Is $1900 for 1992 Olympia Cremina a good deal?

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.
Estropelic
Posts: 4
Joined: 2 years ago

#1: Post by Estropelic »

I'm interested in this machine and found one for 1900. Good deal or should I pass? I currently own a Europiccola.

Imisky
Posts: 1
Joined: 2 years ago

#2: Post by Imisky »

$1900 is about the market rate for 1990s cremina today. If you have an Europiccola you may find that you are very similar, infact early creminas were made in the same factory and share many parts.

User avatar
JohnB.
Supporter ♡
Posts: 6580
Joined: 16 years ago

#3: Post by JohnB. »

Depends on the condition. Does it need any work?
LMWDP 267

Estropelic (original poster)
Posts: 4
Joined: 2 years ago

#4: Post by Estropelic (original poster) »

Looks in great condition. Will the cremina still get sneezes like the pavoni? I'm guessing yes. lol

chaumein
Posts: 34
Joined: 4 years ago

#5: Post by chaumein »

Yeah, I sometimes get the sneeze if I'm in a rush pulling multiple shots.

User avatar
bostonbuzz
Posts: 1261
Joined: 13 years ago

#6: Post by bostonbuzz »

Having had one forever ago when they were under $1,000, I'm not sure I'd pay $1,900. They are good little machines and there is nothing like them but you're paying for cuteness and an espresso version of a well put together watch - not for ease of use or consistency.
LMWDP #353

mgwolf
Supporter ♡
Posts: 828
Joined: 18 years ago

#7: Post by mgwolf »

chaumein wrote:Yeah, I sometimes get the sneeze if I'm in a rush pulling multiple shots.
You can totally prevent all sneezes by lifting up slightly on the lever before detaching the PF. This reduces the pressure on the puck.