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Did you visit the forum before making your purchase, and what impact did it have?

Yes.  Briefly visiited, but didn't stay long.
No.  I never visited the forum before purchasing.
I visited the forum after I made the decision to buy
Information on the forum directly influenced my decision to buy
I visited the forum before purchase, but it had no influence on my decision to buy
I didn't know about the forum prior to purchasing.

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DivotMaker

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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2018, 08:14:50 PM »
Good thing Old Sarge gave you that kick, Ray!  Great to have you with us, and great to see the forum is still the driving force behind SI sales!!  Great job, everyone!
Tony from NW Arkansas
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2018, 08:43:12 PM »
Huge impact!!!
I found out about this forum from a post on Smoking Meat Forum by Old Sarge. (Knew of Cookshack, but had never heard of Smokin-It before that.)
All I can say is "wow!". This forum is full of information to help in the decision-making process. So, I've been lurking here, reading as much as I could for a couple of months before joining, and, ultimately ordering a Smokin-It!
And, although I'm a relative newby to smoking, I already have confidence that there's going to be a short learning curve with the smoker once it arrives, thanks to everyone and all the info on this site. And I know where to go first with questions.
Hope to get to be a contributor at some point. What a great community here!!
Thanks again.
Skip
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #92 on: June 09, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
Huge impact for me also  I was on Smoking Meat forum looking to up grade my 35 year old big Chief for smoking salmon and ribs. Wanted a good quality Electric that I did not have to mess with it as soon as I bought it, a turn key good easy to learn smoker.  Old Sarge sent me here and now waiting till Tuesday to pick mine up.  With out this Forum I am sure I would not of bought my #1  All good reports about all their smokers and very friendly members that answered all my dumb questions I had to ask.

Thanks   Hank R
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2018, 06:11:39 AM »
Yes.  Son-in-law and daughter have a #2, recommended it, and the site.  I spent a couple hours on the site and pulled the trigger.  Great smoker, and the site is invaluable.  Still use the site before every smoke!

Dale from NE Texas--USMC Retired--Living in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  SE#2 with Auber

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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2018, 07:32:39 AM »
Huge impact and with the advice of another current owner, lots of straight forward answers and proven tricks of trade, and bare none the best and hardest working owner that goes out of his way to attain his customers happiness, been smoking for some years now on my brinkman/CS smo25! always find great help/info in the forum.
Maury
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #95 on: July 04, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
Simply put, the forum was the bomb!  I would not have invested this much money without reading this forum for a few hours.  I was a doubter when it came to electric smokers.  After 3 weeks with my 3D Wifi, I am spreading the Smokin-It word!
Terry from Indiana
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #96 on: July 04, 2018, 08:14:30 PM »
No influence on purchase but has had a substantial impact on purchase satisfaction.  Simply put the forum is both a tech support and how to community that is really a pretty huge value add for owners.

Jason
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2018, 04:29:53 PM »
I still haven't purchased, but the site is beneficial for helping me understand (and learn) about the differences between the 2,2D,3 and 3D models.  Still undecided about a purchase and hoping there's a Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Thanksgiving deal/discount.  Currently comparing to a few similar models from other manufacturers to determine on which to pull the trigger.  Replacing a MES40 Gen1.

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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2018, 11:43:03 PM »
Under this section you will find a smoker comparison chart.  A tad out dated but you can easily compare different smokers then and now by visiting the sites.


https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=4678.0
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2019, 08:37:27 PM »
Here is the updated comparison chart
https://www.smokin-it.com/v/vspfiles/files/SmokerCompare1.pdf

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Ben
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2019, 08:59:21 PM »
Thanks Ben.  The chart has needed some updating. A really useful tool!
David from Arizona
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2020, 07:28:13 PM »
The forum was the biggest impact on making a purchase. I felt the price of the #1 was high. However after reading reviews for the Masterbuilt and problems with the electronic board and virtually no customer service help that pushed me to buy the little tank! Another thing was Smokin-It is family owned, I work for a family owned business and I want to support Steve.
Brian - Columbus, OH
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2020, 08:20:33 PM »
Well said Brian.
David from Arizona
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #103 on: June 19, 2020, 11:35:02 PM »
The forum had a  great impact on my decision to buy.  I ran across Smokin-It in a web search on best smokers for a small balcony in a condo.  Found the forum about two minutes after that and spent about 1 month reading.  Was going to originally buy a Model 1 but decided on a 2 after reading the forum.  Would have bought a three but the closet I have to put it in won't hold it.

Arrived Monday, already seasoned and will be smoking my first pork butt tomorrow after using Divot's brine today....can't wait until that pulled pork is ready will try to post pics....Being from NC, I love pulled pork!!!!

Looking forward to getting to know all of you as I learn to smoke various different things.....The prime rib sounds to die for  ;D
Jim
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Re: What influence did the Smokin-It forum have in your buying decision?
« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2020, 06:32:36 PM »
Arrived Monday, already seasoned and will be smoking my first pork butt tomorrow after using Divot's brine today....can't wait until that pulled pork is ready will try to post pics....Being from NC, I love pulled pork!!!!

Looking forward to getting to know all of you as I learn to smoke various different things.....The prime rib sounds to die for  ;D

Welcome to the family, Thomas!  I absolutely loved my #2... it will treat you right.  :)
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