Friend died. Has this machine, how much would it be worth? how do we tell how old it is?
First, you'll need to find out the make and model of the machine. After that, it's a matter of determining what physical and working condition it's in, whether the manual and what accessories are included, whether it has a carrying case, etc. Price is mostly subjective since it is usually based on the make/model, age, condition, usability, accessories, location, and overall public demand. Used sewing machines can be priced anywhere from $1 to thousands. Older Singer sewing machines are very common so the prices are generally lower for lack of demand unless it is a specific model, ie the Featherweight is coveted for its transportability and stitch quality. Machines in cabinets are usually more difficult to sell, etc. However, if it is something like a Bernina 830 Record, an Elna Jubilee or Grasshopper, or a Husqvarna Class 10, it could be worth more because of its desirability.
However, some sewing enthusiasts just want a good, solid machine that works.
You can probably search the internet for similar machines that have sold or are listed for sale to get an idea.
May 23, 2016 |