We buy used Elna and Bernina Sewing Machines, books, parts and accessories.
Please quote your price, including shipping to me, with your first offer to sell. Only you know your selling price.
E-mail with "What will you pay for...........?" may be deleted. I cannot offer free appraisal service.
Step 1. Buying the machine.
A. Decide what make and model you wish to buy.
B. Check the internet auction sites and free classified sites for that make and model.
C. Buy 20 sewing machines. Only about 5% of machines advertised as "mint" or "like new" are actually even close to "mint" or "like new", so with lots of luck one of the 20 may be near new condition .
D. Be sure you know exactly what "this machine has been serviced" means. "Serviced" may mean anything from "the light turns on" to a complete service, cleaned and adjusted to new factory specifications by a trained professional. Only about 5% of sellers actually pay the $100.00 and up fee for qualified professional service before selling the machine.
D. Hope the machine you paid for actually arrives and has been packaged well so it is still in one piece.
CLICK HERE To see one of the "Shows very little use, serviced by an authorized dealer" bargain machines.
STEP 2. Service.
A. OK, now you finally own that elusive "mint condition" machine
with an investment of only $6000.00 to $10,000.00, but it doesn't sew well.
B. You could take it to a trained sewing machine technician for a complete service. Cost may be $100.00 or more, plus parts.
C. You could professionally service it yourself. Acquiring the necessary training would require opening a store, buying an authorized dealership and the tools to service sewing machines. Then attending several training sessions to learn the service trade. Cost $100,000 and up.
D. You now own a true "Mint condition" collectible sewing machine for the bargain basement price around $110,000.
You could purchase it from someone who has already paid the necessary investment costs, provides an honest description and a guaranteed product at a fair price.
I will not attempt to compete, on price alone, at the expense of quality and integrity.
There will always be someone who will sell a little worse product at a little cheaper price and offer no service after the sale.
We have no quarrel with others who sell for less. They know what their product and service are worth.
White Sewing Center
3972 Highway O
Middle Brook, Mo. 63656