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One of the great things about being a dd'er is that you start to think different(ly) about everything, and particularly about dived stuff.

For instance, after attending a townwide garage sale, I spotted a grill at the side of the road. It hadn't sold it seems and the owner was putting it out in the trash. I knock, ask if this is the case and if I can have it and he says yes.

I was excited because this was a serious upgrade to my existing grill, complete with a side burner and larger side decks. I get it home, clean it up over the next two days, transfer my gas canister, and try to fire it up.

Problem. The holes on the gas grill have rusted through and are too large, thus causing the awful stench of unburned and half burned propane to waft through my house and yard.

I had a few options. Toss it, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Two, contact Char-broil about purchasing replacement parts (their web site is surprisingly well set up, with data on grills going back to 2000, at least) Or, or....

This is where think different(ly) comes in. The grill aint that old. I wonder if anything is under warranty? Hmm, maybe I should ask. "Um, yes, Char-Broil, can I get a replacement burner?" "Really?!?!?! Wait, there must be a catch. Oh, not unless I count the six dollar shipping fee a catch, huh? Fine with me."

So, $200 plus dollar grill for only $6.

And just think, if you had paid the ten bucks at the garage sale, you still would have only paid $16 for a $200 grill.

And if you had purchased that used grill for $10 and it was OUT of warranty, the new burner would have only run you about $60, shipping included. Even $70 for a $200 grill ain't shabby.

Ahh, the DD way. I ain't never goin' back.
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