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bellabarisa.co.uk

ship regularly to Saudi.....contact Claudette by email and ask her

 

I think those prices with the pounds are much expensive than the link I provided.

 

They offer the OSCAR II for 649 pounds where with that price I can get this deal which is the OSCAR II and a descent grinder:

https://qavashop.com/en/espresso-machines/oscar-ii-grinta-pack.html

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Before you look for the best deal on a webpage have you asked yourself what you want from a machine and looked at your options before pricing it up? And as others have said, you need to know you are buying from a reliable supplier . . .

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Do they offer you Warranty on your items!

 

Yes:

https://qavashop.com/en/content/warranty.html

 

I think they have a good warranty policy.

 

Are there any forums or reputable review sites that can tell you how reliable that website is?

The last thing you want to do is order from a crappy retailer when it's being shipped abroad.

 

I just discovered that they actually are located in Saudi Arabia.

 

I don't know about any reputations for them. But they should be OK.

 

More than likely they are box shifters.

 

How? What does that mean exactly? Is it like they have a warehouse and they just take it from a formal distributor in Saudi Arabia and work as another sub-distributor? Is that what you mean?

 

I don't know if they have .. well maybe. After some search, it turns out they are related to a group of companies to a big Saudi trader. I read two reviews one is good detailed and one is bad short review on a forum.

 

So I don't know what to do? But they have technicians and product support.

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Before you look for the best deal on a webpage have you asked yourself what you want from a machine and looked at your options before pricing it up? And as others have said, you need to know you are buying from a reliable supplier . . .

 

Well it depends on the money but not completely. Because there's a budget espresso machine which may be what I want which is the gaggia classic but it seems not available online and I have to look for a supplier in a different city which of course would be difficult to do. So the best choice is online.

 

The best more reputable suppliers in Saudi Arabia for these machines are extraksa and sacoksa, but they don't have much brands, most they have is DeLonghi and nespresso machines.

 

https://www.saco-ksa.com/electrical-appliances/kitchen-appliances-1/kettles-coffeemakers.html?p=4

http://www.extrastores.com/en-sa/search?page=1&q=Cappuccino

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Yes:

https://qavashop.com/en/content/warranty.html

 

I think they have a good warranty policy.

 

 

 

I just discovered that they actually are located in Saudi Arabia.

 

I don't know about any reputations for them. But they should be OK.

 

 

 

How? What does that mean exactly? Is it like they have a warehouse and they just take it from a formal distributor in Saudi Arabia and work as another sub-distributor? Is that what you mean?

 

I don't know if they have .. well maybe. After some search, it turns out they are related to a group of companies to a big Saudi trader. I read two reviews one is good detailed and one is bad short review on a forum.

 

So I don't know what to do? But they have technicians and product support.

Box shifters will generally just take a machine off the shelf (or order one from their supplier) & send it to the customer. Bella Barista on the other hand checks every machine they sell to make sure it's working as it should.

There may well be nothing wrong with the company you linked to but being a UK based forum, they're an unknown to most of us.

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Ya Shittin me two reviews!! come now don't be insane. Pay more for a better service simple.

 

But there are good suppliers in Saudi Arabia.

 

Like the two I just posted, but they don't have like Gaggia, Rancilio, .. etc. There are dedicated suppliers for certain brands.

 

 

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More search, well .. there are couple websites that shows the first link in this thread is a subset of the following link which shows that it's actually a big company.

https://www.ekuep.com/ar/coffee-makers/espresso-machines/

 

This one two has a 4-years history in Saudi Arabia

https://www.caffeinelab.me/pages/about-us

 

This one also, but they only has one profitic machine:

https://www.varietalcafe.com/%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%AF%D9%91%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%87%D9%88%D8%A9/espresso-machines?limit=all

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Box shifters will generally just take a machine off the shelf (or order one from their supplier) & send it to the customer. Bella Barista on the other hand checks every machine they sell to make sure it's working as it should.

There may well be nothing wrong with the company you linked to but being a UK based forum, they're an unknown to most of us.

 

Yes, you're right.

 

Of course for people in UK Bella Barista would be one of the best. But it would cost me a lot to buy from that supplier.

 

There are good suppliers in Saudi Arabia.

 

I just have to choose the best machine for my budget. I drink 1-3 cups of cappuccino in a day .. not too much it's just for me.

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Well it depends on the money but not completely. Because there's a budget espresso machine which may be what I want which is the gaggia classic but it seems not available online and I have to look for a supplier in a different city which of course would be difficult to do. So the best choice is online.

 

The best more reputable suppliers in Saudi Arabia for these machines are extraksa and sacoksa, but they don't have much brands, most they have is DeLonghi and nespresso machines.

 

https://www.saco-ksa.com/electrical-appliances/kitchen-appliances-1/kettles-coffeemakers.html?p=4

http://www.extrastores.com/en-sa/search?page=1&q=Cappuccino

 

It is difficult for us to suggest the Best Buy. Have you been using an espresso machine before? Is this your first? Maybe the Caffeinelab site and a Breville may be good to get you into it. My advice would be to take your time, even though you probably wat to get one NOW!, read round the forum for people in similar situations with regard to what machine to buy and then read some more about the website you will buy from, checking the small print, buying with a credit card with support if something doesn’t turn up etc

 

Hioe that helps.

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It is difficult for us to suggest the Best Buy. Have you been using an espresso machine before? Is this your first? Maybe the Caffeinelab site and a Breville may be good to get you into it. My advice would be to take your time, even though you probably wat to get one NOW!, read round the forum for people in similar situations with regard to what machine to buy and then read some more about the website you will buy from, checking the small print, buying with a credit card with support if something doesn’t turn up etc

 

Hioe that helps.

 

Yes I have an espresso machine, which is DeLonghi Dedica Style EC685.M and their little burr grinder.

 

I don't know about the grinder but it's doesn't give much more fine grinds. And the machine doesn't pull good shots, it's only been like 2 months since I bought it, really disappointing!

 

But I decided to get decent machine and that could cost me like $700-900 for the espresso machine alone which is my price range add to that a good grinder for $200 and that's $1000-1200 budget.

 

How about this deal?

https://qavashop.com/en/espresso-machines/oscar-ii-grinta-pack.html

 

 

Or this one with the sette grinder:

https://qavashop.com/en/espresso-machines/oscar-ii-baratza-sette-pack.html

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a box shifter is a firm who supply no warranty, but expect you to deal with the manufacturer if there is a fault. That can be difficult as more and more manufacturers now only sell items through authorised sellers. This means you can buy something brand new on the grey market and end up with an enormous problem in the event of a claim. If you want the cheapest price then buy at the cheapest price. You might be lucky and have no problems

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I decided to get decent machine and that could cost me like $700-900 for the espresso machine alone which is my price range add to that a good grinder for $200 and that's $1000-1200 budget.

 

From what reading I've done (and what relatively little experience I have) it seems this is the wrong way round: you should spend more on the grinder before spending on the espresso machine.

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From what reading I've done (and what relatively little experience I have) it seems this is the wrong way round: you should spend more on the grinder before spending on the espresso machine.

 

You know what??! You're right! Check this video:

 

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