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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006, 7:59am
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Hi, I just bough a la Pavoni on ebay, that unfortunately turned out to be in really bad condition, pressure gauge doesn't work, the steam knob is bend..The guy is saying that the gauges are basicly just for show and that they are never accurate???! I am filing a complaint and hopefully I will get my money back:(
Now I am considering getting a Olympia cremina instead, but this time I will do the research!!!
Can anyone tell me their experiences with this machine and what to look out for if I buy a used? Is it easy to get spare parts?
Where is the best place to buy it,

Thanks,

Marie
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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006, 8:45am
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You may get better/more information on the Home Barista Leverage Espresso Machines forum.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006, 8:48am
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When you buy used off Ebay, you always run the risk of receiving a lemon as you did with the La Pavoni.  Unfortunately, there are just some Ebay sellers that are simply not honest.  Hope you manage to get your money back.  Since you seem to be interested in only Lever machines, I'd recommend stopping by here and reading through some of the posts.  Here's a specific post regarding the Olympia Cremina that you've expressed interest in.  If you're planning on buying used, I believe that JimT was planning on selling one here, and you could always post or email him regarding whether the machine is still available and the condition.  Hope that helps.
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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2006, 9:30am
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Great -thanks so much for the advise!
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