I saw a listing on ebay where the seller stated the Featherweight was accidently dropped and the motor fell off but it as reattached. It also stated that the machine was still in good working condition. I was just wondering how do we know if and how many times these very old and sought after machines have been dropped. A lot of seller would not tell us, they would just list them "as is" to make a sale. It makes you a little afraid to buy machines unseen because you don't know if something is loose. A lot of these seller are clueless about sewing and machines but are sticking prices and these machines out there because they know there is a great demand for them. I don't have one yet but hopefully I will be soon. Just wanted to know from all you owners of these little babies, can she they really take a licking and keep on ticking or should we be leary of buying machines sight unseen?