Bubba Q

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by azrocker, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  2. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    Looks to work like a green egg. I would be curious to know!
     
  3. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    first I ever heard of them, any idea on price, usually when they don't put it on the website its not good lol, one of them if you have to ask its to much type of things.
     
  4. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't have any experience with the BGE Knockoff, but I do have some experience with their products that would influence me for spending any more money with their company.

    I had a large insulated mug that I really liked, and after a couple of months, it started dribbling down the front of my shirt everytime I took a drink. I liked the large size, so I went and got another one. After a couple of months...same thing. I called them and their customer service apologized and took my information to send me a replacement....It never showed up. I was out maybe 25 bucks, but more than that, they did not deal with me in good faith and follow through on their commitment. Apparently their idea of customer service is to appease you on the phone and then file the complaint in the trash can.

    This to me shows a lack of customer service, (not to mention POS products). Since they got me twice, they get no more of my money!

    Just my $.02
     
  5. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    I just saw one at Home Depot this past weekend. I'm 1/2 brain dead today so I can't remember what they cost...somewhere between $499-$799 I think. It seemed a lot lighter than the BGE.
     
  6. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    good to know on the mugs and jugs, I was looking at one of the big ones, better pass
    China has knocked off about everything under the sun, I sure wish they would send some $199 Large size BGE clones our way.
     
  7. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Why would you like some $199.00 clones?[​IMG] Must want to see what really poor customer service is all about.
     
  8. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Customer service is high on my list[​IMG] I won't shop a store with poor service. Thanks for the info!
     
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto that.
     
  10. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    because its $10 worth of ceramic and $10 worth of enamal on $10 in sheetmetal, maybe go crazy and have $30 in stainless steel for the grills, handles and vents? Even the true eggheads will admit the customer service from BGE is not spectacular, sure it has a lifetime warranty but please go read the 1100 words entailed in the LIMITED lifetime warranty, you have to mark any chips cracks or defects on the purchase invoice or they void the warrantly, if you mop your smoke or add liquids, if you use lighter fluid, if they determine you improperly used it or did not maintain it properly, buy it off the internet ???? they void the warranty, and the outside is not covered at all for rust or chips/cracks, I am a fan of the BGE, know three people that own them, thats why I want one!
     
  11. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Ok, let's go ahead and say they have $60.00 in materials (your math) and you're willing to cough up $199.00 for a clone, that you have no clue as to how long it will last. With any kind of luck you'll get the 50/50 warranty which is 50 seconds or 50 ft which ever comes first. Then when you do have the "dreaded" problem, and customer service decides they want to jerk you around for any number of reasons; return this part or that part or worse, return the whole unit at your expense. Then buyer beware comes in to play. Bottom line-In most, not all cases, you get what you pay for.
     
  12. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    lol I guess its the same reason some of us go through a couple cheap sfb units and maybe even a ecb or two before we invest in a heavy gauge pit, we are to tight to give up the cash o laa. I suppose a few guys start off with a bge but most have grilled before, for the price of the xl bge and a table you could get a weber and a years worth of food to cook on it.
     
  13. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    That guy in the blue shirt giving the thumbs up really won me over. Besides, it has built in beer bottle openers.
     
  14. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Saw it at Home Depot. $799.00 + $15.00 to assemble if you want. Looked well built, should be for that $$$ [​IMG]
     

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