Anyone who has followed my blog knows that
1. I don't hoard machines, and
2. I don't buy/sell them solely to make money.
Its a hobby, and the little bit of profit I gain just goes back into the hobby. Whatever I make from buying a machine, fixing it up, and re-selling it goes towards the vintage sewing notions, attachments, and fabrics that I actually use.
Here is just one example of a one-of-a-kind item made from a piece of random, repurposed vintage print fabric:
Back to the machines: I have had two experiences lately which gives me an idea of where the trend is heading. I subscribe to EstateSales.net and the advantage is that it gives me a heads-up on sales and includes photos and lists of the items. That way I can save time skipping sales that don't have what I'm looking for.
The disadvantage is that they don't list the prices up front. So last week I saw one of these pictured at a sale.
|(Not the actual machine I saw)|
|(not the actual one I saw)|