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Iluvdabean
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 4:19pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Well heres my take on the whole thing...BD gets a new machine or his fixed. Good News. Breville stepped up and on a case by case
basis made it right. Good News. Now the embers of this debate are still glowing and people so quickley revert to argueing.
I personally wont buy a BDB  and thast o.k. I still feel there are better choices out there but live and let live. For now I think everyone should just be happy a guy who loves espresso gets a small reprieve on this journey and some corporate good will was extended. In the end the only ones who will be writing the BDB story is Breville and thats as it should be. When noobs come along and ask me about a machine, I will kindly give my advice and reasons for it. But when moderators have to come here to calm down a thread its just become
non productive. Anyways I think we just should all be happy for BD because really he
really lucked out in my opinion. Let time be the judge,nothing tests a machines durability like standing up to daily use over time,day in
and day out.
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 5:34pm
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Iluvdabean Said:

Well heres my take on the whole thing...BD gets a new machine or his fixed. Good News. Breville stepped up and on a case by case
basis made it right. Good News. Now the embers of this debate are still glowing and people so quickley revert to argueing.
I personally wont buy a BDB  and thast o.k. I still feel there are better choices out there but live and let live. For now I think everyone should just be happy a guy who loves espresso gets a small reprieve on this journey and some corporate good will was extended. In the end the only ones who will be writing the BDB story is Breville and thats as it should be. When noobs come along and ask me about a machine, I will kindly give my advice and reasons for it. But when moderators have to come here to calm down a thread its just become
non productive. This year sees me retireing and leaving California to a better place with slower paced life. I am seriuously thinking of getting a $1200 machine only because Ive finally reached the point after five years of daily Gaggia Classic use (Its still working fine)
that it seems right. The only reason would be more control but even though Ive been a member here for 6 or 7 years I wouldnt post a thread asking for advice because I know where it would end up. There are a few people here I would probably email and ask them. I would call a few places but my main concern would be reliability and that would be a first premium I would seek. Nothing in my mind
is any good unless it works most the time and it built well. Anyways I think we just should all be happy for BD because really he
really lucked out in my opinion. Let time be the judge,nothing tests a machines durability like standing up to daily use over time,day in
and day out.

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Totally agree with you.. I thought California was slow paced  :-)
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 8:51pm
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One thing we all have in common is espresso.
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:08pm
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cuznvin Said:

I wish Salvatore made a reasonably priced DB....His machines look top notch.. A true Italian craftsman

Posted February 20, 2013 link

Are you the same cat who was complaining that the Chinese have an unfair pricing advantage because of low wages and poor working conditions?  Salvatore's prices are the result of the opposite of both.  I'm flabbergasted that you would think his prices are high when his "factory" is exactly as socially responsible as someone like you would demand, (based on your stated expectations for labor).   Didn't you say that you are happy to pay more to support a more socially responsible position?  Salvatore's machines are way, waay, waaay cheaper than Synessos, BTW.

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:21pm
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dagoat Said:

Salvatore's machines are way, waay, waaay cheaper than Synessos, BTW.

Posted February 20, 2013 link

The PID'ed Dual Boiler is only $6000.00, what's the problem?

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:25pm
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BubbaDude Said:

The PID'ed Dual Boiler is only $6000.00, what's the problem?

Posted February 20, 2013 link

I saw that too.  Yikes.   It does have a rotary pump and a six year warranty, but still...
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:28pm
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AlexKilpatrick Said:

I saw that too.  Yikes.   It does have a rotary pump and a six year warranty, but still...

Posted February 20, 2013 link

Five BDBs might last six years too, but I wouldn't buy them all at once.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:46pm
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BubbaDude Said:

The PID'ed Dual Boiler is only $6000.00, what's the problem?

Posted February 20, 2013 link

About what the socially responsibly manufactured, rotary pump, DB, PIDed GS/3 costs as well.  I see congruity in that.

-Peter
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:54pm
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dagoat Said:

About what the socially responsibly manufactured, rotary pump, DB, PIDed GS/3 costs as well.  I see congruity in that.

-Peter

Posted February 20, 2013 link

Virtue has a high price tag. Chevy Volt costs a fortune, but it makes one feel so pure.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:58pm
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So BD did Breville contact you????? Whats the plan....new machine or repair time.
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