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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012, 6:34am
Subject: Reasonable price for a 4-yr-old used Expobar Office Leva?
 

Hey folks,

I'm in the market for a nice Single-Boiler or Single-Boiler + HX unit - planning to buy used unit to save some money.  I've found an Expobar Office Lever on craigslist.  Seller is willing to go down to $650 - 4 year old unit, always run filtered water and descaled, claims that it is pour over only (no auto fill).  Is this a good price?  Seems too high to me for a 4 yr old unit - what are your thoughts?

My other option is to get a new Isomac Venus but then I'm giving up the HXer.  Or I could just hold out to see what else I find in the next month or two.
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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:01am
Subject: Re: Reasonable price for a 4-yr-old used Expobar Office Leva?
 

I'd hold off, but that's me.  Had a horrible experience with an Expobar Office . . .

 
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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012, 5:31pm
Subject: Re: Reasonable price for a 4-yr-old used Expobar Office Leva?
 

Ok - but I'd still like feedback about the price - is this reasonable, high, or low for a 4 yr-old machine?
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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012, 5:41pm
Subject: Re: Reasonable price for a 4-yr-old used Expobar Office Leva?
 

That's 50% of the price of a new one. I'd say, if the evidence is that it's had proper maintenance, that seems reasonable. Considered that a new Oscar goes for $1050 and used they're going for about $5-600 in good shape, sometimes a little more.

Don't know the Expobar machines especially well, so can't speak to overall reliability of the line and such.
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