Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam: $180 $194

I was working on my next list of holiday shopping ideas when I stumbled across our favorite beauty on sale: Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe for $180.57.

This is usually $200+, so anytime I see it go on sale its worth mentioning.

Note that the its the same price as the non thermos version, the Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder. (Oops — that just went on sale for $167.33; it was $180.96 when I started writing this post).

The Capresso has its quirks — you must occasionally clear the grinder feeder (takes a few minutes). On one version, the clock gained 30 minutes a week (Repaired under warranty). But overall, I am mostly delighted with the way it makes coffee. This is a far superior machine to the Cuisnart DGB 550 mentioned a few weeks ago (Then $49; now $69).

FYI: Price drops often proceed new model introductions . . .

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UPDATE December 19, 2011 9:02am:

The price keeps flickering back and forth between $180 and $194, and I just figured out why: The $180 (plus $10 shipping) is from Electronics Expo, a company I have had terrible experiences with; they are on my NEVER BUY FROM list.

The $194 price is from Amazon (free shipping), and the price fluctuates basedon who shows up as having it in stock.

I spent the extra tenner on the Amazon purchase and avoided Electronics Expo altogether. (This will be my second at home; the first one is almost 2 years old)

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