I thought it would be fun if we had a thread that was dedicated to displaying our great coffee/espresso gear scores, whether they be from eBay, Craigslist, or just from a garage sale. I'm hoping people will share their stories along with their treasures, which will make the whole thing more fun.
To lead it off:
How about a nearly unused Ditting 804 with immaculate burrs for $55 on our local Craigslist. I've never seen a grind so even and consistent.
I check every day for listings for espresso machines and coffee grinders. I even check under the misspelling of espresso machines and a few other horrible hack job spelling attempts, hoping I don't miss anything. Somehow I missed this, about 4 days ago. A friend found the listing under coffee grinders and was the second person who contacted the seller. The first guy flaked out. Apparently this guy had a bunch of stuff left in his basement from a previous owner who wanted to start up a cafe and never did. This is more his score than mine, but I ended up with it. Now it sits proudly next to my other gear. Saved me dropping $1700 on the Mahlkonig Tanzania I was saving up for!