I bought one yesterday for $30 off of CL and it looks almost brand new. They showed me how it worked but it didn't have a needle and the light was out. No problem, I thought. Got home and put in a replacement bulb and the machine won't pick up the bobbing thread and the tension disc seems out of whack. And the feed dog lever is stuck in one postion. It works, but won't go down. Great....my bargain has now turned into a money pit:> Oh well, from what I read, it's an awesome beast and is a wonderful straight stitch machine.
Note to self: Pass on a machine where they can't show you a stitch out! Maybe it's still worth the repair bill, but it was a disappointment.