My Pit Boss came from Lowe's. It weighs over 200 pounds! That was also another deciding factor. I figured if it weighed that much, it was made of good material.I looked at one today on a trip to Lowes. Not sure if they are like everything else. When sales ramp up, look for ways to make it more profitable. The pair I looked at seemed like they were made with cheap materials. The metal was flimsy. I like the concept with being able to set it an walk away. Although, it does take some of the fun and cussing out of it. Trying to keep the smoker at a steady temp using charcoal, chunks of wood and a couple vents is an art.