Buying first prosumer machine - ECM Rocket Giotto Premium
Hi all, I'm new here and hoping to get some advice on purchasing my first prosumer machine. I've been using a Sunbeam Cafe series for the last 2 years and recently purchased a second hand Mazzer mini grinder (which has already made a big difference). Now I want to upgrade and get a prosumer model and have been looking around at different options. There is an ECM Giotto Premium machine being advertised second hand that I'm interested in. I'm just wondering what sort of things I should be looking for and checking out in this machine? Apparently it was purchased in 2010, was serviced and had a new group head seal put in 2013, but the owner says it has only pulled about 20 shots from it since then and it has been sitting around in his kitchen as "eye candy" for the last 3 years. The asking price is $1280. I've got a budget of up to $1500.00 for a machine (so can factor in some service or replacement of parts if needed - i.e. I wondered if perhaps the time of non-use might affect the seals and cause them to shrink or dry out too much?). Any help and thoughts (or other suggestions of machines if I'm barking up the wrong tree!) are much appreciated.