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    Quote Originally Posted by BillSmith View Post
    I think it’s because he is searching the entire state including the panhandle. ��. But then again, there are quite a few wealthy communities in South Florida (Naples, Palm Beach, etc).
    I primarily search South Florida’s east coast, but I do sometimes look at the Jacksonville and Tampa because they tend to have the most interesting older grills. In searching South Florida, gulf coast communities like Naples and Ft Myers come up as “nearby.” I see Summits in all of these locations, especially Palm Beach County just south of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Tofte View Post


    I hear you guys! Donít worry I wonít fall prey to this siren, either. I do feel a little bad for the guy that he canít move the thing even for just fifty bucks. Maybe if he cleaned it up and took better pictures.

    Yes, it is true that in the areas that surround me there are almost always Summits for sale. Prices (and conditions) vary tremendously. Probably due to affluence around me that has never found its way to me I HAVE learned my lesson about the current Summits, but I admit that $100 original six-burner I posted earlier appealed to my museum curator dreams. I have managed to ignore a couple Platinum second generation Summits with the all-stainless frame and cabinetry. But if a nice one of those came up close by for a low price, well...
    Grasshopper, I thought you swore off these Summits but even I admit since I drink $50 bucks a week in beer and wine really can't say that you don't at least look at it. Are you willing to put the kind of money that it might need unless its a keeper and of course you need to decide what is a keeper to you like everyone else here.

    First for me it was the 1000, now its the Silver C with the side burner and to be honest love to have a north south for indirect the 1000 which I had to do a double batch of wings for my daughters shower one batch on the performer and the first time on the 1000 just not a lot of room on the east west for the wings to keep the temp to 350 just using the back burner had to turn the middle on low move the wings around.

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    Expensive grill, expensive parts.

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    Chris,

    Definitely true. This is what makes rehabbing them for profit a very iffy proposition, even if it only costs $50 - or even free. It seems that there are less buyers interested in a more expensive grill that has been restored. When you get to a certain price point it is probably true that many potential buyers start thinking "maybe I would rather have new."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian B Atlanta View Post
    Grasshopper, I thought you swore off these Summits but even I admit since I drink $50 bucks a week in beer and wine really can't say that you don't at least look at it. Are you willing to put the kind of money that it might need unless its a keeper and of course you need to decide what is a keeper to you like everyone else here.
    Brian,

    This poor grasshopper HAS learned "NO MORE CURRENT GENERATION SUMMITS - EVER!"



    But, I DO still think the 2nd generation grills have some merit, especially by far the Platinum version with all-stainless frame and cabinetry:





    Then, there is the ORIGINAL SUMMIT, the first generation version. I have never even seen one of these in person, but I sure would love to at least try one out. These are VERY cool to me, even if the burn-through issue is a major obstacle to overcome. Unfortunately, with almost no support or parts availability, they would be a real challenge to restore to their original glory:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Tofte View Post
    Chris,

    Definitely true. This is what makes rehabbing them for profit a very iffy proposition, even if it only costs $50 - or even free. It seems that there are less buyers interested in a more expensive grill that has been restored. When you get to a certain price point it is probably true that many potential buyers start thinking "maybe I would rather have new."
    Jon, I completely agree. People are usually picking up a rehabbed grill because they don't have or don't want to spend over $500 for a grill. The only situation I can think of is where a guy knows the Summit line and would really like one at a reduced price. But, I would have to have him commit to buying one before I would ever start one with an agreed upon price. Likely not going to happen. But, I did do that with an E3xx grill last summer.
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