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  1. JL generally won't price match Costco. I've heard Costco are far more no quibbles than JL with warranties in any event.
  2. https://www.costco.co.uk/Appliances/Small-Kitchen-Appliances/Coffee-Coffee-Capsules/Sage-Barista-Touch-Bean-To-Cup-Coffee-Machine-in-Black-Truffle-SES880BTR/p/318752 It's this one. As far as I know (other than the dual boiler) the internals of the Sage coffee machines are largely the same. The reason I like the look of the touch is the auto frothing wand which has great write ups.
  3. This might shock everyone but I'm leaning towards the Sage 😲. It's on offer at £550 + sage have a promo with a load of extra gear on redemption. I have a super busy lifestyle and as much as I might like to learn the intricacies of coffee making I feel like Sage will give me good milk and decent coffee from the get go without investing lots of time in technique, which suits my me. It seems they sell second hand OK so if I want to invest more time I can always sell it and go for something more manual. Before I go ahead, any thoughts on the above would be appreciated.
  4. Thank you everyone for your comments. Especially to @FairRecycler for his honest advice. I will give it some thought and let you know how I get on.
  5. What’s the quality of the coffee like that you get?
  6. Thanks all for your advice.... would you spend the 350 on getting a fully serviced classic with pid etc or should I save the cash and head to eBay?
  7. Hi I am excited to get into the coffee world. My budget is around the £550-£650 mark but I can be flexible either way. I am detail obsessed (lawyer!) but also a complete newbie to the world of good coffee. I like to drink espressos as well as milky drinks like flat whites, lattes and cappuccinos. I have narrowed my choices down to two, very different options and would be grateful for anyone's input. My thoughts are also below and I would be grateful for anyone's comments on them too in case I am way off! Option 1) Gaggia classic refurbished w/ PID, Rancilo Wand (£350 offered by Faircycler who will rebuild an old machine and mod to order) and second hand Eureka Mignon Grinder (expecting to pay around £200). - Pro's: Seems like proper kit. Makes good coffee. Should hold its value. Flexibility to learn. £100 cheaper than below option - Cons: The risk of second hand kit breaking and being out of pocket, need to learn skills to do decent milk, I know nothing about electrics so could not mod this myself if there were issues. Harder to Maintain.. Option 2) Sage Barista Touch. £650 (Costco) - Pro's: Supposed to be amazing for milk. Costco offer amazing warranties so any issues I will be covered. Self maintaining. Built in PID. Built in Grinder. - Cons: Concerned about how good the coffee aspect of this machine is e.g. baskets are pressurised. Grinder not as good? Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. Would you be prepared to deliver to Capel St Mary? I am based up North but my in laws live there and can then bring it up.
  9. I didn’t think it would be. Doesn’t hurt to show my cards just in case!
  10. As a side note. very keen on this set up and the machines would be well looked after, apprecIated and in good hands. Just can’t currently afford the 850, despite is probably being a fair price. 650 ish would probably be my limit can collect no problem though
  11. Just a reminder that any offers etc should be public in accordance with the forum rules
  12. Fairly sure this has now sold on eBay. Albeit for a lower price than any of the offers on here! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F333497815456
  13. Would have loved this but can't collect. if you change you mind and can post / meet somewhere in northern england then very interested.
  14. Hi. Are you still selling? Offer open for rest of day. Will then start offering on others.
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