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Typical price of used La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi

Postby fred9000 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:31 pm

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?

thanks
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Postby HB on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:39 pm

From How to choose an espresso machine and grinder at the "right" price:

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.
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Postby etout00 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:55 am

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?

thanks


In my honest opinion $1500 is too high for a used Mini Vivaldi S1 (not VII). You can buy a brand new mini Vivaldi SII for a few hundred more, maybe even only a couple hundred more if you call some vendors. Best of luck.
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Postby MDL on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:48 am

I believe that there has only been one mini. I do not believe that there ever was a mini of the Vivaldi I.

I agree that $1500 sounds high to me for a used mini.

I have owned a Vivaldi II since April of 2007 and love it.
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Postby jfrescki on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:22 pm

I believe that there has only been one mini. I do not believe that there ever was a mini of the Vivaldi I.


I think that's right.

For what it's worth, I paid $1,575 for a 1 year old Mini that was babied with pre-infusion chamber, bottomless portafilter, two tampers, and no-burn steam arm included.
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Postby etout00 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:57 pm

There was both a V1 and V2 of the mini Vivaldi.

Here's the Mini Vivaldi S1 V1:
http://www.1st-line.com/store/pc/viewPr...category=0

And the Mini Vivaldi S1 V2:
http://www.1st-line.com/store/pc/viewPr...category=0
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Postby MDL on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:10 pm

This is the first time that I have seen the V1 with the single manometer. The only one I remember seeing from Chris' Coffee is the V2 with the dual manometer.

$1500 for a V1 without a bunch of extra stuff thrown in sounds high to me.
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Postby JohnB. on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:07 pm

The V2 Mini was a CCS exclusive for a long time while the V1 Mini was sold in Europe & by a few North American dealers.
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Postby Ben_C on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:37 pm

If the machine was bought a year ago would it not be a V2? For a one year old mini v2 in good condition I think $1500 is a good price. The few I saw while looking for around 3 months were in the $1600 ballpark.

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Postby mariobarba on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 pm

http://www.idrinkcoffee.com/La_Spaziale...b19-ob.htm

For a couple hundred more get one with a warranty and after purchase service.
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