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Baratza Virtuoso burr grinder (for coffee) on clearance at Williams-Sonoma B&M for $49.99 (highly YMMV)

jbviau 65 January 20, 2011 at 08:48 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (6) More Williams-Sonoma Deals
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I just picked up the last 2 of these at my local Williams-Sonoma (Cross Keys location in Baltimore) for $49.99 each, which is a phenomenal price. Hopefully someone else will have the same good luck or at least find one for $79 or $99 (NB: the average retail price is $199.99). This will be highly YMMV, I expect.

I'd suggest calling first since the Baratza Virtuoso is out of stock online (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pr...chRules-_-) and becoming very rare in B&M stores also.

W-S is changing up their grinder line and discontinuing these, but the grinder itself is still very much in production and will continue to be supported by the manufacturer. I know a few people who have had Virtuosos for years and love them. The grind is supposedly very consistent.

A few reviews/links for the curious:

http://www.baratza.com/products.php?id=1

http://coffeegeek.com/reviews/gri...nk&Order=0

Thanks to forum member EricBNC for the tip!
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p.s. In case anyone's looking, the grinders I managed to find were not on display. Be sure to ask a salesperson to check their inventory and/or look in the back.
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Thanks for the tip. wave Just went out on my lunch break and picked up last one at my local store (Galeria at Roseville, CA) for 49.99. This is awesome deal! woot I was looking to replace my aging DeLonghi DCG4T. This a great find. The clerk at the store checked
other stores for stock. She said some LA store had 6 still. But it costs to send items to home so I did not order them. So if someone wants it call up the store and see if you can have it sent to you.

Got some extra virgin olive oil for 75% off too.
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If anyone is able to grab an extra one of these, could you please PM me? I've been looking for this grinder at a decent price for a long time. I almost considered buying a refurb even though I HATE buying refurbished products because all the coffee heads seem to love this grinder.

Anyways long story short, if you have an extra or are able to get your hands on an extra, please, please PM and we can work something out. Thanks!
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Quote from xsaero00 View Post :
Thanks for the tip. wave Just went out on my lunch break and picked up last one at my local store (Galeria at Roseville, CA) for 49.99. This is awesome deal!
Oh sweet!

Quote from Wompa164 View Post :
If anyone is able to grab an extra one of these, could you please PM me? I've been looking for this grinder at a decent price for a long time. I almost considered buying a refurb even though I HATE buying refurbished products because all the coffee heads seem to love this grinder.

Anyways long story short, if you have an extra or are able to get your hands on an extra, please, please PM and we can work something out. Thanks!
I would definitely help you out if I could, but my extra is already spoken for. Fingers crossed!
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SWEEEEEEEEET! Deal of the year for me, thanks OP!

Went to my local W&S (Broomfield, CO), price was still listed as $199, lady looked up price on PC and came out to $49.99. They only had the display model left, despite a missing timer knob & no further "display discount" I got it anyway because this is a steal. Been wanting to get exactly this grinder for almost 1.5 years now. THANKS!
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Nice! Exactly. It's hard to beat this deal if you're a coffee lover. I know someone in PA who got a 10% discount on his display model despite the clearance price, but I suppose it depends on who you're dealing with. At any rate, I'm willing to bet Baratza will send you a free replacement knob. Check out question #9 in this FAQ: http://www.baratza.com/troublesho...cg1&code=5
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Just a bump to see if anyone else has been able to find one of these. I doubt they'll last long.
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I was about to pull the trigger on buying a a Hamilton grinder for $29.99 that supposedly grinds to espresso fineness quite well. Then I found this post. Hmm, I think I'll wait until morning to call my local store because if I missed out I would be extremely angry!
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I was about to pull the trigger on buying a a Hamilton grinder for $29.99 that supposedly grinds to espresso fineness quite well. Then I found this post. Hmm, I think I'll wait until morning to call my local store because if I missed out I would be extremely angry!
That hamilton grinder is not even close to the same quality and cannot touch the grinding ability.
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True, the Virtuoso would be much better. You can even open it up pretty easily and shift the whole range of settings finer or coarser depending on your needs, decrease or increase the RPM, etc. (see FAQ link upstream). Good luck!
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TU for the great deal even though it is YMMV. Gonna go check out my WS today. I need a coffee grinder and don't want to buy the junky ones.
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Not as nice as my Vario but definitely an incredible grinder..., especially at this price. Baratza sells the Virtuoso new for $225 and refurbished online for $143. $50 is definitely an SD!
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Why did this make me laugh?
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Quote from laceyhannah View Post :
Not as nice as my Vario but definitely an incredible grinder..., especially at this price. Baratza sells the Virtuoso new for $225 and refurbished online for $143. $50 is definitely an SD!
Thanks. I think so too. If there were more in my area, I'd pick up a spare. Hopefully other parts of the country are still not quite tapped out.

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Why did this make me laugh?
I know, right? My thinking was that the title needed to mention coffee so people wouldn't think this was for spices or something. Maybe I should give SD'ers more credit. Wink
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