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OT Primo Oval XL 400 OT

BrasonBrason Posts: 307
Hi Everyone. I am thinking about adding a Primo Oval XL to the family. I have the opportunity to buy a used one for $300. Is that a good deal? Does anyone have any experience with them?

I would to hear opinions.
Cheers,

Jason

Orange County- CA

Comments

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,458
    Well, this is weird.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,276
    I've not come across any negative comments about them on other forums. For $300 I'd certainly buy one as long as there are no cracks. I think Primo's warranty is like BGE's - only good for the original owner. If it does have parts that need to be replaced you'll need to factor those parts prices into your decision.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • distancemandistanceman Posts: 136
    I came real close to buying one. I liked it a lot. Only downside to me was cost, not as many 3rd party options, small dealer network and shipping costs for any warranty replacements. 

    I love that it's made in America, too. Real close to my hometown. There is a YouTube video on their plant; it's pretty cool. 
    Located Middle GA

    Current: XL w/ Woo & 17" Half Moon Plates, SMOBOT

    RIP: Weber 22" Kettle, Slow 'n Sear, Akorn Jr., Pit Barrel Cooker
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,650
    I’d buy it, but I like collecting grills. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Large, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • BrasonBrason Posts: 307
    caliking said:
    Well, this is weird.
    What is weird about it? I don't know much about the resale value of primo's as they don'y come up for sale much in my area. 


    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • BrasonBrason Posts: 307
    HeavyG said:
    I've not come across any negative comments about them on other forums. For $300 I'd certainly buy one as long as there are no cracks. I think Primo's warranty is like BGE's - only good for the original owner. If it does have parts that need to be replaced you'll need to factor those parts prices into your decision.

    It does not have any cracks except in the firebox. Not really a big deal to me as my LBGE has had a cracked firebox for a few years now and it works fine.

    For $300 it almost seems like a no brainer to me for the extra room. 

    You are right about the warranty. They only app;y to the original owner. 
    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,458
    Brason said:
    caliking said:
    Well, this is weird.
    What is weird about it? I don't know much about the resale value of primo's as they don'y come up for sale much in my area. 


    Just that you’re seeking info about a competitor on a BGE hosted forum. Ironic may be more suitable. 

    Dont mind me. Was just being ornery in the wee hrs. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,472
    you really need to tip it over and inspect the bottom for hairline cracks, an oval egg is a design flaw ;) really though, you need to inspect the bottom, oval primo bases used to crack alot
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,017
    If there are no cracks, for me I think I would  get $300 worth of enjoyment out of it even it only lasted a season or two or you accidentally got "devastated."
  • BrasonBrason Posts: 307
    Thanks for the tips.

    I will look at the bottom.

    You are right it is ironic I asked here instead of their blog. I just know that everyone here has more experience than I do, with just about everything, and has no problem saying their opinion. I would have asked some one with a Primo if I wanted the fanboy opinion.

    Thanks everyone

    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,600
    you really need to tip it over and inspect the bottom for hairline cracks, an oval egg is a design flaw ;) really though, you need to inspect the bottom, oval primo bases used to crack alot
    Always inspect the bottom.

    That's good advice for any situation.
    NOLA
  • kjskjs Posts: 85
    Buy it as long as you don't see any cracks. I passed on a Primo, for the nearly the same ridiculously low price. Still kicking myself. 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,505
    Think @pgprescott has cooked on primo he might have good insight 

    supposed to be good for two zone 
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 800
    Sounds like a good deal at that price.  Been thinking of getting one myself, but the main holdback is price.  Like the shape and needing a bigger grill. 

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,038
    buzd504 said:
    you really need to tip it over and inspect the bottom for hairline cracks, an oval egg is a design flaw ;) really though, you need to inspect the bottom, oval primo bases used to crack alot
    Always inspect the bottom.

    That's good advice for any situation.
    Uh.    no.     Not every situation. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

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