Originally posted by Vinaigre:
I sell Weber (And also other brands).
Weber has always and still is one of the best brands out there.
Yes they have crept up in price but so has the quality.
The output of a new Genesis series VS the old ones is noticeable.
I have Summit series that is now 5-6 years old and it still works like new.
They are worth the $$ just for the fact that they are so stable over the years.
One of the reasons they are more expensive is because the main line is made here in the United States, with American workers, right here in Illinois. Some of the cheaper lines (i forgot which ones) are made overseas. Weber is a good company, and if they wanted to lower their price they would have to move more mfg overseas....which they don't want to do if they don't have to.
I have a Genesis Silver which I just rebuilt, and it's been great. Very happy with it.
Disclaimer: I have family that work for Weber.