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Jburns

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2023, 07:46:01 AM »
They have not been discontinued. #IworkforWeber

Can you say anything about why they've become so difficult to find in store? Is this just on those places deciding to not stock them or something else?

I'm not aware of any changes in the distribution, but it can be pretty granular with different specific store locations. From my days in retail as a GM there was always differences in the A, B, C, etc. level store assortments, and the plan-o-grams were always changing. Could be that the stores you frequent in your area simply don't sell enough of them for the lighter cubes to keep their place on the shelf. I'm totally conjecturing. If there's still an empty place on the shelf for them to be stocked it's probably a matter of them waiting for stock to replenish from their distribution centers.

Johnpv

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2023, 04:35:58 PM »
I'm not aware of any changes in the distribution, but it can be pretty granular with different specific store locations. From my days in retail as a GM there was always differences in the A, B, C, etc. level store assortments, and the plan-o-grams were always changing. Could be that the stores you frequent in your area simply don't sell enough of them for the lighter cubes to keep their place on the shelf. I'm totally conjecturing. If there's still an empty place on the shelf for them to be stocked it's probably a matter of them waiting for stock to replenish from their distribution centers.

Thanks for the reply, its very much appreciated! It's a shame in a couple of the stores by me you all seem to have no presence any more. Specially in the Walmarts.  There's just nothing Weber. I'll keep ordering online I guess. 

Jburns

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2023, 06:25:19 AM »
I'm not aware of any changes in the distribution, but it can be pretty granular with different specific store locations. From my days in retail as a GM there was always differences in the A, B, C, etc. level store assortments, and the plan-o-grams were always changing. Could be that the stores you frequent in your area simply don't sell enough of them for the lighter cubes to keep their place on the shelf. I'm totally conjecturing. If there's still an empty place on the shelf for them to be stocked it's probably a matter of them waiting for stock to replenish from their distribution centers.

Thanks for the reply, its very much appreciated! It's a shame in a couple of the stores by me you all seem to have no presence any more. Specially in the Walmarts.  There's just nothing Weber. I'll keep ordering online I guess.

Walmart tends to have a very small Weber assortment. Ace, True Value, Do It Best, etc. generally have larger Weber assortments.

Darko

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2023, 06:29:56 PM »
Still available locally.

P0234

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2023, 04:53:08 PM »
The Weber cubes are still available on Jeff B's grilling depot.  For me a whole cube is overkill. I break them up into 1/3rds.

captjoe06

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2023, 03:59:16 AM »
I was shocked when I went to replenish my supply of Weber Lighter cubes. I usually buy when they are on sale and I'll load up but I can't remember paying more than $5 a box for them.
yesterday stopped by Home Depot and they were $8.98 a package.   That's .37 cents each- too much IMO.


I ended up buying a four pack on Amazon for $22.93 (.24 cents each)


Here's the link- https://amzn.to/46NcRLV


I'm not sure if I'm getting old but that seems like a drastic jump at $8.98.


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JEBIV

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2023, 04:16:06 AM »
I saw that as well the other day @captjoe06 too high for sure
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Gringo

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2023, 04:48:58 AM »
I believe I read somewhere they changed the packaging size and upíd the price. So instead of 24 the package is now 12. I canít confirm this because Weber.com is still showing 5.49 for 24. I think a change is coming.


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Jburns

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2023, 10:55:57 AM »
I believe I read somewhere they changed the packaging size and upíd the price. So instead of 24 the package is now 12. I canít confirm this because Weber.com is still showing 5.49 for 24. I think a change is coming.


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We're not changing it from 24 to 12, nor are we adjusting the pricing for 2024. $5.49 will still be the minimum advertised price. #IworkforWeber

Gringo

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2023, 03:34:57 PM »
Good news from @Jburns. Iíll continue to order from Weber with this news! $5.49 is excellent price for 24 cubes!


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porterhouse

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Re: Did Weber discontinue their starter cubes?
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2023, 03:26:37 AM »
I make my own with Vaseline coated cotton balls wrapper in grocery bag paper. Works great.


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