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Message Board > Sewing Machines > selling Advice ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 2/9/13 9:21 PM

I need some selling advice. I have Viking Sapphire Quilters edition and even after getting fixed, it does nothing but give me tension issues. ARGHHH!

so . . . I want to sell it. with the economy the way it is- how much could I ask for it?

reasonably speaking? I know for a fact that I want at least 700 or so for it so that I can use that money to buy a Janome. any advice?

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Date: 2/9/13 9:33 PM

I am sorry this machine has given you so much tension problems. To be fair to the prospective buyers, the tension issues need to be resolved prior to you listing it for sale. You do not want to sell a machine that isn't in perfect working condition. You can always ask your dealer how much it is worth and then go from there to decide on a price.

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Date: 2/9/13 9:54 PM

Is there any dealer in your area that sells both Viking and Janome? So that you could trade the Sapphire in on the 6600 and they could fix and resell the Sapphire?

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Date: 2/10/13 0:56 AM

they refuse to do a trade in because Vikings aren't selling like they want them to

and the sapphire is fixed, it only acts bad for me so everything is just fine.

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Date: 2/10/13 4:27 AM

Put it up on ebay for 1$ and a reserved price of 700 and see what bids get up to.

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Date: 2/10/13 3:22 PM

okay, thanx so much for the advice.

now - any advice for packaging it up? unfortunately I do NOT have the original box. I would love some ideas on this BEFORE hand.

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Date: 2/10/13 3:31 PM

I've never personally packaged a machine, so the advice I share isn't from that perspective. But I've been on the receiving end of receiving said packaged machine, so I can tell you what I believe will work. Personally, I'd have a huge roll of big bubble wrap and a roll of clear packing tape. Bubble wrap it up until it looks like a wadded shape - until you can't really discern that sewing machine shape. Now put it in a box, only a bit larger than the machine is, and pack it tightly in the crevasses with tightly wadded newspaper or brown wrapping paper. Tape up tightly. Have a second box, a bit bigger than the first. Put the smaller box into the larger and fill to the max with styrofoam peanuts. Tightly tape this box. That should do it.

(This is all assuming you don't have the original packaging...? If you do...use the original packaging instead of my bubble wrap suggestion. Take the original box, put it into a second slightly larger box, and fill it with the styrofoam peanuts.)

Your goal is that the machine is so securely wrapped that it isn't jostling or moving about at all.

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Date: 2/10/13 4:36 PM

I take it to UPS and have them package it as an electronic item. Bubble-wrapped in in the first box with styro peanuts then put into a second box with styro peanuts. Insured. It always ends up costing more than the eBay calculator.

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Date: 2/10/13 5:10 PM

okay thanx so much. I think I will try my local craigslist first but thanx.

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