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Just how is it that coffee machines are refurbished? Why there are sometimes residual coffee grounds in refurbished machines? And what's a "bean hopper?" (Some kind of moth larva, right?)

These questions percolate through our forums with some regularity, so we sent our intrepid Podcast Team out to Seattle Coffee Gear to uncover the answers in this, the seventh video in our "How Woot Works" series.

Just so you know, we authorized the Podcast Team to use any interrogation techniques necessary to find this stuff out, no matter how extreme. Fortunately for everyone, all they had to do was ask Seattle Coffee Gear's Gail Williams nicely, and she explained everything. Thanks, Gail!

curtise


quality posts: 20 Private Messages curtise

I have to say that, while I appreciate the hard work Gail and her team do, I think I preferred not knowing how it was done, and believing that my refurbished products were somehow being technologically scoured by nanites or magically sanitised by leprechauns and a unicorn...
Oh well, what has been seen can never be unseen... But I can still imagine that for EVERY OTHER woot product that is refurbished, it is a totally different methodology, possibly involving brimstone, flying screaming monkeys, and a pointy hat.
-=C=-

matthew


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If this gives you any degree of heebie-jeebies, you probably don't even want to know where your NEW products come from.

ThunderThighs


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matthew wrote:If this gives you any degree of heebie-jeebies, you probably don't even want to know where your NEW products come from.


Wash before using comes to mind....



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acewingman


quality posts: 6 Private Messages acewingman

And yet I still get the machines that do not work and have to be sent back with no replacement.

Kasona


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Kasona

That was pretty cool! These "how woot works" videos just might be my favorite ones!
(Sorry, Mortimer & Monte, I love you guys too!!)

CowboyDann


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Love the how woot works videos guys! keep em coming!

bsmith1


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Frrrpt @ 3:20!

matthew


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bsmith1 wrote:Frrrpt



Man, every time I shifted my weight up there, the floor made this noise. I could tell it was going to be irritating. You can hear it over and over in this video.

(Or else that's my cover story, and I shouldn't have gone straight to the shoot from my lunch at the six-dollar Bottomless Broccoli Buffet.)

robertsho1


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I have a higher appreciation for refurbished coffee machines now. I never knew the thourough evaluation that was performed until now. Before the wootcast, I would avoide a refurb unit, but after seeing the podcast, I'll have no concerns purchasing one in the future. Thanks Woot!

tpfortin


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curtise wrote:I have to say that, while I appreciate the hard work Gail and her team do, I think I preferred not knowing how it was done, and believing that my refurbished products were somehow being technologically scoured by nanites or magically sanitised by leprechauns and a unicorn...
Oh well, what has been seen can never be unseen... But I can still imagine that for EVERY OTHER woot product that is refurbished, it is a totally different methodology, possibly involving brimstone, flying screaming monkeys, and a pointy hat.
-=C=-



I'm 99% sure that Gail IS a unicorn, so I don't understand your comment.

akivaj


quality posts: 0 Private Messages akivaj

"We take them out of the box"

-Super Crochety.

tweeber69


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tweeber69

You should definitely make more of these videos. :-)