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I'm in the market for a new Kamado.  I've narrowed it down to the Big Joe and a Summit Charcoal.  I'm leaning heavy towards the Big Joe, but am curious to know how deep the discount is at Costco.....  The roadshow schedule isn't coming to B'ham in the near future, but I'm willing to drive over to ATL.  Question:  For those what are near a costco, what are the current prices for the grills?  

Also, I read on kamadojoe.com that the warranty is not honored when purchased from a store like Costco.  I realize Costco might pick up the warranty, but wanted to verify other's experience.  

I appreciate the advice and look forward to the future discussions.

 

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9 minutes ago, au4stree said:

I'm in the market for a new Kamado.  I've narrowed it down to the Big Joe and a Summit Charcoal.  I'm leaning heavy towards the Big Joe, but am curious to know how deep the discount is at Costco.....  The roadshow schedule isn't coming to B'ham in the near future, but I'm willing to drive over to ATL.  Question:  For those what are near a costco, what are the current prices for the grills?  

 

The next closest show to you will be in the Brookhaven warehouse, north of Atlanta, Feb 23 - March 4.  

 

https://www.costco.com/kamado-joe-schedule.html

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5 hours ago, LargeRedJoe said:

 

The next closest show to you will be in the Brookhaven warehouse, north of Atlanta, Feb 23 - March 4.  

 

https://www.costco.com/kamado-joe-schedule.html

thanks for the reply, but am curious if anyone remembers the pricing at the roadshows?  I've got a price locally with free delivery, but needed to know if it's worth my time to drive to ATL.

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5 hours ago, Ben S said:

Road show Joes come with a full warranty. I do not remember the prices off the top of my head. 

Thanks, this checks one of my concerns off the list.

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Dude, don’t know if this is current. If not check the Costco website. Iirc the classic II was going for like $980 or something like that.  Only way to beat that is the roadshow demo deal...now that is like a felony larceny without the jail time if you can score it...get in early 

 

https://www.costco.com/kamado-joe-schedule.html

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42 minutes ago, prowe said:

Dude, don’t know if this is current. If not check the Costco website. Iirc the classic II was going for like $980 or something like that.  Only way to beat that is the roadshow demo deal...now that is like a felony larceny without the jail time if you can score it...get in early 

 

https://www.costco.com/kamado-joe-schedule.html

Yes.  I've seen the schedule, what I'm trying to figure out is price for the grills.  I agree, $980 is a good price for the regular Joe.

 

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4 minutes ago, LargeRedJoe said:

In December the Classic II sold for $969. Big Joe for $1299. Both included a cover and a box of fire starters. I would expect 2018 pricing to be the same.

Thank you LargeRed Joe, this is what I was needing.  Looks like I'll be traveling to Georgia at the end of February.  That price is a a $500 swing compared to local pricing or anything I've seen online.  The big joe is selling around $1700-1850 around here....

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2 hours ago, au4stree said:

Thank you LargeRed Joe, this is what I was needing.  Looks like I'll be traveling to Georgia at the end of February.  That price is a a $500 swing compared to local pricing or anything I've seen online.  The big joe is selling around $1700-1850 around here....

 

Ask if they will price match Costco.  When I was going to buy one I called the local place and they said they would price match but of course, they were out of stock so off I went to Costco.  Worth a shot anyway.

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Well to further complicate things, I got a great price on a Weber Summit today. $1350 for the standalone unit ($1799 for table version).....Hard decision now.  Both are great grills, just gotta make a call I suppose. 

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