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Message Board > Sewing Machines > How do I price my used machine to sell ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 5/19/12 8:24 PM

I just might be bringing home my new machine next weekend, this weekend unfortunately we are packing up my MIL to move to a smaller place. An online quilting friend might be interesed in buying my current machine. I know what the MRSP and my retail was but what is the common percentage of original price do people ask or do people really pay?

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Date: 5/19/12 10:47 PM

Look on eBay or Sew It's For Sale and see what the machine you are selling is going for. Check CL, also, to see if similar machines are there. I usually price machines that way, instead of doing a percent off, because the age, condition, and type of machine will influence it's potential price. If you are selling on CL or to a friend, you will not get as much as selling on eBay, but if you're comfortable with things, that's ok.

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Date: 5/19/12 11:21 PM

Are you sure you want to get rid of your old machine? I have two extra machines, one that I take to our church sewing meetings because it is lighter than the other two, and the one that my Diamond replaced. The #1+ has been a life-saver when I've had to have my Diamond in for servicing or repairs. It seems that the more expensive a machine is, the more that can go wrong with it at the wrong moment, just when you need to finish something.

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Date: 5/20/12 1:06 AM

It depends on the brand and model. Lots of older machines go for high prices as compared to newer models because older models of some brands such as Pfaff and Bernina are known to be excellent machines.

Use Ebay's 'advanced' search tool and choose completed items with your machine's brand/model and see what comes up. For instance, I did a search for Viking Designer SE recently, as I'm thinking of selling mine. The average selling price for the Designer SE on Ebay was $2000, I found several machines that had sold in the last month.

Good luck and enjoy your new machine!

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Date: 5/20/12 10:10 AM

Tell your SM dealer that you want to sell your old machine and ask if he will look up the Blue Book price for you. SM dealers have this access to all brands and models.

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Date: 5/21/12 6:29 AM

Interesting. I've never heard that there is a Blue Book for sewing machines. Thanks.

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