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gt2003
12-20-2011, 11:03 PM
I finally had to finish my Christmas shopping tonight. I headed to Ft Smith and actually picked up everything I needed at Academy. Lo and behold there is a Home Depot right next door. So, I decided I'd see if they had the Performer on sale for $199. SURE ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! The display had the original price as $329, on sale for $199. So, I took it to the counter and it rang up as $279 then $329 depending on what code they scanned on the box or what # they entered in the store computer. But, it never rang up as $199. So, they had to check it out. Some bozo came out and was talking to them saying it was probably a lower price to clear the old ones out and the ones in stock now, except the floor model, were $279. It was a nightmare and I remained calm the entire time. Finally they sold it to me for $199. I've got it home, in the garage and plan on putting it together after work tomorrow. Obviously I'll post pics once it's done!

Thanks Vermin for the heads up! If you hadn't mentioned it in the other thread, I never would have looked!

PigCicles
12-20-2011, 11:06 PM
Congratulations buster! You stuck with that and came out the winner. You'll be a happy cooker very soon.

Vermin99
12-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Congrats on the new grill, glad you found one at such a low price!:thumbs up::thumbs up:


If you have any missing or damaged parts don't hesitate to call, Webers customer service is outstanding!

gt2003
12-20-2011, 11:17 PM
Thanks! I'm interested to learn all about cooking on it as far as heat zones etc. I know they can get really, really hot, I've already proved that. It's time to experiment with a coal free zone for indirect heat, a low coal zone for things that need to cook more slowly like hot links and also the hot, hot zone for steaks that I wanna sear on the outside. I'm also going to try it for smoking just because I can. This should be a wild but fun ride!

Vermin99
12-20-2011, 11:32 PM
I set mine up the same way 99% of the time. I use one lit chimney full of charcoal and bank it on the opposite side of the charcoal bin. I have never used the charcoal holders tha come with the grill.

gt2003
12-20-2011, 11:36 PM
In sort of a downward slope? That's kind of my thinking. I can't wait to get this thing built and start cooking on it. Duck hunting very well may get in the way of it Friday and Saturday. Hopefully I'll get it built and lit tomorrow night. What kind of propane bottles does it take? I'm guessing the ones you use for something like a camping lantern or a soldering torch?

SmokyOkie
12-21-2011, 05:18 PM
What a deal! I think you'll like it real well.

It takes the standard 1# Coleman bottles or equivalent.

gt2003
12-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Thanks Tim. I think I'll run by and pick an extra up on the way home. I appreciate it. Assembly tonight!

SmokyOkie
12-21-2011, 05:56 PM
You're welcome Greg.

PigCicles
12-21-2011, 07:19 PM
To maintain my usual PIA status ...


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gt2003
12-21-2011, 07:50 PM
SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT!!!!! I just got the darn thing put together and now the picture is perfectly clear!!!! The reason the barcode rang up as $279 was because this is the one WITHOUT the gas starter! It's the one WITH the gas starter that is $199. Now the question is, do I take this one back fully built and exchange it for the one with the gas starter or do I just use it the way it is? I got a dang good deal either way. Thoughts??? For those of you that have one, is the gas start a super huge advantage?

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PigCicles
12-21-2011, 08:13 PM
I don't know about the gas starter but umm Greg ... you really shouldn't use a charcoal grill indoors :msn-wink: :roflmaoha0:

gt2003
12-21-2011, 08:16 PM
WTF??? The George Foreman is a grill and it can be used inside so I figured I'd be ok!

On the phone with them now to see if they have one with the gas starter. I really should get what I want, right?

gt2003
12-21-2011, 08:39 PM
OK, this isn't getting any better! I call Home Depot and tell them what happened. They read off the clearance tag and it says performer with gas starter. However, the model # on the tag is equivalent to the performer without the gas start? WTF????? So, I'm going to call tomorrow afternoon to see if they'll swap me out. Since mine is already built, surely we can swap floor models, right? Either way I'm getting a good deal, just figured if I can get the gas start that I'll be better off!

PigCicles
12-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Get what you want. The gas start has to be a handy feature and I'd see what I could do to get it if I wanted it. Let us know how it all goes for ya.

gt2003
12-21-2011, 09:23 PM
Will do! I called them and the only one they have left with the gas ignition is the floor model. The lady I talked to said I could switch it out with the one I built. I will make sure tomorrow before I head that way! Either way I won't be overly upset. If I can get the gas start, I WILL!

SmokyOkie
12-21-2011, 09:57 PM
I see, the reason it was so cheap was because it was a black one. Everybody wants the red one and the blue one.


















Not really.

I'd get the gas one and make them assemble it.

gt2003
12-21-2011, 10:21 PM
Geez Tim, I dunno! It's a cluster fk for sure. I'm going to try to get the gas light out of it tomorrow. If not, I still got a damn good deal!

SmokyOkie
12-21-2011, 10:23 PM
You mean a fuster cluck?

gt2003
12-21-2011, 10:28 PM
Exactly!

Vermin99
12-21-2011, 10:30 PM
I don't even use the gas assist, use my banjo burner or weed burner to start my coals.

gt2003
12-21-2011, 10:38 PM
I don't even use the gas assist, use my banjo burner or weed burner to start my coals.

Thanks John. I wasn't sure if I should be too persistent or not. If I can get the gas light, I will. Otherwise, I'm not losing sleep over it!

gt2003
12-22-2011, 02:17 PM
Thanks John. I wasn't sure if I should be too persistent or not. If I can get the gas light, I will. Otherwise, I'm not losing sleep over it!

Guess I'm not losing sleep over it, lol! I just called and now their price is $279. So, that not only saves me time but also another 45 minute trip to Fort Smith! The best thing is, I can cook on it tonight. Pics to come!

Bubblehead
12-22-2011, 06:55 PM
What a deal! I think you'll like it real well.

It takes the standard 1# Coleman bottles or equivalent.


I use a full size with adapter hose. Cheaper and less swapping bottles. :msn-wink:

tomshoots
12-22-2011, 07:20 PM
I'm jealous! HD's around here sell out. No special deal. Checked online too. Zip! :exasper:

gt2003
12-22-2011, 07:51 PM
1st cook not going so well! Are the Weber chimneys a lot larger than the generic ones? Had to add charcoal to my fire but not when I cooked at Micheles and she has the Weber chimney!

SmokyOkie
12-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Weber chimneys are pretty good sized, but I have seen off brand ones larger and smaller both.