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Topic: "been boss" drum roaster/grill on ebay (7 msgs / 213 lines)
1) From: philip dahlquist
I just noticed this listing on ebay and thought people might be interested in seeing the setup.  It looks to me as though someone might pay big bucks for a drum, fan, and inexpensive grill.  I think I'll name my new homemade drum Big Bertha and compete with the Bean Boss.  By the way, thanks to all the drum roasters for the great drum building and roasting information.  What do people think of the Bean Boss cooling setup?  
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2) From: Wandering John
Philip,
I gather that this guy hopes that nobody really understands drum 
construction!  A totally solid and sealed drum!  The cooling method 
probably works.  But If I'm laying out $500 (reserve) and $75 shipping 
I'm going for a lot more than a 3 pound drum!
John - -- 
I see that I have all I need, when I am able to distinguish what I 
merely want
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 08:17 pm, philip dahlquist wrote:
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3) From: Lesley Albjerg
Give me a break!  Way too much $ compared to Ron's drum or some of the other home-made drums.
 
Les
Wandering John  wrote:
Philip,
I gather that this guy hopes that nobody really understands drum 
construction! A totally solid and sealed drum! The cooling method 
probably works. But If I'm laying out $500 (reserve) and $75 shipping 
I'm going for a lot more than a 3 pound drum!
John - -- 
I see that I have all I need, when I am able to distinguish what I 
merely want
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 08:17 pm, philip dahlquist wrote:
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4) From: Scott Jensen
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I'm surprised he is trying to sell the whole grill and drum.  Sure it =
makes a complete package, but so hard to ship!  Sell the essentials, you =
can buy a grill anywhere.
Scott

5) From: Wandering John
I believe that a retail outlet that sold the complete unit would do 
well.  The cost of shipping is already embedded in the cost of a grill 
at a retail outlet.  But unless the package is sold by the manufacturer 
of the grill its going to be too expensive.    However, having said all 
that, I believe that if one could buy an RK and grill together that it 
would appeal to busy folks.   The money involved on the Ebay sale is 
the same as that being paid for a 1/2 pound HotTop and there certainly 
are a lot of HotTops being sold.
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 09:06 pm, Scott Jensen wrote:
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6) From: Jeff Wikstrom
The problem in my mind is not the cost but the look.  If I'm going to spend
$500.00 on a roaster, it had better be sexy.  While we all have our home
made, scabbed together creations that we love, there is no way in Hades that
we would fork out good money to have somebody else do them.  It had better
look like a hot top.  Or it had better look like something meant for
roasting coffee, not a modified something else.  But John is right, people
love convenience.
Jeff

7) From: philip dahlquist

In my opinion a good solution is to sell the RK drum as a grill accessory in retail stores.  The gear motor/rotisserie setup could be sold as an optional accessory or as part of the package.  Some sort of universal mounting kit to fit different grills would be ideal.

>From: "Jeff Wikstrom" <jgraham> >Reply-To: homeroast >To: <homeroast> >Subject: RE: +"been boss" drum roaster/grill on ebay >Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 06:49:49 -0700 > >The problem in my mind is not the cost but the look.  If I'm going to spend >$500.00 on a roaster, it had better be sexy.  While we all have our home >made, scabbed together creations that we love, there is no way in Hades that >we would fork out good money to have somebody else do them.  It had better >look like a hot top.  Or it had better look like something meant for >roasting coffee, not a modified something else.  But John is right, people >love convenience. > >Jeff > >


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