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qualin
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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012, 4:03am
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nobbi4711 Said:

The pressurestat is built in not standing, but hanging 90 degree turned and has to be replaced more often than in other machines.

Posted October 11, 2012 link

Thanks for the heads up. When considering a machine which is past the $2000 mark and we're into "Large appliance" territory here, reliability for
me is absolutely paramount. If the machine isn't designed with that in mind, I'm not interested in buying one.  

nobbi4711 Said:

So the price should not be too far from a BZ99's price.

Posted October 11, 2012 link

Thanks for the input Marcus. Unfortunately, I can't find any Canadian retailers online who sell the BZ99, but there are a few in Australia.

I found one selling for $1799 AUD, which works out to $1811 CAD.. The Magister MS40 was selling around $2300 here, so about $500 more.

After hearing a lot of this input, I don't see Magister machines presenting very good value for the money.

espressor1, I'm curious to hear your thoughts even though I've already made my decision.

Thank you very much for putting in your input.

 
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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012, 7:49am
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qualin Said:

Unfortunately, I can't find any Canadian retailers online who sell the BZ99, but there are a few in Australia.

Posted October 11, 2012 link

Why would you even look in Australia?!?!?

Whatever -- I'm so confused about what you want in a machine, and where you're looking, that I have no idea what to suggest/recommend.  Besides, many of the prices you've mentioned here are very high compared to what I find being sold in Canada . . . .

 
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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012, 4:58pm
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JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Why would you even look in Australia?!?!?

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I'm sorry if I conveyed that I was. I'm not.. I just couldn't find any other vendors in Canada which sold this machine, it seems to me like they're primarily sold in Europe and other 220v countries
and the ones that we do get over here have a conversion to 110 volt. I was just using an Australian vendor as a price reference.

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

I'm so confused about what you want in a machine, and where you're looking, that I have no idea what to suggest/recommend.

Posted October 11, 2012 link

No problem. I apologize for the confusion. I think I've already made my decision as to what I'm looking for. Magister machine are off the table for me anyway.

I've posted a lot of my requirements in another thread and the Magister machines just simply don't meet them, both on features, build engineering and price.  

FYI, I have my heart set on the Izzo Alex II Duetto or the Alex II HX PID. A bit pricey, but compared to Magisters, it presents considerably better value for about the same price.

Thanks for your input!

 
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Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012, 1:06pm
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fyi there's a dealer in Canada:

Click Here (www.mrcappuccino.com)
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