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dingo1799
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 9:04am
Subject: WTB silvia...anyone? *found*
 

ive decided to buy a 3rd machine, a silvia, to keep and use at work. any coffeeheads selling one, or considering selling one?

i've found several V2's and a couple V3's around, before i pull the trigger on one, figured i'd ask co-members first.

All the silvias i've found are $400 or less, even the 2 V3's.

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Asking / Suggested Price: 400
Seller Name: g h
Seller Location: stlmo
Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:24am
Subject: Re: WTB silvia...anyone?
 

dingo1799 Said:

ive decided to buy a 3rd machine, a silvia, to keep and use at work. any coffeeheads selling one, or considering selling one?

i've found several V2's and a couple V3's around, before i pull the trigger on one, figured i'd ask co-members first.

All the silvias i've found are $400 or less, even the 2 V3's.

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 400
Seller Name: g h
Seller Location: stlmo
Sale Type: Wanted to Buy

Posted March 19, 2014 link

Depending on it's condition I'd see if you can get one closer to $300.  I picked mine up for $300 plus shipping here on CG a while back. It's not the top pick of the single boilers but it can produce great espresso and is able to produce good micro foam.  I wouldn't spend more than $250 on a V1 or 2 because you will have to spend an additional $150 or so to update it to V3.  If I had the money for my future upgrade I'd sell you mine.
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dingo1799
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:41am
Subject: Re: WTB silvia...anyone?
 

ive already been offered a 10 yr old V1 with pid, gauge, and other stuff for $500.

the V3's i've got my eye on are both less than 2 yr old, one has some chrome peeling off the bottom of the group, but that doesnt bother me. like i said, its going to be an "at work" machine. and in all honesty, will probably just get used, abused, and grubby.
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:14am
Subject: Re: WTB silvia...anyone?
 

dingo1799 Said:

ive already been offered a 10 yr old V1 with pid, gauge, and other stuff for $500.

the V3's i've got my eye on are both less than 2 yr old, one has some chrome peeling off the bottom of the group, but that doesnt bother me. like i said, its going to be an "at work" machine. and in all honesty, will probably just get used, abused, and grubby.

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Well the PID is worth most of what it goes for new.  Does is have steam, brew and volume control? Also what accessories come with it.  The peeling group is chrome plated and cheap to replace.. Mines doing the same. If the V1 is in good shape with a PID with brew/steam and volume and a bunch of accessories then it might be worth while to get it.  Keep in mind that for $600 new there's the Crossland CC1 which has it all new and has a few things the Silvia doesn't
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:34pm
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be careful, these projects tend to run more money if you buy with the intent to repair. I picked up a V1 for $50. By the time it was done, new boiler, pump, plumbing, pid etc, I had close to $500 in it about the limit of what like new with PID is worth in my HO.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:48pm
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Got one last week, a V3, $380 shipped. After about 6 hours of work descaling and cleaning, it appears to be none the worse for wear. Bad part is, the previous owner sent 3 boxes of dezcal with it, guess they never got around to running it through.
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 1:03pm
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Well.. If you ran all three boxes I'm sure you got every square mm if scale in the boiler.

Congrats on the machine!
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 4:06pm
Subject: Re: WTB silvia...anyone?
 

Burner0000 Said:

Well.. If you ran all three boxes I'm sure you got every square mm if scale in the boiler.

Congrats on the machine!

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i have a $700 borescope in my toolbox taking up a bay in my dads garage, havent really looked at the boiler to see if theres any way to access inside of it without tearing it down, but im going to try.

i've still got 1 box of dezcal left, used 3 packs each time. first time was actually seeing scale flowing out the pump return line to the tank, and lots of blue water coming out. 2nd time not so much. the part that still gets me is the credit card thickness of scale inside the water tank. this moron had to know something was going on.... i dont get people....
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 10:41pm
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dingo1799 Said:

ithis moron had to know something was going on.... i dont get people....

Posted March 30, 2014 link

It sounds like his neglect gave you a good deal. If everyone took pristine care of their things, I suppose good deals would be difficult to have :)

 
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