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Date: 27 Oct 2006 22:44:07
From: VicTek
Subject: Gevalia subscription
Hello,

I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be done
on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep who's
going to try to talk me out of it?






 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 17:54:16
From:
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Personally, if you are going through the hassle of subscribing and then
unsubscribing just to get a free $10 coffee maker I personally think
it's not worth the time and effort. (for me anyway)

If you're subscribing for the coffee and the maker is a bonus, then you
have to look at whether the price is worth it. From what I remember
Gevalia sells 8oz. bags for more money than the rest of the companies
sell 1 lb bags and it's stale when you get it.

If you want great coffee at a fair price, try someone like
www.nataliescoffee.com or another custom roaster. They sell 12oz bags
that are roasted the day you buy it and you get it in 3 days. I've
been using them for 5 months now, love the coffee and will continue to
buy from them. They didn't give me a coffee maker but the coffee is
excellent... and that's what I wanted - great coffee.

Just a thought.

Craig Andrews wrote:
> "VicTek" <abc@xyz.com> wrote in message
> news:p9z0h.17263$TV3.704@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> > Why not?
> >
>
> If ya have to ask....
> Craig.



 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 05:09:16
From: Mike White
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription

AlanM wrote:
> Gevalia Coffee is not my favorite, but I know some that swear by the
> brand. The brand is no longer independent, having been bought out by one
> of the larger companies.
>
> I tried the program several years ago and one of my daughters still uses
> the coffee maker.
>
> It is all a matter of taste. Give it a try.
>
> My current favorites are African varieties, home roasted just past
> second crack, rested 48 hours, and brewed in a vacuum syphon on the
> stove. It is vastly slower than the Gevalia system however is one seeks
> an astounding cup of coffee Gevalia is not even close.
>
>
> VicTek wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
> > coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be done
> > on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep who's
> > going to try to talk me out of it?
> >
> >


Gevalia is owned by Philip Morris aka Altria. You may not care but I
prefer not to support them (not to mention the low quality).



  
Date: 28 Oct 2006 14:36:47
From: Newsgroup User
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Mike White wrote:
> Gevalia is owned by Philip Morris aka Altria. You may not care but I
> prefer not to support them (not to mention the low quality).

Actually, it's Kraft - > Philip Morris -> Altria. However, I have no
issues supporting them. Smokers knew what they were doing to themselves
for at least 30 years. No need to pass the buck to the "big bad tobacco
industry".


 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 22:57:26
From: AlanM
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Gevalia Coffee is not my favorite, but I know some that swear by the
brand. The brand is no longer independent, having been bought out by one
of the larger companies.

I tried the program several years ago and one of my daughters still uses
the coffee maker.

It is all a matter of taste. Give it a try.

My current favorites are African varieties, home roasted just past
second crack, rested 48 hours, and brewed in a vacuum syphon on the
stove. It is vastly slower than the Gevalia system however is one seeks
an astounding cup of coffee Gevalia is not even close.


VicTek wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be done
> on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep who's
> going to try to talk me out of it?
>
>


 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 02:40:32
From: Alan Truism
Subject: Re: My God, is not yours
On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 22:23:46 -0400, beelzibub the reverse psychologist
wrote:

> Alan Truism wrote:
>> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 18:37:28 -0700, The Flavored Coffee Guy wrote:
>>> It is better to punish a child for an evil left undone than to have
>>> never punished them at all, and reward them for their works, that they
>>> would Hate Evil, Love Good, and want to do what is right.
>>>
>>> If you taught them nothing, they'd live like animals:
>>> http://www.feralchildren.com/en/index.php
>>>
>>> Leave out morals, etiquette, right, and wrong then you have a walking
>>> talking animal to argue over it's instincts with.
>>
>> I don't know what to say about all of that but I do know one thing.
>>
>> Flavored coffee sucks.
>>
>> I have a hard time respecting the opinion of a person who likes flavored
>> coffee.
>>
>>
>>
> ...<blush> i luv french vanilla
>
> b
> ps;
> see, i am evil


Flavoring coffee with syrup, after brewing, can be a treat.

What really sucks is the pre-flavored coffee beans.
These coffees tend to have a really nasty aftertaste.





  
Date: 27 Oct 2006 23:08:58
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Jefe wrote:

>
> coffee comparable to folgers
> coffeemaker will stop working after 15 uses
>

To be fair, Gevalia does supply coffee of the origin represented, not
the steamed robusta found in Folgers and other mass keted superket
coffees. The 4 cup Melita drip pot brewed at about 190f and lasted for
many years after the subscription was canceled. IIRC, a broken carafe
ended it's life. A friend had a larger Gevalia branded drip pot that
was a real piece of shit and leaked all over the place.

R "not endorsing Gevalia" TF


 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 02:00:59
From: Puester
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
VicTek wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be done
> on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep who's
> going to try to talk me out of it?
>
>



Not a problem. They are VERY low key about it when you cancel.

gloria p


  
Date: 28 Oct 2006 02:21:47
From: VicTek
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription

"Puester" <puester@worldnet.att.net > wrote in message
news:vRy0h.134885$QZ1.120973@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> VicTek wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
>> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be
>> done on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales
>> rep who's going to try to talk me out of it?
>
>
>
> Not a problem. They are VERY low key about it when you cancel.
>
> gloria p

Thanks for the reply. So, are you saying that it IS necessary to call them
on the phone? And what do you think of their coffee?




