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Heather's picture

I just got another of their offers--for $10 you get 2 1/2 pound boxes of the coffees of your choice AND a 12 cup electric coffee maker. No shipping charges. I always use a press for coffee, but one of these might be handy for decaf for a dinner party. This says that after you get the pound of coffee and the coffee maker you can cancel your order and pay no more. Of course they hope you continue and get regular coffee deliveries.
My question is, what is the hitch here? Can I really get a pound of coffee and a coffee maker for $10? Has anyone had their coffee? Being a natural cynic, I can't imagine this deal is for real.

susieq's picture

(post #45270, reply #1 of 9)

There is no hitch.  What you see is what you get.  They are  VERY good about accepting your cancelation when you get the pot.  I'm on my third pot now and we just gave three of them away.   Don't ask why I had three of them sitting here, still boxed!  I don't drink coffee but I'm told it's pretty good stuff and you get to choose from several different varieties.

TracyK's picture

(post #45270, reply #2 of 9)

It's definitely a real offer (it's been YEARS since I've done this, but I did order it in college), but the coffee isn't that great and the coffeemaker is a pretty cheap number. However, it works, and for occasional use I'm sure it would be fine.


Someone at work just signed up for it, we got a 12-cup coffeemaker, a thermal carafe, and two travel mugs. Plus the coffee, of course.


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Jean's picture

(post #45270, reply #3 of 9)

I have one that I keep for a spare. It uses cone shaped filters and I prefer the other kind. The coffee is pretty good, but finely ground and way overpriced in my estimation.



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Heather's picture

(post #45270, reply #4 of 9)

Thanks everyone for the replies. I may give it a try.

Adele's picture

(post #45270, reply #5 of 9)

I signed up for the Gevalia about 3 months ago, after years of looking at the ads.  The incentive at the time was a programmable 12 cup pot, black/stainless steel, a SS thermos, and SS travel mugs, 2 coffees.  I then had to buy 3 months of coffee. 


Remember this is the first time I've ever had a coffee machine.  The whole thing for me was that it was programmable, so I could set it up at night & have coffee first thing.  You get what you pay for.  The water picked up such a plastic taste that I had to pour it out.  I cleaned it, ran hot water through several times, still plastic taste.  (This was with the water sitting overnight). Complained.  Rec'd another machine.  Ditto.  Emailed them again, said this just obviously wasn't working for me.  They cancelled everything, didn't want the machines back, though I offered to send them.


I would not recommend it.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Ricks503's picture

(post #45270, reply #6 of 9)

They are good servicable coffee pots - not a lot of frills, but I have used them for years.  The coffee is not bad and they give no sales pitch or hassle when cancelling.  They also sometimes have other things on their special. I have an air tight ceramic container to store my coffee in that I got from them 8-10 years ago - still works great.

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Lword's picture

(post #45270, reply #7 of 9)

Go ahead and try it. If nothing else, like you said, you will have an extra coffee pot. Get whole beans if possible. The coffee is just ok to me, nothing memorable, but it's been a long time since I tried this offer.

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Jean's picture

(post #45270, reply #8 of 9)

Come to think of it, I noticed that plastic-y smell that Adele mentioned at first too, but then the one we bought at the store was worse.


Running several pots of vinegar water, baking soda water what have you, through them finally took care of it. It was a pain, but persistance paid off.  


It's handy to have an extra pot when company comes. Some are decaf drinkers and some not. I like to have a pot of each going.




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Heather's picture

(post #45270, reply #9 of 9)

Another pot would make life easier--I'll just have to decide whether all the rinsings would be worth it. For $10 I guess so.