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Thread: NO WAY! *vent*

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    No way is the sewing machine repair guy in this town EVER going to touch one of my babies!! This guy is an idiot, that tries, after I've told him what I want, to tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about and don't know what I need! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

    I went in there today to see if he had any Singer Motor Lube for this 201-2 of mine with the "potted motor". He proceeded to tell me that Singer doesn't make or market a motor lube! (I know better!) and then tells me to just use sewing machine OIL on it!! (again, I KNOW better!) :evil: And this man wants me to trust him with my machines when they need tuned up or repaired!!

    He has a couple of old machines in the shop for sale....a treadle, and I can't recall the name on it, but it's nice...he wants $300 for. The other is a Singer. When I asked him what the model was, he told me that Singer didn't have model numbers, they had serial numbers. I can't recall the last 3 numbers, but it's an AG 638*** so it's either a 17, 19, or 114. Allotted 1946, and only 300 of each model made that year. He wants $150 for it...and I'd be tempted to give it to him just to get it away from him if I had the money!

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    Be glad that you had enough sense not to trust this person :lol: Imagine what he is doing to the machines for people that don't realize he doesn't know what he is doing :shock:

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    All I can say is, OMG. This man is in the wrong business!

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    I can just picture Charlee giving this man what for......lol

    Did you show him your war face? Give him that look that terrifies Moms give their kids?

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    It's sad that a person with no experience would accept his information as being reliable and have work done.

    My SIL and a friend of hers had trouble with repairs of their modern machines. My SIL had a short in her foot pedal, he cut the cord and rewired, not it doesn't reach the floor.

    Her friend went to the same place (at the same time) and had hers "tuned" up. After paying and bringing it home, when she opened the case her tension was in pieces. All they wanted to do was refund $50.00 of the $100 plus repair bill!! :( :(

    She didn't speak up, and ended up buying a new machine elsewhere. I may have done that, but I would have gotten a full refund plus the cost of having the machine fixed elsewhere.

    Thank goodness you knew what to do. He could have ruined your baby! I have a 201-2 and love it!

    Good luck Charlee! :)

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    Charlee, you know so much about the old machines, I thought maybe you had a machine repair business yourself! Maybe you should, if that guy does, you'd knbow more than HIM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Charlee, you know so much about the old machines, I thought maybe you had a machine repair business yourself! Maybe you should, if that guy does, you'd knbow more than HIM!
    Well there you go Charlee....a 2nd job!!! :thumbup:

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    Marsye, we need to find a job for you.....you could tell fortunes in a ciggy depot! LOL, you are probaly some beautiful lady hiding behind that awesome picture, LOL! Just cracks me up....

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    One of the many reasons I love living in a small town next to smaller towns. lol. Most won't take advantage of customers and certainly would not tell them they don;t know their own machines. What a bum!!! Funny about the machine for sale. Wish you could get it too and turn the tables on him. lol

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    I would print out everything with pictures right from the Vintage Singer websites and tell him he needs to get some smarts because his ignorance is embarrassing to have to listen to.

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