I thought I reached my upper limit of espresso gear, but it looks like "upgrade-itis" has struck again.
A local coffee shop opened about five years ago. At the time of their opening, they bought a GS3 AV and a K30 Vario and used that to get themselves off of the ground. I wouldn't say this shop is a true "specialty" shop, but they do a pretty great job of making good coffee and train their baristas well.
Two-ish years ago, they took their GS3/K30 combo off of the line and put it in the corner as a buyable decoration. I always assumed it was well out of budget, so I didn't think about it. However, today I got a bit too curious and chatted with the baristas about it. The asking price for all of it, along with a couple of other gadgets, is $3,700. They said they had the machines checked up and serviced before putting it up for sale.
I'm pretty tight on money, but if I were to sell the machines I currently have as well as pull some strings, I think I can find enough cash without breaking the bank.
I'm posting to ask, is this a good deal? It seems to me that it is. Both machines, while used in a coffee shop environment for two or three years, seemed to be in good hands and appear to be in great shape. Thanks for the help!
The shop is well off, and the machine has been for sale for a while