Buying a Coffee Machine: Game vs. Macro

Buying a new coffee machine should be an exciting adventure, especially if you’re a first timer who is taking the plunge into the world of high quality coffee each morning, or if you’re replacing a machine that has been with you for anywhere from five to ten years. Either way, you’ll be looking for the perfect fit. Shopping at retailers like Game and Macro come with many benefits, especially when you’re looking for bulk items. Both of these have in-person and online shops which can give a unique experience either way, so today we’re delving a little into where the best place is to try and find some options and deals related to getting the perfect coffee machine for your home or office. 

Browsing Before You Buy Makes All The Difference

Modern life is fast paced no matter what you do with your day, and many of us will be tempted to buy the first machine from the first deal we see. Doing some window shopping (effectively taking a bit of time to do research) can make a world of difference, as you’re exposed to more options, you get to have a think about what you’re buying, and you get the chance to get some advice around what would work best given your individual situations. Even if you see something you like at Game, Macro or a similar outlet, it pays to wait. Weigh up your options, talk to your loved ones, and before you know it you’ll have your hands on a brand new coffee machine. 

The Game Stores Experience

Keeping this in mind, Game is a good place to begin your search. Their in-store options tend to be more limited than Macro and other large retailers, but their online catalogue does feature a wide range of choices you can peruse at your own leisure from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone. Bestsellers on their store include the Dolce Gusto machines, which are by no means versatile products, but they do deliver high-quality hot drinks. The best advice we can give you about buying from Game, is to check in with a physical store near you once you have your eye on a product from their catalogue. Ask them if they can give you a better price, and you may walk away with a good deal without even having to do much work. 

Macro and Buying New Appliances

Saturday queues are a given at most Macro retailers around the country, particularly so for people looking to buy alcohol before a braai with family and friends. While the bulk sale of products is the name of their game, they do also have some specials on appliances from time-to-time, so it’s worth exploring what they have if you’re on the hunt for a new coffee machine. If you’d like to question the amount of stock they have in their catalogue, rather don’t. A quick online search shows that they have nearly 4000 entries on their website for “coffee machines”, so if anything, you’ll be able to do a fantastic amount of research utilising their database. They run multiple promotions on machines at any given time, which has made some consumers very happy in recent years. 

An Alternative Somewhere in the Middle

Regardless of which bulk retailer you prefer, sometimes personal attention and talking to an expert on the matter (not just someone employed in an all-inclusive appliances department) can help out and make sure that your needs are fully met. Companies like Aquaspresso offer specialised service to individuals and organisers looking to get their hands on a new coffee machine, and better yet, they are able to assist you with the process from start to finish. If you have a machine in mind, don’t be shy to talk to them about it, as you may learn something from a more frank discussion about a specific model or brand that won’t often happen in a large chain store. Regardless of your approach, the goal of obtaining a brand new machine will continue to get nearer and nearer in no time.