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Subject: Babylock Imagine & Pfaff Creative 1475 CD - BOTH FOR $40!! Date: 2/7/13 6:15 PM

I can't even believe this just happened.....And I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. I recently bought a Babylock Eclipse for $350 and got it today. Wow it's in super condition, has everything included and there is no yellowing. It works perfectly (so far) and is exactly what I wanted. The owner hardly used it and it shows. But I wasn't sure I was going to like it since i bought it sight unseen. So I kept sort of looking for other sergers on Craigslist, just on the off chance something close came up.

Well, I saw a vague ad that said "Sewing Supplies" in the title. In the description the seller mentioned a serger. So I emailed the guy yesterday and I heard back today. I was totally excited when he said said it was a Babylock serger with an "E" on it and he had the box and all accessories. I thought that had to be the Imagine. When I asked how much, he said he would let me make an offer. So I said I would like to see it and hopped in my car with $100. I thought, I'd offer $60 if it's in really good condition and if he says no, no biggie, I have my Eclipse.

LONG story short, this guy had a ton of sewing supplies and everything was in mint, organized condition. They were his mother's who passed away and he just wanted them to go to someone who really would put them to use. So it turns out it is an Imagine and when I asked how much again, he said, "How about $20." I didn't even care if the thing worked at that point, so I said yes. Then he said, "By the way, I have this sewing machine that was my mom's, would you be interested? I'll give you both machines and all the supplies for $40." I took a look at the machine and it was a Pfaff Creative 1475CD. I saw that it had the IDT foot and of course, I said yes. Now I know NOTHING about Pfaff other than that IDT and thought it has to be worth something. It has all the manuals, workbooks and some weird little gizmo that looks like an early attempt at embroidery. I got home and checked the prices on eBay and almost fell over. I literally brought home a Babylock Imagine and a Pfaff 1475CD for $40...and they were totally complete and mint.

This has to be my best Craigslist score ever....and the funny part is, I wasn't feeling well and stayed home. I ALMOST didn't go out to see the machines and thought, "Why bother, I just got a great Babylock Eclipse." But something was urging me to go....Glad I did!
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Date: 2/7/13 6:46 PM

Wow, blow me over. This is why on my iPad, my family knows where to look, on my Sewing Kit HD program, it lists all my large ticket sewing items with notes on how much they could ask for it, how to sell it and so on.
They also have instructions to let my ASG friends come and have first choice of it all. Then what does not sell gets donated to the chapter.

It was so nice of him to realize his Mom just wanted her machines to be well loved and used. And, they certainly will be with you! Congrats for you!

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Date: 2/7/13 6:47 PM

Good grief...holy ####!!!

Kinda the Deal of the Decade!

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Date: 2/7/13 7:07 PM

Funny, someone posted recently about their sewing room and what would happen to all of the contents - well - later I was thinking it would be nice to mentor someone and know that everything would pass along to the student when the time came.

You've been mentored!

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Date: 2/7/13 7:23 PM

You selling :)?

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Date: 2/7/13 7:40 PM

Well if his mother left those things to him, so that he could get needed money for them, from her, she probably is about turning in her grave about right now. But if you don't sew, you might have no clue as to what anything ever costs either. And if you don't need the money for anything, you might not even care, and just want to get rid of it. Also just depending on the guy, he could have had a mental illness or some kind of dementia, or also just been in the throws of grief even.

Or maybe they were never his mother's and he just got them some other way, or even stole them from someplace, you never know.

Probably a good example of if you have lots of expensive sewing stuff , to actually let your family know how much they cost before you die though. So they just don't do that kind of thing. I don't hink I would have taken advantage of him quite that much though, I actually would feel bad about that. I think I would have at least offered a bit more.

Since you got them now, I would just use and enjoy them, and think of his mother, as sort of your silent sewing partner maybe. But, I do think it's a good idea, to even tell your friends and relatives how much sewing stuff really costs, if you are worried about the same kind of thing ever happening to you someday.
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Date: 2/7/13 8:11 PM

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Well if his mother left those things to him, so that he could get needed money for them, from her, she probably is about turning in her grave about right now. But if you don't sew, you might have no clue as to what anything ever costs either. And if you don't need the money for anything, you might not even care, and just want to get rid of it. Also just depending on the guy, he could have had a mental illness or some kind of dementia, or also just been in the throws of grief even. Or maybe they were never his mother's and he just got them some other way, or even stole them from someplace, you never know.


True, you never do know, but that wasn't the case here. Like I said, it was a long story and I was there for awhile talking to this guy. His mom lived in Louiseville and passed away early last year. He moved some stuff out here to his garage and worked internationally and couldn't attend to it. He's just now doing that. His mom kept all her records and I just found the folder with the receipt for the Imagine.... $1299 in 1999. The name on the sales slip was the same as his last name, so I do believe the guy. I can assure you this guy had no clue about this stuff and I think he genuinely wanted it to go to someone who really liked to sew (which is me!).

I just got done testing the Imagine and now moving onto the Pfaff....wow, that Imagine is something else!

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Date: 2/7/13 11:17 PM

He had access to the receipts and chose to offer you a good deal- good for you! I hope you have some great years of sewing with those machines. They should serve you well.

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Date: 2/8/13 0:10 AM

I'm having a lot of fun over here testing out the Eclipse, Imagine and the Pfaff 1475CD. Oddly enough, there is something about the eclipse that i like better than the Imagine.....I don't know if I find it less fussy (one less dial I think) or what, but the Eclipse is a beautiful machine.

The Pfaff 1475CD is a nice machine and about as mint as they come. However, I don't know why, but I'm just not feeling this machine. So, I think I'm going to sell it and save the money to get another Babylock sewing machine.

I still can't believe the deal I got....unreal!

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Date: 2/8/13 0:12 AM

You will ove the Pfaff 1475. I have the 1473. Great machine. What a deal you got on both! Enjoy them! Some days we get lucky.

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