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Evening all

Some of you may know/may have suspected that I'm in the process of opening a roastery here in Walsall. We opened last year, stopped in about October to work on our development, training, branding, and premises, and we're now almost in a position to re-launch to the public. (Yes - a standing forum discount is forthcoming!)

Of course, alongside coffee we will be selling some equipment. We have accounts with the usual suspects and we will be selling items ranging from the specialist (for people like members of this forum) to the ordinary for people just getting into coffee.

I just wanted to open this thread to see if there's a particular item that members of this forum would like to see as a group buy? I'm thinking scales (Felicita?) and hand grinders (Comandante?). 

We would probably need 5+ for anything to make it viable. Payments would be made directly to my company (Paypal available, bank transfer preferred, but your choice), your contract would be with the company, and you will therefore get all of the consumer protections that you would with any online retailer. Everything would need to be posted on the forum for purposes of recording who ordered what, and all payments made in advance of dispatch. Of course, there is scope for individual items to be ordered, but the sums involved are likely to be less attractive for obvious reasons.

If I see the same items crop up a few times then I'll probably start a new thread to isolate each order.    

Any questions, let me know - I'll be happy to help.

Best wishes
Gareth

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Possibly Felicita scales, depending on price (obviously).

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49 minutes ago, Aidy said:

Possibly Felicita scales, depending on price (obviously).

Can certainly look into that for you. That may be one of the items that we can do as a single-buy too, but we'll see what other interest there is to get the price down.

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Hi Gareth..

Lots of people on here seem to be posting for hand grinders in the wanted area (me being one of them). I for one would potentially be interested in a comandante or other good hand grinder.

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I have relatives in Walsall... I now have an excuse to visit them more often (when we are back to normality that is)

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On 01/06/2020 at 22:37, Jackabb said:

Hi Gareth..

Lots of people on here seem to be posting for hand grinders in the wanted area (me being one of them). I for one would potentially be interested in a comandante or other good hand grinder.

Jack

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Hi Jack

Really sorry about the delay in writing back. Yes, you're right, there is a lot of interest out there! I took a look at our supplier, and it's still out of stock of Comandantes. The last ones flew off the shelves at the beginning of lockdown, and we were told that the supplier would only carry to order and would not carry an excess stock for a while. I'm not even sure if the orders came in, but they're still out of stock.

If ever they come back into stock I'll make sure I let everybody know. This seems to be a common problem across the industry - I don't think any reputable seller currently has any in stock.

 

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4 minutes ago, filthynines said:

I don't think any reputable seller currently has any in stock.

Horsham (multiple colours) and Machina Espresso, they're just the two I happen to have noticed without looking, so seems stock is coming in now.

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32 minutes ago, catpuccino said:

Horsham (multiple colours) and Machina Espresso, they're just the two I happen to have noticed without looking, so seems stock is coming in now.

You're right. Horsham seem to have a couple of the less popular colours, which suggests to me they're on their last stock. Speculation, of course. Horsham, though, have a good range of colours. 

I've just checked the supplier again, and they're still out of stock. 


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On 01/06/2020 at 23:59, MediumRoastSteam said:

I have relatives in Walsall... I now have an excuse to visit them more often (when we are back to normality that is) emoji106.png

We would be pleased to see you! Reasons to visit Walsall are, sadly, hard to come by!

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18 minutes ago, filthynines said:

We would be pleased to see you! Reasons to visit Walsall are, sadly, hard to come by!

Not if you are a saddler.....loads of bits and butts!

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5 minutes ago, Batian said:

Not if you are a saddler.....loads of bits and butts!

We do cling quite tightly to the fact that we still make the Queen's handbags. Let's hope Charles takes a shine to them too...


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A humble suggestion from a relative newcomer.
Molykote 111. 
Why? The cost of buying the single tube that would seem likely to last a very long time is vastly inflated by postage costs. Buying two tubes avoids this, but I don’t really want two tubes - or the hassle of finding another person who needs a tube and dealing with the postage. If a coffee supplier held stock (it’s not bulky, and I’m guessing has a long shelf life), it would be a nice to have add on to an order for beans. 

Regards,

John


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My suggestion would be that you see if you can stock some of the stunning and sophisticated brewing accessories from Japan and Far East more broadly. Things like Origami dripper, torch drippers, some of the lovely kinto stands and kit, ceramics, mellow dripper, lily drip... The international shipping for individual items is hefty.


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