   
Date: 29 Oct 2006 02:18:41
From: Puester
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
VicTek wrote:
> "Puester" <puester@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:vRy0h.134885$QZ1.120973@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> VicTek wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
>>> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be
>>> done on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales
>>> rep who's going to try to talk me out of it?
>>
>>
>> Not a problem. They are VERY low key about it when you cancel.
>>
>> gloria p
>
> Thanks for the reply. So, are you saying that it IS necessary to call them
> on the phone? And what do you think of their coffee?
>

I'm not saying it's necessary. That's the way I have done it and the
guy was very nice, no pressure whatsoever. If you are embarrassed
already about canceling, maybe you should think twice about getting
involved.

Their coffee? It's not bad and there are lots of varieties, but before
we got our Gaggia we preferred Arvid Nordqvist coffee, also from Sweden,
in our drip coffeepot. (My husband travels there frequently and we have
frequent business visitors so we always had a supply in the freezer.)

gloria p


    
Date: 29 Oct 2006 18:16:26
From: VicTek
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription

>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their
>>>> free coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can
>>>> that be done on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with
>>>> a sales rep who's going to try to talk me out of it?
>>>
>>>
>>> Not a problem. They are VERY low key about it when you cancel.
>>>
>>> gloria p
>>
>> Thanks for the reply. So, are you saying that it IS necessary to call
>> them on the phone? And what do you think of their coffee?
>
> I'm not saying it's necessary. That's the way I have done it and the guy
> was very nice, no pressure whatsoever. If you are embarrassed already
> about canceling, maybe you should think twice about getting involved.
>
> Their coffee? It's not bad and there are lots of varieties, but before we
> got our Gaggia we preferred Arvid Nordqvist coffee, also from Sweden, in
> our drip coffeepot. (My husband travels there frequently and we have
> frequent business visitors so we always had a supply in the freezer.)
>
> gloria p

Thanks again for the reply. I don't think "embarrassed" is the right word.
I do anticipate the pressure of the unspoken social contract, i.e. we gave
you free stuff and now you should feel obligated to continue using our
service. I wouldn't let that feeling stop me from canceling the service
though, if I felt it wasn't worth it. I appreciate that the person you
dealt with at Gevalia was not pushy, but IMO that's the exception not the
rule. It has been necessary for me on many occasions to be very assertive
to get customer service people to stop services. I don't have a problem
doing that, but I can't say that I like it either. If I have a choice I
will cancel a service on a web site or by mail, instead of going through a
customer service rep who is very likely getting paid to discourage me.
Wouldn't you?




   
Date: 27 Oct 2006 22:18:32
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
The Gevalia coffeemaker I have is a cheap Krups model, not near the quality
of my Krups Pro-Aroma. The coffee is comparable to Folgers brick packs. I
cancelled right away, but they had already sent me the next shipment. I
wouldn't recommend them.

"VicTek" <abc@xyz.com > wrote in message
news:%8z0h.17262$TV3.4742@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
>>> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be
>>> done on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales
>>> rep who's going to try to talk me out of it?




 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 15:56:57
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Gevalia -- NOT recommended!



VicTek wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be done
> on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep who's
> going to try to talk me out of it?



  
Date: 28 Oct 2006 02:22:13
From: VicTek
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
Why not?

> Gevalia -- NOT recommended!
>
>
>
> VicTek wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
>> coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be
>> done
>> on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep
>> who's
>> going to try to talk me out of it?
>
>




   
Date: 28 Oct 2006 17:41:23
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription

"VicTek" <abc@xyz.com > wrote in message
news:p9z0h.17263$TV3.704@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> Why not?
>

If ya have to ask....
Craig.



   
Date: 28 Oct 2006 21:03:22
From: Espressopithecus (Java Man)
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
In article <p9z0h.17263$TV3.704@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com >, abc@xyz.com
says...
>
> > Gevalia -- NOT recommended!
> >
> Why not?

I once bit on the Gevalia "free coffee maker" offer, intending to cancel
further coffee shipments immediately. I don't recall the cost details
now, but the Gevalia 4 cup brewer made worse coffee than the $11 Mr.
Coffee Junior I had intended to replace, although it WAS more
attractive.

The coffee was stale and over-priced, and Gevalia allowed me to cancel
before the next shipment.

Rick


   
Date: 27 Oct 2006 22:37:39
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: Gevalia subscription
VicTek wrote:

Apart from their BS keting crap that makes one feel O So
Safistekatered, the coffee is dead stale long before it reaches your door.

R "cardboard is cardboard no matter how you brew it" TF


> Why not?
>
>
>>Gevalia -- NOT recommended!
>>
>>
>>
>>VicTek wrote:
>>
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>I'm considering trying Gevalia coffee and taking advantage of their free
>>>coffeemaker offer. If I decide to cancel the service later can that be
>>>done
>>>on their web site, or do I have to call them and deal with a sales rep
>>>who's
>>>going to try to talk me out of it?
>>
>>
>
>