Chingachgook wrote:Appreciate your advice! I have found a BDB on Craigslist, used for one year, supposedly well maintained for $600. Looks clean. Is it worth the risk? What should I be looking out for?
That sounds like a good price to me. I'd be looking at the seals and o-rings, as these are one of the first things on any machine that can start to go. Specifically I'd want to know if there was any dripping from the hot water tap or steam wand.
Even if there is a leak these can be replaced relatively easily, it may help you negotiate down on price though!
At a year old I would want to check whether it is still covered by Breville's warranty, and confirm that this is transferable to you.
Let me know if you have any other questions.