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Old 08-29-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Why they did this to begin with baffles me. As a consumer I would never buy one, and has been proven time and time again, this type of restriction attempt usually gets bypassed quickly, as it has in this case.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news...de-082814.html

My 5 year old Keurig is on it's way out, will be searching for an alternative.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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NHDave, what alternatives have you found thus far?
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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So far this one is at the top of a short list that are k-cup compatible.

Amazon.com: Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG6-001 Single Serve Coffee Brewer Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology, Black: Single Serve Brewing Machines: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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They are trying to kill the main selling point of the device: many options for coffee. Smart business move there...
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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They are trying to kill the main selling point of the device: many options for coffee. Smart business move there...
Yup. They're trying to get more money from licensing fees so only select companies can make compatible cups. I suspect it's not working out too well for them.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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It is working out very well. Stock just jumped another 15 to 20%
The whole concept is based on snob appeal, a controlled market, and perceived pampering. A lot of people buy into that. I'd rather just hold the stock.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, Austin, Texas
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It is working out very well. Stock just jumped another 15 to 20%
The whole concept is based on snob appeal, a controlled market, and perceived pampering. A lot of people buy into that. I'd rather just hold the stock.
......or maybe not. Their stock is down 26% from a year ago. Serves them right.
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