Consider it an upgrade or a downgrade as i dont have TOO much money to throw at a new smoker. As of right now i have the brinkman electric(red bullet) and i really do like it. It still works great but i would like to try my simple skills at charcoal, most likely an offset smoker. Criteria- Needs to be local Under 300.00 I dont mind basic and having to do simple mods ive already read about. Limited to the following - http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8154153 In stock at walmart. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...#ProductDetail Is this also called the Brinkman Smoke 'n pit?? http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...keyword=smoker sears might have this one in stock If the above is the smoke 'n pit then its my only three choices from the criteria i posted. target, home depot, or lowes are either out of stock or just dont carry them in stock. I found the vertical char grill(sp??) and it was FLIMSY. Should i upgrade from my Electric to charcoal?, or just keep the electric. Of the three which would you choose(most likely the two since sears probably doesnt stock it)? Lastly, i know i know, walmart sucks but it sadly is the only choice since no one else stocks anything affordable for a beginner charcoal guy. Kris ps. i didnt see anything online at bass pro shop. correct me if im wrong.