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How much would you offer for this New Braunfels ?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mozoneman, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. I found this on CL, the seller wanted $225 for it. When I offered $100, he dropped the asking price to $200. What would be a reasonable good price for this New Braunfels smoker as shown in this picture.

    What is the model, anyway?


    Thanks in advance.
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try google or put "new braunfels smoker" in the amazon search tool. Lots of them.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    That looks like the one i used to have .Older heavy guage metal.

    I see that he has added the grate level thermos . If it has all the mods done to it and has no damage and very little to no rust, It is worth close to 2 bills.

     Check the legs REAL good as they were a source of aggrivation. they weren't strong enough IMO.

      Also check around both doors for warped areas.

     The warped doors is a fairly easy fix .

    Just like a used car ,The more dents and dings you can find the more ammo you have to haggle on the price.
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    I had that one years ago, if thats the heavy gauge steel and i only paid 150.00 new
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is the smoker he is selling new or has he used it?
  6. I sold mine this spring for $50...but it was also around 6 years old, a little rust and needed new charcoal racks and didnt have the 2 extra thermometers on it like this one.  Other than that, it looks like the same model...I think a newer one with the therm would probably be in the range of 100 to 150....
  7. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wouldn't pay much over $100.  Keep a Craigslist vigil and you'll find a better deal soon if he won't come down on his price.
  8. Thank you everyone!

  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Heck the older this post gets the lower the money gets so I say 75.00 bucks
  10. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I got a similar one by Char-Broil for under a hundred I think, brand new , still in the box.

    It worth what ever you want to spend, but I'm a thrifty person (aka Cheap) and I'd keep looking

  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sold my moded Char-griller smokin' pro for $80, was only 8 months old, and had cost $170 new w/ another $30 in mod materials.

    For $200 I would just save up another $70, and get a 18.5" WSM.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Not saying it's worth 2 bills But if this an older model NB .It is worth ALOT more than a smoke n pit. The older ones were heavy steel and would put out some great smokes w/ minimal mods. The doors were heavy enough not to warp and the boxes were thick enough to hold the heat.

     Right now i can go to acadamey and see the newer NB and the oklahoma joe pits side by side The nb pits are cheaply made and the metal is thin . The okie joes are the same as the NB pits used to be. The cost reflects the difference.
  13. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'd agree w/JIR
  14. udt89

    udt89 Newbie

    Dont even need $70.  You can score the WSM 18.5 for $239 right now.
  15. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    imo those are not the best smokers anyway, just saying