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Thread: Second Hand M2M grinder

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    Hi, first time poster here, I currently have an old sunbeam EM490 grinder and am looking to upgrade. I've seen a second hand m2m grinder online which is 1-2 years old which has had little use for NZ $300 (about $300 aus) Is that a good price to be paying and any questions I should ask the seller? Any thoughts on other grinders I should be considering?

    Also, disclaimer, my machine is a sunbeam cafe series which does an ok job for now but I'm also looking to upgrade that when I have the funds, but ideally I'd be upgrading my grinder to something that would work with a much better machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeNZ View Post
    Hi, first time poster here, I currently have an old sunbeam EM490 grinder and am looking to upgrade. I've seen a second hand m2m grinder online which is 1-2 years old which has had little use for NZ $300 (about $300 aus) Is that a good price to be paying and any questions I should ask the seller? Any thoughts on other grinders I should be considering?

    Also, disclaimer, my machine is a sunbeam cafe series which does an ok job for now but I'm also looking to upgrade that when I have the funds, but ideally I'd be upgrading my grinder to something that would work with a much better machine.
    I've seen the grinder you're talking about. They retail for over $600 in NZ, so if you can get it for $300-350 you're doing well. I know it hasn't had any bids yet, but I've seen listings like this get a lot of late bidding activity and end up selling for around $450. It might not happen, and hopefully for your sake it doesn't, just be prepared. For the record, $450 is probably still not a bad price, but I wouldn't pay that much for it myself.

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    One of the sponsors has the M2M for $425 brand new.. so I'd be cautious when bidding at the last minute as you might not be saving as much as you hoped..
    PS: not sure how much posting would be so wouldn't hurt to get the info from the sponsor before bidding..

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    Might be a dumb question, but how do I find that deal on the site?
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    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/macap-m2m.html

    Unfortunately Casa seems to still have some placeholder information on their Customer Service page, so you won't be able to look up how much shipping actually might be to NZ (if they'd do it at all).
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    [QUOTE=readeral;609497][URL]https://www.casaespresso.com.au/macap
    I've bought stuff off a ex sponsor, I just emailed him and he altered some thing on his site and I was able to buy from NZ, bloody good guy actually.

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    [QUOTE=Logga;609500]
    Quote Originally Posted by readeral View Post
    [URL]https://www.casaespresso.com.au/macap
    I've bought stuff off a ex sponsor, I just emailed him and he altered some thing on his site and I was able to buy from NZ, bloody good guy actually.
    If your talking about Chris of Talk Coffee, yes, he is a good guy, a real loss to to Coffee Snobs.

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    Indeed it is Yelta...

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    [QUOTE=Yelta;609502]
    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post

    If your talking about Chris of Talk Coffee, yes, he is a good guy, a real loss to to Coffee Snobs.
    Yes, that's him Yelta, Chris, a big loss all rite.

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    He's not dead, just not a sponsor anymore. Will still be the 1st and probably only place I'll look when upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeNZ View Post
    Hi, first time poster here, I currently have an old sunbeam EM490 grinder and am looking to upgrade. I've seen a second hand m2m grinder online which is 1-2 years old which has had little use for NZ $300 (about $300 aus) Is that a good price to be paying and any questions I should ask the seller? Any thoughts on other grinders I should be considering?

    Also, disclaimer, my machine is a sunbeam cafe series which does an ok job for now but I'm also looking to upgrade that when I have the funds, but ideally I'd be upgrading my grinder to something that would work with a much better machine.
    The M2M was my first grinder after the Sumbeam, you won't be disappointed. Mine is currently for sale as I replaced it with the M4D and to be honest the M4D is not as great as I thought it would be - it clumps more than the M2M and the timing function doesn't deliver a consistent dose everytime.
    But back to the M2M, they are bullet proof. There is very little grind retention and although mine clumped initially, once it bedded in it was a lot better. For $300 you can't go wrong.

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    There you go, my prediction was close. It went for $420.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Wow - a good result for the seller. They really hold their value but $420 is a little high considering my price here
    It's just how it is in NZ. The retail on the M2M here is $625ish and the 2nd market is tight so it's not unusual to pay this sort of money.

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    I ended up purchasing the M2M from an aus sponsor and am getting someone to bring it back to NZ for me. It amazed me that I could get one in aus for $450 but pay $600-700 in NZ! Better deal to do that than buy one second hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeNZ View Post
    I ended up purchasing the M2M from an aus sponsor and am getting someone to bring it back to NZ for me. It amazed me that I could get one in aus for $450 but pay $600-700 in NZ! Better deal to do that than buy one second hand.
    Profitec Pro 500 in US in priced at 1599 whilst in aus is close to 3k. :-) When you have a small market you can expect to pay premium for almost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeNZ View Post
    I ended up purchasing the M2M from an aus sponsor and am getting someone to bring it back to NZ for me. It amazed me that I could get one in aus for $450 but pay $600-700 in NZ! Better deal to do that than buy one second hand.
    No grey import concern??? Grey import & bypassing local distributor seemed to be a practice frown upon here...well, at least when importing something into aus...

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    I believe NZ has the same power as us so no electrical concerns. Also there's a lot less to go wrong with a grinder than an espresso machine. I wouldn't be too concerned.
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    [QUOTE=CoffeeNZ;609629]I ended up purchasing the M2M from an aus sponsor and am getting someone to bring it back to NZ for me. It amazed me that I could get one in aus for $450 but pay $600

    And if it breaks down under warranty what then, send it back to Aus?



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