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Thread: Should I buy a used Pfaff creative 1469?

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    Should I buy a used Pfaff creative 1469?

    I'll try to make this short so I can get to my question. About 3 weeks ago I was working on a quilt and had a problem winding my bobbin. Machine needed a tune-up anyway so took it in for the repair. Picked it up a week later, took it home and still had the same problem. This time when I took it back the owner loaned me a used machine he had for sale, since I needed my project quilted in a few days. He said it would be 2 weeks before the machine would be done and I would have that time to see if I liked the loaner. It has a lot of features that machine does not have....100 stitches,etc. Everything seems to work well. I did free motion quilting and it was great. I'm just concerned about buying a machine that is about 20 years old already. He is asking $250 with a 6 month warranty, about 10 different feet and one free lesson. I would mainly be using it as a back up and the special stitches. Do you think this is a good deal? It would be so nice to use all those stitches and have a back-up machine.

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    One sold on e-bay for 425.00. And it didn't have a foot pedal

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    I have the 1471 which is similar in age to yours and I LOVE this machine. Does your 1469 have the IDT? They typically sell for more than $250.

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    Having a back up machine is so nice. Luckily you have a dealer near you who can work on it if needed. That is key to me.

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    I have a Pfaff 1473 and absolutely love it! I think $250.00 is an excellent price as long as the machine is in good working order.

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    I had a 1471 and it was the BEST machine I EVER had!! I think this is a steal and I would snap it up quick.

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    I have a 1471 that I purchased from a dealer for $400.00 and I love it. I also have a Babylock Ellegante and go to the 1471 because of the IDT. I say get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I have the 1471 which is similar in age to yours and I LOVE this machine. Does your 1469 have the IDT? They typically sell for more than $250.
    No it doesn't, which i love on my other machine.....didn't realize what a difference it made until I sewed with out it. That's the only down side to the machine.

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    It would still be a good back up machine. I understand wanting the IDT, but it's worth the asking price with that warranty, IMO.

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    what a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancylou View Post
    No it doesn't, which i love on my other machine.....didn't realize what a difference it made until I sewed with out it. That's the only down side to the machine.
    That seems odd to me that it has no IDT. I have the 1475 and also the 1171...and both have the IDT . My 1171 cost me $50 because the repairman said he put new motor in for lady who "refused to pay that much" !!!! and she told him to do whatever he wanted with the machine. He sold to get his cost back. He didn't know anything about Pfaffs , and I didn't let the door hit me in the back when leaving. It is a wonderful machine. I DID have to buy accessory feet because owner had removed the acc. storage. But I got one of those also & I have about $100 invested total. I'd go for that machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    That seems odd to me that it has no IDT. I have the 1475 and also the 1171...and both have the IDT . My 1171 cost me $50 because the repairman said he put new motor in for lady who "refused to pay that much" !!!! and she told him to do whatever he wanted with the machine. He sold to get his cost back. He didn't know anything about Pfaffs , and I didn't let the door hit me in the back when leaving. It is a wonderful machine. I DID have to buy accessory feet because owner had removed the acc. storage. But I got one of those also & I have about $100 invested total. I'd go for that machine.
    Pfaff came out with machines in the same model range with IDT (more expensive) and without IDT. Although Pfaff brought the IDT into the market, they did make models without it.

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