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Postby baldheadracing » Apr 29, 2019, 6:56 pm

WholeLatteLove wrote:Its funny, you can ship in products from China the the USA super cheap via the postal service with no issues but shipping between the USA and Canada can be expensive. Hmmmm

The Chinese government has a policy of subsidising postal service.

Compare costs of shipping between mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan and you'll see one of them is much lower ...
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Postby TsurTriger » Apr 29, 2019, 10:59 pm

There is a very ancient post office international agreement between countries that divided the entire world into groups.
The purpose of the agreement was to help poor countries with export to richer countries.
The problem is that the groups is the same as it was decades ago, but there are some countries that consider poor in the past but now there are not so poor, China for example.

The base agreement says: "Richer countries subsidize poor countries shipping. Regardless whose is the sender and whose is the receiver" ... eign-mail/


Postby jerrymouse » Apr 30, 2019, 3:54 pm

I wanted to order, but noticed that the device is out of stock. When it will be available?


Postby Kellyk » May 03, 2019, 7:48 pm

I realized why the handle does not turn completely. If you take off the cup warmer tray it is not impeded. A measurement error initially.


Postby WholeLatteLove » May 05, 2019, 7:35 pm

adambh wrote:Could you test this on a Rocket r58?

Yes, I tested it on the R58 and it worked just fine.
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Postby mallen4248 » May 05, 2019, 11:19 pm

Todd, is there any word on when the new design handle will be available? Or could you at least share photos of the new design?
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Postby WholeLatteLove » replying to mallen4248 » May 08, 2019, 12:16 pm

Sorry, but I have not gotten any update from the factory yet. I expect to hear back soon.
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Postby luckydragon » May 08, 2019, 2:30 pm

Hi Todd,

Would the device be compatible with the Synchronika as well, or is there an ECM-specific version in the works?


Postby WholeLatteLove » replying to luckydragon » May 08, 2019, 8:28 pm

The Profitec and the ECM will have the same mushroom valves but a different handle and different gauge. The gauge on the ECM will be larger and will be white. Not sure about the look of the handle at this time.

The profitec one will be available soon and the ECM at around the end of June.

Note: I still don't have a final ETA on the updated handle for the Profitec models.
Todd Salzman
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Postby luckydragon » replying to WholeLatteLove » May 28, 2019, 8:14 pm

Thanks for the reply, Todd. It would be fetching if the ECM's handle matched the brew lever! I see that ECM is moving their joysticks to the chrome-capped design as well (as per the Technika Profi V), so I think it would be great for the flow controller to follow suit, even if it came at a premium cost.