Hi all..... I have a zillion questions about vintage machines and I know some of you have all the answers... I have been searching on ebay for one of the older ones with the pretty decals/ flowers especially....some of the ads says "works great" and others say " dont know if it is working or not" and etc..... is it terribly expensive to have work done on an "old " one? can most regular shops work on them? is it hard to find parts? (things like power cords, bobbins,etc)....is there anything I really especially need to know, before bidding on/buying one of these beauties? I really want one with the pretty flowers, or the gold, or something .... know what I mean? Any advice you other sewing ladies can give me, would really be appreciated.