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java_purist
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Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012, 6:23pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

Thanks, I appreciate your efforts.
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

OK, I've received a reply from Northwest Glass. It appears that when they first listed it on their website, they made the mistake of listing their price they pay Yama for the brewer, not their retail (or even wholesale) price. I assume they're honouring the old price for those who ordered it while it was listed that way, but the new $99 price stands.

That said, there are two important notes here. First, the filter's been improved since my preproduction unit's design. Second, it includes a second filter, a ceramic filter designed to let you brew cold coffee as well as hot (or tea).

I'll be listing this brewer in the Under $500 list later today.

Mark

 
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012, 3:33pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

Thanks, Mark. Re: price, I'd kind of figured as much. Hario's nice, but bargain-priced they ain't!
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java_purist
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012, 8:11pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

Thanks again! Serves me right for not keeping up with my Coffee.Geek RSS feed. ;)
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:52am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

I ordered two sets of the Illy Crystal Espresso Cups. Out of the box, one of them looked just like your picture. The other set, however, was quite a bit different (see pic).

The cups come packed in a die cut corrugated cardboard sleeve, which was wholly inadequate in protecting the fragile cups against the rigors of shipping.

andys: illy_12_L.jpg
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012, 4:36pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

I am impressed with Illy's customer service. Within hours of my email informing them of the broken cups, they replied saying that a replacement  set is on its way.

 
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MarkPrince
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 4:28pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2012 - Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

andys Said:

I am impressed with Illy's customer service. Within hours of my email informing them of the broken cups, they replied saying that a replacement  set is on its way.

Posted December 8, 2012 link

I've had to do a replacement from Illy twice now, and they are super-beyond-quick. Their customer service is legend.

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