@allsid - good point. Kamado cookers have been used in Asia for centuries, but they're relatively new in the Western world. Bring on the comments all you BGE-or-you're-going-to-rot-in-hell brand enthusiasts! After the horror of FanofFanBoys wife's purchase, could distributor quality control be slipping?!
I came across this in another thread...what happened if you don't mind my asking?!
wife bought me a mini as a gift. problem was she chose the worst dealer in South Carolina. He has a bad rep and PITA to deal with. Basically has eggs but does not care or know about product. well the mini was redesigned end of 2012 and with that came a $80 price increase. he sold her old style at the new price. by time i found out i already used. he made no effort to rectify and was a douche and basically told me to go F myself and thanks for the money. but BGE headquarters mailed me all the upgraded parts so it would reflect that newer style. ended up with a resolution via BGE but that dealer is a POS. Thankfully my wife now knows and there is another dealer here that is excellent.