Old habits die hard.

January 03, 2012

Old habits die hard.


I have been in the habit for three years now of scanning Craig’s list nationally for good deals on espresso equipment.   It paid off once in particular with a Super Jolly grinder that was like new for 75 percent off retail.  The machine I was always really looking for was an Elektra T1.  This was my dream espresso machine.  I had all of my computers bookmarked with a search that would only bring up Elektra machines that were for sale.


I even had to forbid certain words because there was one annoying resident of a city almost three thousand miles from me who for three years posted an ad looking for a roommate – refreshing the ad every day and mentioning his Elektra espresso machine.  (At what point do you give up and realize that if posting it the last six hundred days did not work, posting it yet again today will likely not change anything?)


Anyway I did find them used for a bargain a few times, but they were usually on the wrong coast and shipping them across country runs about four hundred dollars since they are shipped on palates.   I was not a fan of spending 2k on a machine I could not test and that was on the other side of the country.


As you may know new prices dropped, ebeans added up, and Roaste rode in to my rescue delivering me the machine of my dreams for a steal – far less than I ever found it for used.


Now, however, I still keep clicking the link.  It just is a habit from clicking it several times a day for so many years.  

Old habits die hard.


I have been in the habit for three years now of scanning Craig’s list nationally for good deals on espresso equipment.   It paid off once in particular with a Super Jolly grinder that was like new for 75 percent off retail.  The machine I was always really looking for was an Elektra T1.  This was my dream espresso machine.  I had all of my computers bookmarked with a search that would only bring up Elektra machines that were for sale.


I even had to forbid certain words because there was one annoying resident of a city almost three thousand miles from me who for three years posted an ad looking for a roommate – refreshing the ad every day and mentioning his Elektra espresso machine.  (At what point do you give up and realize that if posting it the last six hundred days did not work, posting it yet again today will likely not change anything?)


Anyway I did find them used for a bargain a few times, but they were usually on the wrong coast and shipping them across country runs about four hundred dollars since they are shipped on palates.   I was not a fan of spending 2k on a machine I could not test and that was on the other side of the country.


As you may know new prices dropped, ebeans added up, and Roaste rode in to my rescue delivering me the machine of my dreams for a steal – far less than I ever found it for used.


Now, however, I still keep clicking the link.  It just is a habit from clicking it several times a day for so many years.  


I wonder if I will ever be able to stop?  Given that I am no longer interested in any machines out there, I suppose I will stop at some point, but it has not happened yet.


A friend often tells me that if you get what you want you will be miserable, but that has not happened yet either.




I wonder if I will ever be able to stop?  Given that I am no longer interested in any machines out there, I suppose I will stop at some point, but it has not happened yet.


A friend often tells me that if you get what you want you will be miserable, but that has not happened yet either.


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