Want to tell you all about an experence we just went through one buying a machine off e bay.
As you know DH now has his mothers minn. B which is in bad shape. Well, he found another on e bay and bought it for parts. It was advertised as a parts machine. Well you should see how the person wrapped this poor machine. When we got it the box was coming apart and the box had been dropped on one end. (this part not sellers fault). But, when opened we found it was packed with store plastic bags and thin building insulation. The machine was dropped at the handwheel end and the shaft that goes through the machine was bent so hand wheel will not turn. Seller never said machine would not turn. Anyway we contacted the seller and he said send pictures which we did. He came back and said it was packed good and that we made the box look damaged and we loosened the hand wheel screw to make the shaft look bent. Told us it was buyers remorse. Well that was all he needed to say and DH went to e bay with a complant. They must have gone through all the messages and pictures because about 20 min. later we had a refund in the pay pal account. Here is a picture of the packageing. Buyer beware.