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Starbucks Italia Digital - Vyto B.'s Review
Posted: May 10, 2005, 7:49am
review rating: 5.5
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Starbucks Italia Digital
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Arrow The Starbucks Italia Digital has 21 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Italia Digital has been rated 7.92 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 24, 2004.
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Dan Cascioppo 8.12
Ernie Scheidl 7.88
Andrew Brady 7.20
Gary Howarth 7.00
Kevin Clifford 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 1.6
Manufacturer: Saeco Quality: 0
Average Price: $995.00 Usability: 0
Price Paid: $900.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 0
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Saeco
Bottom Line: Engineering fiasco--do not buy
Positive Product Points

Pretty, modern, simple operation

Negative Product Points

Operational fiasco; dropped by Starbucks

Detailed Commentary

This is a nice-looking, modern machine. But do not buy one on eBay, irrespective of how low the price! I bought a brand-new one, direct from Starbucks. After about 3 months, it started to get persistent vapor lock. Talked to Starbucks numerous times, where they each time suggested something to try (e.g., rigorous descaling procedures). But eventually they admitted that the model has unfixable design flaws and that they have discontinued making and selling this model. Since its problems cannot be fixed, obviously it would make a very bad buy!

Buying Experience

Starbucks customer service is good, and with a model that actually works, it would be a good vendor to use.

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