Thanks OP - mine has just turned up and straight onto the stove. Lovely strong coffee from this which I split over two mugs and topped up with hot water - was just right. Will try with pre-boiled water tomorrow morning to save a bit of time.
Awesome, just need it to go on sale :D
These do though: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Venus-Induction-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0009Q1DSS/ref=sr_1_2?adgrpid=54821486764&hvadid=259116379166&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006633&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=15809087888688958141&hvtargid=kwd-295571012606&keywords=induction+bialetti&qid=1555844407&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Actually in 2001 that might have been the price - I bought the very small 1 cup one off a market stall 2 years ago for €12 - they were €14 in the supermarket. These last for ever and as I said you can buy replacement handles, seals and screens cheaply in supermarkets in Italy - just make sure you dry it out fully before putting it together for storage. as it can corrode - not a major issue though - just clean with a scourer and your back to normal again.
Look on youtube for hints on how to use one - i even learnt something after all these years