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  1. Thanks JPD. Sadly I’m looking for a 58.4mm right now but good luck with the sale 👍
  2. Hi Bulls, Is this one exactly 58mm or is it the 58.4mm model? Cheers, Steve
  3. Hi JPD, Is this one exactly 58mm or is it the 58.4mm model? Cheers, Steve
  4. Shameless tout but once my dual boiler arrives hopefully this week then all my Sage 54mm accessories will be going in the classified for anyone interested. Off the top of my head: Spare OEM baskets Spare OEM portafilter Motta distributor tool Crema Coffee dosing cup Portafilter funnels (metal one and plastic one works with grinder) Sage Grinder Pro MyWeigh coffee scales with timer and probably other bits and pieces.
  5. Thanks for the tips with my new DB when it arrives.
  6. I did Dutchy and TBF Sage have been great both times I've had an issue. I guess I could have tried for a refund but I got the Bambino for such a good price from the local retailer that the £480 discount on the price of the DB was far in excess of what I originally spent.
  7. Both Bambino's seemed to have some sort of electronics fail. The first once which was a V1 machine got stuck in the backflush cycle and no matter how many times you ran it would not exit that mode. Others on here have had the same issue all resulting in a return to Sage, and I've found similar stories over the internet while looking for a fix. The second Bambino is a V2 model and Sage seems to have made modifications the backflush program (perhaps due to the previous bug) as now you cannot defer the backflush cycle until after you've finished making your drink and must run as soon as it fla
  8. Thanks for the detailed answer Ajohn.
  9. Sorry Ajohn, it’s been replaced previously about 6 months before although the two year warranty runs from initial purchase date. It’s stuck in some kind of cleaning cycle and I can’t reset it. I use bottled water, backflush far to much and have a monthly reminder to descale even though I pamper the machine only with volvic! Am I right in thinking you own a DB AJohn? Any regrets?
  10. It’s the second year of warranty (although this machine less than 6 months old) so think I’m only entitled to a refund in the first year. I know the retailer isn’t interested any more.
  11. So Sage have come back with price of £720 (+ my Bambino back of course) for the DB. So basically it's the same price as the MaraX and unless someone selling something else used realistically everything else is another £300+.
  12. Thanks for your thoughts Cocoloco and I guess you’ve boiled it down further for me ie roughly £700 for a new MaraX or £800(hopefully less) for a Dual Boiler. I did see that dual boiler and depending on condition it would only be £200 to step up. It’s funny though while head says yes, I still (probably wrongly) have more concerns about a secondhand Sage than the other brands for reliability and fixibility. And don’t laugh but I think this machine needs to be my last upgrade for a few years, and so while certainly not a dealbreaker I do prefer the look of a more traditional e61 machine
  13. Rather than hijack the upgrade thread below, just trying to quickly weigh up my options now my Sage Bambino has died. Having recently received my Niche the upgrade bug was starting to bite anyway. Sage have offered to replace my Bambino with a different coloured one (black). I could get this and hopefully sell on classifieds and put towards a MaraX, Minima, Elizabeth. Being honest having just bought the Niche my budget is probably more towards the MaraX and depends on what the Bambino sells for. Alternatively Sage have said I can upgrade to DB for around £800 although they promi
  14. Cant believe it arrived when I’m fasting (although not moaning a month early!). Had to make a flat white for the misses and get her to describe the taste 😂 Thanks for arranging Dave.
  15. Clearly didn’t tell her the price and made sure to show her the pictures from google images (sans price) 😁 What was worse was trying to explain to the friends we’d taken to a national park in the middle of nowhere why I had to be near the visitor centre (with signal) at exactly 2pm 🤷‍♂️
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