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Change of taste
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:08:51 PM »
So if been in the game about 4? Years now. Maybe 3.... longish time. In the beginning I wanted everything to be mint. If it was damaged I'd pass on it. Replaced a few bowls due to damage. Now? I could care less when picking up a grill. Now the scares are welcome.

Anyone else's collecting habits change over time?

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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:26:41 PM »
Used to pick everything up available, now just focusing on certain year kettles and of course a Glenn blue in any year

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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 04:01:06 PM »
I'm the opposite now and have been for a while. The grill has to be exceptionally mint or rare for me to go after it. With that said, It's still fun to score something new. I also haven't kept daisy wheel grills since 2016.
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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 06:02:03 PM »
I have flip flopped meaning I started out collecting newer one-touch grills. Mainly Master Touch and One Touch Gold. Then the vintage bug bit me and I sold/traded all my newer kettles and performers for MBH daisy wheel kettles.

Iíve thinned down to the MBH grills Iím keeping for the collection but Iím now starting to look at Master Touch and OTG grills again. My primary cooker has changed to a black OTG. I also cook on a Q320 some nights for speed.

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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 06:51:52 AM »
I joined a little less than 4 years ago and my kettle collecting habits have definitely changed over time.  I started with basic black cookers, but my eyes were opened after acquiring my first MBH.  Over time I went through a hardcore mod phase and then my collection skewed towards 18Ē MBHís.  Having to move my collection certainly changed my perspective.  These days Iíve narrowed my focus on quality not quantity and I have less of a visceral attachment to the kettles in my collection.  Iíve had so many members help me obtain kettles and accessories during the last four years that I feel a proud sense of duty to help others check-off their Weber wishlist.   To that end, I still voraciously acquire kettles but with the intent of spreading the love. 


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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 04:49:44 AM »
My tastes have changed also.  I used to grab just about everything I could, and must admit it helped me in the collection I have today.  Some of my finds  were traded, or sold(not so much) for kettles that I wanted. 
Now I try to pick and choose just the old ones, rare ones, or something I know someone is looking for.  Occasionally Iíll grab a newer one to flip, but that rarely happens and I end up selling them to someone I know looking for a grill, at the price I paid...or less.

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Re: Change of taste
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 07:25:16 AM »
Mine have changed from grab everything to more discriminating.   Iíve also bought kettles purposefully to flip.   Iím not big on duplicates but Iíve learned they are good trade fodder.  I enjoy the cleanup restore phase and itís nice to have one around to tinker with.   Iíve become a kettle ď12 stepperĒ by helping friends get into charcoal cooking. 

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