mtcummins Senior Member Joined: 9 May 2012 Posts: 19 Location: Pittsburgh, PA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex II Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: Cheapo 12 cup
Posted Sun May 13, 2012, 6:13pm Subject: *FOUND* WTB: HX/DB exposed E61 grouphead machine *Increased Budget*
Looking for a good working order Expobar Lever Plus (preferably), or Lever, or possibly Brewtus (if the price is right). I'm just getting started in the espresso world, but don't want to start with basic beginner equipment. I would rather jump right in and get reasonably professional equipment... but I can't afford the machines I like brand new.
Would also consider other brands/models of similar quality, make me an offer. Izzo, Quick Mill, or Rocket/ECM would be other preferable makes.
Price is negotiable depending on machine, condition, etc... but I absolutely can't spend over $1400. Would rather be in the $800-1000 range.
*EDIT* Increased price willing to pay and changed title/models looking for.
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: 1000 Seller Name: Mike Cummins Seller Location: Pittsburgh, PA Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
Thanks for the offer, but I don't think I'm interested in a machine quite that old, even though I'm sure it has plenty of life in it still. There's just too many variables that could go wrong in that many years, or be about to go wrong, then I'm investing money in repairs right away and might as well have just bought new.
If I were to take that kind of risk, it would have to be at a bit lower of a price point. Also, I like the Expobars a bit better than the Isomacs, for whatever reason...
Anyone else have a nice semi-auto in the Expobar Lever-Brewtus caliber range that they'd be willing to part with for a reasonable price? I'm starting to think about buying the Lever Plus new for a bit over $1200, so my price range is stretched a bit further than I had anticipated, if this brings any higher end machines into play. I prefer the classic simple (beautiful) design of Expobar, Quickmill, ECM, and the like, but will consider good offers of other equipment as well.
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