HB wrote:Q. What are your recommendations for buying used espresso equipment?
A: With the warning that I'm not a savvy eBay shopper, I'll offer my opinion, cobbled together from my previous replies on the subject.
The availability of used second and third tier espresso equipment is good; the basic first tier equipment described earlier isn't made to last, so the working condition and resale value are dicey. Mazzer grinders typically go for 50% to 70% of the current retail price. Resale value of a used espresso machine is less reliable since their value is tightly coupled to popularity. If you pick a popular model, can sell for the same 50% to 70% of current retail price if kept in top condition, should you decide to upgrade someday.
If a used model still in production with average popularity were in pristine condition but recent models have seen improvements in feature/reliability in the interim, the best price it can fetch is around 50% of today's model's full retail price. The price falls precipitously if the question of needed repairs enters into the equation, i.e., a few hundred at best.
fred9000 wrote:hello everyone ! i can have a s1 mini vivaldi almost new , it was bought on february 2012
i did not see the machine with my own eyes but with the detail it seems to be a s1 mini vivaldi ( it is not the mini vivaldi II )
the guy want to sell me for 1500$ ...
what is the price of a used one on the market?
I believe that there has only been one mini. I do not believe that there ever was a mini of the Vivaldi I.