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    I would contact the better business bureu in your area, if she sells other items. I would let her know that I was going to do this also. What goes around, comes around. Above all, your health is the most important thing.

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    Call your local quilt shop and ask if they know anyone that can help you put it together....there's bound to be a hubby out there that can help! Too bad we're so far away cuz my hubby would help you! I have a frame by Grace. The plastic tracks you're talking about aren't expensive. I called about them and they're something like $5.00 each. If you have a Pfaff dealer near you they probably have them on hand. If you ask them, they'll come put it up for you (generally) for a price. DON'T GIVE UP!!! There's a way! It's not a hard frame to put up. We've put up 2 of them so far...

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    Does your local TV station have a consumer line where they investigate issues like you have? We have one in our area where they investigate the matter for you and they get great results most of the time. They even get consumers their money back.

    Hope you can find some help.

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    Lots of very good advice and help so I won't add more...just want to say..Hang in there and don't be worried or scared. Most bullies are all mouth and no action...sending love, light and peace from the land of Aus.

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    As my dear grandmother use to say....."don't get in the mud and fight with the pigs, they like it and you'll only get dirty." I agree with others here on the board....report this issue to someone of authority (who won't buy into her crap) and post a negative post to craigs list warning others to beware of the crazy lady. I'm sorry you've had to go through a situation like this. I too am a very trusting person and always expect others to be honest and trustworthy as well. The few bad apples out there leave a bitter taste in our mouths! Big hugs to you!

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    HI Mary, Good advice here but what one do you take. The one I like the best is the problem solver's. We have that on our local TV also. They will contact the lady and it will get taken care of for you. Take care of the no stress and the cancer, been there done that.... Just relax and let the probllem solver do it for you...
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    i bought my gracie pro frame from
    http://kathyquilts.com/customer/home.php

    on ebay.
    she/they have a great reputation, and were very patient with us, when we were putting the million pieces together when we first got it. maybe she can help.
    so sad that people do these things. {{hugs}}

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    Ditto all above!

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    Sorry, but quilter's are like every other group of people. I've learned they can be con artists, swindlers, liars, cheats. Don't you all know about the stolen quilts? We would love to believe that quilters are only the best of people but they are people and therein lies the tale. I would not take chances with a crazy woman. Be careful especially since you are vulnerable. It sounded to me like she has your address. Pay cash for nothing in the future. Lesson learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori L
    As my dear grandmother use to say....."don't get in the mud and fight with the pigs, they like it and you'll only get dirty."
    Would have loved to know your grandmother, Lori! That advise is priceless! And Mary,if you can get new tracks for your machine at a reasonable cost and a recommendation from the quilt store for someone to put it together... then you can put this behind you, concentrate on being creative with your new frame, and continue on with your healing...physically and emotionally. Don't let this person pull you down. Keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Quote Originally Posted by Mary M
    I hope you guys will let me vent for I need something to get me picked up. Thanks for letting me vent. BTW does anyone have some extra tracks? :cry:
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    Mary can you have a friend come over when the sale lady is there Just in case the lady get mean. this way you have a witness and if the lady doesn't give you your money back. Take her to small claims court
    I am sorry this has happened. I agree with Texas Granny about having someone at your house when she is there. If she doesn't already know you live alone, make it look like you don't. Throw a man's dirty shirt over the back of the recliner, put a pair of man's shoes (not new) by the entrance door. Baseball cap here and there. Pair of work gloves tossed on a table. Go to the garage and strow some tools around so they can be seen. Have some family or friends there while she is there and have them appear to be live in's. Have the neighbor park their pickup truck in your driveway. :thumbup:
    If these pieces came with the set up she would have had them so maybe she still does. If she didn't purchase it new and is reselling it she may have had no idea what was supposed to be included in the set up.
    Good luck.

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    So sorry about your dilemma. Unfortunately, there are people out there without a conscience...and I know one of them! Would you consider telling her that you will report her for fraud if she doesn't do right by you? She just may need that push to make it right...you have nothing to be ashamed of if she does call the police; it may turn out to be in your favor.
    I believe people need to be held accountable for their actions.

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    what a horrid women. Just pray that God will take pitty on such a heartless women who would rip off someone with health problem. Like everyone else said, I would just contact the company and maybe one of their reps will take pitty on you and your situation and give you a good deal on those missing rails. And I would bet that they do make replacement rails still. if it was 20 years old, maybe not but my guess is that they probably made their machines on universal rails. but I am clueless when it comes to long arm and mid arms as i have neither. Just remember to stay positive and take it easy. You don't want to make yourself sick over such a stupid thing that happened. It will all work out in the end. you will see.

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    I would say: "Call Grace Company". They are some of the nicest folks I've ever dealt with. They can help with the putting together and the parts. I would tell you to let this go- keeping the rage inside you only poisons you as well as her. I think you should be able to make this frame work, and if so- go for it and just make beautiful things in spite of this transaction.

