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Leoladysw
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Date: 12/3/12 6:21 PM

I was minding my own business checking my emails, when I was startled by AD on Sewitsforsale! The one owner great condition Bernina 830 for $400 [complete with case, table, feet, and manual] caught my eye immediately and I rushed to email the seller.

A dozen emails later, monthly payments arranged, and I will be the proud owner of this beauty on March 3rd.


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Elna 33C SP sm, Pfaff 1473 CD sm, Viking 6030 sm, Singer Sphinx 127 sm, Singer Lotus 127 sm, Bernina 830 Record, Nelco J A-38 sm, Necchi Lelia 515 sm
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Date: 12/3/12 6:22 PM

Great on you!!

Happy December!

I was JUST looking through my local CL - thinking I might get myself a little machine --- but GREAT for you!! You found a great one!

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Date: 12/3/12 6:24 PM

Well missy, you sure do know how to mind your own business! I have one quite like it that my parents bought me in 1974. The difference is the cases are more burgundy color and dulled with age. You're gonna love it. Have lots of fun!

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Date: 12/3/12 8:30 PM

Congratulations! That is one awesome machine! The 830 was my first Bernina. When I had to sell it because of finances, I saved until I could buy another one a year later. Whoohoo!

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Date: 12/3/12 11:16 PM

Wow!! That is one great find!!! I sincerely hope you enjoy that beautiful machine. I bet it will have some beautiful stitches and serve you for many years.

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Date: 12/3/12 11:25 PM

My first Bernina was an 830. She changed my mind about sewing. I sold her to a good friend, still miss her. And..that's a good price.

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Date: 12/4/12 0:03 AM

I forgot to say on my 1st post that my 830 in 1974 cost about $450. My mom was a school teacher, so that was her discounted price. I'll keep that machine forever.

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Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

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Date: 12/4/12 0:11 AM

Well MERRY early Christmas! Good deal!

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Happy Seams to you....until we meet again!
In the corral: Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2, Bernina 931 Record, Brother PQ1500S, Brother XR1355, Singer 15-91, Singer 221 Featherweight, Pfaff serger

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Date: 12/4/12 1:04 AM

What. A. Score! :)

So happy for you... that setup looks outrageously amazing!

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Bernina 880 Sterling Edition
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Date: 12/4/12 3:03 AM

My mom bought that machine back in the 1970's and it's still her only sewing machine. It is a workhorse, you'll not regret it!

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