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Date: 7/13/12 10:25 AM
I found this online but I can get a new one off Amazon for $198 so why pay $190 for a used one, right? What questions should I be asking? What price should I counter with?
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|MelissaB in WA
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Date: 7/13/12 10:45 AM
I'd email the person with the link to Amazon and tell them you'd give them $100 for it since it's used and you have no idea if it works proper or not.
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Date: 7/13/12 12:12 PM
If it needs service or parts, that could run $100 +.
So deduct that from the asking price, have it serviced and you still end up with a used serger without a warranty for the same price as a new one with a warranty.
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Date: 7/13/12 12:14 PM
Why not just buy the new one from AMAZON? You will have the ability to send it back if you don't like it or it has a problem in the 30 days, and also a Brother warranty. I bought mine in 2005 from AMAZON and have had no problems. Better to wait till you can buy it new than buy on CL. Good luck!
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|tgm and Kittys
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Date: 7/13/12 2:37 PM
Amazon.com has that model brand new online for $198.54 & it would qualify for free shipping.
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Date: 7/13/12 2:54 PM
My accountant told me the value of any used items (except for the family silver) is worth approximately ten cents on the dollar when I asked him if we should include things like Ethan Allen furniture on our net worth statement. His answer was no!
In other words - offer them about $25.
Member since 6/24/06
Date: 7/14/12 7:40 PM
In a case like this I would go with the new unit. Even if the seller only used it once or never stitched on the machine and just took it out of the box to take a picture it's still a used machine with no warranty. When someone's new to a serger you won't know if there's a problem with it when you go test it. Even a machine that's sat in it's original box for more than a year needs oiling. The most recent purchase of a used machine I made was a Bernette 009DCC coverlock machine. New sold for $900, I got mine for $100 plus $150 for service. I have another serger that uses the same foot pedal, so worse case I'd have a backup pedal.
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Date: 7/14/12 7:46 PM
I would offer 100 dollars for it. These are good machines, try it out and see what you think of it.
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Date: 7/14/12 9:32 PM
I'd only pay about $50-75 dollars for it. New ones are a dime a dozen and, frankly, w/o a warranty it's just not worth that much. Not that you shouldn't get it... if you can get it for pretty cheap, I think that's a great way to save some money.
Good luck and keep us posted!!
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