Where to buy GOSM big block

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by jethro, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. jethro

    jethro Smoke Blower

    Greetings all, Ive been looking for a GOSM big block to purchase online 'cause I can't find one locally. Anyone got a link to a company that sells these at a decent price? Thanks.
     
  2. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

  3. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

  4. jethro

    jethro Smoke Blower

    Thanks, I did find the epod one and I forgot all about amazon. I read the reviews on amazon and every one stated some damage from poor packaging, has anyone else had that problem? I don't want to have to pay to ship something back or wait for replacement parts.
     
  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gander Mountain retail stores will sometime have them in stock. Check them out if there is one near you.

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  6. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bought my GOSM Big Block From Home Depot and it arrived in absolutely pristine condition! That puippy was strapped to a 36X48 pallet and had "buffers" on all the edges.

    Kudos to Home Depot!

    Cheers!
     
  7. You can always order it at a Home Depot via HomeDepot.com and have it shipped directly to the store. If it is damaged, they have to deal with the fall out...not you. I ordered mine via the store (got the item number from the website) and it arrived in perfect condition

    c2500
     
  8. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Not according to the 3 stores I talked too. :( Would've definately been better to have picked it up at a store I drive by 5 or 6 times a week, but nooooooo! :twisted: Pretty disappointed with HD on that one.
     
  9. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Y'know, Chad, the Home Depot website specifically states "online or catalog only". And gives an instore catalog number. Were it my druthers, I would march into the nearest Home Depot, armed with that printout, ask to speak to the manager, and and show him the printout of his online store and info provided on the GOSM. Then ask him if you need to contact Customer Service to get a clarification of an already clearly stated program.

    Methinks that the average "troop" in a Home Depot is not aware of the whole picture. If you speak to a department manager or above you will get bettter results. They must honor that website program! The floor person is most interested in a paycheck, the manager is most interested in sales volume!

    Go for it, Brother!

    Cheers!
     
  10. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank You srmonty...I was given the same answer by HD last week. Unfortunately did not have your advise then. Luckily..did not order yet.(was headed out of town)..Now, I will be fully armed when I return and won't be in a rush. Thank You
     
  11. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great! Keep me posted, Cajun_1!

    My nearest HD is about 30 miles away so before I head there I usually call to check on instore stock. I have found that most usually the floor personnel generally have their head up their butt and really don't care if you come or not. This is especially true of evening and weekend help.

    When I lived in a more populated part of the country I used this same approach for doing business with HD. Funny how when all of a sudden they are most willing to kiss yer butt when you start spending the kind of money I spent there!

    But the "Online or Catalog" only tag with an instore order number MUST be honored and by advising that you will contact Customer Service they will take notice!

    Cheers!
     
  12. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great! Keep me posted, Cajun_1!

    My nearest HD is about 30 miles away so before I head there I usually call to check on instore stock. I have found that most usually the floor personnel generally have their head up their butt and really don't care if you come or not. This is especially true of evening and weekend help.

    When I lived in a more populated part of the country I used this same approach for doing business with HD. Funny how when all of a sudden they are most willing to kiss yer butt when you start spending the kind of money I spent there!

    But the "Online or Catalog" only tag with an instore order number MUST be honored and by advising that you will contact Customer Service they will take notice!

    Cheers!


    EDIT! Update: the GOSM Big Block is "Temporarily Unavailable" according to the HD website. Sounds to me like they are looking to increase their price based on the popularity of the model. They are featuring the smaller model at no discoount!

    Here is the info you need to backorder that unit at the current price:
    The Great Outdoors Deluxe Gas Smoker
    Model 3605 BGD
    $189.00
    Internet/ Catalog Only
    Internet/Catalog #100397858
    Store In-Stock SKU # 450992
    Store Special Order SKU # 450992
     
  13. I ordered my bosm big block from epood 2000, and it arived in less than a week in perfect condition.

    Scott
     
  14. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent, Scott! And I know you are enjoying your GOSM! The reason I am so hot on this thing is that the big boys bully their way into a neighborhood promising the world and then do not deliver!

    Add that to the fact that they all but push the little guy out of existence and then control the market where service is third, profit first!

    Cheers!
     
  15. As a homebuilder, I deal with the pro-desk in the store. Special Services should be able to do the order, plus the store gets credit for the sale. Ironically, I had no problem when I ordered mine. I would get up with a store manager and I bet they will order it all day long.

    c2500
     
  16. As a bit off the exact topic,

    A while back I researched the Stainless Steel Version via GOSM and was told the could be bought at Costco (Canada Only) and Bass Pro Shops (though only a select few stores had them) Has anyone run across them at a Bass Pro Shops? I don't think it is the double walled version. I tried stores in GA, SC, and NC with no luck. GOSM said they could be ordered via Bass Pro Shops corporate office....but I never found out where that was and the stores I spoke with were not overly helpful.

    c2500
     
  17. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I could not agree with you more, c2500! Monday through Friday during the early hours they have their best talent onboard to handle the professionals. But for the nine to five crowd, be on your toes!


    Cheers!
     
  18. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The website now says "Temporarily Unavailable", so my local HD claims it can't be ordered online until further notice. At least I went in armed to the teeth, but still left unsucessful.
     
  19. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cajun_1,

    Please read the edit on my previous post! Theyt sure react quickly to pressure!

    Cheers!
     
  20. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Man, you guys done went and got all wound up while I was gone. [​IMG]

    I do agree with ya Monty that you can make them step and fetch, but I was so pissed at the incompetency of the bunch where I was at I just quit. I had all the #'s and info for them, a couple keystrokes and they had a sale. Or, maybe it really was already unavailable in there system when I was trying to get it. It just ended up being better for me to order it elsewhere. They were 100 miles away and it was hard to believe anything they did was gonna be right.

    My biggest reason above all else though was that with the company being sold to CFM and all that I wanted to insure I had one while they were still available. I had been in a holding pattern watching for a stainless one.

    Cajun_1, good luck on getting your GOSM wherever you end up finding it.
     

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