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Jun 8, 2012 01:22 PM

Best place to buy Big Green Egg?

Thinking of springing for this but want to buy locally and from somewhere that offers knowledgeable support/maintenance feedback down the line.

Any recommendations?


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      1. re: poser

        sorry, for the brain lapse - I may have seen it at Home Depot or Lowe's. We've been making the rounds of home improvement stores and my memory is fuzzy. I am hazy but thought it was Costco.

        1. re: Cynsa

          I don't know about Lowes, but the ceramic cookers I saw at Home depot are knockoffs, not authentic BGE.

      2. At Eggs By the Bay in San Jose during the 2012 "Eggfest." scheduled for June 22. They will be selling the demo Eggs used only at the festival for a discounted price.

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        1. re: Civil Bear

          Just an FYI if knowledgeable and friendly support is important: The owner of Eggs by the Bay, Darry Smith, competes with Big Green Eggs on the barbecue competition circuit. He is friendly and helpful and really knows his stuff. He even qualified for "The Jack." -- an annual contest held in Lynchburg TN where only one team from each state is invited.

          I do not think you are going to get much support from the warehouse stores and places like Airport Home Appliance.

        2. AAA Sewing and Vacuum on B st. in San Mateo (directly across the street from Draegers) is fantastic. Jose the owner is an enthusiast And offers fantastic post purchase help. I bought mine from him and will probably purchase a large BGE this year.( I have a small)

          PS. Go to their website and check for BGE Demos. They will insist on feeding you.

          1. There is a place on Telegraph Ave in Oakland (around 47th) that advertises them, but I can't speak to the support/maintenance issue.

            1. Costco only has the small egg and there is no discount given. My husband bought our green egg at what is now "off the grid" in oakland. He scored a great deal...better than what the big green egg company was offering at the real eats festival in oakland last year. I know there is some big show thingy up in sacramento every september/october and then they sell off their eggs after the event...we got info about this at real eats last year (BGE had a booth there) - my husband could not go as I had just delivered my son a few days before the event, so he bought one locally.

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              1. re: jaimeabdilla

                A word of caution. If the ceramic cooker Costco is selling is an authentic BGE, there is no factory warrantee.