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Go the SAM'S online!!

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Sams can do  store to store transfers at no cost. They may not want to but they will.

  When sams picked up the MES a few years back none of the stores in my area had gotten any yet.

 I went on line and found the closest 3 stores that had them in stock and went to the store mgr at sams.

 Told her i wanted the MES and since the sams here didn't stock it would she please make sure and get me one shipped in from another store.

 At first she tried to tell me that if they didn't have it no store did.

 Showed her the print out and told her these stores have it and i want it.  When will you have it here?

 3 days later i had my MES.


Unfortunately, it is out of stock in all stores and online.
 

 

post #22 of 37
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Unfortunately, it is out of stock in all stores and online.


Don't know where you live, but where is the closest Cabelas to you??

 

BTW: Could you put your area of existence in your bio?

Then it will show up in your posts (top right).

 

Thanks,

Bear

 

post #23 of 37

Wow, I just ordered one online last night from Sam's and it shipped today!  Hopefully they will come back soon.

post #24 of 37

I bought mine a month ago or so (MES 30) from Amazon and paid 289.00 shipped. This was for the remote controlled version. I feel lucky since I have love it and told friends and fishing clients about it. A  client just wrote me to tell me that the price has gone up to 329.00 plus shipping. I guess I timed it right.

 

Now after saying that, I got the MES 30 because I didn't even know there was a 40 version at the time I stumbled across the thing on Amazon. I'm pleased with it but would have paid a little more for the larger one.

 

I went with the MES to begin with for several reasons. I'm a cheap bastage and I hate buying lots of propane, charcoal, or smoke wood. I have a large solar power system that generates more power then we use so I even cut grass on electricity. The electric smoker uses less wood chips to get to the goal of excellent smoked meats.

 

The remote control feature was what clinched the deal for me. Life just doesn't get better then being able to monitor everything from my chair in or out of the house. I can re-stoke the smoke box when I get up for the next cold one. cheers.gif

 

I like that oven range like control for temperature. The MES 30 can't recover like the 40 with the larger element true, but when you load chips through the side and don't need to open the door, I don't find that to be a problem.

 

Do I wish I had known about the 40? Yes but that has not slowed me down from fully enjoying my MES 30 completely. I have cooked so much stuff in such a short time on it that I can honestly say that it has changed my life. There ain't no going back.

post #25 of 37

I just looked at 5 of them Sunday at the sams here in Baton Rouge???

post #26 of 37

I went through the same thing you're going through about a month ago and I just did my first smoke with my MES 40 this past weekend.  Not sure I'd have gotten everything in the 30 that I cooked and this smoke was only for 7 people, although I did cook two side dishes in there too.   I'm sure I'll appreciate getting the 40 when I have a get together of a couple of dozen or more.

 

 

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post #27 of 37
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Woo Hoo! Just picked up my new MES 40" I thank everyone for their input! I will let you know how my first smoke goes.... the butt is on the line!

post #28 of 37
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I want to thank you all for your advice and input. On a sad note, it looks like Sam's Club is out of the MES 40. The best deal I can find now is $399. icon_cry.gif

Amazon carries the 30 for less than half that. Can anyone pontificate on the differences between the MES 40 and the Smokin' Tex 1100?



I just purchased the 40 inch at cabellas.  With the sams club web page printout in hand, they matched the price

post #29 of 37
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I just purchased the 40 inch at cabellas.  With the sams club web page printout in hand, they matched the price



Is it the same one that Sam's carries or did they let you have the SS model?

 

post #30 of 37
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Alright! Picked up my MES 40 at Sam's Club yesterday. I called and they had two left, which is why it didn't show online. (Evidently, when the stock is low, they zero it out on line.) It is cleaned and currently on its seasoning cycle. Tomorrow I smoke my first BB! Looking forward to many years of tasty smoked meats. Thanks everyone!

post #31 of 37
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Is it the same one that Sam's carries or did they let you have the SS model?

 



Mine is Stainless Steel

 

post #32 of 37

I just did my first batch of ribs and they came out great.  The only issue I had was not getting as much smoke as I was hoping for.  I am going to have to experiment and also read up on how to get more out of it.  I aso made some Jerky which took approx 12 hours and once again, the smoke was an issue.  I may just get an aux smoke generator.  Other than that the machine worked great, The dialed in Temp stayed within 4 degrees plus/minus.

post #33 of 37
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I just did my first batch of ribs and they came out great.  The only issue I had was not getting as much smoke as I was hoping for.  I am going to have to experiment and also read up on how to get more out of it.  I aso made some Jerky which took approx 12 hours and once again, the smoke was an issue.  I may just get an aux smoke generator.  Other than that the machine worked great, The dialed in Temp stayed within 4 degrees plus/minus.


Cabelas gave you an ALL SS for the same price as a Sams black exterior MES 40??? Boy did you ever do good!!!  Nice Score!!!

 

Not enough smoke from your new MES 40 could mean you need the FREE retro fix. If that's the case, I would get that, and get it smoking the best you can. Then I would get an AMNS & an AMNPS, and sit back and relax from that day forward.

 

Bear

 

post #34 of 37
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I just got off the phone with Masterbuilt, (1-800-489-1581), ordering a cover and an extra heating element. On the recommendation of a friend, I ordered the heating element, which costs about $22, so that five years down the line, when this one goes out I won't have to call to order a new one, and hear them say, "sorry we don't make that model any more." I can just go to my closet and pull out the new one.... pretty low cost insurance if you ask me....

 

And to make the deal even better, I got 25% off my order using the code "MBFB25." Now, I'm off to order my A-MAZE-N smoking tray!

post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by davidmc4 View Post

I just got off the phone with Masterbuilt, (1-800-489-1581), ordering a cover and an extra heating element. On the recommendation of a friend, I ordered the heating element, which costs about $22, so that five years down the line, when this one goes out I won't have to call to order a new one, and hear them say, "sorry we don't make that model any more." I can just go to my closet and pull out the new one.... pretty low cost insurance if you ask me....

 

And to make the deal even better, I got 25% off my order using the code "MBFB25." Now, I'm off to order my A-MAZE-N smoking tray!


I guess it's better to be safe than sorry---$22 aint too bad either!

 

I just paid $20 for a pair of backup meat probes.

 

Bear

 

post #36 of 37

Cabelas matched the price?!?!?!

You got a "Sweet Deal" my friend!

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #37 of 37
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Cabelas matched the price?!?!?!

You got a "Sweet Deal" my friend!

 

 

Todd


I called Cabellas before going and they said to print out the web page ad with the price and they would match it, which they did.

 

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