catsuits Senior Member Joined: 24 May 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Illinois Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 9:08pm Subject: Used Faema Due
I'm talking to someone about this machine and he's asking $995 on craigslist. I'm looking to start a cafe in a couple years and I'm trying to invest in things over time, so it'll be in storage a while. But I simply don't know enough yet about machines to know whether or not this is a good way to go. The guy said the only issue he had with it when it was last used (2 years ago) was the left group would clog and he suspected that dismantling and soaking it in limeaway would help. Just looking for some advice here!
Zevi Senior Member Joined: 28 Mar 2013 Posts: 119 Location: Ann Arbor Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 9:17pm Subject: Re: Used Faema Due
I think that you should look for a machine when you're much closer to opening time. Two years or so is way too far ahead because: (1) you have a better chance by then to find a more modern machine at a good price, and (2) more importantly -- a used machine, especially one you don't know exactly it's internals' status and what pre-storage preparation was made to it, is likely to be in a much worse shape two years from now than presently.
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