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    If I can get the tracks for $5.00 each that is what I will do. I am almost 70 years old and with the ilnesses I have I just can't put up a fight. I do appreciate all the suggestions and advice from all of you. I will let the "pig" wallow in the mud by herself ...how anyone can live with themselves with being so mean and dishonest is beyond me. Life will go on.

    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Call your local quilt shop and ask if they know anyone that can help you put it together....there's bound to be a hubby out there that can help! Too bad we're so far away cuz my hubby would help you! I have a frame by Grace. The plastic tracks you're talking about aren't expensive. I called about them and they're something like $5.00 each. If you have a Pfaff dealer near you they probably have them on hand. If you ask them, they'll come put it up for you (generally) for a price. DON'T GIVE UP!!! There's a way! It's not a hard frame to put up. We've put up 2 of them so far...

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    Could you tell me who you called about the tracks? I called the company and was told they no longer have/make the one inch track for this frame. However, they did say they have a upgrade system that would work. It would cost $63.28 to get it here. I may as well budget for it because the rest of the frame doesn't do any good without the tracks. I have put it together as far as adding the tracks. I also see the pointer is missng. Hope the rest of the parts are there. I have learned not to be so trusting. Thanks for all the help

    amandasgramma wrote:
    Call your local quilt shop and ask if they know anyone that can help you put it together....there's bound to be a hubby out there that can help! Too bad we're so far away cuz my hubby would help you! I have a frame by Grace. The plastic tracks you're talking about aren't expensive. I called about them and they're something like $5.00 each. If you have a Pfaff dealer near you they probably have them on hand. If you ask them, they'll come put it up for you (generally) for a price. DON'T GIVE UP!!! There's a way! It's not a hard frame to put up. We've put up 2 of them so far...

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    never have a stranger over w/o someone there! I would find out what all is missing.I would test the machine making sure it works.I would call to see how much out of the pocket expenses are going to be.I would check w/local tv trouble shooters &/or proscutors office. Then I'd send her a registered letter to either refund &take back what she sold OR give you the difference to make it right.

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    Try Lowes, Home Depot....Take a picture of what the tracks look like. I heard someone bought something there because there tracks were ruined.

    I'm so soory this has happened. Is there a male figure in your vacinity that could help you put it together?

    You might try a "handy man".

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    Mary....I am so sorry to hear about your terrible experience. Shame on that woman! I hope you are able to solve the problem..:) Just be safe and careful...you might not want her to come to your house. Many good ideas from other members about contacting Grace, etc. Good Luck!...Stupid, you say??? Not at alllll!...just trusting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhughson
    Sorry, but quilter's are like every other group of people. I've learned they can be con artists, swindlers, liars, cheats. Don't you all know about the stolen quilts? We would love to believe that quilters are only the best of people but they are people and therein lies the tale. I would not take chances with a crazy woman. Be careful especially since you are vulnerable. It sounded to me like she has your address. Pay cash for nothing in the future. Lesson learned.
    I agree. She is a bluffer and a bully, she knows you can't/won't fight back and she is using it to her advantage.
    I would go with the upgrade and just hope she will one day be in your shoes. Paybacks are a son-of-a-gun. What goes around comes around. I'm sorry you had to meet someone like that.
    Good luck and I hope you can get a frame that will work for you.

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    Hugs, I really hope you can get your machine to work!

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    sweetie if you go to gracies site they have conplete instructions on how toput your frame to gether it is quite a prossess so take it a littlt at a tine alo there is a parts list if there is a better bussness in your city or her city you could call and tell them about her actions hope you get it all straiten out yake care

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    I am really mad this morning. The 1st two articles I read this morning are about the rudness and support of a FEW people who are involved with the quilting world. I feel so sorry for people who were treated badly. 1st by older, or "Bertha better than thou's" and second by tthis sweet lady who bought something to make her quilting life better. And to find out that it was just a game to get her to buy something.

    I will now make sure that I am very careful in my actions and remember to give a hand to all quilters and when they are hurt by comments or by someone using us...we must stick together and make sure we don't lose another quilter to bad people. I appreciate the love and the hand out to grab me as I fall. Remember no matter how long you have been a quilter...lose the attitude and have fun

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    So sorry for your experience! The lady that caused all this grief isn't worth your time! I've been known to send a letter or two marked with a cc to my attorney - never had to contact the attorney because it usually gets results. Of course, things like this really, really upset you anytime, but especially when going through cancer treatments! One thing that helped me was reading a book titled "The Cancer Conquerer" by Greg Andersen. Very thin, small book that makes you think. My very best wishes to you as you go through your treatments! Hang in there, girl friend, you CAN do it! You're not alone.

    Alma

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    Mary M -- I am so sorry to hear of your illness and your problem. Please let us know how you resolve this; I'm interested hearing "the rest of the story" and I hope it doesn't include you having to spend $65.00 more!

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