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View Poll Results: Should I stock up on Cheap Turkey Fryers?
Yes, people will pay more than $37 on eBay next summer! 5 18.52%
Nah, nobody wants those things... 12 44.44%
I'm a Marxist; buying anything at Walmart is exploiting the workers! 6 22.22%
Ralph Nader says: "Turkey fryers are dangerous and should be outlawed!" 4 14.81%
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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My local WalMart currently has an excellent price ($37) on a turkey fryer set. Welded frame, excellent burner with windscreen and heat deflector, plus a dial thermometer and a 30-qt aluminum pot to boot. I've already bought 2 for myself...but I'm wondering if you guys think it's perhaps a good idea to stock up on a few more, then sell them on eBay after the holiday specials are gone.

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Old 11-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Are you trying to go all-grain? Ralph Nader wouldn't approve of the 30-qt pot.

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Old 11-07-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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I got the same thing from target, and it was the same price. It had the burner, pot, and thermometer. I don't think you will be able to make a profit from selling them.

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I saw a similar setup and price at the Depot also. So from the sounds of it, they are pretty much available everywhere.

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Old 11-07-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
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I think that is the new going rate ....

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Do you know how many IBUs on the burner? I'm looking for a burner, I don't need the pot but it wouldn't hurt to have an extra kicking around for heating water.

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Do you know how many IBUs on the burner? I'm looking for a burner, I don't need the pot but it wouldn't hurt to have an extra kicking around for heating water.
Funny, BTUs maybe?
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Unless you're buying them at $20 or less, I doubt you'll make much profit on eBay. People go there for bargains, and $40+ isn't exactly that.

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Funny, BTUs maybe?
D'OH!

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When people buy ay prices above $40 for this it's an impulse buy at HD or Walmart. E-bay impulse buys usually involve items with free or low cost shipping.

Plus, with E-bay, someone actually has to be looking for that item and generally speaking they have a good idea of what they are looking for and what they intend to spend.

ETA: They might make good Christmas gifts though.

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