Summary: Any potential customers thinking that they are getting a bargain - please beware. This product does not have a list price of $599. it is on the Illy website for a list price of $295. So either you are being deliberatley misled or the vendor is quoting a very old list price.
Good espresso but continually breaks, not worth the price
Carolyn G "cg", Amazon
12 August 2012
Summary: I was very disappointed that after paying $495 for this machine it broke just 10 months later. When the decalcification light came on I followed the instructions and the machine wouldn't decalcify and stopped functioning.
Summary: I have bought four FrancisFrancis machines and loved them. (Two for gifts). Recently two of them have had problems. I brought them to our repairman (specializing in espresso machines). He needed, for one machine, a gasket. THREE TIMES they sent the wrong gasket. Two months later - still no gasket.
Summary: This is my second Francis Francis X7 - the first one I returned due to leaking (it was leaking immediately when I first used it). The second one did not even make it a full year before it started to leak above the brew head (where it bolts to the machine).
Summary: Seriously, with very little searching this product is available brand new for £199.00 as a standard price. This 'discount' is just a rip off, thought Amazon was better than that, very disappointed. Product itself however is very good!!