Have to purge a smoker....how much should I charge for it?

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ammaturesmoker

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This is a completely modified OKJ Highland Smoker. I originally paid 280 for it from lowes a couple years ago. I had the firebox welded shut and then had the firebox welded to the cook chamber. It was sandblasted and then hit with a special paint that NASA uses. Has been much better than the original paint that flaked after a single smoke. It comes with heat management baffle/tuning plates from bbqsmokermods.com and also food safe heat bricks also from the same outfitter. Those plates alone runs almost 100 bucks shipped. Comes with an extra thermometer and cover that is made for the unit. I later installed gate latches. What would you guys ask? 225-275?!




 
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If this were one of the Davidsons' OKJ models, your pricing would be in the park. Since it isn't, you'll be seeing half that amount, or less. What you describe above is similar to someone putting mags, spinners, 1000 watt sound system, etc., in a Chevy Spark: at the end of the day, what do you still have? An inexpensive, entry level vehicle, and this is the same scenario.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but a reality. Can't really expect to get more than you paid for NIB, regardless of what add-ons may have been performed. Knew a guy who would buy up Jaguars, pull the unreliable British engines , and drop Chevy 350s, which could be counted on, in their place. Certainly didn't, nor could, sell those Jags for more than they fetched when they rolled off the showroom floor. Good luck.
 
doesn't bother me at all. I have two of the original Davidson units already. I would not let them go for under 700.
 
well...sold for $250:00....when you are not near Texas or the mid-west, even decent units like mine have a value. I am still taking a loss but have to downsize. I need one to fit in my tent trailer. Wife letting me have 4 offset smokers is out of the question if I like sleeping in my warm bed with her as much as I like smoking bbq food. The thing is here in Utah, we do not have access to the same easy to get units like you guys do. As a matter of fact, shipping those beasts from companies out of Texas runs as much as 1/3rd of the price you guys pay down there. Only recently have we received another channel of distribution which is Bass Pro Shops and their purchase of Cabella's. They carry Horizon and do free ship to store. Not many people know this but Wal-Mart used to distribute like this with the original Davidson units before he sold to NB/Charbroil. He had some short infomercials back in the day and would use wal-mart as a distribution source. Brilliant idea until Wal-mart said no more and sales slowed. Now Charbroil is relaunching with options such as revers flow options and pushing the Oklahoma Joe Brand.
 
Good on you--congrats. One item of note: Davidson sold to CharBroil in 1998, not New Braunfels. NB was consumed by the Death Star and out of business a year earlier in 1997.

With fuel being what it is, you can justify (in many instances) a road trip in a pickup or pulling a trailer to avoid shipping charges on some of these rigs.
 
Good on you--congrats. One item of note: Davidson sold to CharBroil in 1998, not New Braunfels. NB was consumed by the Death Star and out of business a year earlier in 1997. Nope....NB bought them and then Charbroil soon after. NB was relaunched for a few years by charbroil. This is from wiki pedia.

With fuel being what it is, you can justify (in many instances) a road trip in a pickup or pulling a trailer to avoid shipping charges on some of these rigs.
 
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