I just watched a Sette 270Wi go by on ebay. it was at $415, and I didn't like the fact that it was a unit that was upgraded from a 270 with a Wi weight panel. No idea its age, etc.
I've read a few things about the Settes that concern me - sudden motor issues later in life, various power levels and abilities depending on what 'generation' of the machine you get, etc. So I'm suddenly more concerned about buying a Sette used, and without a warranty. (Although, I've also read that Sette does a good job even out of warranty.)
I've recently come across the Eureka Mignon series which is nice. It's compact and quieter supposedly.
I'm looking for any opinions on this conundrum.
I think I'm ready to just order a new one of either, whichever I get. I'm not sure how much I need the grind by weight option, so would probably just get a 270. Either way, for the amount of espresso I make, I'd probably do single dose and keep the beans in a better container, lest they just go off in the hopper.
I have no interest in any grinder with a doser, and noise is a minimal concern for me.
I'd consider spending up to about $500, but I think I'll get in trouble to go to $650 for the Mignon Specialita, unless someone told me I'd be making a mistake not to.