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slitcher
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Location: Longueuil
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012, 6:39pm
Subject: Montreal : Where to buy equipment
 

Hi all,

First post here, I start off strong with a question that has most likely been answered a million times. However I could only find post from 2004 relating to places that does not exist anymore.

Situation : I have just sold my Saeco Primea Touch, which my girlfriend loved like her first baby for the ease of use, kind of the same reason why I hated it so much. Anyways, now that it's gone, we want to buy a new machine and grinder. I've done a bit of research and we have decided to get a Rancilio Silvia V3 and a Baratza Vario grinder.

I am located in Montreal, actually Longueuil south shore. I've done a bit of shopping online and found some pretty decent prices at espressotec.com, but I'd prefer buying from a local shop in person (pretty oldschool on this but I still appreciate that human touch).

I wanted to know if you had any suggestion as for places to shop for my equipment. I went shopping last monday but most shops were closed except from café crème which the counselor looked hungover and not interested in making any decent price.

I plan on going to the following places tomorrow.

- Café Union
- Faema
- Espresso Mali

As for online stores I found (canadian retailers only):

- Espressotec.com
- Creativecookware.com (looks fishy)

Anybody has suggestions on where to go, where not to go ?

On creativecookware.com The bundle i'm looking for adds up to 1069 $ CAD free shipping and even after checking out, taxes are never added up (reason why I say it looks fishy).

On this note, I am willing to pay a little more to buy locally but not too much either. Do you think any local dealer can match this price ?

Thanks for the infos !
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012, 7:20pm
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You can get both at Cafe Union in Montreal.

Online, I'd go with idrinkcoffee.com. Probably a bit cheaper if you buy their combo at $1130, and they throw in some nice accessories too.
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slitcher
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012, 7:32pm
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thanks for the quick reply !

idrinkcoffee seems like a very nice place to get what I want and the extra accessories (especially the tamper) are very welcomed.

I'll see tomorrow PM after my TOUR DE L'ILE for montreal's local shops and if I can't find nothing else, I guess IDC.com will see an order form me.
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Sylvain
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Location: Trois-Rivieres
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Espresso: La Marzocco GS3
Grinder: Mahlkonig K30 Vario
Drip: Technivorm
Posted Wed May 23, 2012, 12:14pm
Subject: Re: Montreal : Where to buy equipment
 

Hello, I have bought a long time ago a Silvia at Cafe union.  Also, Creativecookware.com is a great place to buy.  I have bought several items from this company.

Sylvain
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slitcher
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Posted Wed May 23, 2012, 7:35pm
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well I went to café union this afternoon right after work. I could not get the clerk or manager to budge on the price. Price was acceptable, 150 $ more than idrinkcoffe all included. That I was actually ready to pay for supporting a local business, but they did not have the vario nor the rocky doserless in stock which is what really killed me.

I came back home and ordered a Silvia, Vario and base from idrinkcoffee ... creativecookware had some very aggressive pricing but something just didn't smelled right to me.
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iDrinkCoffeeCanada
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Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 4:35am
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Thank you for your order and your trust in our company.

SJ

 
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Sylvain
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Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 10:51am
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You can't go wrong with Idrinkcoffee.  I have bought my GS3 from them and they gave great service too.

Sylvain
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slitcher
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Posted Sun May 27, 2012, 7:09pm
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Received the machine on friday. Actually I messed up with the adress and had to pick up the package at UPS warehouse, my mistake here. Shipping was LIGHTNING quick. UPS only had 3 boxes out of 4 though ... the stainless base is missing. IDC is closed on weekends so I have no additional infos on the issue yet.

We are very happy with the silvia and vario so far. It did not take too long to get decent shots. We are far from familiar with the machine yet, but are pulling decent shots and frothing milk very nicely.

Up to now i've been very happy with my purchase and IDC's service, i'm sure the missing box issue will be handled quickly and effectively.
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Spirit
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 9:11am
Subject: Re: Montreal : Where to buy equipment
 

Okay it might be late.

But I can speak for CreativeCookware, and it's not fishy!
I've bought several times from him and he's devoted to give an excellent CS. By the way have a look, his website was all redone! :)

slitcher Said:

Hi all,

First post here, I start off strong with a question that has most likely been answered a million times. However I could only find post from 2004 relating to places that does not exist anymore.

Situation : I have just sold my Saeco Primea Touch, which my girlfriend loved like her first baby for the ease of use, kind of the same reason why I hated it so much. Anyways, now that it's gone, we want to buy a new machine and grinder. I've done a bit of research and we have decided to get a Rancilio Silvia V3 and a Baratza Vario grinder.

I am located in Montreal, actually Longueuil south shore. I've done a bit of shopping online and found some pretty decent prices at espressotec.com, but I'd prefer buying from a local shop in person (pretty oldschool on this but I still appreciate that human touch).

I wanted to know if you had any suggestion as for places to shop for my equipment. I went shopping last monday but most shops were closed except from café crème which the counselor looked hungover and not interested in making any decent price.

I plan on going to the following places tomorrow.

- Café Union
- Faema
- Espresso Mali

As for online stores I found (canadian retailers only):

- Espressotec.com
- Creativecookware.com (looks fishy)

Anybody has suggestions on where to go, where not to go ?

On creativecookware.com The bundle i'm looking for adds up to 1069 $ CAD free shipping and even after checking out, taxes are never added up (reason why I say it looks fishy).

On this note, I am willing to pay a little more to buy locally but not too much either. Do you think any local dealer can match this price ?

Thanks for the infos !

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