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Evolve for 700 (old model-8 years old, second owner)
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Date: 8/28/12 4:35 PM

...I will be the third owner, she was asking 800 hundred and come down to 700, she said included 6 feet and manual and workbook, there is anyone who has this machine for at least 10 years, that is holding it up....I dont want to spend that much money for something that wont last me at least 5 years.....thanks. Ma.

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Date: 8/28/12 4:48 PM

if you don't want it, I'll take it.

I had the Evolve, and it is a superb serger/coverstitch machine. I was switching back and forth too often and decided for me I was better off with two separate machines, but other than that, absolutely no complaints about the Evolve. It was the TOL serger by Babylock until the Evolution, which is basically the same machine with updated lighting.

$700 is an excellent price, especially with the feets and workbook ($100 just for the workbook). As long as the machine is in good repair, that's a steal of a deal, imo.

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Date: 8/31/12 8:26 AM

I got my Evolve almost 13 years ago. Works like a dream. If I had tons of money I would get a separate coverstitch machine b/c I am lazy, but since I don't have $$$ I just change the set up. It literally takes less than a few minutes. I am really lazy!

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Date: 8/31/12 12:03 PM

I have had mine for 10 years. It's just fine and I think it will probably last me another 10 or 15 at least. But I know that for sure, on mine, because I really sew on it, and know how to use it, and I really could tell if it was not fine or anything amiss at all. AndI know what it should sew like, in all ways.

And I don't sew into pins, don't use dull knife blades, use the right needles in it, don't pull and tug my fabric through there, don't bend and break loopers or even let ever my needles slam into loopers or stitch plates and keep it clean and lubricated. All of the time, inside and out. So just because mine is just great and will probably last me a very long time yet, a lot of that, for you, on some other one, was user control-able by the last 2 people whom had it, and probably also depends just on how the other 2 people have been even sewing on that one for the last 10 years, that you are thinking of getting.

Just sort of like buying a 10 year old car even. Once something is not brand new anymore, and people have been using something, for years and years, they really are no longer even just all alike and even exactly the same anymore. Because how someone uses something and treats it, has a whole lot to do with it too.

I think $700 is a lot to pay for something, no matter what it is, as it's still a huge whole $700. not "small pocket change at all". And you don't want to pay that, for something that does not or won't work for you later, for any reasons most likely. Because, if it was so dry and dirty inside that it was not working well, that could be an issue. so could a bunch of other things actually. I have not wrecked anything on mine ever, and even never had to replace any stitch plates, stitch pins or loopers, and mine has no needle hits on them and are as perfect as they were 10 years ago But any of that stuff, really probably would not be cheap at all to replace either.

I think a real sit down test sew, in just every function, by you, is just probably your best friend there. If something tests sews just great and zero problems in every way, then that means most times it is just great and zero problems in any way. If not, then maybe not and without a test sew like that, you would not know.

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Date: 9/3/12 4:05 PM

Thank you very much for all the answer, yes, it is a lot of money for something I dont know if it is going to work good and I wont have the warranty or anything if something goes wrong, Ma.

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