Agree. I have a GOSM. I was thinking of upgrading to a Bradley, but after googling pros and cons of the Bradley smoker, even in the face of a local store offering a very hefty discount on the 6 - I still ran away. Were too many columns on how to fix the feeding system, cost of the biscuits, being stuck with their flavors of smoke, chamber heating element inadequate, nah, no way, no how.
Is Basspro the only store in your area? I found my GOSM at Walmart. There are several other stores that have an offering in one form or another, and Bellingham is not that large a city. Plus, you gotta remember, most major retailers don't consider winter time to be 'BBQ" season and reduce their stock levels accordingly.