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Topic: Nuova Simonelli Oscar (13 msgs / 255 lines)
1) From: John Abbott
Does anyone have enough exposure to a Simonelli Oscar pro to give me a 
starting point for fair market price? This unit is in pristine condition an=
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is less than a year old. The current owner is going out of business (tough=
 
business even here) and is selling off his equipment.
John

2) From: Brett Mason
Lists for $1295, online new for $895ish...
I'd offer 500 and see where they go...
Brett
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3) From: Brett Mason
OOPS - That was the Oscar....
Sry, Brett
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4) From: Brett Mason
Nope - That was the Oscar Pro... Offer 500...
Brett
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5) From: John Abbott
They have a $1400 tag on it -but as is virtually everything here - that's a=
 
starting point for a haggling session. I'm betting he's trying to recoup hi=
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total investment - which shows a bit about their business acumen - and a 
possible reason they are going under. 
Thanks for the insight Brett.
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
There's currently three on eBay with BIN for $893 inc. free UPS shipping 
(New not used). I wish him luck getting $507 more for a used versus new 
Oscar! I won't mention compared to an Andreja and some others I find the 
Oscar butt ugly;-)
miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path traveled by many. 
To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal 
enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who 
have gone before.
From: "John Abbott" 
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 9:01 AM
They have a $1400 tag on it -but as is virtually everything here - that's a
starting point for a haggling session. I'm betting he's trying to recoup his
total investment - which shows a bit about their business acumen - and a
possible reason they are going under.

7) From: Jim Mitchell
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Pretty decent machine - Ebay pricing runs $725-800+ with discounters =
selling for $850 as 'buy-it-now' price - I think they are about $1050 =
new.
Cheers
Jim

8) From: John Abbott
After having the SM5K for so long - I'm really leaning toward stainless 
steel because it looks more like its price tag. I'm not a serious bidder on=
 
the Simonelli because I've about made up my mind to wait on Chris' new 
espresso machine. However, it has some good reviews http://snipurl.com/fyt=n) 
I'll be honest the thing that interested me was the fact that the espresso=
 
machine on the cruise was a shiny chrome and red Seminelli and that was 
without doubt the best commerical espresso I have ever had. 
My shopping is narrowed to double boiler configurations I think. I just 
spend WAY too much time reversing the boiler function on the SM5K. Even if=
 
it brewed a god shot every time it just doesn't micro foam as well as many=
 
of the machines out there and I have a Latte drinking circle of friends 
(starting with the incredible blond).
I have to agree on the comparison that you didn't make between the Simonell=
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I'd have to have a sack made to put over the Simonelli.
John - considering a stint in my left arm to direct inject the caffeine
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9) From: Mingles
I don't know about all that shiny chrome though. I'd prefere a sleek, cheap=
 
and quality plastic finish to a finicky, hot, chrome hazard one. I guess I'=
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not into the chrome-phallus E61 thing, with numerous areas to get dirty -=
 
lets face it, espresso is a enough hard thing to do if you're a neat freak=
 
as I am without dangerously hot nooks and crannies.
 It seems to add $$$ and not really add much apart from shininess, hazard=
 
and heat loss. An example - Oscar vs Generic E61, or La Marzocco FB70 vs 
Show-off Commercial Elektras. Gah, I'll end my rant now! :) 
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10) From: bb
I can get a barely used one year old one of these for $500.  I don't like
that it's plastic, as it's just not as slick looking as many of the others
I've seen, but it seems like a hard to beat price on a machine that would
keep me going for a long time.  I haven't been able to find a truly negative
review yet, just a couple reviews that mention things that they believe it
should have had at the full retail price (like a separate hot water spout).
Thoughts?
Bill

11) From: Brett Mason
Sounds like a very good value!
Brett
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12) From: Michael Dhabolt
Bill,
You won't be disappointed.  I've had the privilege of quaffing a God Shot or
two pulled with an Oscar.  Sounds like a good deal on it.
Mike (just plain)

13) From: miKe mcKoffee
A lightly used Oscar for the price of a new Silvia? Buy it before someone
else does!
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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