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Curse you customs

Post by maccas66 » August 31st, 2012, 11:48 pm

As some of you know, I`ve been in the US for 4 weeks, well we finally made it home yesterday with my Maverick in my carry on bag!, not a problem in the US to fly out!, the plane landed in Brisbane on our way to Sydney and we had to get off so they could refuel the plane and clean it for new passangers to get on for the last leg of the flight!, thats when the brown stuff hit the rotating blades!. At first I think they thought it was a bomb!!, looking at it with the X-ray, so they brought the bag over to me to take it out and show them what it was!, I said it was a BBQ thermometer and showed them, with that the head honcho took it and said it had to be conficated as a dangerous weapon , :rulz: being sharp and all!, well I grabbed it from his hands and ripped the box apart and handed him the probes saying I`ll keep the rest of it, he said I could keep the short probe as it was not sharp!, and threw the meat probe in a bin!! :hissy: ..........What a load of Hot Cockee shit!, I just flew 14,000 KM`s with it in my bag and didn`t even think of stabbing anyone :headwall: .
So the main reason for this post is!, I now need a meat probe for my for my Maverick, can someone tell me a place I can order one on line? ~x(


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Re: Curse you customs

Post by Gizmo » September 1st, 2012, 5:32 am

THAT SUCKS!
I bought a couple probes back in 2010 over the phone with my credit card. Here's a cut/paste from their website:

2. If you’re still having trouble, please contact Maverick Customer Service by:

1. Email – help@maverickhousewares.com

2. Phone – 1-800-526-0954

They are in New Jersey so that's eastern time zone

Good Luck! :)


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 1st, 2012, 4:30 pm

Crikey mate! I can't believe that! :wtf:
I think Maverick would help you out if they heard your story!


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Post by maccas66 » September 1st, 2012, 5:50 pm

Thanks Rick!, I`ll give that a go, Oh and by the way!, that Apple Pie went down real well at the truck show, we also had some from Alabama that was plain evil and had a kick like a Roo !.

Frank thats a nice turn of phrase!, sorry we didn`t get to visit with you and DC, but will do better in 2014!, by the way!, we got a lot of good comments on our Smoke builder .com Tee shirts! :kewl:


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Post by The Czar » September 1st, 2012, 6:15 pm

Well that is a wobbly jig eh? I can't believe you ditched us!!! :oopssign:


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Post by Tom_Heath » September 1st, 2012, 10:49 pm

Glad you made it back home. Kinda bummed that you couldn't make it to our gathering.

Sad story about the probe.



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Post by Gizmo » September 2nd, 2012, 7:14 am

It was great meeting you Mac (and Mrs. Mac) - glad you enjoyed the "pie".

I'm with Frank - tell Maverick your story and who knows? - maybe they'll help on the postage/handling... :D


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Post by HARRY BARKER » September 2nd, 2012, 3:11 pm

Roo ???
how you got smokerbuilder shirts??? :BDHorse:
i aint never seen a site store on here?


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 2nd, 2012, 3:15 pm

Here ya go Harry! I just shipped the last of the shirts out last week so I will be ordering more soon.
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Post by HARRY BARKER » September 2nd, 2012, 3:24 pm

black is too hot,can ya get some grey ones?


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 2nd, 2012, 3:31 pm

I will look into more colors this time for sure!
as for dcman and TommyJoe, maybe I will get your silly Pocket T-shirts this time too?! :huh:


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Post by HARRY BARKER » September 2nd, 2012, 4:10 pm

didnt mean to hyjack your thred Mac,sorry

the roo thing is priceless!!!


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Post by PvilleComp » September 2nd, 2012, 8:24 pm

That totally sucks dude - but I'm glad you had a good trip.

You knoe... those ferigners just don't understand BBQ. ;) :beer: :grillin: :exp:



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Post by Smokeone » September 3rd, 2012, 6:37 pm

Glad you had a good trip, Mac!
Gotta agree with calling Maverick. MAybe they send you a whole new unit, then you can tek the spare and give it to the guy who has a probe and monitor. :D


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Post by maccas66 » September 4th, 2012, 12:00 am

Harry this is what a ROO (kangaroo) kick is like!............................ :D



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Post by Gizmo » September 4th, 2012, 8:59 pm

That would have been the last official act of that 'roo' if that had been me... :exp:


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Post by maccas66 » September 4th, 2012, 9:56 pm

Ah come on Rick!, at least he has a sense of humour!!!, you don`t see wombats doing that kind of stuff!


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Post by Gizmo » September 5th, 2012, 6:44 am

I only see wombats after a lot of apple pie!


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Post by maccas66 » September 5th, 2012, 4:46 pm

Rick wrote:I only see wombats after a lot of apple pie!
:D Me too!


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Post by Tom_Heath » September 5th, 2012, 9:09 pm

OMG..... the roo comments and then the Wombat thing. Shezzzz where's this place headed .....lmao

Now. A wombat sporting a gray smokerbuilder pocket tee...... now were talking.

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Post by The Czar » September 5th, 2012, 9:37 pm

ARMAGEADON!!!!!!



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Post by alleyrat58 » September 7th, 2012, 8:44 am

It was nice to meet you, Mac! Glad you are home safe even without the probe. I hope that customs guy gets kicked by a roo.

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Post by Frank_Cox » September 9th, 2012, 9:04 am

dcman (The Czar) wrote:ARMAGEADON!!!!!!
Ok, me too, ARMAGEADON!!!!!!

Now I want to see smokertom get kicked by a Roo in a smokerbuilder pocket tee! :-w


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Post by SoloQue » September 9th, 2012, 1:52 pm

Frank_Cox wrote:dcman (The Czar) wrote:
ARMAGEADON!!!!!!

Ok, me too, ARMAGEADON!!!!!!
Uhh Ohh someone is in for a ROO awakening! :D couldn't sesist


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Post by Gizmo » September 9th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Sheeesh Solo ... !


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