I usually snicker when I read about someone running out of wood chips when into a smoke. I knew I was low, when I picked up the butts at Winco 99cents per lb earlier today. So it was in the back of my mind. Then I finally got around to loading meat into the MES and digging out my bags of wood chips and chunks. I had enough for about 4 hours. No problem I will start the smoke put chunks on and run to the store. Well ok plan two might be better since I had no vehicle, my vehicle is not operating right now. Plan two call the wife, she can get wood on the way home from work. Opps she left early. Cell phone, well my wife is like serious tech challenged, her cell is buried in her purse and she never anwsers. Ok wife gets home, and I run out the door to Lowes for wood. Well Lowes lets me down, they were completely out.... You can't go to a DIY store and not check out the BBQs and accessories. BINGO a 30" MES is sitting there. $199. This isn't the newer version, the chip tray is like my 18 month old, so I guess Masterbuilt figured out a way of getting rid of old inventory for the new models. Oh yeah Home Depot, had the chips, good thing they stay open until 10pm.