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[The Bay] Breville Barista Express ~ $461 before taxes

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[The Bay] Breville Barista Express ~ $461 before taxes

Very highly reviewed - considered among the best value espresso makers. Well loved here on RFD.

Pretty rare for this to drop below $500, it is currently 539.99 at the Bay. Use promo code save for an additional 10% off, bringing it down to 485.99. Additionally, Ebates (Rakuten) has 5% cashback on now.

Total price, before taxes runs just over $460.
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Sainte-Therese
Any additional discount for the bay credit card holders?
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SaversSave wrote: Any additional discount for the bay credit card holders?
I cannot confirm, but for those that have HBC CC's - try using promo code GIVEGET for a potential 20% off.

Good luck!
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Jun 29, 2016
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Hey thx op, I used the SAVE code on a jacket, did not know about it. Thumbs up for the 10%.
Too bad it does not stack with the cyber code :(

Nice machine btw, I got it last Boxing Day. Descaling is manual and kind of pita, but highly recommend it
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It's back in stock online
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Jul 14, 2008
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Perhaps an unpopular opinion here but the grinder on the Barista Express is really bad, and will likely go way before the rest of the machine does. Unless kitchen counter space is important to you, you're better off getting the Dose control grinder + The Duo Temp combo and end up being cheaper than the barista express. This setup gives you the chance to upgrade the grinder and espresso machine separately. Also it's more convenient to use two completely separate machines than have a 2 in 1. If your 2 in 1 breaks, you're stuck with a dead 1 wasting counter space.

Duo Temp 352$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-duo ... ID=mXh3DzK
Dose control grinde 127$r: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-dos ... ID=mXh3DzV
Total: ~480$ before coupons and cashback

If you are feeling fancy, you can even get the Dose Control Pro for 224$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-sma ... ID=mXh3DzJ

ps: the steamer on the barista express sucks, so that's a con if you enjoy milky beverages.
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Jonick wrote: Perhaps an unpopular opinion here but the grinder on the Barista Express is really bad, and will likely go way before the rest of the machine does. Unless kitchen counter space is important to you, you're better off getting the Dose control grinder + The Duo Temp combo and end up being cheaper than the barista express. This setup gives you the chance to upgrade the grinder and espresso machine separately. Also it's more convenient to use two completely separate machines than have a 2 in 1. If your 2 in 1 breaks, you're stuck with a dead 1 wasting counter space.

Duo Temp 352$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-duo ... ID=mXh3DzK
Dose control grinde 127$r: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-dos ... ID=mXh3DzV
Total: ~480$ before coupons and cashback

If you are feeling fancy, you can even get the Dose Control Pro for 224$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-sma ... ID=mXh3DzJ

ps: the steamer on the barista express sucks, so that's a con if you enjoy milky beverages.
I have a barista express and it has its faults but it still makes great coffee. The steam arm sucks but it works.
If you were to do the 2 units, I'd go for the bambino that was 350 last week. It has an auto wand or use manual. A much more powerful steamer. And get a separate grinder refurb from breville . But I dont have a time machine
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Sep 2, 2006
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I actually got the price down to $432 before tax a week ago with stacking the codes Give and Giving, unfortunately didn't pull the trigger after reading some quality issues regarding the breville espresso machines long term.
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Sep 21, 2008
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I agree wholeheartedly with Jonick - get a separate grinder. Many espresso aficionados will tell you the grinder is actually the *most* important component in your brew.

Being a cheapskate, I waited until the BES840 XL (essentially the same as this machine, minus the grinder) was on sale for about $275 and paired it with what *some* ppl consider the best sub-$500 grinder on the market - the Baratza Sette 30 AP.

So for about $575, I got the same espresso machine, but with a *FAR* superior grinder. I think that's worth the extra $110.

Just my two cents, happy coffee-ing :)

Jonick wrote: Perhaps an unpopular opinion here but the grinder on the Barista Express is really bad, and will likely go way before the rest of the machine does. Unless kitchen counter space is important to you, you're better off getting the Dose control grinder + The Duo Temp combo and end up being cheaper than the barista express. This setup gives you the chance to upgrade the grinder and espresso machine separately. Also it's more convenient to use two completely separate machines than have a 2 in 1. If your 2 in 1 breaks, you're stuck with a dead 1 wasting counter space.

Duo Temp 352$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-duo ... ID=mXh3DzK
Dose control grinde 127$r: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-dos ... ID=mXh3DzV
Total: ~480$ before coupons and cashback

If you are feeling fancy, you can even get the Dose Control Pro for 224$: https://www.thebay.com/breville-the-sma ... ID=mXh3DzJ

ps: the steamer on the barista express sucks, so that's a con if you enjoy milky beverages.
Last edited by buriboi on Dec 6th, 2019 1:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Sep 21, 2010
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Surrey
LoL I have this machine, then I bought a DeLonghi magnifica s super automatic, because it's push a button....then I had too much coffee. And blood pressure went up to like 150/90 and I feel all weird and went to the hospital and the doctor gave me a huge fuss....
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Mar 21, 2011
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Gamblor wrote: I actually got the price down to $432 before tax a week ago with stacking the codes Give and Giving, unfortunately didn't pull the trigger after reading some quality issues regarding the breville espresso machines long term.
Long time owner of barista express. I have had minimal issues with the machine and it has served me well so I wholeheartedly recommend it. I take care of it though. Meaning changing the gasket once in a while, descale, back flush the group head and change filters. Like most machines it will require a service haul but otherwise a solid machine and at this price top recommendations.
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It now says $639? They literally increased it by 100.

Yesterday it was 539 with 20% off using their credit card. Dynamic price fixing.

Hate bay for doing this. Amazon if for 539.

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