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samsom_tw
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 3:53am
Subject: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Any idea what is up with this guy's Oscar? He's asking 320.

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Nuova Simonelli Oscar Professional Espresso machine Direct Connect AS IS Parts.

It heats up in and seem to work,but doesnt make espresso like it suppse to,i think posibly pressuresta or something, part is broken,but i m not sure,i took a video so you can see and hear.

Otherwise looks like in good shape,this is direct concent ( so doesnt have a valve) tip of the water hose is cut of at the very end where you attach it to water pipe.

Comes with portafilter only,see pics.

SOLD AS IS FOR PARTS / REPAIR. BROKEN DOESNT WORK LIKE IT SUPPOSE TO !!

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Coffeenoobie
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Espresso: N S Oscar
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013, 9:29am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Hard to tell. If there is heat then the coil is probably ok.  If it pulses it is probably that 6 dollar part.  I would estimate replacing the pump 50 seems like they only last 3-4 years and clean it and replace the plumbed in parts.  If it is parts only I would think 350 is a bit high as you can often get a working one at 500.  I would think 200-300 would be a better parts price.

Make him take the top off and show photos of the guts.  If it is not rusted to hell I would think it would be worth 200.

 
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samsom_tw
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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:36pm
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

]]]]]He sent me photos of the inside. The insulation looks rough and there is a bit of green in there.

He also admitted to not knowing much about espresso machines (that makes two of us). He held the water line up to the running faucet while testing the machine. Perhaps that could be part of the reason he didn't have a good result?

Guess I'm gambling that the only fault with the machine is user error.

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Espresso: NS Oscar
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 2:15am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Direct connect , with pod kit , minor leak at two way , wire's look clean.
Any other problems
If local , looks good
DC needs about 15-20 psi to feed pump
water pressure regulator , connector to water line  30-60$
grounds kit [shower screen diffuser screw] 30-60$
pressursestat 60-75$

more or less

Ya got to ask yourself ,
feelin' lucky?
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samsom_tw
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 3:17am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Wow. Thanks for the feedback, Plindy. It's just what I need to decide not to buy this machine. Shipping would cost $233. Add machine cost + the minimum repairs listed below and I'm approaching the $600 - 700 range. On to the next one.

Thanks!
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:36am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Local is always better, you can see what you are buying.   However it doesn't look like 700$-800 to me.  Anything under $500 to get the machine and to get it working and you got yourself a deal.

Wait is 233 shipping and machine or shipping only?

 
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:36am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

Looks like this machine

Click Here (www.ebay.com)

and OP is in Taiwan, see original post

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/613208

How about part supplies and any service help?

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:39am
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

He needs to buy as local as he can.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:22pm
Subject: Re: Hey Oscar Experts
 

The overseas shipping sucks.  I don't know how the londinium guys are doing it so cheaply I think they are shipping theirs to the US for like 50$. I think he is going to have to wait till he finds one local or get a relative to send him one.  I guess he has access to 110 power....

 
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