A bit of bad luck there Adam.
When I got my machine there were no suppliers in Sydney that showed much interest in me and then I found this site but there were no Sydney sponsors.
I ended up buying from a sponsor in Melbourne and luckily for me nothing has gone wrong so I havent had to risk the problems that can come with couriers and heavy coffee machines as youve mentioned.
It was something I was worried about when trying to find a machine.
Im glad youre enjoying coffee again.