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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 3:24pm
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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 4:54pm
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"1980's vintage"; makes me feel old.

And the machine, LOL.  The person has to be out of their mind listing it the way they did.

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 5:32pm
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Good luck to them, a sucker is born everyday. I would have said that to anyone that bought 60s muscle cars for big bucks 20 years ago until I kept seeing them make money doing it. My brother owned a few cars in the 70s if I had garaged for 40 years might have made a some decent profit, I probably would have starved to death in the early 90s paying for the garage but still. Then again back in the 90s I would have crapped my pants if a future self came back and said " you will spend $2600 on a home espresso machine in 20113".  My dream car is an AC Cobra, I will never spend the money needed to acquire this hand built machine and would rather build one to my specs instead, yet some would rather spend over a million for an original built one.
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 8:08am
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germantownrob Said:

Good luck to them, a sucker is born everyday. I would have said that to anyone that bought 60s muscle cars for big bucks 20 years ago until I kept seeing them make money doing it. My brother owned a few cars in the 70s if I had garaged for 40 years might have made a some decent profit, I probably would have starved to death in the early 90s paying for the garage but still. Then again back in the 90s I would have crapped my pants if a future self came back and said " you will spend $2600 on a home espresso machine in 20113".  My dream car is an AC Cobra, I will never spend the money needed to acquire this hand built machine and would rather build one to my specs instead, yet some would rather spend over a million for an original built one.

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To think that when I was a teen (over 30 yrs ago) I beat the sh*t out of my 1970 'cuda w/340 cu in short block & 4 speed pistol grip factory installed shifter.  2 weeks after I sold it the guy who bought it blew the engine.  

If I babied it and kept it the thing would be worth $$$ today.  Oh the indiscretions of youth.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:56pm
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Continuing the off topic/on topic; I'm so ashamed I let go of my new bought 1978 Fiat x1/9 after owning it into the 90's. Such are the travails of youth and finances. Now that was a piece of Italian metal I could have been proud to show and share with the folk around here going on about histories of quality manufacturing from Italy.  Amazing too what you could get out of that 62.5 horses.
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 4:00pm
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I don't often run into a machine that's older than I. It's a nice piece of vintage gear, but you'd think if this person knew what it was worth, the word "espresso" might have been in the listing title! And that steam wand makes me a little ill to look at it. If it's certified refurbished, you'd at least think he could have used some Rinza on the wand and for five grand, maybe taken a better picture. I'll spend that money on a brand new Appia, thank you very much. Oh wait, I don't have that kind of money. Nevermind.

EDIT: I did some more looking and this auction is from Dominic Seminara, a weird old guy who posted a much-viewed YouTube video of a breathtakingly crappy shot, entitled "The Best Espresso In the World"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRmk7vh9NvI

I am NOT making this up.
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 4:32pm
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Markarian Said:

I don't often run into a machine that's older than I. It's a nice piece of vintage gear, but you'd think if this person knew what it was worth, the word "espresso" might have been in the listing title! And that steam wand makes me a little ill to look at it. If it's certified refurbished, you'd at least think he could have used some Rinza on the wand and for five grand, maybe taken a better picture. I'll spend that money on a brand new Appia, thank you very much. Oh wait, I don't have that kind of money. Nevermind.

EDIT: I did some more looking and this auction is from Dominic Seminara, a weird old guy who posted a much-viewed YouTube video of a breathtakingly crappy shot, entitled "The Best Espresso In the World"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRmk7vh9NvI

I am NOT making this up.

Posted March 31, 2013 link

 

I watched the video ... and the tamper was way too small for the portafilter.  

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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