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#81402 Dec 5 3:08 PM

Anyone have any idea of what the value of a 1230 is? My friend has macular degeneration and wants to sell hers as she can't see to sew any more. Also, any suggestions on where to list it to sell?

Thanks



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#81403 Dec 5 3:26 PM

They go for a good price at ebay, often $1000 and more. Depends on any yellowing, last service, amount of attachments and feet, non smoker, booklets that came with it, and of course condition. They are so heavy, selling close by would be a plus so as not to ship it. I have one and I love it. Sewitsforsale a yahoo group. They have lots of rules so those need to be adhered to. Macular degeneration scares the bejeebers out of me.

reeter> Anyone have any idea of what the value of a 1230 is? My friend has macular degeneration and wants to sell hers as she can't see to sew any more



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#81405 Dec 5 4:26 PM

Penny, as one who is looking for a good used Bernina maybe I can help you and your dear friend.

I am watching my local craigs list as I don't want to be scammed or have a heavy sewing machine arrive broken. (so I'd say do not ship sell to a local buyer or to someone who will pick it up and pay. No cash no sale)

I have put the word out to everyone I know that I want a used Bernina

So for you and your dear friend I'd say look at eBay and craigs lists nation wide for pricing

Select the price then list on craigs list your local quilt guild and tell everyone you and your dear friend knows.

Also any local sewing centers in your area

You can go a bit farther out to advertise as for me I'd drive 3hrs to buy a used Bernina like this if I could afford it

Be 100% truthful about the sewing machine make the transaction in a public place or at a home with other people around like a husband or two. (coffee shop. Library. Quilt shop. Sewing center. Restaurant. Etc)

Make the sale cash and final no return no mind changes etc.

Just be honest and safe and you'll meet some very nice people along the way

Colleen







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#81409 Dec 5 5:14 PM

In a metropolitan area, I'd definitely wouldn't meet at my home. Choose a public place. Too many people have been robbed in our area from local sales through Craig's list. Meet in a well lighted place that has a lot of people around. Daylight hours would be preferred.

That is not to say almost all sales go through without any issues. Find out what you can through email and a phone call and trust your gut. If you aren't completely comfortable don't make a deal. Also, try not to go alone, meet in a place familiar to you. Most Starbucks and coffee spots have an outlet where you can plug in the machine. Check it out ahead of time.

I am one of those people who would drive 3 to 3 1/2 hours to buy a Bernina.

I'm not trying to scare you, I just want you to be aware of how to ensure a safe transaction. Most sewers are lovely people.

Susan in CA





Penny, as one who is looking for a good used Bernina maybe I can help you and your dear friend.I am watching my local craigs list as I don't want to be scammed or have a heavy sewing machine arrive broken. (so I'd say do not ship sell to a local buyer or to someone who will pick it up and pay. No cash no sale)I have put the word out to everyone I know that I want a used BerninaSo for you and your dear friend I'd say look at eBay and craigs lists nation wide for pricingSelect the price then list on craigs list your local quilt guild and tell everyone you and your dear friend knows.Also any local sewing centers in your areaYou can go a bit farther out to advertise as for me I'd drive 3hrs to buy a used Bernina like this if I could afford itBe 100% truthful about the sewing machine make the transaction in a public place or at a home with other people around like a husband or two. (coffee shop. Library. Quilt shop. Sewing center. Restaurant. Etc)Make the sale cash and final no return no mind changes etc.Just be honest and safe and you'll meet some very nice people along the wayColleen







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#81410 Dec 5 5:19 PM

My daughter bought her 440 off of Craigslist and she drove 3 or 4 hours to get it. They met at the Bernina shop that serviced the lady's machine. The shop was happy because this lady bought a newer machine and my daughter was happy because she got a good deal on the older machine.

Elaine in GA



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#81411 Dec 5 5:26 PM

Great idea!





Penny, as one who is looking for a good used Bernina maybe I can help you and your dear friend.I am watching my local craigs list as I don't want to be scammed or have a heavy sewing machine arrive broken. (so I'd say do not ship sell to a local buyer or to someone who will pick it up and pay. No cash no sale)I have put the word out to everyone I know that I want a used BerninaSo for you and your dear friend I'd say look at eBay and craigs lists nation wide for pricingSelect the price then list on craigs list your local quilt guild and tell everyone you and your dear friend knows.Also any local sewing centers in your areaYou can go a bit farther out to advertise as for me I'd drive 3hrs to buy a used Bernina like this if I could afford itBe 100% truthful about the sewing machine make the transaction in a public place or at a home with other people around like a husband or two. (coffee shop. Library. Quilt shop. Sewing center. Restaurant. Etc)Make the sale cash and final no return no mind changes etc.Just be honest and safe and you'll meet some very nice people along the wayColleen



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#81436 Dec 6 2:22 AM

My friend is 80 so I want to make sure she's not going to be taken advantage of. Thanks for pointing out the things you pointed out and suggested. I would never have thought of many of them. I don't want her getting hurt selling her machine.

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Penny

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#81437 Dec 6 2:47 AM

You should buy it it if you can, it is a peach!

reeter> Penny


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