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Confession Time: How much has the BGE really cost you?

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,903
    caliking said:

    @cazzy - Does the new patio I had put in for the eggs count as an eggcessory? 

    Would you have put it in if you didn't own your eggs? If so, then nah.
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    edited February 2014
    4 large @ $ 5,200
    1 XL     @ $1,499
    1 Med  @   $999
    1 Sm    @   $799
    CGS     @ $800
    DigiQ    @ 750
    Tbl        @1,500
    Lump    @6,750
    Tpens   @500
    Other    @2,000
    Fests    @20,000
    Bomba  @5,000

    Would I take the money back....No way

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,762
    Another thing I consider, I have had my egg for a year now and it's great condition-wise, my brinkmann gaser rotted out in about 3 years and cost approx $450. That's another $450+ saved every 3 years.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,903

    4 large @ $1,299
    1 XL     @ $1,499
    1 Med  @   $999
    1 Sm    @   $799
    CGS     @ $800
    DigiQ    @ 750
    Tbl        @1,500
    Lump    @6,750
    Tpens   @500
    Other    @2,000
    Fests    @20,000
    Bomba  @5,000

    Would I take the money back....No way

    Holy hell! I know that's not US...but wow! Damn straight...I have no probs at all spending that coin!
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • I believe I've eaten out, non lunch and travel about 20 times over 16 years though.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,419
    No, the patio happened because the eggs happened!

    And don't believe LS's tally... who knows what loonies and toonies are really worth anyways?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • cazzy said:
    4 large @ $1,299
    1 XL     @ $1,499
    1 Med  @   $999
    1 Sm    @   $799
    CGS     @ $800
    DigiQ    @ 750
    Tbl        @1,500
    Lump    @6,750
    Tpens   @500
    Other    @2,000
    Fests    @20,000
    Bomba  @5,000

    Would I take the money back....No way
    Holy hell! I know that's not US...but wow! Damn straight...I have no probs at all spending that coin!
    It's more than US if you add the 13% tax on most of it

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Maybe you fellas should break the cost down by figuring it up during a several hundred year span and your Eggs be handed down several generations ... It might help put the numbers in your favor this way :D
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,405
    With the eggs and all related eggcessories I'm somewhere North of $9000.00.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Just adding up the cost of toys and lump may not really be fair to the egg.  
    We can go to Costco/Sams and buy a whole tenderloin for under $100 and have multiple meals for that one purchase.  One meal for two, at a nice steak place,  would cost about the same.  
    Since getting the egg we don't eat out like we did, even after a long day we are more willing to light the egg and cook than go out.  Never was like that for the offset smoker...only used for week end cooks.
    So, as I figure it the egg has saved us money.  Now,  how is that for female logic?
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,217
    New pants....larger. $200 per month, each month. ..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 3,980
    Just adding up the cost of toys and lump may not really be fair to the egg.  
    We can go to Costco/Sams and buy a whole tenderloin for under $100 and have multiple meals for that one purchase.  One meal for two, at a nice steak place,  would cost about the same.  
    Since getting the egg we don't eat out like we did, even after a long day we are more willing to light the egg and cook than go out.  Never was like that for the offset smoker...only used for week end cooks.
    So, as I figure it the egg has saved us money.  Now,  how is that for female logic?

    @grege345 - here is you explanation for all the recently discovered goodies

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 673
    edited February 2014
    Large@ 850
    Table@ 300
    accessories@ 650
    Lump@ 400 (group buys of rockwood make eggin worth doin
    :D )

    also adding a mini to the mix soon. plus building an egg carten myself so...
    Beaufort, SC
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  • Can't put a price on happiness! Just can't. :-@
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • HibbyHibby Posts: 423
    Somewhere north of $2000
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 204
    We've had our LBGE since 1998, however, in the last 11 months we have invested a litter over $1,000 in eggcessories. Money well spent IMHO. That doesn't include lump. I agree with flynnbob about money saved by not eating at a restaurant. Ever been to Ruths Chris? Dinner for 2 with wine is over $100. Great restaurant, but we can do better on the egg. Also, the smiles from friends and family that eat a meal you prepared for them on the egg - priceless.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,903
    edited February 2014
    I wonder how much my friends, families, and neighbors have saved by me owning a egg. Hmmm. :-?
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 204
    Good point, cazzy.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
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  • In terms or permanent equipment, I'm in for a large BGE, a table, a Digi-Q, a place setter, electric starter, Looftlighter, CI grill, a Thermapen, high-Q grate, an ash tool, a pizza stone, and a pair of grill mitts.  That's probably between two to three grand.  

