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    My Q300 - Showoff before I sell it

    In 2011, when I moved out on my own with my then-girlfriend, now wife, we were happy to find an apartment with a deck on it.

    I immediately decided that I wanted a grill for the deck, and around that time, my father mentioned to me that a friend was selling his place on Cape Cod and wanted to get rid of his grill, which worked, but "not well."

    I drove my father's truck out to the Cape and found a Weber Q300 with fairly extensive damage to the regulator hose covered by electrical tape and in I've never-been-cleaned once condition.
    There was enough grease/marinade on the bottom of the grill that in places it was gunked around the burners.
    In addition, the grates were in tough shape.

    I had never seen a Q series grill before and wasn't all that enthused, but it was free, so I figured it couldn't hurt to own it, even if I replaced it with a bigger Weber later.

    I brought it home, cleaned it up thoroughly including a thorough degreasing and scraping, put a freebie stainless steel regulator hose on it, and fired it right up.
    Shortly after getting it there, I replaced the grates with the Weber 7584 grate set and bought myself a Weber Q 6512 Warming Rack for it.

    I never looked back, and it has cooked everything I've wanted to cook in the last 7 years.

    I grilled with this grill year-round right up until about 3 weeks ago when I finished my freebie Silver A refurb.

    My only complaint really is that the 7584 grate set was junk quite quickly, which my roommate seems to think is my fault, but I kept them well oiled.
    No matter, I replaced them in May and have been keeping the new set even nicer than the last.

    I have enjoyed the grill immensely and will miss it, but our deck at our rented house is not large and I already have 1 more grill than I need what with my recent Silver B freebie.

    I might regret it for tailgating at Gillette Stadium, but I will keep my eyes peeled for a Q2__ series for that purpose.

    So, it must go, and will be going on craigslist momentarily, sans the warming rack.

    I cleaned it up last night and managed to take some pictures in the last bit of light and with the assistance of my LED driveway lights and I figured I would post them up first.

    I wish they were all a little brighter and will probably take some more tonight, but here they are:

















    Keep on grillin!
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    I'd keep photo #2 which shows the nice blue flame with orange tips, but I'd definitely some daytime photos for your ad.

    (unless you are planning to list it on Craigslist, where blurry/nighttime/poorly frame photos are the norm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKim in MA View Post
    I'd keep photo #2 which shows the nice blue flame with orange tips, but I'd definitely some daytime photos for your ad.

    (unless you are planning to list it on Craigslist, where blurry/nighttime/poorly frame photos are the norm)

    Ha, I am going to put it on Craigslist, but I am going to take some more photos when I get home to use for the ad.

    Where do you typically list yours?
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    I enjoyed reading your story and--nighttime shots or not--your pics show the cleanliness of your Q 3. How awesome that a neglected Q served you so well over 7 years.

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    I missed out on a nearly new Q3200 a couple days ago for $50. I was mad, but I really don't have any more room for grills now. But, I would have made room if I had gotten it. They are great all around grills.
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    I was mad...
    Let me help you: several months ago I lost-out on what was claimed to be a NIB Q 3200 for $135. I just now bought a new one from a retailer without a discount. But in my defense let me say that I have learned, personally, that NIB does not always mean new, nor does it always mean without damage (and I have reason to believe it does not always imply the ability to submit a warranty claim). I will always wonder the condition of that $135 Q. But I had never even seen a Q when I stumbled upon the ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFletcher View Post
    I enjoyed reading your story and--nighttime shots or not--your pics show the cleanliness of your Q 3. How awesome that a neglected Q served you so well over 7 years.
    Thank you, BFletcher.

    I agree, for such a neglected grill, it served me so well for such a long period of time with minimal money invested over the long term.

    This is a success story, too, as this is my first grill I've sold since joining TVWBB - I sold it for $150.00 this morning via Facebook Marketplace.
    That may be where I will try to sell in the future, I listed it around 4PM last night and had 4 seriously interested parties by 8PM.

    Here are a couple of updated photos which I took for the listing:








    Thinking of the money I spent on grates, it isn't necessarily anything more than breaking even, but I'm ok with that - it served me well for over 7 years - and now I'm on to the next one (my freebie Silver B).
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    Ryan,
    Look, this is just my 2 cents worth and nothing more so please take it as such;
    Whenever I'm looking for a grill on CL, I look at the entire picture to get an idea of the type of environment it came from. If a grill is sitting in 8" tall grass, or a grill is sitting on a nice deck, which grill would you choose? My point is this, I would retake the pics in such a way that you don't have a stack of used tires in the picture. Also, your grates look to be in real good shape, but in the pic, they look like they have light surface rust on them. Sprat them with a light coating of Pam ( or any cooking oil) and they will look like new! I know it sounds foolish, but I actually wipe down any Q grill I'm posting with Armour All. I wipe down anything that is plastic to get it to shine like new. Your grill is in real nice shape, and should fetch a good price. But (again just my opinion) with just a few simple changes, you should be asking top dollar for the Q.
    Again, please know I am only trying to help by passing on what I have learned the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Ryan,
    Look, this is just my 2 cents worth and nothing more so please take it as such;
    Whenever I'm looking for a grill on CL, I look at the entire picture to get an idea of the type of environment it came from. If a grill is sitting in 8" tall grass, or a grill is sitting on a nice deck, which grill would you choose? My point is this, I would retake the pics in such a way that you don't have a stack of used tires in the picture. Also, your grates look to be in real good shape, but in the pic, they look like they have light surface rust on them. Sprat them with a light coating of Pam ( or any cooking oil) and they will look like new! I know it sounds foolish, but I actually wipe down any Q grill I'm posting with Armour All. I wipe down anything that is plastic to get it to shine like new. Your grill is in real nice shape, and should fetch a good price. But (again just my opinion) with just a few simple changes, you should be asking top dollar for the Q.
    Again, please know I am only trying to help by passing on what I have learned the hard way.
    Tim
    Tim - note I sold the grill yesterday for $150.

    Thanks for the tips.
    I sell a lot on craigslist, but I tried this one on Facebook marketplace as well and was pleased with the results there.

    A lot of factors went into the less than perfect pictures posted - mostly that I spent the weekend helping my in-laws move and then my sister and brother-in-law move, so I was too exhausted to do anything other than take pictures.
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