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jjin082693
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:29am
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I discovered what looks to be an Indonesia-based equipment seller by the name of Buana Coffee that appears to offer some fairly good deals. However, those deals have me a little skeptical; 334USD for a Rancilio Silvia seems a little too good to be true.

Has anyone ever heard of this site, or ordered anything from them? If so, does anyone else think I should be suspicious of this?
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 1:15am
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If it is too good to be true, it probably is. I took a look at the site and saw that they're offering all of their machines at about 50 percent less than typical retail.

Something really stinks here.. I wouldn't chance it. The company address is in Indonesia, that brings up a huge red flag right there.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 1:53am
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That's what I figured too...probably won't risk it then. Thanks for the second opinion.
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RUN AWAY!

 
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