Gosm - Vermont Castings Is Going Bankrupt

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by oillogger, May 4, 2008.

  1. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

  2. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sucks, but I think that there are alot of companies hurting. Except the oil companies they are making a killing......
     
  3. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    The GOSM deluxe is what I had decided on buying, even though the Wal-Mart website showed the online orders were on back order... I was going to order anyway and wait it out.

    Well, back to the search I guess...[​IMG]
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Guess i better run an buy another one quick [​IMG]
     
  5. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    If you find somewhere that they can be ordered from and not placed on back order, drop me a note.
     
  6. slvance

    slvance Newbie

    Wally World still show the Wide Body 3405BGW as in stock. They delivered mine to my local store last Thursday. The first one the week before got there damaged and they cancelled my order. I reordered the next day and someone from CS emailed me and knocked ~$10 off for the delay.

    I'm not their biggest fan but it was hard to not order from them w/ the free shipping and all. I would of liked a Big Block but that would have ended up cost about another $100. So instead I invested $50 in baby backs, butts and a picnic and let her roll this past Sunday on her first smoke. The BB just fit 2 racks to a shelf, 2 butts on another shelf and 1 picnic and another rack on the third. Fit a couple fatties in the open holes. Think it's time to buy/make a fourth shelf.

    BTW Temp guage is ~10 low and so far I was able to easily keep it down around 225.
     
  7. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    so you saw the Big Block on Walmart's website?
     
  8. slvance

    slvance Newbie

    No they only have the wide body and the smaller one in the stores. There are only a couple places to get the BBs and all will cost ~$50 for shipping.
     
  9. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    Guess finding one not on backorder is the first challenge..
     
  10. slvance

    slvance Newbie

    The Wally World Wide Body is 20x14x34 w/ 4 positions and 3 grids. The Big Block is 24x16x36 w/ 5 positions and 4 grids. BB is avaliable from epod2000.com which is out of stock at $180, Bass Pro is $200 and not sure on stock and Amazon is $245 w/ free shipping? The other two will be ~$50 for shipping. So the $139 for the Wide Body w/ free shipping seems like the bargin and is avaliable. They got mine to the local store in ~ 5 days.
     
  11. stfron

    stfron Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Well, I'm sure someone will buy it up and manufacture the brand in CHINA. Thank god we can at least support THEIR economy and workers.
     
  12. mikedelta1

    mikedelta1 Newbie

    I hated the idea of paying shipping for the big block also, luckily I stopped in the Bass Pro Shops in Nashville and they were able to get one shipped to the store at no charge and discounted it 10% for not having it in stock.
     
  13. I got my Big Block from epod2000. The closest Bass Pro shop is in Branson about 5 hours away from here. So, $50 shipping was not bad if you look at what wouold have been spent on gas to pick one up. If you have one shipped epod is the cheapest. They were also quick. When i got it in one of the side racks that hold the meat racks was broke off. I called and they sent me two replacement side racks no cost in three days. I was really pleased. Home Depot, as big as they are, wouldn't match the price or have it shipped to their store. I hope they dont go under. It's too good of a sale to lose. I am sure Bass Pro will buy it up and manufacture it with a third party and call it the "Bill Dance Smoker" or something. Reviews are too strong on the GOSM series for it to stop being made.
     
  14. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So, next person to buy a GOSM -
    Take a good look at the box and see where it was made. [​IMG]
     
  15. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but the box mine came in already says "Assembled in CHINA, and Origin of parts in CHINA"...[​IMG]
     
  16. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Me too please!
     
  17. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    epod2000.com now says "No Longer Available"
     

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