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saha
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Posted Wed Aug 14, 2013, 12:51pm
Subject: To Buy or Not to Buy?
 

Hi Guys!

Im new to this so bear with me. I wanted to buy an espresso machine and know a second hand shop selling a Conti Xeos coffee machine for 750. Is this a good price for a 2 group? Im very new to the coffee industry and wanted some opinions from you guys. Anyone have any experience with this machine? Any opinions welcome.

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Burner0000
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Posted Wed Aug 14, 2013, 1:06pm
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Under $1, 000 in any currency for a working 2 group is a very good price as long as the manufacturer is still in business in case you need parts down the road which you will.  Ask the seller if you can have a look inside of the machine.  If it's in good shape and is currently being taken car of then go for it!  If your thinking of using it commercially think about how much traffic you may handle.


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A new one goes for $5250USD!  So yes a good deal.
14L boiler/4000W element
Class 6 or 7 machine. Approx 240 espresso's per hour capacity.
Volumetric which is nice


IMO go for it if it looks good on the inside and runs good.
Look for rust, scale, lime and calcium build up.
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DavecUK
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Posted Wed Aug 14, 2013, 7:12pm
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Why would you want a used commercial 2 group machine?

  1. If your going into business, you want a new one with a maintenance agreement...or one supplied free if you take their maintenance and beans
  2. If it's for home use, that a very unsuitable machine.
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