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Posted Tue May 15, 2012, 10:16am
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Hi all,

I am wondering if any has experience with/would recommend a second-hand Expobar Elegance? Would this be a good first machine?
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 9:53am
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I have never owned Expobar, I believe they make good commercial machines.  I am pretty sure I read somewhere there was one machine that people were unhappy with that expobar made, I just can't remember what it was.   If it is a really good price I might take a chance on it.

 
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 10:34am
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I have never even seen a commercial Expobar machine . . .

Lots of people have had a wonderful experience with the Expobar Brewtus machine; I, and others, have had less-than-great experiences with "lesser" Expobar machines (think Office Pulsar, etc.)

 
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 10:42am
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ExpoBar 2 group espresso machines.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bfs/3016760357.html
http://salem.craigslist.org/bfs/2988125290.html

I assumed this was commercial with 2 groups.  Was I wrong?

 
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 10:48am
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You misunderstood my -- in retrospect -- not very clear comment.  Expobar makes commercial machines, but I have never seen one in operation in any café, restaurant, hotel, etc., etc., etc. . . .

 
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 11:25am
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are you also looking at the one on e-bay...kinda sexy if you ask me...
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Posted Thu May 17, 2012, 11:38am
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Not sure I have either, but the little one on craigslist is cute.  The wooden sided one on Ebay is very pretty.

 
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