Oh, o.k. Nancy, I don't remember reading that you bought this. I would imagine that if it is some kind of badged machine, it would have something to do with Singer since they're now partners?? As you know, Singer has tons of plastic bodies on the market and that may be where the body came from? Bernina has the Bernette line which is not a Bernina per se, but "made for Bernina". It's a low end, plastic machine. Folks get all excited because they think they're buying a Bernina for an inexpensive amount and getting Bernina quality and they're not:< For $15 I probably would have bought it too and if you get some use out of it, then why not? But, yes, the old Pfaffs can't be beat.