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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 5:09pm
Subject: Grindmaster 625 Conundrum
 

I originally posted this in the espresso grinders section but then saw a bunch of posts regarding grinders here as well.  I think this might be a lesser-known grinder so I'm hoping a bunch of eyes will see it.  Here is the gist of it:


A friend offered to sell me a Grindmaster espresso grinder model 625 (possibly 650, put pretty sure 625).  He had gotten it from a closing coffee shop and will sell it to me for a good price.  It was used commercially so it definitely looks used but he says its still in working order with no mechanical problems.  This is a big machine, far bigger than I would want for my kitchen unless you say it's something I need to have.  However, is it worth buying, cleaning up, and reselling?  I really can't find much about the machines online, nor any used ones online to get a price idea from.  They appear to be expensive new and I would certainly like to take any profit from resale to buy myself an great (and more appropriate) grinder for my kitchen.  I'm a medical student so keeping this developing passion on as much of a budget as possible will be helpful (looking at Gaggia MDF or Rocky, despite being a little out of the price range).  

Thank you all for the advice...I couldn't have learned half of what I've learned in the past two weeks within two years if not for this forum.
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