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friendlyfoe
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Posted Thu Dec 26, 2013, 7:16pm
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calblacksmith Said:

There is a huge potential as a starter DB, I truly hope the next version is markedly better than the first one, for everyones sake, we NEED affordable starter rank gear that performs and can live a few years.

Here is hoping that next year, the next one is what the first one should have been!

Posted December 26, 2013 link


Yeah but when it comes out it will be 1400 bucks, which puts you awful close to spending 1800 on a real machine. You're still in over 2g's with a grinder so whats a couple hundred more.
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 5:04am
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I hear you but as always, YMMV!
At $1400, there are some excellent starter HX machines for sale, or step up the game money wise and go with a DB if that is better suited to your style. Either will make a great cup it just depends on what floats your boat.

My personal feeling is that there are too many issues with the current unit but we all pay our money and take our chances and live with what we have. I have received a few emails highlighting other issues with the machine that have not been widely discussed so behind the scenes not everything is perfect in BDB land.

As I said above, buy whatever you like, know as much as possible about ANY PURCHASE before you lay the money down regardless if it is a car, a stereo, a blender, an espresso machine or a house. We can help get great shots from nearly any machine and are happy to do so but please, if you have a boiler operated steam toy you bought at Goodwill for $5, just realize that such a machine is not able to deliver much quality in the shots ! :D

 
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 11:29am
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As an aside, the BES920 is out in the UK and Australia now (under the sage brand in the UK). It's an increment to the BES900. That's the one I'm getting (just working on convincing my missus :D )
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 11:54am
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I have had numerous $2,000 well known brand machines with major issues within days of ownership, lemons can exist anywhere. Also have had issues with other E61 machines that I was able to repair myself with readily avail parts.
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Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013, 5:58am
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I say again,
Never buy the first year of production of anything... YMMV!

 
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Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013, 3:23pm
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calblacksmith Said:

I say again,
Never buy the first year of production of anything... YMMV!

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Hehe, let the early adopters beta test it eh? Technically then the 920 is a relatively safe, or known bet, as it's not a new machine but merely an incremental improvement to the 900 ...
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