Hello, Well my Brinkman finally took a crap on me, the heating element went out. Instead of screwing with that thing anymore it is time for a new smoker. I have decided upon the MES 30" I must do electric as I live on the second floor of a condo building and it is on a wood deck, and when i tried my first charcoal one, had an issue and burnt a whole in the deck (long story involving alcohol). So anyways electric for me and i usually throw a couple charcoal briquets in there as well with the wood. My problem is Lowes & Walmart are not stocking the MES in stock, and i would like to see one before purchasing. Anyone else in this area know of a place that sells this model that i can take a look at and purchase from? I really don't like buying things like this online without seeing them, so i would rather pay a bit more and buy local for something like this. I am in Portland, or, more specifically beaverton, or. THANKS!