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Date: 4/11/12 10:03 PM

How much do you think a Pfaff 1475 is worth. Owner says it is in excellent condition. No scratches or scuffs and CLEAN. Well taken care of ... Only one owner. Includes Case, foot pedal, all original accessories, manual and a creative designer accessory.

The machine has been boxed up for the past 8 years, but was operating properly when last used.

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Date: 4/11/12 10:58 PM

Im not sure, but it is good to look on what prices they are asking or bidding on ebay as a loose gage.
Also it has been unused for 8 years, though it may be in excellent condition, it needs to be serviced cleaned and thoughly gone though.
Oils can get gummy, and parts stuck when not used for a long time. If this has been done recently I suggest asking to see the receipt for the service, so you can see exactly what was done.
I think that is a resonable request.

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Date: 4/12/12 3:48 AM

Don't know as something is only worth to you, whatever that $ amount may be at anyone time. It does not really even matter what it might be worth to anyone else at some other time. But I do have one, and it is one of my more favorite machines, so I do really like it. So a nice machine. The part about it being boxed up for eight years and just that it was "operating properly when last used" way back then, would not impress me at all though, (as 8 years was a long time ago) and I really would not care if it worked good back then or not,or even one month or 2 days prior, more only that really it worked good when it suddenly became mine instead. So, I would want to make sure it worked good when I was buying it, not only years and years before at all.

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Date: 4/12/12 9:32 AM


I really liked that series. the l471, 72 and so on. good machines. If it helps I can tell you my machine had to be stored in a storage unit for over four years once due to military moves.. and didn't skip a beat when I used it again.
So I would think if you could try it out first.. if its an ebay purchase just make sure they will guarantee it will sew as expected.. get that in writing in an ebay message thru the boards.. so you can return it if it does not easily.
I can't put a value on it really. Have no idea what feet are included and such.. What are they asking by chance.. ?

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Date: 4/12/12 11:53 AM

It was listed in craigslist with a whole bunch of other items in an estate sale...so when I emailed the guy, he wanted 1100.00 OBO. I told him that was way too much for a used 25 yr old machine, he backed down and said he would consider an offer. People just want to get as much as they can. I figure he'll end up selling it cheap to an estate buyer who will turn around and sell it on ebay for a big fat profit.

15 years ago I paid only $200 for a Pfaff 1467 in mint condition and it was 5-10 years old at the time...??? (I gave it to my daughter)

I'd like to have it and make an offer, but 200-300.00 seems like plenty to me. But I don't want to make him an unreasonable offer if it's really worth a lot more and look stupid.

There are 2 on ebay listed for $500.-900...but no bids. And I'm thinking they won't sell either. People can ask what they want. I want to see what they are actually selling for.

What do you think?

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Date: 4/12/12 12:13 PM

A 25 year old computerized machine that hasn't been used in 8 years? I wouldn't go more than $200 either. If he's asking $1100, don't waste your time.

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Date: 4/12/12 12:30 PM


I have to agree with you there. 200 would be my TOP offer..

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Date: 4/12/12 2:16 PM

A couple 1475's recently sold on eBay in the $700 range but buyers tend to get bid-crazy on there sometimes. I agree on the $200 offer and being able to try it out first. The motherboard would be a concern. If it needed fixing, it would need to sent to Pfaff for about $500, unless you know someone handy with capacitors and a soldering gun. This machine is probably from one of those storage-unit deals and people seem to think they've hit the motherlode when they find a sewing machine among stuff.

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Date: 4/12/12 3:42 PM

Oh thanks so much for the great advise. Old Motherboards do go out! You might be right about the storage-unit find. People will make up all kinds of stories about Grandma and how she meticulously took care of it just to sell a sewing machine.

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Date: 4/12/12 4:11 PM

I don't know what one would be worth to you at all, but if mine got lost or something, I would feel bad and miss it, and it probably would be worth at least $500 to me to get another one, especially since I still have the old Paff PCD software to go with it, to make extra wide maxi stitches of any design I want, any time I want.

But I'm not you at all either. I have some advantages in that I already have one, and know how it should work, when working good, soI if sat down on one and tested it for me, I would be able to tell if everything, electronic was working on it or not. I could also tell if any of gears were cracked or the last person had neglected it and been running it for over decade with no lubrication, since I really could just take the top off and look in there too. Also, since I just clean and lubricate mine myself, I would not ever be having to pay anyone a whole bunch of extra money to service it later either, if not. Those are all kind of "large factors" right there, that might make a big difference.

Also if for some reason my existing one failed not on the board, (lets say it was dropped or something instead) then if wanting a second one, I would not be so concerned at all, that a board would fail to soon in the future at all, since I would actually even have a spare board then. You would have not those factors working for you at all.

Something else to think about maybe, is they are not all the same,during all the full run of them, and if you ever want it to work with that old Paff software program from ms operating systems way past, via a serial connection on the machine, think it would be better if it had PCD stamped on it someplace. So maybe some stuff to think about. I think anything close to or over $1000 is way too steep though and just sort of wishful thinking.

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