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Good Price for Tin Lizzie?

Old 06-07-2012, 03:54 AM
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I have a chance to purchase a used (2007 ?original) Tin Lizzie with wood frame for $850. The seller says only used in '07 & '08.

Seems too good to be true-opinions please.

Also, does anyone know if the machine has sat used since '08, will it work ok? I don't mind if it needs to be tuned up or serviced, just not interested if needs a major overhaul.

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:16 AM
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will you have a chance to try it before buying it?sitting in a house for a long time will not hurt it-in a garage with winter etc-not so sure.good luck
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:22 AM
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Find out where you can have it serviced and what a "tune-up" would cost. Baring anything being broken, it sounds like a wonderful deal! Also, check online to see what others are asking for used 'Tin Lizzies.'
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:46 AM
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Sounds like a fabulous deal. The machine itself is a mechanical sewing machine. Unless it was dropped or submerged there's not much that could not be repaired if needed. Depending on the type of quilting you do, you may want to invest in a newer aluminum frame.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:49 AM
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That is an amazing price! I bought my Lizzie second hand for $4500 and have never been sorry. If there is anything wrong with it, it can be fixed. If this price is true RUN to buy it.
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Sounds like a great price to me. Even if you have to pay for a tuneup. As long as the machine has been protected it should still work okay. I say, go for it.
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Tried it out today-quilted pretty well-carriage was smooth and easy to move. I think I got a real deal-
can't wait to pick it up and bring it home !
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Congratulations - I'd say that was the deal of the week that's for sure - that is an amazing deal - I know you will love it once you get it home
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