NEED HELP before I lose this. Is this a good deal for a used Weber Performer Gold?

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  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Since cooking, smoking, and grilling seems to be my biggest hobby, I have decided I want to finally get into charcoal grilling and smoking. I am always browsing on craigslist and came across a Weber Performer Gold. The seller said he'd take $150 for it. It includes the cover which costs an additional $40 and is in really great condition. Purchased a year ago new by the seller. My question is this. Only differences between this model and the regular weber one touch gold is that it has a table/cart, a charcoal bin, and a timer ( which seems insignificant). New, these items would cost $340. I just don't know if that's worth buying it for the few extras it has for $150 when I can get a new OTG for $150. Any opinions or advice would b helpful. Thanks all!

    Here's the amazon link to the grill model

     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know? How much would you use the table?

    I would use it a lot. If it was me I would be driving home with it already.
     
  3. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I like the performer because of the cart and all that , but its your taste that counts . do you need the table? do you have room for it? I think the performer is a great grill setup . I love that lid holder rig , and that is a terrific price if its only a year old , but its what you like that counts.
     
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  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just my 2 cents here worktogthr, but HOW would ya feel if ya did not get it & someone else bought it ?? Sounds like it's the one ya want & if that makes YOU happy, that's what matters. If so and your wanting a good charcoal grill, not much better than a Weber... Have a weber kettle 22.5 and WSM 18.5 & they are both great cookers.... Webers a good product IMHO & if I were in your shoes and lookin for a good charcoal Q'er , I would pull the trigger on it.... Let us know what ya decide but sounds like a good deal to me....

    Justin
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The cart would definitely come in handy, and the charcoal bin would allow me to keep the deck neat which would make the wife happy, and I have room for it. Also, I would be upset if someone comes a long and offers him more. I wanted the 22.5 weber kettle with the one touch system and this is a souped up version. I emailed him to set up a time to go get it. Thanks for the help. This site is costing me more and more money every day haha...I thought golf was an expensive hobby.
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy for ya man ! Hey, ya could have spent full price on it.... Sounds like ya gotta good deal and the way ya were talkin I think ya would have kicked yourself if ya had lost it !! So I see ribeye's as the first cook.... LOL

    Justin
     
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hahaha thanks. I won't breathe easy until it's in the back of my truck. Rib Eyes sound great...maybe with a couple of wood chunks thrown on the coals!
     
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  8. charcoal junkie

    charcoal junkie Smoking Fanatic

    That's a great deal I picked one up on Craigs List couple years ago. I love the propane burner for lighting charcoal. Pick up the Weber charcoal baskets from Lowes that's where I got mine. They work great for indirect grilling I use mine all the time.
     
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This one doesn't have the propane starter but I have a chimney starter someone gave me. It comes with the charcoal baskets though!
     
  10. I love mine, and even use the table when not using the grill. [​IMG]


    Pay no attention to that lighter fluid in the back. We told him he wasn't invited, but he keeps showing up.
     
  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, I pulled the trigger and bought it last night! It really is in great condition.  Seller admitted that his girlfriend is moving in and likes to grill as well but doesn't want to fuss with charcoal.  The things we do for those we love.  Only thing I might have to replace eventually in the charcoal grate.  A little rusty.  Like I mentioned before, it has the charcoal baskets for indirect cooking, and I defrosted a chicken for dinner on friday.  Smoked beer can chicken might be in order.  Relatively fast cook, meat ready to go, and its actually supposed to be nice out tomorrow!
     
  12. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Actually...just thinking.  Its a big bird so I am going to spatchcock it instead.  Think it wouldn't fit under the lid.
     
  13. How big is the bird? I do 6 pounders in mine easy, 2 at a time.
     
  14. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I
    It's 7 3/4 pounds. One of those roasters
     
  15. That is a big bird. Either way good luck. and don't forget to post the maiden Q.
     
  16. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... It's a monster. Gonna spatchcock it and smoke it with some apple.
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Remember go easy on the smoke and go hot.
     
  18. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How much should I use? I was just thinking about a medium sized chunk on each side. I usually cook them spatchcocked in the oven at 400 so I was thinking 375-400.
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That will work.
     
  20. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice.  $150 with the charcoal baskets is a steal.  Around here, much older models in not so great condition go for over $150, and that's without the baskets.
     

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