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Go for it, I also had a craigslist offset I purchased for $30 lol. But after 1 summer of that I purchased the MES30, I use it alot. There are a few cons(in my own opinion) I never liked wood chips bc they burn to fast so I have always just small chunks, and now use a DIY A-maze+N pellet smoker(check my latest thread for images). The MES is a set it and forget it until you have to add wood which is about ever hour. If you purchase a A-maze+N pellet smoker, it is in its truest form and "set it and forget it smoker". hope this helps.
Personally I wouldn't get that one.
Besides the fact that it isn't a very good price, that is one of the original Gen #2 units with the slanted drip plate & the top vent is in the side.
If you want an MES 40, look for a Gen 2.5 BT, or a Gen #1.
Looks like Gen 2
They are not the first choice and $399 is no bargain. Looks like Academy Sports still has the Gen 1, All Stainless 20070311 for $350 and at Amazon you can get the Blue Tooth for $50 more than what you are looking at.You may find it cheaper if you look around...JJ
I bought a MES 30 Gen 1 some time ago, and have never looked back. I always use an AMNPS--unless I'm dumb enough to run out of pellets--then I use some chips in the MES chip box.
This may help explain it:
I understand that, but Personally I wouldn't pay $20 for a Gen #2.
I've seen too many people get one before knowing about them, so I'm telling you ahead of time.
Whether you make payments to the store or put the same $10 a week under the mattress, you won't have a smoker until you get all the funds together. So pay layaway or save up, it's the same...JJ