Cecillia, I'm not griping because he charges extra. I think he is beyond reality extra. Reality is what the customer will actually pay for a nice refurbished machine. Around here, it isn't all that much. I end up with prices that more or less compete with the plastic wonder at Walmart. AND that is because there is a person on the other side of town that posts a machine cheaper than mine right after I post on CL. I think that person sprays the inside with something, cleans the outside a bit, prints out a manual and makes sure it sews. BUT that is the competition, too.