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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Independant used dealers? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 2/13/13 0:31 AM

Is it usual for independant dealers to drum up business on Kijiji? I'm thinking of either buying a machine from this guy (if the right one comes up) or having him service something I buy. Are his prices reasonable, considering the guarantee? And how do you find out if an independant dealer does a good repair job? I figure, with a free estimate, it can't hurt to try.

I have to admit I'm puzzled as to why he doesn't list model numbers in his ads--can anybody ID the Janome?

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Date: 2/13/13 0:41 AM

This is most likely a guy who has a shop and sells his trade-ins this way. Or he could be retired and picks up machines to resell. He does some pretty-fancy write-ups on the sell factor. If you look closely at the lighting on that machine, it has yellowed as can be seen on the side where a sticker used to be. Not sure if that would bother you.

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Date: 2/13/13 1:01 AM

If he has a shop, it's a home-based shop, unless he's listed his home postal code; I know the neighborhood and there's no shops there.

Not sure if a yellowed paint job would bother me; I'm also debating picking up an Elna Supermatic with chipped paint and a rusty case... don't care too much how it looks as long as it sews nicely.

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