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Anywho, reviews generally on this machine are pretty good. I liked it until it stopped working. My problem is in the numbers:
- Cost to fix, per the repair guy: $105 prepaid or $130 to pay after the repair. Seems to be motor issues, other small part problems.
- Cost I paid for the machine: $140
- Cost of extra feet, accessories I've purchased: $50
My options, as I see them and given my non-rich status:
- Pay for the repair. I've put money into the accessories, and there's a good chance the machine won't have any issues for a while after this. The new model of this machine is $300.
- Look for a reconditioned vintage machine, built to last. (Any recommendations for places to look, online or in NYC? Best models for this?)
- Spend $150 on a different new/refurbished machine, preferably Janome so that I don't need to buy a new walking foot, etc. I hate feeling like such a "consumer" getting rid of something that can be fixed and buying something new again... but I also hate the idea of spending almost as much as I paid for the machine to get it fixed!
- Make an investment (as much as my wallet allows, which is not much) and spend $200-$250 on a new machine with extra features, better build. There aren't any features I can think of that I would like to have, except for more buttonhole options. But a more reliable machine would be good.
What would you do? If you think my current machine isn't worth repairing, do you have any ideas for where to look for a new one, or what model to look for? Someone tell me what to doooooo! Please and thank you.