If you are like me you have lusted after a fancy Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer. Like me, maybe you did not get one as a Christmas gift this year. Tassimo and Keurig coffee makers are all the rage right now, but you can use most of the info in this article to get a good deal on any automatic coffee maker or espresso machine. I will start with the most obvious options and get more creative as we move down the list so stick with me.
I will assume that you have already Googled the product, which should give you a good price comparison, right off the bat. The next step could be to check ebay. Deals will vary here, but there is usually selection, if you can find a good deal on shipping.
Warmup bonus tip: Have you done a social media blast? People don't do this much so if you ask if anyone has a lead on a good deal as a post and a tweet, you could get good results. It also won't come off as sounding spammy or anything, so it is a pretty safe tactic.
1. Gift of a Coffee Maker
The most obvious way to score even the most deluxe model of coffee maker like the Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System is to ask for it as a gift. Feel free to start dropping coffee facts a month or two before your birthday, anniversary, or Christmas. Casually note the calories in coffee or the article you read on fair trade coffee.
Next grimace whenever at the first sip of joe from your old inadequate coffee maker or espresso machine whenever someone is around. Comment that it looks like the old Hamilton Beach $20 coffee maker seems to be on its last legs. That ought to pass the hint along around the dinner table. Also make sure to cup out a picture of the Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System and tape it to the fridge. Make sure to refer to it as a coffee “system.”
Finally, during dinner, mention that the Keurig B70 coffee maker is essential to your very survival. Tell them where the lowest price is. Email them the links. Email them K-cup coupons. If you get it as your gift, revel in this 100% K-cup discount.
Here is the object of my affection the B70 Platinum.
2. The Used Cheap K-Cup Machine
Any time there is a “fad” like the Keurig K-cup and Tassimo T-disc craze, there are going to be many people unloading them after the holidays at a discount. Look on Kijiji and Craigslist for starters. If you do happen to come across a Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer or even a Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System, make sure you make an offer lower than the list price (but not a lowball). The items will usually not hold any personal attachment, since they are new gifts that the owner doesn’t like or need. As a result, even a really expensive saeseo, delonghi, or keurig brew station is likely to be at a big discount. Naturally, you will be saving the tax, too, and often getting most of the manufacturer’s warranty.
The beauty of coffee makers and espresso machines is that people love to buy them for friends and family even for anniversary and wedding gifts. Most people already have espresso makers or java juice machines. Even if they are not attached to the one that they have, many people simply do not want to learn how to use a new appliance, even if it is something as deluxe as a Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System. What’s more, lots of people think that these k-cup and t-disc machines are a scam, not realizing that they always brew a perfect cup and that there are affordable coffee accessories like the Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. That means that even if you are reading this article in the middle of July, there may be some steals on the used appliance market.
2b. Discount and Midrange Keurig Options
Take a look around for this coffee unit with also sold very well during the holiday season. Even if it is not available used, there may be good K-cup coupons for it.
3. The Office Discount K-Cup Gambit
This one is actually my favourite. You can use some of the tactics I mentioned in number one of this list to build up excitement in the workplace over the “industry leading Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System.” This tactic can be effective even if your office lunch room or coffee break space already has a machine. Usually it will be really cheap. You can proposition your co-workers anytime, but think about doing it during an outing like a poker game, for example where you might be talking a bit of smack about the drawbacks of the job. Mention that old Mr. Coffee Beast that looks to be 15 years old and is covered in brown gunk.
If there are a bunch of you pitching in, the sale will be even easier, since everyone might only pay $10-15 bucks for a Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer, even with the Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter (remember that you don’t want office supplies to run out, so get the reusable filter). You might even be able to get the cash for it right there at the pub or poker game (hint: do your research and tell them about the lastest K-cup coupons or Amazon sale that you have a line on). Easy peasy.
Here is the My K-Cup Reusable coffee filter that I swear by.
Now here is the fun part. Some of you might be happy to have this caffeine machine at work where you need it most, but what happens if you what that Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer that you so lusted after all for yourself. What if you secretly plan to quit? No problem, I have a plan for you.
This plan can be used by coffee drinkers all around the world who happen to work in an office or communal environment (hint 2: you could even pull this gambit off in a dorm. It’s easier to outwit boozed up college kids sometimes). You don’t want to tell them in advance that you will be initiating a hostile takeover of all K-cup assets down the road. You don’t want to tell people you are thinking about leaving, for example, too early unless you have to. You might even want to downplay the brilliance of the coffee pumping out of your Keurig B70 K-Cup miracle that you probably only paid $20 for.
After a month or two (or whenever it is convenient for you) anytime that you someone asks you for a favour, agree to do it, but casually laugh that you take their share of the Keurik K-Cup Home Brewer, just so they don’t feel guilty for getting your help and all. Turn down offers for beer and pizza if they come, brush them off and say that you really couldn’t, that you would be more than happy to help, just transfer their part ownership of that coffee maker at the office. Remember that no one will even suspect that you might depart with the device when your plan is complete. Since they can’t do anything special with a “share” of a coffee maker, they should not be too heartbroken at parting with it, especially if they think they will get to keep on sucking back the discount K-Cups.
When you are sitting on your deck sipping the perfect cup of joe from your Keurig Platinum B70 Gourmet Single-Cup Home Brewing System, feel free to host a BBQ and rub it in.