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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Looks like a Japanese Singer clone - probably a pretty solid machine.
    If you want a table machine, I'd hold out for one instead of a portable unless it was a very tempting deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy View Post
    Looks like a Japanese Singer clone - probably a pretty solid machine.
    If you want a table machine, I'd hold out for one instead of a portable unless it was a very tempting deal.
    Im just trying to get a feel for value. That way if I happen across something without the ability to tap the brain trust, I can leap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy View Post
    I'm not a very hard bargainer but if I really wanted that machine (on ebay they seem to go for $100+, plus shipping, bare machines with no cams or table) I'd offer above the asking price to get them to hold it till the weekend.
    But, other machines will come along.....
    Look what you made me find!
    http://www.usedvictoria.com/classifi...hine-_22597050
    Thoughts on this one? Says it needs a minor repair....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PICK-UP-ONLY...09b00#viTabs_0
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Thoughts on this one? Says it needs a minor repair....
    If the repair is not specified I would want it to be before I bought it. Minor can mean anything depending on who is describing it.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I did send a question off to the seller.
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    A word of caution....be extremely careful who you buy a sewing machine from on Ebay. If they do not show a long list of successfully shipped sewing machines in their feedback, walk away. Even with good feedback on sewing machines, at this point, I will only have one shipped if I truly trust the packing knowledge of the seller, it is a machine I want VERY badly and I am willing to write it off as a total loss.

    Due to their weight and delicate pieces sticking out, sewing machines are difficult to pack in a manner the they will not be broken in shipping. All shippers can and do use sewing machine packages as overweight bowling balls. I have received two broken machines that where shipped.

    One was by an ebay seller with good feedback on shipping sewing machines. The machine was put in a box with no packing and from the holes/dents on the inside of the box, it was obvious it was dropped onto each of the six sides.

    The second was not through ebay and was shipped by a well respected expert on Necchi machines. Even with packaging that I would have thought would be overkill (no such thing with sm's), it had been dropped on one end from a sufficient height to damage it.

    Packaging services don't have a clue either.

    I strongly suggest picking them up in person.

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    gm, I was specifically looking at machines close enough I could go pick up. I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment.
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    Another source is Goodwill. Check the Goodwill auction website to see if there is store that participates in your area. I have bid on many machines listed at an area store and have bought two. They usually go for a low to reasonable price.

    Once again, I would not have faith in one shipped from an out of area store...pickup only for me.

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