My wife took me out shopping for my birthday! First we went to Bass Pro Shops and looked at the 40" Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse that they had on sale for $359 and it looked great! That is until I looked at the back of the unit and it was the 800wt smoker. After reading a few posts here, I decided to look for the 1200wt model and low and behold Sams Club had it for sale at their regular price of $299! I called the MES customer service line to verify that it's the 1200wt model and they confirmed it was. I got a smoking (pun intended) deal on this baby! After applying for their credit card I got an extra $40 off my purchase! I got the 1200wt MES for $259!!!! Of course I cut up the credit card after I got home, but my new smoker is seasoning as I type and I think I'm going to christen it with a nice tri tip roast tomorrow! I can't wait! I truely love my old charcoal side drum/heatbox type smoker, but I'm so looking forward to smoking a butt or brisket without having to stay out all night and constantly monitoring the temperature! Naturally the wife said... "You're going to sell your old smoker, aren't you?" Are you kidding? How can you sell your baby that has served you so well for all of these years! It will look great sitting next to my new MES! Oh what a great day! PS. Sorry about the large font. I'm still getting used to the new format here and this is my first post in a long time.