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Thread: Would you buy this?

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    I was looking on ebay, for good deals, because I have some money left over from my birthday.... Anyway,
    would you say these are good deals?
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/HUGE-Mixed-Lot-o...1%7C240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OMEGA605-Industrial-Strength-HEAVY-DUTY-Sewing-Machine_W0QQitemZ270291510775QQcmdZViewItem?hash=i tem270291510775&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OMEGA392-Industrial-Strength-HEAVY-DUTY-Sewing-Machine_W0QQitemZ280278497261QQcmdZViewItem?hash=i tem280278497261&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318[u]

    Thanks
    Emily

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    I wouldn't .. my reason is I am not into threads.. plus how old is all that stuff. Dry rotten thread is not useful by anymeans. Just my opinion.

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    I think you should assume that any machine that you purchase would have to be "tuned up" and/or cleaned.

    There are some review sites for various models of machines.



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    I might buy it if I was doing a crazy quilt and I liked the colors. I would stay away from any "industrial strength heavy duty sewing machine". The threads sound ok but only if they're colors you would normally buy. My 2 cents worth.

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    Why not bid on it? It starts at $1.00. Most of the thread is polyester and/or rayon....don't worry about age of polyester, rayon is natural so doesn't last as long as polyester. Good quality thread plus other goodies. S&H is stated. Good luck! GiGi :D :D

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    Nope. At first I thought the mixed lot would be good at $1 but look at the shipping. You would probably get a few spools of thread and that's it and you will pay $23 for shipping. Better to stick to the stores and the sales and coupons. I have bought very nice fabric thru eBay but this is not a deal. If they broke it down into smaller lots for less shipping, I might go for it. Definitely stay away from the Industrial strength sewing machines.

    judee

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    Emily, If there was more thread, I'd say go for it:))All the threads are good to use and good names, but, there isn't much there really. Some of the threads I think are embrod. threads. Not sure, but it looks like that.
    Fabric weighs alot...to mail it. Thus the charge of shipping and In my guess is that is correct on the amount of weight to ship. Me personally, I wouldn't bid just because of the 'lack of' in what she is selling. If it is something you want and can't live w/o in the fabric..then who are we to tell you any different:)) Skeat

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    Think of how much "stuff" you could buy with $23 shipping fee--I'd pass.

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    I think united parcel service ships cheaper when stuff gets heavy....

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    And for my 2 cents' worth: I would say, if you have birthday money left over, put it away for when you are ready for a project and then buy only for that project (maybe a little more so you'll have some for your stash). I may not be a good one to give advice, because I don't buy from the internet. I like to SEE what I'm buying. Believe me, your stash will grow fast enough. You don't really need to buy "in bulk." If you buy things that are of poor quality or things that you can't use, you'll be wasting your money and you'll be stuck with all this stuff to clog up your sewing area. Right, quilters? :lol:

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    Emily,

    I have purchased two sewing machines on ebay. One from a private seller and one from a dealer. I use both... I upgraded to a better Brother machine than the first. (I wanted the quilting stitches that the first didn't have.)

    I have yet to complain at all about the machines. The first was/is like new. It was purchased by a lady that was going to open a baby clothing store and it didn't happen. She didn't need or want the sewing machine. There was maybe 5 hours use.

    The second machine I use several times a week. It is also a Brother and has every stitch (without going into an embroidery machine) that Brother has. I believe there is 60 stitches and about 100 stitch functions and it makes 7 different kinds of buttonholes, and and the list is endless.

    As as hint, I only buy from sellers on ebay with a rating of over 95%. The guy with the Omega machines has a 100% positive rating. He seems to want to really have any of our business. The person that is selling the thread, fabric etc., also has a 100% positive feedback. For a lot of people, selling on ebay is their income and they must maintain a decent feedback.

    Just be careful if buying a sewing machine. I have had luck with Ken's Sewing. I have purchased several times from them (including a very expensive sewing center and a sewing machine) and they are so friendly.

    I hope this helps.

    Anita

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