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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:23pm
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No space or money or 220 plug for it.  But if it works at all I would think it is worth more than 100.  Besides, I did not fix up this Oscar so much to abandon it so fast.  It has to last me a few years to pay for all the work I have done to it.  And really I like the plastic cool sides and low weight, in my small space that is a plus I don't have to worry if a plastic bag touches the machine or bumping it....

 
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 2:05pm
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If I could go and pick it up, it would go home with me!

It is more of a step up from Oscar than Oscar is from a $100 Krups!!!!! NO GOING BACK!!!!!!!

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 3:12pm
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My Krupps was 20$ thank you very much!

 
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Posted Sat Apr 28, 2012, 8:13am
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I've yet to find anything great at my local thrift store-- the grungy old plastic espresso machines and 1980s drip makers look scary.
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:50am
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My 49 cent cup is the best I have done so far.

 
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Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:29am
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Coffeenoobie Said:

My Krupps was 20$ thank you very much!

Posted April 27, 2012 link

LOL, I forgot you had one! I was just thinking new department store.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:34am
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Coffeenoobie Said:

My Krupps was 20$ thank you very much!

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...and worth every penny!

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:57am
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Well it has cost me a ton with the upgradeits it started.

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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Posted Mon Apr 30, 2012, 7:19pm
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Cuisnart EM-200, Kijiji, $20.  Not an awesome machine but it beat the pants of my Delonghi BAR32 for espresso.  It's steam sucks, but to be fair the BAR32 is a monster with a custom steam tip.  (Oh, and it came with a SS steaming pitcher that I would have had to pay $15 for anyways...)

La San Marco Practical single group circa 1998, $500.  Would'a jumped on it but GF said it was "Huge and ugly" and she has veto power (I hate sleeping on the couch)  ;).
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Posted Tue May 1, 2012, 3:22pm
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My best finds have been:

My daily use Silvia for $50 - nothing wrong with it.  

And just yesterday I got a 2 group Rancilio Epoca (240V) and NS MDU grinder for $50.

Still have to check out the new finds and see if they work... then decide whether I want the beast in my kitchen.
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