I have been wanting a big green egg for awhile, but the cost was a just to much for me to justify. I found this one one an auction at samsclub web site. The good news is that I got it for $134 bucks. (I think that's good news) The bad news is that shipping cost a little bit more than the cost of the grill, due to it being so heavy, so I still ended up paying around $305 for it. Before I act like I'm showing off my new toy, (it hasn't arrived yet, but should be here Thursday) I wanted to ask you guys that know what your talking about if I really got that good of a deal, & is the grill worth having. I know it's not the big green egg, but it's what I can afford right now. I hope I didn't settle for something less, & will be sorry about it later. I have never used one of these, & have done very little smoking, so I will have a lot of questions once I get it. Here it is.