What is a good price? Used MES 40"

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by dietz777, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. dietz777

    dietz777 Fire Starter

    I have been following the MES 40 threads very closely, I have found a first generation MES 40" Smoker on craigs list in my area. He is asking $200, says he has only used it twice. What would be a good deal to get this at, $150, $175? I have seen the post about QVC contact selling refurbs for $200 plus shipping but figured if I can not have to pay shipping and get him down in price it would be a better deal for me. Then the money I save I can get a AMNPS.
  2. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If its a generation 2 I wouldn't give a 20 for it.
  3. dietz777

    dietz777 Fire Starter

    It is generation 1
  4. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    I bought one of the QVC returns from MasterBuilt and it is the all Stainless Steel sides with the top vent . It works well and my first few smokes have been great. Even with the shipping I saved close to $70 compared to the price at our local Sam`s Clubs and our wonderful sales tax. See if they can ship it at a lower rate that might take a few more days to get to you. Mine was ordered on Tuesday and I received it on a Friday.
    Good Luck
  5. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    I think if you can pick it up for $150 that would be a good deal!
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did the same, I also found they had a cold smoke attachment for only 29.95. These were broken returns from QVC, which have been repaired and run out tested. So hoping I will be as happy as MDS51. They did lose my order though, but they shipped last Friday. I hope anyway. LOL

    200.00 factory new and tested add 30.00 for a cold smoker and 60.00 freight. I am obviously closer to Georgia. Really nice folks there too.
  7. dietz777

    dietz777 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys, he went for the $150.00, so the choice is mine. It may be a risk buying used from someone I do not know but it will save me about $120, compared to new and shipping from QVC. Can buy mod parts with the money I saved. Still a hard decision to make.
  8. chiefwej

    chiefwej Smoke Blower

    Gen 1 units are getting harder to find. I would snatch it up for $150.
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Again you might check with masterbuilt about their rebuilts, it would no doubt let you know how much horse trading you can afford to do.
  10. FREE?  Or he pays YOU $150?  [​IMG]

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