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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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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
I don't know this for a fact...but, I've "heard" of people using coffee grinders for other things.

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Fantastic price if you can find one. Burr grinders are the way to go if you are even half serious about grinding your own coffee. I wish there were more coffee equipment deals on SD.
Now someone go find me a La Marzocco GS/3 for $1000! Smilie
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Now someone go find me a La Marzocco GS/3 for $1000! Smilie
I'll get right on that!
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Fantastic price if you can find one. Burr grinders are the way to go if you are even half serious about grinding your own coffee. I wish there were more coffee equipment deals on SD.
Now someone go find me a La Marzocco GS/3 for $1000! Smilie
Found one for $989. Whoops it's dead, OOS, bad reviews, shipping killed it.
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Does anyone have the WS SKU # handy? TIA.
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I finally stopped using my Mazzer Super Jolly for drip and "upgraded" my drip grinder to a Virtuoso two months ago. What a difference the Virtuoso made, a major improvement. Too bad I just spent $199.99 on this not long ago.

On the upside I called a William Sonoma where my sister lives to check the stock. The manager said they only had the floor model left and there was no box/warranty. As a result she took half off the price. So I was able get the grinder for $25!! Quite the slick deal, repped OP!

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Found one for $989. Whoops it's dead, OOS, bad reviews, shipping killed it.
Shipping would kill it, I hear those things are delivered strapped to a pallet... :drool:
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I got the last 2 locally, came home and immediately listed the one for $120 on ebay and sold it 45 minutes laterBig Grin So basically I got the one I am keeping for free, can't beat thatWink
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Does anyone have the WS SKU # handy? TIA.
I'll go check the box in my garage in a few ("working" from home).

Quote from jluna View Post :
On the upside I called a William Sonoma where my sister lives to check the stock. The manager said they only had the floor model left and there was no box/warranty. As a result she took half off the price. So I was able get the grinder for $25!! Quite the slick deal, repped OP!
Wow! That's the best deal I've heard of on this. Props to you.
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Does anyone have the WS SKU # handy? TIA.
Ok, here you go: 9086836

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I got the last 2 locally, came home and immediately listed the one for $120 on ebay and sold it 45 minutes laterBig Grin So basically I got the one I am keeping for free, can't beat thatWink
Congrats. What city, just out of curiosity?
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It's $79.99 on Amazon, what's the big deal..............

Sorry wrong thread.........
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It's $79.99 on Amazon, what's the big deal..............
Think you must be looking at the wrong grinder or a different model.
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It's $79.99 on Amazon, what's the big deal..............
This grinder is $199 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Baratza-585...525&sr=8-1
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Fantastic price if you can find one. Burr grinders are the way to go if you are even half serious about grinding your own coffee. I wish there were more coffee equipment deals on SD.
Now someone go find me a La Marzocco GS/3 for $1000! Smilie
yes! need more coffee deals for sure.
this is a great deal and i've had good results with it in the past though i currently use the kitchenaid pro-line burr grinder. really a work of beauty. its been coming down in price since the holidays as well:

http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-...B003AM7KIK

http://coffeegeek.com/reviews/gri...inegrinder
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This grinder is $199 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Baratza-585...525&sr=8-1
Sorry, wrong thread.......
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I don't know this for a fact...but, I've "heard" of people using coffee grinders for other things.

Big Grin
for 'other' medicinal needs, a simple blade grinder is best.
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