Hi Everyone, I just got a new MES 30" and came across the site while getting my education in smoking from the internet :) I just got my MES saturday, I was at lowes and the had one that was in the box but the box was really banged up so I got a manager to come over. I said to him, this box is really messed up, want to give me a deal on it? He says how about $100 ($179 reg), I just went for it, figured I could fix anything on it if worse came to worse. Well I got it home and the only thing wrong with it is a small dent in the back where the grease outlet is, you cant even see it on the inside. So to make a long story short I like to think Karma brought me and smoking meat together!! Glad to be a part of the forum and have learned alot already!