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Naphta
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 6:44am
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Been looking around, spotted the Gaggia Classic which looks quite good, but I wonder if there is anything better for the money? I'd like to buy within the UK rather than import.
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 7:24am
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Naphta Said:

Been looking around, spotted the Gaggia Classic which looks quite good, but I wonder if there is anything better for the money? I'd like to buy within the UK rather than import.

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that equals roughly $260 USD, so for that price i think a Gaggia Classic is a great for the money.  is that the price for new or used?
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 7:56am
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Naphta Said:

Been looking around, spotted the Gaggia Classic which looks quite good, but I wonder if there is anything better for the money? I'd like to buy within the UK rather than import.

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It's very unlikely that you'll find anything better for the money new.  You might just find an eBay bargain of a used SBDU (Classic, Silvia etc.) already modified with PID controller, but I very much doubt it.  I did find my old Classic on eBay for 25 ten years ago though.
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 8:15am
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Thats the price new from Amazon.co.uk. link

Am I right in thinking the classic is superior to the baby? Both are available for a similar price.
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 8:46am
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Get the Classic, it is better than the Baby.  That is a great price new.

 
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http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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