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What is up with the MBS 40? Getting hard to find.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bilder, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. bilder

    bilder Fire Starter

    Been wanting to buy the MES 40, but I cannot find them locally.  Seems no one carries that model or they have been sold out for months.  I could buy online, but the few places that have it in stock will kill me with the shipping charges.

    I can find the Original Bradley at a couple places as well as the MES 30, but the 40 is the one I really want to get.

    Anyone else having this problem?  Or is it just a local thing?
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  2. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    They've been getting thin since the middle of summer.  I have read about a few people still finding them at Sams.  I bought a used one for $100 and have seen a couple for around $200.

    I was going to tell you to try CraigsList until I saw you're in AK..
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Might be between models. Seems about that time of the year.

    I want one too----I'll wait another month or so.

    I'm tired of not being able to get 10 pounds of beef sticks in, and cutting rib racks in half !!!!!

    Wahhhhhhhh-[​IMG]-I want an MES 40 !!!!! [​IMG]
  4. bilder

    bilder Fire Starter

    Sams doe not even have it listed anymore.  It was there, but out of stock on their site just last week.
  5. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    I had to look back and see when I got my MES 30".  I was thinking it was around March but it was actually January.  I got my 30" at Home Depot and right after I got it people started seeing the 40" at Sams.  It was a month or so before they were everywhere.

    So historically I would say it could be January or February before we see a new model.
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm guessing Late October or November.

    Hoping too!
  7. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Bass Pro shops seems to be the only one listing it at the moment.  Price is $429.99 plus shipping = about $466.

    URL is http://tinyurl.com/basspro40

    A while back, I thought I saw it listed at Sam's for $299.

    Happy hunting.
  8. Academy also has them for $299.00
  9. markk

    markk Smoke Blower

    I bought mine about 6 weeks ago at the Cabela's store here in Omaha, 40" stainless, glass door and 1200 watt model. Kind of expensive though, $399.00 plus $50.00 for a two year extended warranty (in case of wiring problems).
  10. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

  11. When I bought mine in August, they only had 2 left at the Sam's by me.  I was told they were a seasonal item, and they were clearing them out at $242.00.  Hopefully they will restock again in spring.  But it seems all the good products there get discontinued after a while for some reason. 
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sams works on volume sales .If they are selling alot of an item they will usually pick it up again the following year. if sales are slow it's not brought back.
  13. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie

    I just picked up one of these at my local Sam's today in Charlotte, NC.  I have been checking them for a few weeks and they got 8 in today.

    I will be setting it up later this week and look forward to chatting with you guys about it and trying it out.
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Although members here don't see it this way Retailers do, BBQ and Grilling items are considered summer merchandise.  

    You will be lucky to find one at Sam's or the like until they start getting in their summer stock after the Christmas Sales Season and probably not until after the 1st of the year as they do not like paying taxes on inventory on hand January 1st.   Most states require them to report what is on hand Jan. 1st for taxes...
  15. puck2660

    puck2660 Newbie

    how much $??
  16. dgb1975

    dgb1975 Newbie

    Sams Club in O'Fallon, IL also just got 8 in.  The price was 298 and some change.  This appears to have a couple new features - a remote control and wheels on the back fro moving the unit.
  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    If it is available ( You may have to ask) get the 3 year extended warrenty from sams. The cost was $39. don't know if it will be the same this season.
  18. bilder

    bilder Fire Starter

    Looks like there may be a chance of getting a 40 in time for Thanksgiving.

  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Boy did I call that one in Post #3 and Post #6 on this very thread!

    Now all I have to do is get one of my area Sam's to get some in. 

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  20. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie


    Thanks.  I will call about the warranty.