Friends sent me a lot of money (to me) for a birthday gift, knowing my old Spidem was on its last legs.
From coffeeitalia.com.au I bought - at a pretty amazing price - a Gaggia Classic. The deal also included free shipping (I live in Sydney)!
And it was absolutely kosher: the bloke I spoke with on the 'phone admitted that the deal had been so popular they'd temporarily sold out, so that I had to wait a week or so for my Gaggia. But it arrived when they said it would, without a dent anywhere: the packaging was very sound.
But I had a couple of questions to put to him, and found I couldn't get them on the 'phone at all, the day of arrival. It being a Thursday, I simply can't work out why that would be.
So I'm turning to coffee forums for the answers I need.
Fact is, though, that for Aussies, coffeeitalia provided a bloody good deal!
As to why all these damned slashes have turned up in my post upon previewing it, I have NO IDEA. Perhaps someone can help me with that?