I am glad that I secured two cookers for that price. The first one I put together last night came with 2 chips on the exterior. Additionally, the firebox had some funky pitting. I tried to get Costco to further reduce my price. I took photos with me via a tablet. The front end supervisor was incomplete doing so, regarding my initial dissatisfaction.
I returned from my second trip to Winston Salem, NC and assembled the second kamado. This unit appears to have none of the aforementioned defects. However, I notice considerable spidering in the black coating?! Upon a side by side comparison between the units, the spidering is more prevalent on the second one. Has anyone else experienced this? This is purely and mildly cosmetic. I just hope it does not start to peel a couple of years down the road. As I mentioned before, once I establish an online photo account, your input will be highly garnered.
The reason for purchasing two grills was the killer price. If I can unload one as nib on craiglist or elsewhere, then hopefully I can further reduce my cost. What is that saying around here, "more money, more meat"!
On Friday, I will return the first grill and either p/u one they are holding for me or get back that cash.
On another note, I travelled to Greensboro as well. Of course I visited Costco, where someone had returned our grill. They said it developed a crack after the third cook?
Happy smokin' fellas!