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What would you do? Pfaff 7530

Old 02-16-2012, 09:49 AM
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I posted a question the other day that I am in the market for a new machine. I stated that my price range was not more than $300. I've searched online and around my town and narrowed it down to 3 I think would be good for me. Now, my husband's coworkers sister has a Pfaff 7530 for sale. It is 5 yrs old, she wants 800 for it plus shipping (she lives out of state). I've done a little research online, but I can't really find prices for a used one. The owner states a used one sells for around $1800. My hubby says go for it, but I'm more frugal (or cheap, lol) I'm a new quilter (2 yrs). I've read where some of you own one of these brands and seem pleased so I would like your help if you know anything about this brand. Please.
What would you do? Would you jump on it
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:04 AM
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Hi mimicrystal, I just received a Pfaff 7530 that I won the bid on from Ebay. I paid about $750 including shipping. I have sewn a few blocks on this machine. It runs beautifully. I think you will like using the machine. The instruction manual is easy to read and understand. I used it the same day I received it. I think it is worth the money, if this is the machine that you really want. Good Luck with the machine you finally choose.
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It's a great machine. You might want to run a "completed listings" search on eBay to see what that model has sold for there in the recent past (EvelynAnita's purchase is probably in there). You could maybe bargain the price down with printouts of eBay sales of the same model. $1800 may be what local dealerships charge for this machine, but that's an entirely different market. You might want to call around to dealerships in your area to see if they have a used version of this model and what they would ask for it, just for comparison purposes.

Be *very* careful about shipping, though. Most people do not know how to package a sewing machine properly so it is not damaged in shipment, including a lot of packaging stores. For example, the case/cover needs to be packed separately, and it's a good idea for the machine itself to be double packed (a box inside a padded box). If you pay for insurance and there is damage, it's up to you to collect from the carrier, which can be a hassle.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:14 PM
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Thank you both for your comments. I found 2 on ebay that sold for several hundred less than what she is asking. I'm going to offer less than her asking price and if she accepts great, if not oh well. I'll get one of the other ones I was looking at and I'm sure I will be happy. Thanks again.
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Is there any way you can confirm what condition it's in? Maybe some photos to give you an idea how well it's been maintained.
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Love Pfaffs. I am still using one I bought new in 1986 and it is a workhorse. I would jump on it if it were me.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 PM
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The great thing the Pfaff machines have is the dual feed dogs: one for the lower fabric and one moves the top fabric at the same rate. That is sooo helpful for piecing accuracy. I have a Pfaff and wouldn't trade it for anything! Love it! Even if you don't get that particular machine, I recommend getting a Pfaff. Good luck and have fun shopping. Do your research and don't buy on a whim---you'll probably have to live with that purchase a long time, so make sure it's what you really want and need.
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It is supposed to be a 3800.00 machine. 800.00 sounds good to me for a good used machine.
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Here is a review for it. http://quiltersreview.com/index.php/...d-easy-to-use/
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I have an older manual Pfaff Variamatic that I wouldn't sell for the world. It would sew through two rocks if I wanted it too. I paid (ebay) about 350 seven years ago.

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Love Pfaffs. I am still using one I bought new in 1986 and it is a workhorse. I would jump on it if it were me.
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