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Date: 09 Jul 2007 17:05:03
From: Robert
Subject: How much is a broken super automatic worth?
Hi all,

I have an "electrically dead" Saeco Caffe Charisma (Black). Worked one day,
not the next. Something is 'dead' inside it electrically I'm guessing. Its
about 2 years old. I've had it apart to check for water leaks or
disconnected wires - and all seemed fine, so I assume the problem is on the
electrons control board etc.

Is this worth anything to anyone for parts etc? Would it sell on ebay etc?
If it IS worth something - roughly speaking, how much?

Cheers,
Rob






 
Date: 11 Jul 2007 13:42:15
From: daveb
Subject: Re: How much is a broken super automatic worth?
most likely a fuse
or overtemp cutout
or burned connector

all cheap


Dave
www.hitechespresso.com


"Robert" <none@none.com > wrote in message
news:hKGdnbV5DbKfIg_bnZ2dnUVZ_q-vnZ2d@comcast.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I have an "electrically dead" Saeco Caffe Charisma (Black). Worked one
> day, not the next. Something is 'dead' inside it electrically I'm
> guessing. Its about 2 years old. I've had it apart to check for water
> leaks or disconnected wires - and all seemed fine, so I assume the problem
> is on the electrons control board etc.
>
> Is this worth anything to anyone for parts etc? Would it sell on ebay etc?
> If it IS worth something - roughly speaking, how much?
>
> Cheers,
> Rob
>
>




 
Date: 09 Jul 2007 19:06:58
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: How much is a broken super automatic worth?
"Robert" <none@none.com > wrote in message
news:hKGdnbV5DbKfIg_bnZ2dnUVZ_q-vnZ2d@comcast.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I have an "electrically dead" Saeco Caffe Charisma (Black). Worked one
> day, not the next. Something is 'dead' inside it electrically I'm
> guessing. Its about 2 years old. I've had it apart to check for water
> leaks or disconnected wires - and all seemed fine, so I assume the problem
> is on the electrons control board etc.
>
> Is this worth anything to anyone for parts etc? Would it sell on ebay etc?
> If it IS worth something - roughly speaking, how much?
>
> Cheers,
> Rob
>
>

You'd be surprised what will sell on ebay. I sold a laptop whose screen had
an altercation with a glass of red one once and lost, and got a surprisingly
large percentage of what I'd paid for it when it was a new "closeout."

There is no explaining or predicting what you would get for it, but it won't
be zero.

ken




  
Date: 10 Jul 2007 13:00:53
From: Moka Java
Subject: Re: How much is a broken super automatic worth?
Ken Fox wrote:
> "Robert" <none@none.com> wrote in message
> news:hKGdnbV5DbKfIg_bnZ2dnUVZ_q-vnZ2d@comcast.com...
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have an "electrically dead" Saeco Caffe Charisma (Black). Worked one
>> day, not the next. Something is 'dead' inside it electrically I'm
>> guessing. Its about 2 years old. I've had it apart to check for water
>> leaks or disconnected wires - and all seemed fine, so I assume the problem
>> is on the electrons control board etc.
>>
>> Is this worth anything to anyone for parts etc? Would it sell on ebay etc?
>> If it IS worth something - roughly speaking, how much?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Rob
>>
>>
>
> You'd be surprised what will sell on ebay. I sold a laptop whose screen had
> an altercation with a glass of red one once and lost, and got a surprisingly
> large percentage of what I'd paid for it when it was a new "closeout."
>
> There is no explaining or predicting what you would get for it, but it won't
> be zero.
>
> ken
>
>

Do be careful when listing any large or heavy item on Ebay. Recent
changes in price structure by UPS and USPS can lead to some surprisingly
high shipping charges compared to just a few months ago.

R "Huh?! Where did the profit go?!" TF