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ashley42484
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Location: Japan
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013, 9:55pm
Subject: Help!!
 

I am in a tough position right now.... We were just stationed overseas and will be here for a relatively short time, therefore have a lot of factors to weigh when deciding on a new setup. I will also say that we are relatively new to this whole scene. Not sure whether I should invest in a more expensive machine and have to deal with converters, etc., or if we should invest more in a grinder and accessories and get by with a less expensive (more temporary) solution until we are back in the states? Any suggestions or recommendations? We will be using it a few times a day, making espresso, milk drinks, and americanos. Thank you!!
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Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 506
Location: Canada
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Giga 5, ECM Giotto, Rocket...
Grinder: Anfim Milano-Best
Vac Pot: No  :(
Drip: Some $30 thing from Walmart
Roaster: I buy pre-roasted.
Posted Mon Mar 11, 2013, 3:53am
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Buy something used, but something of quality.  Disposable machines aren't resellable. Well maintained, good machines can be resold for a used price similar to the used price you get them for.  Check Japan Amazon.  There's a BDB as the first hit I see.
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There's got to be all sorts of deals from good to bad on a range of machines.  I have no idea what 77000 Japanbucks are worth in green money, they may be called "yen", I'm ignorant but I sure do like Japanese food.
There's a VBM Domo fo 333 thousand of their units. If that's a good price, it's a good machine.  If these are new machines, then they're probably equal to local new prices.
Anyway, my only useful advice is to buy used to avoid losing money on it when you resell it.
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ashley42484
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Posted Mon Mar 11, 2013, 4:36am
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The food has been delish so far! Espresso drinks in a can are taking their toll though, thus my desperation to get a machine. Thank you so very much!! Totally makes sense and I appreciate the suggestions.
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