price no doubt.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,384
    That is a great deal- especially from a dealer.  

    Sounds to me like you have your SWMBO pitch ready...you did it for the children!!!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
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  • I'm jealous. Been checkin craiglist for that kinda deal but no luck yet.  Hope your fam enjoys it bud.

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,125
    Where do you buy the often shown carton?  I am thinking about a mini.  The Spouse opined the other day that she might go for a small and mini so we have them all.  No input for an XXL.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    @Doc_Eggerton I inquired about that myself several weeks ago... I was told that the man who made the EggCartens quit making them. Shame... cause it looks like a solid product.
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • just tell her its always been in the back of the garage and you don't use or my favorite look what I won.
    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    Here is a pic of it...
    @fishlessman is this the same nest you were referring to?
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    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,923
    jtippers said:
    I went to my egg dealer today for a $20 grid and they had a used Mini sitting on display. He looked lonely and neglected in the corner all by himself... So naturally, I had to adopt it as I hate to see any egg that neglected (aren't I a compassionate soul?). I did it for the children!

    Now... how to break it to SWMBO?.?.?.?
    The insanity plea works well the first couple of times

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • That was a great deal! They heat faster and use less lump.

    My goto for smaller fast cooks like steaks, burgers and dogs. Also good for sides  and apps when the medium is full.
    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!


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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,245
    @jtippers That is the new style nest, not the old one that wraps around, you are all set.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA
    XL BGE - S BGE - Blackstone Pizza Oven - 30" Steel Fire Pit w/Cooking Grid - Hasty Bake Legacy - KJ Jr - Gasser
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,384
    If you are worried about how the wife will react I will give you the $205 for it :P.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    Lol, she was happy with it... Grilled some chicken breasts for dinner on it and she was sold. Life is good at our house tonight!
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • What is the usual price??? I'm feeling the urge to add a mini for my Christmas Eve present. My Christmas present will be here tomorrow-Anova sous vide! Next-New Years presents! :D
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • MklineMkline Posts: 175
    Nice score, just sear her a steak and I bet no comments will be made. That's what I did and now I have two mini's.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    I did it for the children!!! Great excuse. How could she argue with that?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,184
    What is the usual price??? I'm feeling the urge to add a mini for my Christmas Eve present. My Christmas present will be here tomorrow-Anova sous vide! Next-New Years presents! :D
    SWMBO and I have a system for holiday gifts that has worked flawlessly for the past several years. We try to be inclusively secular, so we celebrate all the holidays - Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, etc. She buys what she wants for herself, stated as a gift to me. I buy what I want for myself, stated as a gift for her. Examples of past gifts - one year she received a CI skillet for Hanukkah, I received a set of Voluspa aromatherapy candles. Last year for Christmas she received a large egg, and I received a set of French milled soaps for Kwanzaa. And so on.

    The system works brilliantly. No money wasted on useless gifts like ties and carp like that. :) What I'm saying is that you need to surprise her by giving her a mini for Diwali. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    That is a great system... I love it!
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,082
    WOW, you stole it for that price! Nice find!!! You will love it!
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • krobertsmsnkrobertsmsn Posts: 538
    edited October 2013
    @caliking-I LOVE THAT!!! I'll claim politically correctness and get him the mini for Halloween!!!! We'll then carry it on to all of the holidays you mentioned. I'll need to do some research and find more holidays tho, as hubby has many (mini) needs....lol
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,184
    @krobertsmsn - yup... holidays of every denomination/culture/ethnicity= reasons to acquire eggcessories :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,112
    Steal....enjoy.
    Seattle, WA
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  • ;;)
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • so the nest that wraps all the way around will they replace it with the new version or you have to buy it ?, are they all bad ?
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,276
    They are not for the mini they are for the chiminea. You have to buy the new nest or get a carten. The carten is awesome.
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  • bcsnavebcsnave Posts: 577
    you can wrap heat tape around the nest to provide some expansion room around the solid ring

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    The Dude..a Mini and a Large Egg..a DigiQ DX (BGE Green)..some Cast Iron...a Thermapen.............and an Ol' Fashion

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    Glenbeulah, WI

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