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Singer Heritage Commemorative Electronic Sewing Machine on Sale

Old 04-24-2014, 04:22 AM
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Question Singer Heritage Commemorative Electronic Sewing Machine on Sale

The Heritage machine must not have gone over well. At $600 I can understand, but maybe it's worth the $199 it is now selling for. What are others experiences. Good, bad, noway, stick to iron, enquiring minds need to know.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Singer-Her...chine/26376267

Edit - I just now noted this is not the Commemorative issued machine. But, is it the same without the gold embellishments?

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Old 04-24-2014, 04:46 AM
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$199 is still too high.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:51 AM
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Lol, when I saw the "heritage" I thought you were talking about a golf tournament!
Personally I wouldn't pay $50 for a new Singer. I own 30+ vintage Singers and every one of them would run circles around the new plastic junk of today.
jmho though!

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Too much even at $1.99.

I had a chance to examine one of the actual Heritage models at JoAnn Fabrics not long ago.

Pure unadulterated junque.

The machine is huge compared to say a 66 or a 319 or even a Touch & Sew. The bed is curved, and huge so it looks to be a good work space, but the space under the arch is smaller than a vintage Feather Weight.

The body is a two piece clam shell made from genuine plastic. I suspect what's under that is equally cheap. The hand wheel is also plastic and the plating was reminiscent of the cheap plating on imported plastic toys.

The machine made a most nerve wracking noise when it was running. Sort of a tinny but rasty whine that was very loud compared to real metal sewing machines.
Sewing with it would produce what Audiologists call; acoustic trauma. A condition where the nerves in the ears are damaged.

No, the only reason to buy the Heritage commemorative model would be to put it on a display shelf and never use it.
Given WalMarts penchant for selling sub bottom of the line cheap junk, I would pass it by.


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Old 04-24-2014, 05:15 AM
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I am done with plastic machines! I don't intend to ever buy another one. I think $199 is too high.
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I might add one to the herd/hoard, but ONLY if it were given to me for FREE!
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:33 AM
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Joe I'm surprised you even touched one. Thanks for the review.
I'm happy I played with old machines first. I've seen no reason to even consider getting a new plastic one.
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Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
Too much even at $1.99.
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Lol! I guess I did exaggerate a bit! You are right. $1.99 is too much! I feel sad when I think about the high quality excellent Singers of old and how far they have fallen.
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More a symbol of a "lost" heritage, sadly
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Joe, your review a treasure. The machine is certainly not.
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