Wow! Thanks to everyone for chipping in. You guys are much help!
Yes, this was listed on SF CL. The machine is actually here in Sacramento but as the seller pointed out, nobody responds on CL here ( maybe because nobody has a job here) and he's quite correct even if he was only asking a few hundred bucks for it. Many thanks for the tip about Cafetech in Edmonton. I'm moving back to B.C. in August
so the Canadian parts lead works.
I will check out Mr. Espresso in Oakland for sure before I move. I made sure to get to Thomas Cara LTD. and that was a treat, sure 'nuff.
I would be into a Euro 2000 thread especially once I'm set up back home.
Again, thanks everybody. Your posting are mighty helpful.