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Thread: New to me Machine Please Help??

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    Would it be worth $25 for a 4 yo singer that may need some work? The lady that has it says that the needle moves to the left when sewing, and I'm not sure how expensive this might be to fix. It seems like it would have a lot more features than my current old machine so I'm sort of looking for feed back on if I should spend the money on it or wait. Please help. THank you.... :D

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    If you have $25 to blow, I'd definitely say it's worth it. If you take it to the shop, you may find it's simple fix and will cost very little. OTOH, if you get an estimate for a lot of money, you could always list it on Craiglist or something for parts and hopefully get your $25 (or more) back. I hope you get what's behind door #1.

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    Would she be willing to let you take it to a shop to get an estimate before you purchase it?

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    depends on what it is - if it's a $2000 embroidery/sewing machine that can be fixed - maybe if the motherboard doesn't need replaced...
    if it's a $79.99 bargain from Joanns or Hancocks or Walmart - no
    And that's a major reason I like the old mechanical machines - no electronic stuff that goes blooie....

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    Not sure if she would be willing to let me take it or not. She did say that she might be willing to take less since there is not instruction manual. So I thought that maybe if I offered maybe $20 that she might go for it. I could always get it fixed later when I get back to work also and have a lil extra to spend. It is a singer model 1725, so I'm not sure what all it does but hoping someone can help on that also. Thank you :D

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    $99.80

    Special Buy

    Singer 30 Stitch Sewing Machine with Bonus Book

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4168968

    I'd say no

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    In my area it can cost 50.00 just to walk the machine thru the door, add that to the 20.00 you spend to buy it and you are almost at a new machine.

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    Guess that it wouldn't be such a good deal after all. Thanks everyone. Appreciate the help. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Would she be willing to let you take it to a shop to get an estimate before you purchase it?
    that's what I was thinking.

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    Just checked my email about the $25 singer. I had sent her a message that I had changed my mind due to checking finances. (which are extremely tight this week) She emailed me back that I was the only person interested in it and if no one else wanted it would I be interested if she decides to "freecycle" the machine. Of couse I said that I would be. Does anyone think that this would be a Not a good thing to do because of what it MAY cost to repair?

    My old Centennial machine has something like 18 different stitches including buttonholes, but is about ready to "kick the bucket". Make do or do with out right ladies and gents? LOL Thanks for reading :D

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