Post By TOK
Faema two group 2002 model
I'm starting a coffee cart biz and buying a expobar mega crem and was thinking if getting a second one as a back up. Just been looking at a faema 2 group, it looks like a smart duo.
The guy selling it said $1000 with grinder.
both of the machines have not been kept in good nick hasn't been cleaned from last use.
grinder blades look old and the coffee machine appearance has pasted its expiry and seen better days
saying that it produces coffee still with a leak in the hose near the the drip tray.
Would it be worth buying and getting a tech guy to look over all or will it cost an arm and a leg to get done
If you are trying to run a business then I am afraid you are looking to scrape the bottom of the barrel with other peoples rubbish. I understand no one should be telling anyone else how to run their affairs or what they *need*, but you *need* something reliable that performs well, and that doesn't usually come in terms of older used commercial equipment.
Buy a good machine straight up, have it demonstrated to you with all functions working as they should, before handing over your hard earned, pay the ransom.....and then what does anyone need a "backup machine" for?
Seriously, 99% of "backup machines" sit in someone's garage long term without use. When you eventually want to use Or sell, they don't work properly and need service because of the long term storage.
Or another way of looking at it is....a backup machine is where you pay someone else for their rubbish, so that you can store it long term without use, then try and sell it or throw it away. Who wins? The bloke that sells the "backup machine" to you.
In conclusion, please go back to "...Buy a good machine straight up, have it demonstrated to you with all functions working as they should, before handing over your hard earned, pay the ransom.....and then what does anyone need a "backup machine" for?...".
Grinders invariably look scabby but clean up well, and as long as everything works properly, all they are likely to need is a new set of plates. But its the same story. If you are working weekends what do you need a spare for? Any service they need can be done through the week. Buy one good grinder that can handle volume straight up.
All of that said....if I personally had to choose between any expobar model and any faema model, assuming well maintained machines in proper working order, I would take a faema every time. But I stress, machines in well maintained full / proper working order.
Just my opinion, and I hope that helps.
Last edited by TOK; 11th March 2014 at 01:39 PM.
If you've got a grand to buy an oldie, and the funds to service/repair it, maybe you could start a savings fund to upgrade to a new machine
in a year's time?
Did you try Silver Chef?