Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

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Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

Postby dwalsh1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:18 am

My mind keeps wandering to a Faema Legend E61 sitting on my kitchen worktop and I feel I must own this beauty of a machine. It’s not that I consider myself a true coffee aficionado and that I must have one of these machines, it’s just something I could see myself living with and never tiring of. Does anybody have a good enough reason as NOT to own one? If so I would like your comments please. In order to finance my dream I would need to sell my pimped Izzo Duetto complete with wooden handles/knobs. Again I’m not sure what a second hand price would be for this? your comments please.
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RE: Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

Postby lukas » Sun May 06, 2012 10:13 am

Well if you like E61-Style machines you have absolutely no reason not to spend all your money on beautiful vintage kit :). Consider an original E61 over a Legend? ;)
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RE: Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

Postby bruceb » Sun May 06, 2012 10:55 am

Does anyone NEED a Bentley Continental GT II? No, I don't think so. Is the Bentley the best car in the world? Aside from this being a silly question, the answer would have to be NO.

This is not a question of logical choice or sensible decisions. This is purely a matter of fascination and anyone who would try to talk you out of what fascinates you would not be doing you a favour. The Legend is probably not a great espresso machine, but there is nothing else that looks like it and fascinates people like it does. No one else can help you decide. Just be aware that you are buying something in your own head and probably nothing else will do. If this doesn't cause you enormous stress financially I would say that you should go for it. Otherwise you will always regret not having done it. You may well regret doing it, too, but then you will be wiser for the decision.
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Postby dwalsh1 » Sun May 06, 2012 12:27 pm

Nice one Bruce. I was thinking more on the lines of the pros and cons. And yes I could live without it. :)
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Postby lsjms » Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 pm

but what kind of life?

as Ferris said 'if you have the means...'
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Postby dwalsh1 » Tue May 08, 2012 6:57 pm

lsjms wrote:but what kind of life?

as Ferris said 'if you have the means...'

But I don't :(
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Postby bruceb » Tue May 08, 2012 8:10 pm

Well, if you don't have the means then forget it. If you want a machine that is better than your Izzo Duetto you can find any number of them that are much less expensive than the Legend. If you want the Legend because of the way it will look on your kitchen counter and nothing else will do then you have a problem. :?
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Postby geedee » Wed May 09, 2012 2:55 pm

:idea: maybe we should take up a subscription for the purchase and demand the right to pop in for a coffee when we are passing ...
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Postby motoman » Wed May 09, 2012 3:13 pm

For pity's sake do not buy this machine:

1 She is far to beautiful.

2 Can you trust such a lovely creature in your sad little hovel?

3 Can you live with it when she leaves you for an elegant Diedrich?

4 Are you man enough for her needs?

5 I will save your heartache and take her off you, for a small fee of course.
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Postby dwalsh1 » Wed May 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Lighten up Bruce :) I'm with Motoman on this :D Why do people buy from Armani when they can go to Primark?
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Postby espressomattic » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:59 am

Just to settle this once and for all. The dowside is that if you do not buy it, you will regret it. If you do buy it you will regret it. Bit like the supposed one night stand with the girl from high school you always fancied I suppose...

Well what have you to lose apart from a few quid...and your mind. Small price to pay IMHO.

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Postby dwalsh1 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:22 pm

To late I brought it :D
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:49 am

Good man, you know it makes sense! ;)
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Postby dwalsh1 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:28 pm

CakeBoy wrote:Good man, you know it makes sense! ;)

I'll try and post a picture.
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Postby dwalsh1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:53 pm

As promised a picture but couldn't upload cause it was 5.35MB. sorry :cry:
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