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A lucky Smoker score!

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  1. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Military Outpost Moderator

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    Once in a while you get lucky, and luck usually doesn't come in my direction to often.
    A fella I know who is a member of our gun club calls me today and says; "Are you Interested in a (new) but returned Oklahoma Joes Smoker"? I said, HELL YEAH! My friend works for a big box (Home type) store and I'm sure you can guess, He asked me not to say anything as to where but this smoker/grill was a return/new. The lid, door doesn't align right and the person who was trying to assemble it, stripped many of the dam bolts. :headbang::picard: He told me they had to remove the name plate because "technically" it had to be destroyed but I got it at the stores purchase price. $150.00. I ran right up there and grabbed it! :D:cool: So, I've done some wrench'n, tweek'n and got'r almost like new. The door hinges are mis-aligned and welded wrong but I really don't give a $#!T. So, I can get some serious smoking done this year. :drool:
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    Good for you!!!
     
  3. MikeInMa

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    Nice!

    Fire it up and get it seasoned.
     
  4. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Military Outpost Moderator

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    Might bring this one up North! :cool::) It'll get some great use up there. :yes:
     
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    Sweet!! I’ve been keeping an eye out for a steal on one exactly like that. :thumbs:
     
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    Great score! I can’t imagine how much mostly good stuff they just toss at stores like that.
     
  7. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Military Outpost Moderator

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    Stuff like that can't get sent back so they chalk it up as a loss and usually destroy it unless the employees want to buy it. It's a win, win if they do. My friend said they have a dumpster just full of destroyed stuff a week. o_O Thats sad.
     
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    WeldrDave Military Outpost Moderator

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    Now's the time to look at the big box stores for "clearance" of last years items. My local Lowes and Home Depot have an area of things 50 to 75% off going on now. :yes: They have new Inventory coming in, they can't keep the older stuff.
    I could tell the smoker I just got sat outside for a bit, there is surface rust in the bottom of the cooking area, no big deal for $150.00 and it's not perfect but I'll get my $$$ out of it. :)
     
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    Yeah man , get it going.

    I seasoned mine last weekend and going to fire it up this weekend for some Pastrami and Chicken for the first run.

    Keep us posted.
     
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    Thats how I bought my Blackstone Griddle ; Half price and I just couldn't walk by without putting it on the cart.
     
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    :faint:
     
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    WeldrDave Now that’s a very good friend to have :thumbs:
     
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    Nice score Dave. I love scratch & dent/returns type if stuff. Can you get a FHC logo for the name plate?
    Gonna bring it to NH soon? Any good smoker wood up there?

    EDIT: i see that it ill make the trip North.
     
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    It's one of those (favor) things. I've helped him out before on a few occasions and he know's I cook/smoke/grill at our club during our summer BBQ's, so it was just by chance it happened. :yes::cool:
     
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    Yes, I ordered one. $17.00. :yes: Don't really need it, but for dress up... I ordered it. But sadly it doesn't say FHC; :( It says Oklahoma Joes!
     
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    They didnt have one that said New Jersey Dave's? :D :eek: :rofl: :lol:
     
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    I actually cut the nameplate off my cooker , not that I wasn't happy with the name or the quality but the location to me just looked like an after thought so I surgically removed it.
    You can see it in the picture on the left side of the shelf.
     
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    Maybe we should have the GTG at your place instead? :beerbbq: Nice looking unit! :thumbs:
     
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    Boy, I really like the "shelving grid" around it! Sweet! :cool::yes:
     
  20. buzz-saw

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    Yes , the space is nice.
    With a name like welderdave I am guessing you could add something to yours.