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Nausea Bagwash

Delia Swop Shop or What To Do With Useless Utensils

"What we need is a Delia page for useless gadget swaps - anyone want a barely used yogurt maker ...???? "
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Excellent idea - what about it, Nor?

I could start it off with a dead Bamix - for spares, including what I think is the grinder attachment - if anyone needs them.

Bamix enjoying a lot of television exposure at the mo. Do not be fooled by Gordon's endorsements. The Bamix is the Work of the Devil. Ma had two of them. Neither lasted five minutes despite careful use and were unrepairable.

Enquiries to both Bamix agents in this country and the company HQ were not dealt with helpfully. (Well, they were ignored, actually!)

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Nausea Bagwash

Swopsies

I have a Kitchenaid blender with a broken rubber bit which needs replacing. I also now have a slow cooker (quite a basic one, Cookworks I think!). We ought to think about doing this... same with cookbooks maybe,although am sure no one would want to part with Delia's!
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I have a spare, unread copy of "Elizabeth David's Christmas", compiled by Jill Norman, which I bought in a senior moment and then found I already had a copy. Anyone interested?



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JuliaBalbilla

Bamix

"I could start it off with a dead Bamix - for spares, including what I think is the grinder attachment - if anyone needs them."

Sorry you have had such bad luck with Bamix. Mine is great, but it isn't the Gordon one, but the Bamix de Luxe from Lakeland who have an excellent after sales service.

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Nausea Bagwash

Bamix

Well, the one I have is Ma's (I'm clearing her house) and pretty old - '70s I think. Her first was given to her by a friend (she should definitely have looked that gift horse in the mouth!) and when that gave up the ghost Dad persuaded her to by a new one.

The motor packed up on both the gift and the new one. We couldn't find a repairer. In fact way back then an old established electrical sales and repair shop in Manchester was very dismissive of Bamix customer service. Apparently they wouldn't supply parts and a broken appliance had to be sent to the factory (in Switzerland in those days) for assessment. The dealer said that he no longer did that as Bamix usually said it couldn't be repaired and would try to sell a new one to the customer.

As I said we couldn't get any joy from Bamix's head office over the second one.

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Queen of Puds

swopsies

Well, Nor - is it an option?
We could do it like a voucher system -much the same as freecycle operates perhaps. i.e. I send my yogurt maker to someone who does want it, then I have a 'credit' in the bag. I can then 'cash in' my credit when something comes up that I like the sound of. Is this a runner?

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swop shop

I've got various gadgets and books I never use and would happily give away. The only issues I can see are postage (heavy items and breakable items are going to be difficult), and electrical safety. I don't know, but I suspect that there are boring legal issues round the latter.

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Gerry

NB's book

"I have a spare, unread copy of "Elizabeth David's Christmas", compiled by Jill Norman, which I bought in a senior moment and then found I already had a copy. Anyone interested?"
Yes, NB, email me, please, address in profile.

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Nausea Bagwash

Book

OK Gerry.

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Nausea Bagwash

Swopsies

"I've got various gadgets and books I never use and would happily give away. The only issues I can see are postage (heavy items and breakable items are going to be difficult), and electrical safety. I don't know, but I suspect that there are boring legal issues round the latter."
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I don't think there's an issue with electrical goods as long as you don't sell them without them being inspected and certificated. There are frequently electrical appliances on Freegle. But of course the weight is an issue as you said.

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The Old Crock

Bamix M122

Hi,

I have just joined the Forum and came across your thread by chance.

Yesterday, after 30 years of daily use our Bamix Model M122 finally gave up the ghost. The switch contacts have worn out.

If you or anyone on the forum has a similar model I would gladly buy it from you just for the switch.

Please let me know.

Thank you.

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Nausea Bagwash

bamix

Yesterday, after 30 years of daily use our Bamix Model M122 finally gave up the ghost. The switch contacts have worn out.

If you or anyone on the forum has a similar model I would gladly buy it from you just for the switch.

Please let me know.

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Don't think ine would be much use to yo as I think it has the same problem as yours. Howevr, since posting my original message I have run down the official repairs people. The reply was as follows:

"I am replying to your recent e-mail (copied below) regarding your Bamix hand-held food processor.

We have a technical department that deals with services and repairs to all Bamix models. Please send your Bamix (machine only) to us at; Bamix, Unit 1 Ellesmere Business Park , Haydn Road , Nottingham , NG5 IDX . Enclose an explanatory letter stating your name, daytime telephone number and a rough description of the fault and ensure that your machine is well packaged to avoid damage in-transit. The most cost-effective way of sending a parcel to us is to use Royal Mail's 'Standard Parcels' service. I would also recommend paying an additional fee of £1.00 to insure the contents against loss and/or damage during transit. Once we have received your Bamix, one of our technicians will assess your machine and then call you with his findings."


Hope this helps

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The Old Crock

Bamix

Thank you,

I have just contacted them and they have offered to send me the part for £12 + P&P.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Honey

Swop Shop

I think it was the switch that gave up on my Bamix too... sparks were flying from it, so I decided it had seen better days. But it was probably about 35 years old and so I felt it had done me well.

Honey :-x

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ness123

bamix

hi have been trying to get the bamix grinder as mine has died any idea?

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ness123

bamix

I have had my Bamix for 20 years and it is still going strong it is just the grinder attachment which isnt working due to my son using it 'inappropriately' I would love to offer the cost of postage and a little more to anyone who could offer me one?

 
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