Bad Timing

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by matts, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Well after months of unsuccessul searching for a propane tank for my last build, which I ended up using a fuel tank.  I finally get some info today about someone wanting to sell one.  They have a 100 gallon LP tank (actually 180 gallons) that they were going to build a smoker out of until they realized how much it would cost.  Now this guy is asking me if I want to buy it from him.  Well hells ya I want it for my next build, but I am not desperate for it.  What to do?

    As typing this thread, I just got a text saying he would like $100 plus some pulled pork for it.  LOL.  I think that is fair and I would have done it a few months ago, but I don't know what to do now.  Maybe I will lowball him a bit.  
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Offer $50 and a hotdog, make him forget about the price and work for the pulled pork !!!
  3. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i'm with mossymo... LOL! seriously that sounds like a perty good deal, it would almost be worth gettin just to have for future builds
  4. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    I may do the $50 and even throw in the PP.  I have been wanting to another batch of PP anyway and since I buy the butts two at a time, I won't have to freeze one.  I got family vacation coming up next week so I told him I would have to wait till after that to see if I have any cash left.
  5. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Well I never did send a counter offer on the tank yet, but I got one from him tonight.  He offered the tank to me for free.  But there is a catch.  I will have to go cook for a big Octorberfest party he has every year.  I have a couple good friends that know this guy (brother-in-law to one of them) and they say the party is a good time and this guy is pretty cool.  So I think I will be taking him up on this offer.

    hmmm, now what am I going to do with this tank?  I am thinking a mini trailer build.
  6. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think that is a fine deal so long as he is buying all the meat. Even if you are cooking for a couple hundred people you are not  gonna spend to terrible much on supplies.

    You may even pick up a few people that want a slab or two every so often. Might make enough side cash to fund your next build.
  7. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    ya Tom, he will pay for all the supplies and I was thinking the same thing about the extra stuff.  His parties will be free, but if someone else like the food and want their party done, I won't be for free.
  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hhmmmm, tip jar set near your smoker? [​IMG]
  9. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    It's amazing how the party festivities always migrate to the smoker when the door opens.
  10. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    haha, maybe not the first go around.  but then again??

    I guess this guy is a partyer.  He has a separate building in his back yard that is his personal bar.   he has arcades and a bunch of other stuff.  So this could be a fun all nighter if I bring my helpers with me.  One of those party before the party kinda deals.

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