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Update. I've gotten my new firebox from Ace in Panama City. I also was contacted by the Florida distributor for BGE and he apologized for what Pinch a Penny was trying to do. I was also told that the distributor paid a visit to Pinch a Penny store, and he wanted to know what they were doing charging a handling fee. Needless to say that I will never set foot in there again. Ace will get all my business and my referrals. Thanks BGE, Bruce B, Ace, and the Distributor of Florida.
Talked to Bruce today at BGE Headquarters, and he said that he never has heard of anyone else charging a handling fee. He said he didn't know if it was okay. All he told me to do is go to another dealer ( which I already have ). I called Pinch a Penny and told them to cancel my order for the firebox. I told them that I would never set foot in their store ever again. I also told them I would NEVER tell anyone to buy from them.
@NPHuskerFL@HofstraJet I'm in the Panhandle of Florida (Panama City). We had one last year, but they said they loss money (hardly any advertising). It was their fault, no charge for people tasting. I really hope another dealer picks it up for next year. It was my first to cook in. I really enjoyed it.