I had to go pick up a new blade for our serger today and while at the sewing machine store looked at their used machines. It got me thinking about several posts I have read on people just getting into DIY projects and looking for their first machine. There is always the debate about garage sale machines, new wally world/Joann's cheap machines, and someone always mentions a sewing shop used machines. I highly recommend anyone wanting a new/different/first machine, and doesn't want to spend a lot of money, to go to their local sewing machine store. For example, below are pics of the machines our local store had below $100 today. Some are under $50.