Buying a new coffee machine - Is now the time to buy?

Unfortunately i didn't come to the realisation that i want a coffee machine until after the flurry of pre-christmas and boxing day sales.

I'm looking for the BES920 + Smart Pro Grinder. If im not mistaken this is the same as the 'Dynamic Duo'?

HN has the BES920 for $799 and the grinder for $199, bringing it to a round $1000.

If i could get it for $900 i think i'd be happy.

Am thinking about buying tonight unless someone can speak otherwise!

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    I purchased one from this guy on gumtree for $700 a bes920.
    He had another one but not sure if still had it since was Brand New and in Sydney.

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    Just wondering how much percent off do coffee machine goes on when on sale?

  • +2 votes

    Buy a rocket or go home

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    Buy a cheap backup crapper one and wait till %20 off sales you'll need it if it ever goes in for repair anyway.

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    I got it not so long ago w the same price+ 20% off in one of the ebay sale. U can wait until next sale if u rtight in budget, or go ahead if u just want to enjoy your coffe now. Few years down the track w thousands of coffee u brew, u wont even bother w those little ebay savings in the end.

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    It's not that bad, but I got the 2 separately for a total of $800 (and then I paid for the 5 yr concierge at Good Guys). You could get it if you need it now though.

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      What were individual prices for these and how did you nab such bargains?

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        Ebay good guys 20% off. They've just had another one. The BES920 was $799 minus 20%=$640, the grinder $199 minus 20%=$160. Bing Lee usually have similar prices. I've had it about 3 months now, think it's worth the price if you enjoy good coffee and don't want to pay in the thousands of dollars.

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    For those who have a coffee machine. . Does the coffee you make taste like cafe coffee i.e gloria jeans etc

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      wayy better than that.

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      Had mine for 2 months now.

      At the start: Absolutely not.

      Rather than sit down and learn ALL the theory behind pulling a good shot, I opted for the glaze over and just practice approach.

      2 Months in my machine is dialed in so that my coffees are consistently acceptable, with more and more making me smile. Its the gradual progression towards consistent perfection.

      I like that i can do it at home, sure it takes time to start up, grind, tamp, pull, clean, froth milk, clean but it sure beats wasting time walking to/waiting in a coffee shop to play roulette hoping for a barista that's paying attention/cares.

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