Inexpensive Machine

Old 07-20-2015, 12:13 PM
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Yesterday, at Good Will Store, my son found a Viking sewing machine (now, I know nothing about the Viking Machines), but this one was priced at about $7.50, but it had no cord, no foot control and would need quite a bit of work. He seemed to think it would be a good machine, but he said we've got too many here that need work on them already, so we left it sit! That might have been a major mistake, but I'm not functioning very well myself and decided I didn't need another project!

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Old 07-20-2015, 12:50 PM
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Just the foot control can run some money and they tend to have cracked cam stacks.
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:33 PM
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Sounds like you made the right decision given your circumstances. You can't save them all.
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:49 PM
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it has likely been parted out on ebay prior to getting donated
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:29 PM
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I got one a few months ago and the cords and foot control was $168.00. But, I love the machine now.
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I think you made the right decision. Yes the foot controller can be very expensive!
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From someone that owns several vintage Vikings (and loves them) - you did the correct thing. The only reason to buy one of these without all accessories - is if you need a parts machine.
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I bought a Viking for $8 once. It was complete and worked fine but I was shocked when I looked up the foot controller. I keep that sucker safe.
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