what would be the value of a used Oklahoma Joe?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by graybeard, May 27, 2009.

  1. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A few years old but made from 1/4 steel!>>>>> IT IS MADE OF 3/16 STEEL AND NOT 1/4 INCH. I'm looking at this smoker to buy and will be selling my double door after one year of great use and enjoyment.

  2. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    1/4 man thats some heavy duty sheet ..ooo[​IMG]
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Div is right, and that sheet aint cheap these days. ck steel prices.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have an old New Braunsfeld Red River;

    She's 1/4" CR steel and a great little smoker.I have modded her for reverse flow,but only helped her efficiency.In my honest opinion(if you are selling) is to ask at least $200.00 for her. Those in the know will appreciate it(depending on condition).If buying and the dude doesn't know what's up,well[​IMG]. Then take hima rack of spares when you cook on it.[​IMG].

    Hope that answers your question;good luck and

    bbqfans aka Old School BBQ
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It also depends on the size an condition. If you look at the Horizon smokers that will give ya an idea on how much one would run new. Ok Joes aint made like that now a days.
  6. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Agree with RickW, value is going to be based on size and condition. The original OK Joes pits were fully welded, no bolt togethers and should last a lifetime... I would value them more than most.
  7. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This is the 20 inch model and the main smoke box is 40 inches long and the firebox is 20X20. Total lengh is 66 inches long.

    Hey jamesb. I'm puzzled now by what you said. The legs on this one are bolted on.
    As far as condition how could it not be almost perfect having 1/4 steel other than surface rust?

  8. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry for the confustion. The originals were all welded. Over the years, there were changes made to lower the cost and make shipping easier (ie:bolt on legs). As long as it's not rusted out, it should be good to go... Is the firebox welded or bolted on?
  9. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    another good question James B. The firebox is bolted on but it does have the steel spoke wheels.

  10. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    did you caliper it? I have never seen a 1/4 inch one that was bolted firebox, not even the walmart 3/16 ones were bolted sfb, I suspect its one of the 10-11 gauge sheetmetal ones from academy, $449 new, the fact you say its a couple years old sheds doubt also, OK Joes sold out in 1998 and there was only small window of time they were selling the 3/16 ones to sams and select walmarts, if it was 1/4 inch it has to be 10 years old at least or a horizon which are identical to the early joes.
  11. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    OK, here's the update. It is 3/16 and not 1/4. Could this be a deal breaker??

  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    3/16 is still better than much of what is being produced today if its in decent shape it should last a very long time.
  13. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    To answer your original question....I would say it would definetly depend on how good of shape it is in, I would want to see it first and like Piney said 3/16 is still better than what a lot of folks are putting out these days.

    I would say it should be worth somewhere between $100 - $200 dollars, if you are trying to sell I would start at $200 and let someone talk you down. If you are looking to Buy I would offer $100 and negotiate your way to a price you are comfortable paying

    Good Luck and Happy Smokes
  14. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Worth nothing to you if you wait too long and someone else scoops it up [​IMG]
  15. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    OK, I bought it and it's in my front yard sitting in my trailer. I gave $200 and am somewhat please. It looks twice as big as my double door. I may post pics later. I'll also run the serial number and maybe get some true facts. BTW, it has wooden handles.

  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats and we'll be waiting on those pics [​IMG]
  17. I bought one of these (OK Joe Longhorn) used last spring. The guy I got it from said they are around $450 new when he bought it. I paid almost that much at two years old due to the fact that it has several custom modifications (plasma torch and welding involved). I love the heck out of this smoker and would recommend it to anyone. If this one you are looking at is almost perfect in condition, maybe start around $250 - $300 and see what you can get away with. You won't be disappointed.

  18. Thief! Thief!
    You stole that thing!
    Happy smoking. You will be happy with your purchase.

  19. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking forward to the pics. For that price it's not bad, I know what the Horizons cost and their not cheap. Then again they're some heavy duty units.
  20. heres a 1/4 inch model with tuning plates . Just curious as there are some knowledgeable smoker people here. How much do you think its worth.

    had it mounted on its own custom trailer and still have the trailer.

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