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Thread: La Marzocco Linea Mini - Price Jump to $6,000

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    La Marzocco Linea Mini - Price Jump to $6,000

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    Just noticed La Marzocco Home is selling the Linea Mini for circa $6,000, not sure when this price rise happened. Curious what everyone thinks - is this fair value for what you get or is pricing now at a level where it would discourage people that would otherwise consider it?

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    Or have they made the transition to being Veblen goods?
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    Yep- LM price increase was on 01 July. They do it because they can.

    Perhaps they should make the transition to Veblen service standards.
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    On a separate but somewhat related note, LM will be launching cold-touch steam wand for the Linea Mini, for a measly $800 USD (~AUD 1200) according to an informal correspondence https://www.home-barista.com/espress...nd-t60172.html

    Would you prefer to own an uber cool (literally) steam wand for $1200 or buy a fully functional machine for that amount (for example a full BDB package with triple PID and warranty)? Somehow I would not be surprised if there are some who would chose the former.
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    So it's constructed from Platinum or was it just diamond encrusted? Sorry, but that is a blatant pi$$take.

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    I know LM aus is charging $483 ex gst for the cool touch steam wand

    That makes the price jump about reasonable given the machine was 5.5k. So it just jumped up $100-300 for the year.

    Value well thatís always up to an individual and the market but I barely think itís a pi$$ take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeinator View Post
    So it's constructed from Platinum or was it just diamond encrusted? Sorry, but that is a blatant pi$$take.
    One of my wine devices uses a platinum coated titanium electrode and I charge less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty888 View Post
    I know LM aus is charging $483 ex gst for the cool touch steam wand...

    ...Value well that’s always up to an individual and the market but I barely think it’s a pi$$ take.
    Hit up The Coffee Machinist. I'm sure he'd be delighted to supply them at a 50% discount on what LM reckons is fair. NO steam wand is worth $483 ex. GST

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    Interesting. I saw these promoted on their instagram feed a few weeks ago. Out of curiosity, 2 weeks ago I enquired as to the upgrade price. Still waiting....

    $1200 seems way over the top though....could it actually be true?

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    Remember thatís the us market they quoted for $800 and someone converted it to aud

    Compare their machine price and you will see we get a good deal for LM here.

    Their linea mini is approx 7.5k Aud once you convert. Ours is 6k.

    I posted above the kit price which is under $500 ex gst and thatís from LM a week or so ago.



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