I don't get it? Why would I want to buy an expensive kitchen appliance that's been used already? That's not the kind of purchase people make on the Internet, I think. I do buy refurbished electronics, and this really isn't much different, but somehow, I don't like to buy used items in the food prep category.
I picked up another Saeco espresso maker form (cough) the other guys about 3 or 4 years ago. It was refurbished and flawless. I highly recommend Saeco and Seattle Coffee Gear - they stood behind the product when I had questions, and that's all I had - questions, no hassles.
Yeah, someone else used it before I got to it. It ground coffee beans for them and then forced boiling water through the ground beans. Pretty tame, really. It's not like this is a used sex toy for crying out loud.
Finally got a shipping notification from FedEx on this. 7 days after it was ordered (8 if you count the day of). Not Thursday, like the first time they were shipped or Friday with the alleged missed units. I realize the site's new with growing pains, but I've got to say the handling of this order isn't meh, it's just plain bad.
@texquill OOPS - I watched the Seattle Coffee Co. UTube on Saeco warning lights and found out that all I had to do was turn a knob to make the thing work again - so we’re back in business. This really was an outstanding deal.