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anolan1985
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 12:11pm
Subject: What would be best for me to do with this machine....
 

Hi
I have a Magrini coffee machine very similar to....
http://www.magrini.co.uk/ecommerce/c...o-machine.aspx
I think its pretty much the same as this one but maybe an older model of it. i work in a bar and we had a new one delivered because of a minor problem with it.
The milk frother thing (i'm not sure what the proper name for it is) on the right of the machine has had the thin metal tube bit snapped off but apart from that everything works fine on it. Its in relatively good condition with all the parts but the guy who came to replace it said the new one cost 4000-5000 so it would be a waste to throw it away.
Just wanted to know what would be the best thing for me to do with it was?? I've had a look on ebay and some broken machines that dont look too good are being sold for 300-500 so i figured one with minor faults would be worth selling.
if needed i can upload some photos of it to confirm the model and condition it is in.
Any help would be great
Thank you
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 1:36pm
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Your link is broken.  Its missing some stuff in the middle.
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 2:00pm
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Buy a junker and take the steam wand and replace yours.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 2:00pm
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Click Here (www.magrini.co.uk)

i think this is the actual one
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anolan1985
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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013, 2:02pm
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it changed my link when i posted.
Viva GTV - Milk Autofrother
i think thats the actual one i have
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 11:32am
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Adam,

I'm not sure i understand your question.  The steam arm on your machine is broken but everything else works fine.  Why would you spend 4 to 5000 pounds for a new machine.  Just have the service man replace the steam arm for a few pounds.  

Fred
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 3:49pm
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Fred1 Said:

Just have the service man replace the steam arm for a few pounds.

Posted June 18, 2013 link

Fred has the solution right there!  Either get the part and replace it yourself or have a serviceman replace it and you'll have a great machine to do with as you please.  Provided it's serviced, in working order, has all the parts you'll either have a great backup machine, a monster to put in your house, or a system ready for resale.

Looks like a nice machine, so I definitely wouldn't trash it!
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 3:01pm
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sorry
i wasnt very clear in my first post.
i only have a small kitchen and have no room to use it and i dont know anybody who wants a machine that big.
i'm not wanting to rapair it, i was going to just strip it down and get a bit of money for the metals but was just wondering if it would be better to sell it or if you thought anyone would be interested in buying it.
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Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013, 4:38pm
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anolan1985 Said:

i'm not wanting to rapair it, i was going to just strip it down and get a bit of money for the metals but was just wondering if it would be better to sell it or if you thought anyone would be interested in buying it.

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Selling it as is, without the steam wand repaired should yield more money than stripping it down.  Either UK eBay or Gumtree (I think that's your local trader site?) would be the way to go.  If you want to offload it quickly then 150-200 Pounds/Euro should move quickly especially if it has the portafilters included.  Even if you only yield 100 UK-Pounds that's more than you'd get for scrap metal I think.
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