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Hey all, My name is Will, I WILL be a new Kamado Joe Big Joe owner in the next few days. Looking forward to some great smokes and grill outs! I also do a lot of All grain home brew beer for fun, because well, I like it better. And last but not least, I am ridiculously crazy about lawn care... anyway, im glad to be a part of the forum and reading through all the info. 

 

I do have one question though, (and I hope this isn't already covered, and if it is, I apologize) but I can either get a grill from a somewhat local grill store (45 mins away) or from Costco. The guy from Costco will only be there till Sunday April 15, 2018 and I was curious if any y'all could help me out on this; Costco price and local grill store price is about the same but I was curious more about the taxes. I live in Texas, and I know regardless of any company's offer, Texas wants their cut, which is fine, but I read somewhere that Costco roadshow is tax free, has anyone else heard of that? if so it would be worth the extra $150 or so... plus Costco is closer. 

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Hello & welcome. I too am a new member here, and as of last night a new KJ big joe owner. I purchased from Costco during a roadshow and recommend that you do the same to save money. Taxes will depend on state laws, some states do not have sales tax; I am not from Texas and I am uncertain of their stance.

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Well the local grill store is $150 cheaper than Costco, but if taxes weren't a factor id definitely go there. however, i read that somewhere and possibly i read it wrong or its like you said, from a state with out sales tax, but Texas sales tax is 8.25% so... id be saving a lot if this were the case...

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Welcome to the Guru there are a lot of great people and information around here.

 

Are you sure the grill store is selling you the current KJ II model and not the previous year's model without the updated/upgraded air assist hinge, control tower, gasket and Firebox?  I think it's hard to beat the Costco deals.

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Welcome to the forum.

 

I can't imagine a scenario in which buying from a Costco roadshow would have a different tax treatment than anything else you bought at Costco.  

 

I suggest you call that Costco and see if they can connect you with the roadshow person -- then ask him (or her).  

 

 

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Welcome! What is this sales tax you speak of?;-) Kidding of course, but we in NH don't pay that. We do however get pounded when registering vehicles for inspection and property taxes. Oh well. Either way enjoy your new Joe. Remember, this may come down to customer service, but I've always heard Costco does a great job on that front as well.

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I did some digging, and Costco does charge sales tax so what ever I read, somewhere, must have been someone from NH or the like. And yes, the place I'm buying is supposedly the KJBJ II, I haven't seen it in person; and I DO realize that a price of less than $1500 seems too good to be true but if things are not what they seem I'll be sure to let y'all know. I've pretty much made my decision to go with the the local grill store. Out the door (with tax), the price is still cheaper than the roadshow prices, technically I'll be supporting local,  and if and when I need warranty/parts/accessories, it'll be a place I can utilize because I'll have already established a relationship with them. Now I just need to wait for my deck to be finished so I have a nice home for my new grill.

 

9 hours ago, Bgosnell151 said:

Welcome... and I have just the challenge for you.  It's my lawn.  Terrible the last 2 years!!!

Being in MASS your lawn probably still has that powdered water I keep hearing about all over it.

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Welcome! I did post about Costco being tax free, in Delaware (where we have no sales tax). 

 

I ignored the other roadshows close by but in other states and waited for them to come to my home state. Enjoy your purchase and this site!

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