i know i'm not the first person in the world to discover this! i have heard so many people say they are looking for a featherweight, or a 301, or other vintage machines. shopgoodwill.com has a bunch of machines in the craft and hobby section. they are in auction format and they tell you the closing date and time. i bought a featherweight, well under $200, and there are others going for less, and more. if you are seriously wanting to get a new old machine, this is a great resource and supplier! my only affiliation with them is my donating and buying. good luck! hope you find your dream machine!!