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Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jirodriguez, Mar 5, 2010.
Hell of a profit margin... lol.
Well now thats the american way at work. I'll make it if you will buy it.
It's only a profit IF he sells one. Kinda reminds me of Miron and his garbage can smokers.
Miron's galvanized cans don't compare to a UDS. That's the American way, I hope he sells a bunch of them.
Lets not crucify this guy just yet...
Lets look at the costs here...
"New" food grade drum from a districutor.
4 Ball Valves
High Temo Paint
To buy everything "new" and not use anything "laying around" you're probablt somewhere in the ball park of $150 - $175 bucks. Say he puts 5 hours of work into it.
Not really a killing if all is new.
Just the other side of the argument.
I've seen a couple on this forum I'd pay $300 for but probably not that one. Just aint $300 worth of pretty.
Would not give $300 for that, doesn't have near the paint job I've seen here in this forum!
With the new barrel and all the stainless hardware I bet I have over $200.00 in mine. Every time I go to Lowes and walk past them grills I smile and say mine is better because I built it! $300.00 is not unreasonable if your mechanically challenged.
guess you never saw these busters
Killing or not - it's the best of the free market system at work. Agree with Denver Dave though, not $300 worth of pretty.
Also FYI I've been searching Portland and Eugene C-list and there really isnt much in terms of second hand smokers.
If you want to buy something new, either a WSM, that UDS, or you need to mod an offset, to get something around here of that kinda quality.
Otherwise there is a Horizon dealer near Portland, but that's at least 2-4X the amount. So if you cant weld, and you want a smoker of (hopefully) decent quality, you are a bit limited here.
I say good for the person making these smokers and trying to sell them.
If he/she can make some money doing that as a part time(or full time) gig, working for himself, doing something he/she likes, its better than going to work for "the man" at some crappy job.
I think I put around $125 roughly into my UDS when I made it this winter and I had to buy everything. But I guess you also have to consider your time. But if you are like me I consider it a habbit and figure I would just be sitting aound watching TV or something I could just as well build a smoker for fun. HMMMMM Maybe I should see if there is a market for UDS's on Craigs list around where I am from.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Kaufman, TX as well.
Considering the PNW is really devoid of decent smokers (Lang class and those other ones I drool over everytime I come here) we have to make do or go on a l-o-n-g roadtrip. We're basically stuck with what's commercially passed off as "smokers". Heck, I didn't know UDS's even existed until I wandered onto this site, and now I can even recognize one 3 out of 10 times. We're known for our coffee shops, one on each corner and two in the middle.
Kudos to this guy. If he's unemployed (Washington is 9.8% the last I heard, Oregon is even higher) at least he's found some way to make a buck, maybe.
At least it looks like it's built in America.
If i were to make one to sell, 300 sounds like a good price to cover labor.
Well I paid a $ 100.00 bill for my smoker Food grade drum and we built it together (The man had built about 50/60...Had all the parts (step drill bits webber grill and it was all new....Pizza pan,stainless steel bolts expanded metel fire basket ....and I didnt even know what a UDS was but when I finnished we had one built and I love it....Cheapest... best ..longest burn lump charcoal and stedy temps...We built it at a lake get together and I tell you,,,,I dont look back...
With the times being the way they are and unemployment being so high if some one can make a few bucks selling these ...more power to them...and a big old kick in the a$$ to me for not thinking of it first!! LOL