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Bernina 150 Virtuosa
Is it a good buy and anything too watch out for?
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Date: 10/5/13 10:48 PM

There is A Bernina Virtuosa 150 quilters edition avaliable on Gumtree for $150. It has the foot pedal and instructions but an English not Australian power plug (we have numerous adaptors so not a big issue).
Dose anyone know if this machine has a speed control? And is there anything to look out for with this model?
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Date: 10/5/13 11:26 PM

If it's working, $150 is a good price. The machine has a half speed button, but, not speed control slide. It probably has the plastic low mass hook, which I would change over to the metal one. It has a good powerful DC motor.

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Date: 10/6/13 12:56 PM

I have one and it is my favorite machine. It is a great machine. Mine is an early one and doesn't have the speed control on it. If it works $150 is a great price. I had the hook replaced with the metal one last year, but the old one had never given me any trouble.

I hate to think that my best machine is worth so little.

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Date: 10/6/13 1:26 PM

I have a 155, similar model, and it has been a workhorse for me for 10 yrs. I have seen prices around $600 usually or slightly more for it.
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Date: 10/6/13 3:36 PM

It's not that your machine is worth so little. In my area, I see them selling for $800. The one being discussed is a good buy if it's working. It sounds like there are things missing as well. The original came with a number of feet including a walking foot. The 150 and similar were and are good machines.

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In reply to with love Heidi

Date: 10/7/13 1:57 PM

Can you go and test drive this machine? If so, and it seems to be in good health, this is a lovely model.
I think you would most likely enjoy it. It is certainly a killer price!

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Date: 10/8/13 12:05 PM

Any updates on this machine? Did you see it or was it already sold? Did you buy it?

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Date: 10/14/13 3:03 AM

Did you buy it?

There is one on ebay at the moment, hardly used but they are asking $800.
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Date: 10/14/13 4:12 AM

i've not seen a used one for under $400.00.
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Date: 10/14/13 9:35 PM

I missed out! I saw it only a day before we went away for a week and since it was 3 hours away I didn't have time to go then and when I got back it was gone from Gumtree. :(
Thanks for all the great feedback, I'll know for next time.
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