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What's the consensus on challenger tables, worth the cost?

Found this locally on Facebook.  I am not sure I can repackage it for a lot of return with a large egg when I sell it.  I don't think most people would pay $2000 they charge for these new.  I might just keep it, what has been the experience of those with one?  Does it need to be covered, or does it stand up to the desert sun that I live in?  Its in great shape, seemed basically brand new loading it up into my car.


John - SLC, UT

Several eggs ..

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  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,065
    edited June 29
    I have that same table and paid retain for it when I bought my egg.  Highly recommended. For $150, I'd buy 2. No need to cover it. I bought a cover but never use it.
    Mountain View, CA
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,346
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    dmourati said:
    I have that same table and paid retain for it when I bought my egg.  Highly recommended. For $150, I'd buy 2. No need to cover it. I bought a cover but never use it.
    good feedback.  it came with a cover as well.  I think they covered the egg and table, and also kept it in a garage.  This was in a pretty nice gated neighborhood outside of Park City, Utah.  Based on the price, I asked if they were selling the large egg that they had in it.  He said he built it into a kitchen.  Maybe I will keep it for a little bit to decide if its for me.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,413
    Nice score you just bragging or what?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,067
    Sure the seller wasn’t the pool boy in that gated community following orders to sell her ex-husband’s assets when he left her for their 20 year old nannie? You know…he told her to sell his sh*t and send the money to him! Better go back - there might be a  $300k sports car marked down to say $500 bucks! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    Nice score you just bragging or what?
    Nah, just not sure if it’s worth not reselling. I buy eggs all the time, usually about six a year and clean them up and sell them. Trying to decide if I keep this one for me. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    RRP said:
    Sure the seller wasn’t the pool boy in that gated community following orders to sell her ex-husband’s assets when he left her for their 20 year old nannie? You know…he told her to sell his sh*t and send the money to him! Better go back - there might be a  $300k sports car marked down to say $500 bucks! 
    Haha. Was an older couple. She listed the table on Facebook, he helped me load it into my expedition. They said something about a gasket mail order empire they run. ;)

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,067
    Nice score you just bragging or what?
    Nah, just not sure if it’s worth not reselling. I buy eggs all the time, usually about six a year and clean them up and sell them. Trying to decide if I keep this one for me. 
    COOL!

    You da man! I have to wonder if you have some secret to share or not! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    edited June 30
    RRP said:
    Nice score you just bragging or what?
    Nah, just not sure if it’s worth not reselling. I buy eggs all the time, usually about six a year and clean them up and sell them. Trying to decide if I keep this one for me. 
    COOL!

    You da man! I have to wonder if you have some secret to share or not! 
    Nah no secret. I make sure they are really cleaned and waxed for the pics. Buy low, sell high, don’t try to move them off their asking price too much. Set alerts for any egg that is for sale in your area. I text within two minutes of their posting if I can.  It has terrible pay, but it’s play money I use to buy all my bbq gear. I have two larges, one medium, and this table to unload right now. I paid $300 each, or less for all of them. Kind of a hobby of mine. 

    Edit: I had a large for $100 two weeks ago that I passed on.  it was over twenty years old. It was stuck to the nest and the bands were cemented to the dome and base. So you only should get ones that someone else would want. No projects. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 367
    You must have a strong back flipping Eggs.
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 739
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    edited June 30
    RyanStl said:
    You must have a strong back flipping Eggs.
    I call it a strong stomach.  This was a stupid move, I left the innards in the joe while carrying it through the house to the backyard.  Getting too old for that crap.  Good thing a camera is there to document the potential tumble into the backyard, it will make an awesome video.


    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    thats good news, impressive product really.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,346
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Bet it isnt $1600 anymore
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    Tspud1 said:
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Bet it isnt $1600 anymore
    Yep, over 2k at the places I looked

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,346
    Tspud1 said:
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Bet it isnt $1600 anymore
    Yep, over 2k at the places I looked
    no dealers near me so wasnt sure, I know what mine sell for in similar size
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    Tspud1 said:
    Tspud1 said:
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Bet it isnt $1600 anymore
    Yep, over 2k at the places I looked
    no dealers near me so wasnt sure, I know what mine sell for in similar size
    Yeah I just googled a few websites. Someone quoted yesterday how their daughter paid over $2600 for one. What does tspud1 charge for one? Ive never ventured in the deep waters for these, but I do enjoy my two Blackstone covers you sold me. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,580
    I have the Torch 54 model for my XL. Never bought a cover for it as the cart does not rust. It was worth every penny. 
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,346
    Tspud1 said:
    Tspud1 said:
    OhioEgger said:
    Challenger tables are fantastic -- best accessory I've ever bought.
    Paid $1,600 for that same model (but with the flip-up shelf) seven years ago and it's still in like-new condition despite sitting outside.
    Bet it isnt $1600 anymore
    Yep, over 2k at the places I looked
    no dealers near me so wasnt sure, I know what mine sell for in similar size
    Yeah I just googled a few websites. Someone quoted yesterday how their daughter paid over $2600 for one. What does tspud1 charge for one? Ive never ventured in the deep waters for these, but I do enjoy my two Blackstone covers you sold me. 
    Have different sizes but similar size to this starts at $1675,  but most add a few options
  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 932
    Wow that is an insane deal!!  Congrats!
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    Thanks @stv8r. @Tspud1, that looks really nice, good price too. And that view!

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 367
    RyanStl said:
    You must have a strong back flipping Eggs.
    I call it a strong stomach.  This was a stupid move, I left the innards in the joe while carrying it through the house to the backyard.  Getting too old for that crap.  Good thing a camera is there to document the potential tumble into the backyard, it will make an awesome video.


    I saw what looked like a decent KJ for $250 last night on FB market and was so tempted.  I had to tell myself I don't need another ceramic grill over and over, and I'm too lazy to try to make a couple hundred off it.
  • njlnjl Posts: 1,123
    Found this locally on Facebook.  I am not sure I can repackage it for a lot of return with a large egg when I sell it.  I don't think most people would pay $2000 they charge for these new.  I might just keep it, what has been the experience of those with one?  Does it need to be covered, or does it stand up to the desert sun that I live in?  Its in great shape, seemed basically brand new loading it up into my car.


    For $150, that was a steal.  If you wanted to build that yourself with a welder, just the materials would cost you more than that.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 3,004
    RyanStl said:
    RyanStl said:
    You must have a strong back flipping Eggs.
    I call it a strong stomach.  This was a stupid move, I left the innards in the joe while carrying it through the house to the backyard.  Getting too old for that crap.  Good thing a camera is there to document the potential tumble into the backyard, it will make an awesome video.


    I saw what looked like a decent KJ for $250 last night on FB market and was so tempted.  I had to tell myself I don't need another ceramic grill over and over, and I'm too lazy to try to make a couple hundred off it.
    I bought mine to compare with the BGE. Ultimately the BGE won and I sold the KJ for profit after a year of use. 

    njl said:
    Found this locally on Facebook.  I am not sure I can repackage it for a lot of return with a large egg when I sell it.  I don't think most people would pay $2000 they charge for these new.  I might just keep it, what has been the experience of those with one?  Does it need to be covered, or does it stand up to the desert sun that I live in?  Its in great shape, seemed basically brand new loading it up into my car.


    For $150, that was a steal.  If you wanted to build that yourself with a welder, just the materials would cost you more than that.
    Totally agree. And I could never build one of these. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

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