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My Texas elite 34 was built in 2011 and sat in a warehouse until about a year ago when I got it. It’s pre-WiFi which I am thankful for, it seems that’s what everyone has issues with now, along with the questionable paint and warping.

The controller is the biggest reason I think the Yoder will stand out. Fireboard is amazing,
 

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My Texas elite 34 was built in 2011 and sat in a warehouse until about a year ago when I got it. It’s pre-WiFi which I am thankful for, it seems that’s what everyone has issues with now, along with the questionable paint and warping.

The controller is the biggest reason I think the Yoder will stand out. Fireboard is amazing,
LOL!

it’s good to know you have a bounty of personal experience to make these judgements. I’ve used a multitude of these products and can attest that I have no paint issues, no warping, no issues with the WiFi or the app which is really good btw. I have also used a considerable amount of other brands.

I'm not saying that the Yoder isn’t a great product or that the fireboard isn’t a great product. I am suggesting you are woefully misinformed about the rest of your assertions. I think many people get caught up in too much internet BS and trolling by others that are intent on damaging certain brands.

anyway, I‘ll do me and you do you. 👍🏼
 

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Anyone else notice the Timberline and Ironwood increased by $200? I don’t see any improvements in the grills…. I was expecting a Gen 3 Timberline soon but nope. Same grill. Hefty price increase.

Everything is getting more expensive, even the competitors due to the supply chain issues and delays.
 

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Everything is getting more expensive, even the competitors due to the supply chain issues and delays. Let's go Brandon!
Let's not make this a political forum dude. The supply chain issue has been brewing well into the end of the last person's run in Washington DC and is a global problem that is not just affecting the USA but affecting the entire world.
 

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I love my Silverton 620 and wouldn't trade it for anything else at this point! By the way, COSTCO HAS NOT RAISED TRAEGER PRICES YET! So if you are considering a Traeger, or have friends and family trying to buy one, RUN TO COSTCO before the prices go up. They had some GREAT deals last week at the La Mesa Costco, including $400 off the 810.
 

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Container costs from China will be a driving factor in overseas manufactured items.
A container from China is over $21,000 right now, double what it was in July of this year. Keep in mind that the costs for a container were around $3,000 at the end of 2020
Then there's the issue of unloading when it gets here. Cargo ports are backlogged, so they sit at sea. They'll need to pass that cost on as well. It is going to get worse before it gets better
Yeah, until we get a president who is not a career politician, and that understands economics.
 

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I would expect more increases in pricing is coming in the near future

Maybe this could help them reevaluate moving some of the manufacturing back to the US for their grills. At some point there is a negative effect from shipping costs vs savings in manufacturing.
 

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Maybe this could help them reevaluate moving some of the manufacturing back to the US for their grills. At some point there is a negative effect from shipping costs vs savings in manufacturing.
One can only hope ........ I wish they would at least consider moving the production of higher end grills back to the US. I believe they will sell well when marketed as high quality US made ones. If not they are going to gradually lose the high end to Yoder.
 

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The notion that the grills are not high quality due to their manufacture location is a misnomer. While I totally agree with the notion of American made, it doesn’t necessarily make non USA made junk. There are plenty of junk products, but you have to take a case by case basis. BTW, some of the COVETED USA made products contain parts made in CHINA and elsewhere. Just saying. Traegers are not junk. Traegers are built to a quality level that makes them somewhat affordable to the masses. They are a product with value in relation to the market. Most value? Probably not, but that’s subjective.
 

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I mentioned moving the production back to the US as a direct reflection of production costs. Nothing to do with quality. US and Canada both need to protect their workforces. Good and bad products are made overseas as well as at home, like @JPSBBQ mentions. And many products are assembled in the US and Canada with parts sourced overseas.
Traeger moving to offshore production was most likely a cost driven decision. At some point that apple cart may tip back to where they are able to make things at home and employ people in the US.
 

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I mentioned moving the production back to the US as a direct reflection of production costs. Nothing to do with quality. US and Canada both need to protect their workforces. Good and bad products are made overseas as well as at home, like @JPSBBQ mentions. And many products are assembled in the US and Canada with parts sourced overseas.
Traeger moving to offshore production was most likely a cost driven decision. At some point that apple cart may tip back to where they are able to make things at home and employ people in the US.
Not directed at you per se.

I agree with your sentiments whole heartedly. Unfortunately the change in the top of US politically, I think, will favor business as usual. We were starting to see efforts through trade policy that was moving in the direction you stated, but we now have people who will do the opposite just because, well, just because. 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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