I would like to buy an egg, but am really confused by the process. I am the kind of guy that likes to get the best deal. We have about 5 egg dealers in a 50 mile radius and each has a different price for the same set up. When I went to the closest dealer and asked him if he would sell me an egg for what the other dealers price he got really offended and said he is not going to start a price war. He said its the service that counts and if I think the other dealer has better service then him, I should buy it from the other dealer.[p]Question: Why does the Egg need so much service? This dealer told me he is available 24/7.[p]Question: Why do dealers get offended when you try to get a better price?[p]Then there are the internet deals. If there is no warranty with an internet sale why do some internet dealers claim that they are authorized dealers and the warranty will still be valid if the egg is purchased and shipped thru them?[p]Question: Is there or is there not a warranty on an internet sale?[p]Honestly I am really being turned off by the Big Green Egg distribution process. It seem to me like The Egg Company wants to only sell its product thru small retail outlets and develop a cult like following. I have been cooking for 20 plus years and I don't need anyone holding my hand or talking down to me when I buy a new cooker. I just want the best deal. I really want to try an egg but I am about to the point where it is not worth it.[p]I have been buying cookers for 20 plus years and never experienced this kind of frustration in trying to get a good deal when I buy a product.