An employee that knows I like vintage sewing machines brought this machine in to me the other day. He gave $5 for it. I offered to pay him for it, but he said "no" it was an early Christmas present. DH cleaned it and oiled it and I showed it to him today. I think he is having second thoughts. I told him it was not worth a lot, he was thinking thousands $$. Do not want it to appear that I was taking advantage of him. I am thinking $20-$30. Am I way off base? What I want to do is pay him it's value, my intention is to make sure it works good and give it to one of my 4H kids. My DGS might be a candidate cause it is blue. Advice please.