6581Re: Question About Potential American Beauty
- Jul 7, 2014Thanks for all the helpful advice I received (through email). I'm still trying to get a handle on how these groups work so I'm hoping this message is view-able (I'm used to just plain old forums).The machine was a no-go because the price was still too high considering the slide plate was missing, one of the cords needed replacing, there was no bobbin, and the table-top needed refinishing. I also didn't have a screwdriver to get the top open so while it did look nice on the outside, there was a still a chance that I wouldn't get it working. I probably would have paid $30 (which from my research still may have been a bit high) but just couldn't do the $50.I have found a Stradivaro that I like, it's in more of a desk than a table and the listing claims it works well, just needs a new belt. The body looks good but I haven't yet seen it in person. The asking price however is $120. I'm guessing a better price would be $70-80? It's so hard to tell because the few that are on eBay are listed at $200-300 (though I'm having trouble finding actual "sold" prices). I'm tempted to email the seller and inquire about accessories, whether a manual is present or not, etc. but if the price is way off base I don't want to get started down that trail.Here's a link to a picture of it:I appreciate all the advice; I'm still a newbie at this!
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