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Dressmaker Sewing Machine-Is it worth it? Need your opinion

Dressmaker Sewing Machine-Is it worth it? Need your opinion

Old 10-24-2012, 08:10 PM
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Default Dressmaker Sewing Machine-Is it worth it? Need your opinion

Found an exceptional looking Dressmaker at the Restore today. It sewed a straight stitch smoothly. Has other design features across the top of it, but couldn't figure that part out. It might be from the 50's or 60's. They want $60 dollars for it. Do I take the chance on it and buy it u think? Like I said-exceptional! Sorry-no pix. Either way, I don't think it will be there long.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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I've seen many Dressmakers for sale. Really, it depends on how much you want it. Personally, I wouldn't pay that amount, but they always appear in my life for much less than that. Only you can gauge what you'll pay.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:39 AM
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Thanks for your opinion. You confirmed what I was thinking.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:12 AM
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I wouldn't pay that much for it either, unless maybe it had all the cams with it. I found one for $25.00 but no cams.
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Will they negotiate? If it is "exceptional" with all the cams/attachments, might be worth a little more.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:27 PM
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I also bought one from Restore for $25. It lasted about 2 weeks.
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I never pay that much for a older machine. Mostly because if it needs any repair at all it is expensive unless you can do it your self.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:14 AM
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I"ve gotten spoiled by cheap machines. But if that Dressmaker was complete and worked properly I wouldn't worry too much about the price.
Fixing them can be expensive as grandmahoney said, but so is fixing a modern plastic wonder machine. Ever had to replace a computer panel in one? Eeeekkkkk!!!!

I'd try to negotiate it down, but in the end .... I'd probably buy it. Remember, they don't make good machines any more.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:21 PM
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Worth every cent. I bought one in the 70;s and it is just as good as new . I have made many slipcovers, and have
done lots of alterations. Mine has built in stitches. My sewing machine repair and cleaner man tells me it is a VERY
GOOD AND DEPENDABLE machine.
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