30 dollar ET 73

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by swindler, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    Dude, I TOTALLY kicked myself when I saw this. I just finally pulled the trigger a couple hours ago on eBay and got one for $43.79. For the heck of it, I went thru the process on your link just long enough to see what shipping would be for the $30 thermometer. It was $15.90, pretty steep! I paid $4.99 for a grand total of $48.78. So I guess they are about a wash. Thanks for the heads up though. If they didn't bend ya over on shipping it would be a steal.
     
  2. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep same here. I found this a couple of weeks ago and got all excited untill I seen the shipping. I backed out of it and ordered from the guys at BBQ Bonanza for about the same price. Excellent service from them as well!!
     
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please don't deal with this place..They ran me around for a month waiting to get my et73. paypal got my money back for me quickly but it wasn't worth the hassle. If you look around you won't find a phone number for customer service only an email that takes weeks for them to respond
     
  4. swindler

    swindler Fire Starter

  5. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Probably a scam and they get you on shipping..

    Got mine at Amazon.com, $44 out the door, free shipping..

    The best price I've seen on them was from Cabela's for $38 and free shipping but that was a sale..
     
  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. swindler

    swindler Fire Starter

    Bought the unit from the link 3montes. Thanks. Also got a 3 inch BBQ Temperature Gauge for the side of my drum. Total was 88 dollars, a little more then I was going to spend but its done. I am sure it will be worth it in the end.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats it if bob said not to mess with these guy it see ya then.
     
  9. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    I still have my doubts about the reliability and customer support from Maverick. I sent them mine to look at 3 weeks ago. I was told Friday (after calling) that my unit was unrepairable (used it 3 times) and they were sending a new one out.

    Still waiting, maybe they will send extra probes to make it all better

    I like the unit, and I understand that they have a price point but I would spend more money on a sturdier unit.
     
  10. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I haven't had any trouble with either of mine so far..(knock on wood) But what is out there that is equivelant to the ET73? One that has both smoker and meat probes on one unit?
     
  11. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I must admit I bought one last year and used it quite a bit when I used my drum but since I got my offset I don't use it at all. Even fired the drum up last night and still didn't use it. I have went through two chamber probes already and have a brand new chamber probe in the cupboard. Three so far [​IMG] good news I haven't paid for any replacements yet.

    Once I got used to my smokers it rarely if ever gets used any more.
     
  12. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    i just ordered mine from bbqbonanza....
     
  13. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    when I bought mine on eBay, I didn't realize it was coming from BBQ Bonanza. They got it from KC to Eastern Iowa in 2 days. Good service!
     

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