    I don't think that's unreasonable given how much enjoyment this thing has provided.  If I get close to how much I paid for my wife's ring, I might be in trouble. 
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    Currently in Albuquerque, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 2,677
    I'm with @JohnInCarolina and its only goin to go up. New egg is in my future even if I have to sleep outside with it
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
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  • Probably between $2700-$3000. Not including the extra costs of food, trying new recipes, Oh and then there is the additional adult beverages, cigars, patio furniture. It is worth it for us, we really enjoy the journey.
    Now if I put a dollar amount on how much time I spend surfing the net and this forum for info and recipes and ideas. WHOA then the number would go way up.:)) But I don't regret it at all. 
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  • allsidallsid Posts: 387
    I won't get into what my large and small have cost, not to mention accessories, but what I will comment on is the $ 700 or so I have spent so far on cooking at 2 egg fest events where a large was first prize. One more of those events and I could have just bought the second large outright, instead of trying to win one-  
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,903
    allsid said:

    I won't get into what my large and small have cost, not to mention accessories, but what I will comment on is the $ 700 or so I have spent so far on cooking at 2 egg fest events where a large was first prize. One more of those events and I could have just bought the second large outright, instead of trying to win one-  

    Wow...you dropped a lot on cooking at the fest. I would probably put my cost at $100 for cooking and gas at Salado. Maybe I'm not doing enough lol
    Just a hack that makes some **** BBQ...
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    About $1000 so far, the large was a present so I don't count that as my money.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • nysportsfannysportsfan Posts: 189
    edited February 2014
    Every time I read a post, I says, "Oh yeah, I have that." I got my egg four years ago and immediately spent $1,000. Then thermapen, extra grates, ceramic grill store, ash tool, cover (snowblowed it last week), cook book, utensils, homemade table, table cover, table nest, plate setter... Sheesh, people need to start buying the meat they eat. No more freebies! Edit: lets not forget the delic sliver I needed for the home made bacon I make because of the egg. Oh, and the vacuum sealer... Time to drink.
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    4 large @ $ 5,200
    1 XL     @ $1,499
    1 Med  @   $999
    1 Sm    @   $799
    CGS     @ $800
    DigiQ    @ 750
    Tbl        @1,500
    Lump    @6,750
    Tpens   @500
    Other    @2,000
    Fests    @20,000
    Bomba  @5,000

    Would I take the money back....No way

    Grilling out with family and friends=Priceless

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • cazzy said:

    I wonder how much my friends, families, and neighbors have saved by me owning a egg. Hmmm. :-?

    True dat...my friends have made out like fiends...no wonder they keep fanning the flames...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,175
    I broke my head...

    Doing fine until I started to factor in the cigars, cigar accessories, bourbons, scotches, drinking glassware, stones, cube molds, Bose sounddock, Pandora, MLB Radio...

    Wouldn't ask for it back if I could... the fun I've had so far cooking for family & friends, posting online about it, and having my balls busted over the use of #hashtags has certainly enriched my life since I got the egg
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  • I'm at about the 6 month mark and I figure I am somewhere between 3500-4000. With just my xl...I see the point where the lump offsets the propane of the gasser...but I was using the gasser a couple times a week and rarely once it snowed...egg is hot 3-4 times a week regardless of the weather or temps. ..we are eating out a lot less tho.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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  • This could get a lot of us in trouble if the wives ever check our browser history and stumble upon this thread haha. I would have to say about $2000 on the high end for me and I am not ashamed, I admit I'm an egg addict!
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
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