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    So what happened to Krups?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Newbie here with a 9 year old manual Krups (type 962?)

    I was given this machine as a gift and have had no problems with it. Nice slow pour. Heats up quickly and makes a damn nice coffee. I dont use the steam at all (use the microwave for guests. Slap my wrist)

    Unfortunately it has started to make some odd noises and I think its time to send it on its way.

    Doing my research I think a new sunbeam and grinder will do me fine, but I noticed the very obvious lack of mention of Krups (other than baskets - which Ill keep thanks ;)

    so what happened to Krups? They used to be everywhere and now they are no where. Just curious.

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Theyre known here as Kraps.

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 536F7269636275606863070 link=1280919437/1#1 date=1280928117
    Theyre known here as Kraps.
    There are either at the bottom end or have tried to get into teh Super auto market.

    Either way, most here do not admit to owning or quickly progressed once they knew what they could get for a little more. ;)

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 747871717272707E657B170 link=1280919437/0#0 date=1280919437
    Doing my research I think a new sunbeam and grinder will do me fine, but I noticed the very obvious lack of mention of Krups
    If you dont mind sharing the sunbeam machine you had in mind and then tell us what your budget is and Im sure some CSrs can give some good suggestions.


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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    the early krups were well made and made a decent coffee

    this changed about 5 years ago, with a change of ownership,
    and the newer ones are krap

    if someone gave me a new krups, and an old breville. i would keep the old breville

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    I owned a Krups for a short period (purchased new) about 10 years ago, I found even then they were a pretty poor imitation of an espresso machine, the Silvia that replaced it was a quantum leap up. ;)

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 545851515252505E455B370 link=1280919437/0#0 date=1280919437
    Newbie here with a 9 year old manual Krups (type 962?)
    9 years is a pretty good run for any appliance, well done. :)

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    (stands up) "Ahem......my name is Andrew, and I used to use a Krups (type 962)." * * Ahh, I feel better, now.

    Actually, I still have it in the back of the cupboard. I was going to offer it in Pay-it-Forward, but thought that no-one would want it. But, if anyone does want it, just PM me to avoid any embarassment :-[

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Hi all! Thanks for the replies.
    Im considering the EM6910 with the matchingEM0480 conical burr grinder. Sunbeam are doing a Fathers day promo and the grinder is free ;D

    With a bit of haggling at Good Guys I reckon Ill get the two for around $600.

    Anyone seen them better?

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 39353C3C3F3F3D3328365A0 link=1280919437/8#8 date=1281954867
    With a bit of haggling at Good Guys I reckon Ill get the two for around $600. *
    I think youll find that the grinder is something you have to actually send away a proof of purchase for to sunbeam and then theyll send you the grinder...
    Or I could be very wrong and you can actually get the grinder in store as part of a point-of-sale promotion from sunbeam...
    Although, generally with these sorts of promotions in retail, the manufacturer, ie. Sunbeam, will instruct the retailers not to sell the primary item (coffee machine) any lower then a certain price to ensure that the free grinder isnt a loss to them.
    If you do go into a store let us know whether they can still discount the cost of the machine.
    PS. the floor cost price of the 6910 *is just > 600



    *EDIT*** just read this "You will receive your FREE Cafe Series® Coffee Grinder EM0480 at point of purchase, so there is no better time to buy the No.1 selling manual espresso machine, the Café Series® EM6910, than during this promotional period*."

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Well I went to DJs tonight and purchased the 6910. They substituted the 0450 grinder as they didnt have the 0480 in stock. (no difference from what my research tells me except a removable tray and a bit more plastic outside?)

    anyway... Total price $639 with 12mth interest free on my DJ card

    Can anyone tell me if I should demand the 0480 grinder or is it worth the hassle?

    Now off to find some beans!!

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 555950505353515F445A360 link=1280919437/10#10 date=1282029443
    Total price $639
    Thats pretty good!
    Back a few years ago the cheapest I could get the unit was 675 from bing lee.
    glad I didnt back then.

    I would go back and demand it only because its $xx worth of value that you could potentially have added on to the sale.

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 202C25252626242A312F430 link=1280919437/10#10 date=1282029443
    Can anyone tell me if I should demand the 0480 grinder or is it worth the hassle?
    Yes!

    The 0480 is priced at $50 more for a reason.
    1) Less plastic (metal body from memory).
    2) Manual grind switch
    3) Longer warranty on the motor (5 years not 1)

    The longer warranty alone should be enough for you to get the 0480.
    If you dont care about the other two points you could always ask DJs if theyll give you a 5 year extended warranty for free.
    That should shake them up.
    Also threaten to report them to Sunbeam (and do it anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E322F343E3F283D353E5A0 link=1280919437/12#12 date=1282043701
    Also threaten to report them to Sunbeam (and do it anyway).
    Dont do this because they did nothing wrong. Thats like threatening someone for doing something that you asked them to do.

    They asked you if you wanted the 0450 instead because they didnt have the 0480 in stock and you said yes. You could have chosen to get the 0480 and waited for the stock to arrive and then go pick it up.
    What you should do now is go back and say - I havent opened this 0450 but I would rather please wait until you get stock of the 0480 and Ill have that one instead.

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Yep. Thats why I asked the experts!!

    I think Ill give DJs a ring in the morning and ask them to order in the other one for me

    thanks!

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E7769677563706F353333020 link=1280919437/13#13 date=1282045261
    Dont do this because they did nothing wrong. *
    How is offering a cheaper product with 4 years less warranty (and not what Sunbeam are offering) "nothing wrong"?


    Quote Originally Posted by 6E7769677563706F353333020 link=1280919437/13#13 date=1282045261
    They asked you if you wanted the 0450 instead because they didnt have the 0480 in stock and you said yes. *
    Where did you get that from?

    Read again what she wrote.

    Quote Originally Posted by 616D64646767656B706E020 link=1280919437/10#10 date=1282029443
    They substituted the 0450 grinder as they didnt have the 0480 in stock.
    "They" substituted.


    Its potentially a Trade Practices Act breach with a maximum fine of $1.1M

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    Re: So what happened to Krups?

    tomorrow at the DJs customer help desk

    " what do you mean I cannot return the 0405"



    love your work TG :)



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