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  • jhapka
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 209
    • Grand Rapids, MN
    • 26" Weber Kettle w/ SnS XL
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Fireboard and Pit Viper fan w/ Adaptors for both

    Evaluating Used GOOR Value

    Hey folks,

    I've been lurking for a couple months, posting for the first time looking for opinions on a GOOR (Good One Open Range) for sale on a craigslist type app. The seller listed the GOOR at $300, had been sitting on the site for 9 months. I inquired about it and the price is suddenly $400 firm because the seller has had unexpected expenses arise in that time span. This threw up some red flags, but I won't argue it's a steal even at the new price. Provided it's in the described condition. What do you think? If I check it out in person I'm going to compare the dimensions of the GOOR vs. the Patio Jr. to make sure the seller didn't accidentally list the Jr. as the GOOR. Any other red flags I should look for according to GOOR owners? Or should I just look for rust and kick those little tires?

    Thanks a bunch for any input, I've learned so much here in the pit
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  • Troutman
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    • Aug 2017
    • 7283
    • Tejas, Where Else?

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    #2
    I’d say it looks like a very good deal if the cooker is in decent shape. Ask Mr. Bones he has one he won here for just being....well Bonzey

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    • texastweeter
      texastweeter commented
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      Agreed

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Reckon they was only one, mebbe two numbers off from pickin yall, Troutman texastweeter

      July's drawing is almost here...

      If'n I don't win, yall are my next two favourites!
  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 5308
    • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
    • Equipment
      Primo Oval xl

      Slow n Sear (two)
      Drip n Griddle
      22" Weber Kettle
      26" Weber Kettle one touch
      Blackstone 36” Pro Series
      Sous vide machine
      Kitchen Aid
      Meat grinder
      sausage stuffer
      5 Crock Pots
      Akootrimonts
      Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
      cast iron pans,
      Dutch ovens
      Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
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      1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
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      A 9 year old princess foster child
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      Erik S.

    #3
    Send up that flare!!

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    • Mr. Bones
      Birthday Hat Master
      • Sep 2016
      • 9449
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
        *********************************************

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
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        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
        *********************************************
        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      #4
      That's a gen 1, in my reckonin... hard tires, non-reversible smoker lid... not at all a deal breaker, simply an observation...

      Previous to winnin my GOOR, I looked at several with lustful eyes on CL...even went an looked at a few...

      Most had most of th paint burned offa most of th firebox, or badly executed paintjobs to cover it, an were $500-800, askin price... most sellers didn't wanna budge down too fer from that, an they're not exactly scarce, hereabouts, bein made ~110 miles from where I sit, an ~50 miles from where I was raised.

      This one looks to be in purty nice shape, give what I can see in th pics...like ya said, check fer any structural rust issues, surface rust fer one this old is almost a given, after th paint gits burned offa th firebox...happens to lotsa $$$ smokers, as well...heat proof paint, well, really ain't...

      At $300, even $400, I'd dang sure check it out, bring it home if still structurally sound...that's a steal of a deal, though I'd still try to talk em down, cause, well, that's how I roll, an ya could spend th $50-$100 on some high heat paint, an proteins fer yer first cook!

      Any other questions, please, lmk...

      BTW:Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
      Good Luck, an Happy Huntin! Mebbe this will nudge ya to join on up, here!

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      • jhapka
        jhapka commented
        Editing a comment
        Hey Bones! I had a feeling you'd chime in. Was anything different about the ash tray in gen 1? Think it's possible for me to get this into a four-door sedan, disassembled? 36W 32D 46H seems like I could remove the legs and squeeze it in to me, but I've never seen one in person.

        Hello from sunny Arizona! I'm already decided that I'm going to fully join up. I guess I better do that to get on the monthly sweepstakes list.

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        jhapka Haven't physically put eyeballs on an early one, like this...my ash pan looks a lot like th tool tray that sits in th top of a hip-roof toolbox..
        I'd think ya could fit it in a car, but have never tried it...
    • Mr. Bones
      Birthday Hat Master
      • Sep 2016
      • 9449
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
        *********************************************

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
        *********************************************
        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
        *********************************************
        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      #5
      Were ya able to seal a deal on this GOOR, Amigo?

      Got me a wonderin...

      Comment


      • jhapka
        jhapka commented
        Editing a comment
        I’m checking it out tomorrow morning, wish me luck

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        Good Luck jhapka !

      • jhapka
        jhapka commented
        Editing a comment
        Seller’s being flaky. Called off the 10 am and 5:30 pm meetups. 8 am tomorrow...
    • SmokingSteve
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 324
      • Mesa Arizona
      • SmokingSteve

      #6
      Welcome to the Pit from Mesa AZ!

      Comment


      • jhapka
        jhapka commented
        Editing a comment
        Nice to see another Arizonan. Ever seen a thread about temp management for summer in AZ? I’ve had to make some adjustments this Spring once it finally heated up. Curious if there’s any general knowledge
    • jhapka
      Club Member
      • May 2019
      • 209
      • Grand Rapids, MN
      • 26" Weber Kettle w/ SnS XL
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Fireboard and Pit Viper fan w/ Adaptors for both

      #7
      Well the deal didn’t work out. Seller cancelled on me last minute too many times. I’ll just have to keep scanning CL or hope I win that sweepstakes!

      Comment


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        Too bad, but I'm sure another one will come along, given time...

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