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Old 31.03.2011, 15:00
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

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Ugh hate places like that. I pretty much hate shopping in general too, but those places more.

Headphones, a, determined scowl and a quick stare at anyone who tries to get between you and the entrance/product/cashier/exit. Ignore any question at checkout and hold out cash/card until it's accepted.
You must be right bundle of laughs to go shopping with
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Old 31.03.2011, 17:16
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Sounds like my husband (to be). He gets/orders his (my) nespresso capsules from office. He´s not a member himself,got the machine for free from a friend. I minimized my consumption after knowing its not so cheap. I kinda miss my nescafe 3in1s though.
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Old 31.03.2011, 17:33
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He gets/orders his (my) nespresso capsules from office.
Riiiiiight. "Orders"...

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Old 31.03.2011, 17:39
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Riiiiiight. "Orders"...

Hubby witness this at work on a daily basis... People get their supply there.
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Old 31.03.2011, 17:40
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I like the shopping experience and the coffee

I don't drink that much (maybe 2 a week) and recycle the capsules so I don't feel too guilty
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Old 31.03.2011, 17:47
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Its the same with Apple..
Yes, it most certainly is. These are the differences between espresso machines and computers, and lifestyle products where function follows form and customers are really joining the George Clooney fan club.
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Old 31.03.2011, 17:49
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

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Hubby witness this at work on a daily basis... People get their supply there.
But... no worries, my moral compass is broken anyway, but I thought there are two different "shapes" of nespresso to make sure private consumers pay "premium" while Nestle can still price similar capsules at the more price sensitive corporate market... (companies are willing to pay a premium, but not THAT much).
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Old 31.03.2011, 18:38
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I bought my Nespresso at a discount from Manor or some suchlike place, and just filled the warranty from home.

I'm not a coffee expert. That's why I got a Nespresso - reasonably good, consistent coffee, no mess, no fuss.
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Old 31.03.2011, 18:52
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Hubby witness this at work on a daily basis... People get their supply there.
Who doesn't?
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Old 31.03.2011, 19:02
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

I buy my Nespresso pods online. Same for the Apple "stuff".
Can't you do that in Switzerland?
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Old 31.03.2011, 19:07
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

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If you live in Basel, there is a great shop in Kleinbasel called Moccaraba
Also in Basel, there is La Colombiana im Gundeli just outside the station on Güterstrasse. Careful, you may get adicted to that shop.


EDIT: I didn't know Nespresso was coffee. I didn't make the connection, sorry. (FYI: I am being half ironic, half serious).
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Old 31.03.2011, 19:09
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I buy my Nespresso pods online. Same for the Apple "stuff".
Can't you do that in Switzerland?
Yes, doing it on regular basis.
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

There is one of those dreadful Nespresso gadgets at my work which produces a rather vile liquid not dissimilar to 3-in-1 oil. The used capsules get tipped in the bin and never recycled. On the upside, the presence of this idiot machine has got me drinking more tea.

Need I say more?

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What's not to like?
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Old 01.04.2011, 06:46
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

If you take the capsules to the proper recycling places - the Nespresso Temple, Mediamarkt and other sellers of the machines, the consumer capsules have their aluminium recycled - recycling Al is cheaper than mining new stuff - and the dregs are processed into compost. I'd suggest the environmentally hostile behaviour you've encountered is the fault of your workmates, not the machines. It's as bad as throwing a PET bottle in with the general rubbish. I'm shocked!
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Bah, the shops exist because people love it, it makes them feel "special". whatever works.

The coffee itself is rather decent, and especially consistently good. Expensive, yes; but easy to make, and in offices extremely practical.

The recycling is the corporation's way to give themself a green tinge at low expense; but as long as it is done, why not? here in Switzerland you can bring the caps anywhere, they recycle them, so no harm done.

Nick, if the machine produces bad coffee - perhaps it should be cleaned or detartred.
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Old 01.04.2011, 08:18
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Bah, the shops exist because people love it, it makes them feel "special". whatever works.

The coffee itself is rather decent, and especially consistently good. Expensive, yes; but easy to make, and in offices extremely practical.

The recycling is the corporation's way to give themself a green tinge at low expense; but as long as it is done, why not? here in Switzerland you can bring the caps anywhere, they recycle them, so no harm done.

Nick, if the machine produces bad coffee - perhaps it should be cleaned or detartred.
Really? How many of those caps do you think go into recycle? All over the world?

No harm done...
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Old 01.04.2011, 08:41
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

We treated ourselves to a Nespresso machine for Christmas. We were going to buy it directly from the shop in Fribourg, but the girl quietly took my wife aside and told her to go to Manor instead, where it was on offer for 150.- less. That's what I call customer service.
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I have a device called an outpresso, where I can squeeze the coffee out of the used capsule and recycle the rest with my aluminum. Or, I collect them in a separate trash and recycle them at our local recycling.

At 50-60 rapp per coffee, it's worth the convenience to us. I had a good semi automatic machine in the us, and while I loved it, it was a mess. As for the shopping experience, it's just as easy to order online. Perhaps I don't have a sophisticated palate but I find the coffee consistent and the machine easy to use.

Also saves us money. My husband drinks a lot of coffee, and drinks more at home.
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Re: I don't want a "shopping experience".

Much as I feel weejeem's pain, it's always good to put things in perspective
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWPm4jXfWV8
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Riiiiiight. "Orders"...


Oh, you know how to GENERALIZE. And judge without PROOF. Good for you. Masel Tov!
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