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BGE Lump/Ouch

BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
edited 1:08PM in EggHead Forum
Wanted some pecan chunks so drove about 30 miles or so to my BBQ Galores, got 1 each 8# bag pecan and cherry.

They had BGE lump so I got a bag, didn't look at the price. $29.99 I'll be mixing it with something cheaper. LOL :laugh:

Last time I do that, I hope. :(

Cheers all,
Bordello
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  • makes R.O. at Wally World for $6.49/bag a pretty good deal.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Bob, $30. bucks for a bag of BGE lump 20 pounds? Like they say on TV "That's To Much". :)

    You better get a lot of food cooked with that lump. No wasting. Tim
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    BGE needs to take another look at those prices. That's stupid high I think.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    Bob,

    That is ridiculous. We don't even pay that here with our taxes.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    If it wasn't 30 miles away I'd take it back and get 4 bags of RO at wally world. 40 lbs and change back.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,202
    not sure why BGE is to blame - BBQ Galore sold it so the mark up is their's not BGE. Besides though most retailers set their prices based on what the market will bare - and obviously Bob's purchase today confirmed it.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    You will pay around $25/bag for it at a BGE dealer. I don't see how they sell any at all :ohmy:

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Especially since it's purported to be the exact same product in a different bag.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    :angry: Yep,
    Still shaking my head over that one. Live and learn. :lol:

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    And I have one bag of that so will use it to mix. Just figured cause I drove that far might as well pick up a bag BGE but never thought the price would be that high.

    Wonder what their brand sells for??? That's probably why the BGE is so high, they want you to buy theirs I'll bet.

    Regards,
    Bob
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Ron,
    That's cause Old Bordello was too stupid to look. It will be different next time for sure. :unsure:

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I learned my lesson, that's for sure.

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    Wow that is high even for BGE lump (which is R.O. lump in a Big Green Egg bag). My dealer(s) in my area sell it for $22-23 which is still too high. They run sales a lot for $17 on it. I usually buy Wicked Good from my dealer. Great lump and I get it for $16 which is a good price IMO for a quality lump.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Exactly, but I drove there yesterday and couldn't find it so this was my second trip.

    Oh Well,
    Thank,
    Bordello
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I learned my lesson a while ago about BGE lump. I've been using a lump I really like - Full Circle - for a few months now, and it's either $4 or $5 per 8.8lb bag at the local grocery story.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Well that was a first and a last for me. Keep doing what you're doing. LOL

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    It was almost $30 when I went to my BGE dealer a few weeks ago. This weekend I got some RO at Wally World, and a 20# bag of lump at GFS for $11.99.

    I used the RO for a pork tenderloin and sausages last night, and it worked fine. It was smaller chunks than BGE, but burned well, no excessive ash.

    The GFS feels like it has larger pieces, I expect I'll try it out over the Labor Day weekend, but I've heard good things about it
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I saw that but where??? Old age is here. LOL

    Will look for it, I only go to a few places.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    My local BGE dealer has the BGE brand lump for just over $20 for 20 lbs. He also sells "Redneck", which he says is close to the BGE brand, for just under $20. There's a lump charcoal producer about 80 miles away, who produces/sells under the Fire King brand, and sells a 20 lb bag for $6. Many southern MO producers won't sell to the public, but this guy (phone call) says he does. I'm on my way next week for 10-15 bags. Will pay for my diesel plus some.

    Barry
    Marthasville, MO
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Saving those eyes for other sights Bob?? :whistle: you have not been on in a while. glad to see you post :)
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Hope it works out well for you. I expected to pay a buck or two more but not $30. :(

    Good Luck,
    Bordello
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Sounds great, hope it's good stuff and works well for you.

    Let us know how it works out.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    I've had my Large about three years, and I've used nothing but BGE lump, but that's just too much, and I have to drive much further to get it.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Hi there my "Hooker" Friend, :)
    Yes, I have been on but not posting much. Have a 9 lbs butt to do in the next day or so, that's why I wanted the pecan. Well, at least I got that and some cherry chuncks. :woohoo:

    Thanks Julie,
    Bordello
  • I've noticed more and more grocery stores with lump lately. Kroger in Knoxville, TN had it a few weeks back, for $6-8. I got 40#'s at Sam's, Frontier I think is the brand, for $15. Have no idea how well it will work, but it seemed to be a good price. Still finishing up a bag of RO. BGE lump has really gotten too much for me to deal with.
  • Well, BGE sets the price that BBQs Galore has to mark up. Any way you look at it, BGE lump has always been pretty expensive.
    The Naked Whiz
  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    Ouch. Good to hear from you though.

    I just loaded up at Wal Mart for about $6.50 a bag for RO.

    Where is the BBQ Galore? The one near me went out of business and I heard the company was bankrupt.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I can see why at those prices. I was used to around $20 to 22 but $30 is out of hand.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    That's getting to be a lot of money for a bag of lump, that is if it is a 20# bag.

    Time for you to find a Walmart that carries RO. Also check any local grocery stores that are Kroger owned. Out here Smith Food King is Kroger owned. If not in stock they will order in Kroger lump for you.

    Kent
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Scott,
    Gilbert, take the 202 to Gilbert road. Out by Santan Village if you know where that is. Nice area but a bit of a ride just for pecan chunks, that's why I bought the lump but never looked at the price.

    Cheers,
    Bordello
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