I came across an "unused" Breville Dual Boiler on craigslist and was wondering if anyone had any experience with refurbished Breville products in general or specifically this machine. The seller hasn't touched it, so while it may be "unused" by him it may have been used by someone else before getting refurbished... Asking price is about half of retail, which seems like a steal. Any thoughts? Does refurbished typically mean it was sent back under warranty due to some issues? I know this model is handled somewhat differently from other typical Breville models, so maybe I shouldn't be concerned?
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Refurbished simply means it was sent back to a repair facility & inspected & repaired as needed. It was likely a warranty return, but there's no way to know for sure, nor is there any way to know what, if anything was repaired. I certainly wouldn't buy it without testing everything first. If it checks out, you would still be taking a risk, since you would have no warranty. I would expect a BIG discount for such a risk. Retail is $1200, but considering the sales that can be had for this model (mine was $950 new), I wouldn't want to pay more than $600 for such a unit. $400 would probably be low enough for me to really buy it. That's my 2c YMMV.
Woot recently had a blowout of these for around 450 Click Here (home.woot.com) so likely the seller bought it there and is looking to flip it at a profit. Breville has been very good about swapping machines for minor issues that are easily fixable (by them) but who knows how they would handle a resale item-ie is the warranty even transferable? Breville, to their credit, might not even ask, but I'd want to know. Otherwise, I'd be all over the machine at 550-600.
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