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Topic: HotTop Deal is real! (7 msgs / 215 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
good job John and thanks Scott, The hot top is out of by reach at this =
time, but the Ski Mask you offered sounds good, they are calling for ice =
and snow today and tomorrow, I'll needs some protection when I move the =
ALP outside to check the new ambient temp. upgrade, Elaine said outside, =
to much smoke. 
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

2) From: John Abbott
OK - the vendor is located in Irvine California - and the information came
from Shelly Chiang at Yang Leu in Taiwan. The price apparently is $599 per
unit, but what Scott has managed to arrange is a $100 discount for any five
shipped to a single location.  So he was considering buying five and putting
it on his credit card and then shipping to the group purchasers
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3) From: John Abbott
I hit send before I was finished!! :O(
Two pieces of information: Scott and Sandee [ScottandSandee] will
answer your group questions
2nd and more important - Tom was considering carrying this roaster at one
point - and I don't know that this isn't completely out of bounds fo rme to
be posting - so I'm going to back out and let any of you contact Scott if
you want/need more data.
John - wishing I'd learn to think faster!

4) From: Mike McGinness
From: "John Abbott" 
 2nd and more important - Tom was considering carrying this roaster at
No more a problem than the Rocky co-op buy. Tom doesn't carry the HotTop or
the Rocky... Yes he was considering carrying the HotTop when Baratza was
considering importing them. Doesn't sound like that is going to happen any
time soon if at all... The reality is greens are Sweet Maria's *bread &
butter*. Consumable constant demand *product* one of the criteria for the
ideal business, coffee greens be that item. Hard goods more a side line
sporadic income than main source of income I believe...
If these types of deals were objectionable to Tom & Maria I'd hope that let
us know.
Just my buck two ninety eight cents worth (inflation:)
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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5) From: John Abbott
Sorry Ron, This ski mask is just for making bank withdrawals :) I'm glad I
got my HT at the price I did - but then I earned the extra $200 burning my
hand, living with its foibles etc. Now that it is a production model I love
it, but not sure I'd pay the asking price - well maybe not :O)

6) From: floyd burton

7) From: Tom & Maria
Hey MM - ...Equipment is actually a very important to our business 
(and survival in our new California digs!) and the list rules on that 
still stand. But if we don't carry something and if there are co-op 
buys I really don't mind some limited use of the list for people to 
organize (or course, all details are handled off-list). In terms of 
espresso machines and grinders, theres no way we could carry 
everything out there to suit every customer's requirement. But home 
roasting is different. And in this arena, if we don't carry something 
it is because there is a reason. With the HotTop, there's no way I 
can stand behind the machine without a US company that stands behind 
us and provides a US warranty! And I think you might have to make 
potential HotTop customers pass an on-line mechanical/electrical 
engineering test before each purchase! just kidding... :-0  -Tom
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
		1455 64th Street Emeryville CA 94608
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