Whether you have a grill or barbecue pit or, you want a (bigger, nicer) one. You’ve been to the stores and showrooms and the smell of the new grills combined with the shine of the stainless, or the cool feel of steel in the air-conditioned store has got you thinking and wondering hard…. “How can I afford that new grill or barbecue pit? ”
Truth is, you aren’t alone. In 2018, “U.S. retail sales of grills amounted to approximately 408.42 million U.S. dollars.(1)” That’s a lot of outdoor cooking gear! And if you spent any amount of time on Craiglist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and the like, you no doubt have seen your share of outdoor cooking gear for sale.
Sure, you are probably criticized for wanting one (or more) outdoor cookers. But it’s completely normal, in our opinion, to want a few cookers for different situations or, one good multipurpose barbecue or, grill. Really it is. Don’t believe me, check out this group.
But let’s say you have a dream barbecue pit that you’ve always wanted. You want that pit with every molecule in your body, but at the moment, you’re cooking on a rusted, nearly breaking down grill that’s short on space and has long lost its new smell and looks.
So how do you get there?
How to Upgrade Your Grill or Smoker Sooner Than You Expect
Let’s go through an example. Say you are thinking about financing a grill or smoker of $1,200 with payments of $100 a month and your current well-used grill is worth around $150.
—Instead of buying that smoker or grill with payments of $100 a month, you can save that monthly amount, and in 10 short months, you’ll have enough to buy a $1,000 used pit with cash.
—Sell your old grill for $150 and combine that with your savings. You now have $1,150 for an upgraded pit or grill.
—Continue saving $100 a month, and 10 months later you will have another $1,000 saved.
—Sell your current smoker for $1,000 and combine that with your $1,200 in savings.
—You now have $2,000 to buy an even better, grill just 20 months after you started saving!
Getting the jist of this? Keep saving, selling and buying in 10-month intervals, and in no time, you’ll have enough for a really nice top of the line grill or smoker.
When did you get your dream grill? What will you do this year to get one step closer to owning your favorite barbecue pit? Let us know!