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    $1500 - $2000 to spend...

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    Hi guys

    It's been a while since I've been on the CS site.. been trying not to spend money!

    But the time has come for an upgrade of my espresso machine. Got $1500 - $2k to spend. Have an Isomac Granmachaninio grinder at home and don't necessarily want to upgrade that just yet (although she's a bit noisy).

    I'd like something that is quiet and preferably has a hot water wand / spout too. Primarily drink black coffee. I'd be interested in up to 2 year old models or well maintained demonstrator machines as well..

    Your thoughts would be valuable.

    thanks
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    loving my Lelit PL60T I've had since July. The taste of my coffee improved immediately.

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    Or if looking for a great value HX machine, a new base model BFC / Diadema Junior "PUL"

    Note, the tamper and stand in the photo are only props and not included in the std package except with price adjustment.

    Also, we do offer a package that includes a far better matching (to the machine) grinder than the one you currently have.

    Enquiries to: contact@cosmorexcoffee.com.au or
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    Hi boots where are you located ?

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    Im in Sydney

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    Hi boots. By all means check out what's available second hand, especially if it's been looked after by a careful CS'er.

    But we do have both the Diadema Junior PUL and Lelit PL60T brand new for under $2K ...

    Happy to help provide more info offline or make contact here.

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    I'd probably buy a Rocket Giotto or an Expobar Minore III, both can be had for $2k

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
    I'd probably buy a Rocket Giotto or an Expobar Minore III, both can be had for $2k
    No. Not new, and not Australian configured and compliant stock. Best not promote unrealistic price expectations.

    Second hand. Yes- go for it if you're confident to do it without support.

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I've got a few in mind now and will do some more investigating. Feel free to suggest others that come to mind.

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    Friend of mine bought a brand new Minore III from Dimattina WA about six weeks ago. "old model, discount". $2k.

    St Ali sold a brand new Giotto a month or so ago for $1800. (so I saw on twitter anyway)

    Both businesses clearly selling at a loss in this situation. I'm implying that you can seek an older model, brand new, AU stock, for the price range you are looking at.

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    Hello James

    There were a few Giotto's available here in Sydney a while back at a big discount. The catch was that they had been sitting in the warehouse for 4 years. The model had been superseded at least twice in that time. Anyone buying one of those machines saved $$$'s off the new rrp, and paid well over the going 2nd hand price.

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    If you drink it black then you might be better with a good lever like the elektra mcal or a used Olympia Cremina. You can say goodbye to noisy pumps and hello to née flavors in your espresso.

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    Dennis, indeed. Ultimately it's hard to go past a site sponsor, and if you are hanging out on the site, you can get extra support and tips/tricks from not only the sponsors but the community here.

    I've had brilliant support from Talk Coffee (here on the site, even without a purchase), and DiBartoli.

    Bargains can be had. Ideally, talk to a professional about your requirements so you can acquire a best-fit machine for your purposes. Being able to try the machines out is also a big plus. My local big-brand stockist is Dimattina in WA. I think "Talk Coffee" supplies machines there? Anyway, the range is huge. Rocket, VBM, expobar, simonelli, la marzocco, mazzer, hario, duetto and the support is excellent. In-house technicians, etc.

    oh the choices!

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    Hi boots how did you go, im in the same situation as you and budget similar to yours

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    get an expobar office semi auto for less than 1.5k.
    jetblack espresso (site sponsor) might even discount it for you

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    Hey all
    I ended up blowing the budget - surprise! I bought an ECM technika IV for c. $2400. Saw it and fell in lerrrvvvvvvvvv....
    Rally happy with it on the bench too!
    Thanks again everyone.
    B



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