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    A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi,

    I was in a small motel restaurant recently and there was a mint condition hardly use ECM Giotto Premium that had had VERY little use. I mentioned tht it was nice and the motel manager said they wanted to sell it. I know this is a tough question but what would you think was a fair price for an excellent cond model - cash pickup deal...

    Thanks heaps (and I hope this is on topic...)

    Cammo

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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    Hi Cammo

    Lucky you! I imagine you are aware of the retail price of these. Dont make an offer. Ask them how much they want for it....then act disinterested. Make a ridiculous offer and when they say no, thank them and head for the door. Just before you leave, turn around and offer an extra $100.

    Youre unlikely to lose out:
    a) its unlikely someone else is going to walk in and buy it, and,
    b) even if you end up having to offer a lot more than your original offer, they arent going to say no because you tried to get the bargain of a lifetime.

    In the final analysis though....what is it worth to you?

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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    Second that shrewd advice, Dennis. Always used to work for me. Though in more recent times Ive been allowed to walk out the door. :o Not even a phone call back afterwards. :( And then I had to make the first move :-[

    --Robusto

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    I guess margins are a lot smaller these days Robusto - its all about volume

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    Which motel? ;)

    Good luck with the purchase - hope you get it for a bargain :)

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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    An Isomac Millenium from my work sold last year for $1600- Id say a couple of hundred more thatn it was worth- had made maybe 600 coffees, showed slight wear. New its worth maybe 400-500 less than the Giotto.
    Let us know what you find out.
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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    If we apply the Rancilio valuation principle of 65% of RRP for a 2nd hand Silvia, a Giotto, being in similar demand is worth $1.5-1.6k Id reckon....

    Good luck!

    2mcm

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    I wonder whatever happened to this one - if the Giotto was purchased and Cammo is living happily ever after?

    I hate it when I dont find out the end of the story. And if Cammo decided not to go ahead, maybe he could have let scottc in on how to find this.

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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    Hey Dennis,


    I was wondering the same thing!

    I am still looking for one, and might be one the verge of success thanks to Chris, who has really been bending over backwards for me.

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    Re: A guess at the cost of a new Giotto

    Someone got a bargain on a Giotto on ebay, I cant beleive I missed it!

    *Auction link*
    $450!!! Nooooooooooooo!

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    Hmmm, I donr know if Id trust one from Pelican Waters.
    I use filtered in mine.



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