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. If it's the latter and they are that out of date with their admin it makes you wonder how good they will be on other aspects of customer service. At best, quoting an old list price is inexcusable.
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!!
Summary: Don't be fooled by the high quality Illi coffee product. The italians have though of them selves only and noone else. It's only good for making espresso. Yes, it makes the best espresso I've ever tasted, unfortunately I don't drink espresso. I drink cappuccino. It takes 3 minutes to turn on and have an espresso. However after you've made the espresso, you have to wait another 3-5 minutes for the steamer button to turn on.