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ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)

Ellabella

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2019, 16:15:50 PM »
Imi how many places have you advertised Elvis? TSP is a fairly small pool. Just because no one on here is in a position to buy it doesn’t mean it won’t sell.

Are you on any FB groups for machine embroidery, that might give you a wider range.

Lowena

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2019, 16:21:05 PM »
Gumtree, eBay, local FB page for Dorset?
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sewingsue

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2019, 16:30:18 PM »
Trying very hard to not think about how one would find a courier from one end of the country to the other (and how much it would cost)
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Juki MO-654DE overlocker, Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Ellabella

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2019, 16:39:47 PM »
@Sewingsue I used UPS when I bought my Babylock Evolve from Mamashep.

It wasn’t the cheapest option but they didn’t have sewing machines listed in the goods they wouldn’t insure.

Their service was excellent and I would use them again.

Less than £50 from Scotland to N Yorks.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 16:43:44 PM by Ellabella »

Sewbusy

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 07:05:51 AM »
Trying very hard to not think about how one would find a courier from one end of the country to the other (and how much it would cost)

It's probably not as expensive as you might think, usually the same price throughout UK with the exception of the Highlands and Northern Ireland.

Over the last 12 years I have sold a number of machines and they have without exception been delivered safely and completely intact. I've used ParcelForce and MyHermes and have them collected for delivery.

The most important aspect is the packing and that's down to the seller. I researched a lot before I packed the first one and it stood me in good stead. No machine had it's original packing boxes so I improvised, ensuring that all parts were completely protected and where necessary, separately wrapped. Nothing could move/shift in transport.. Some machines had cases and again nothing within the case could move and the whole case and machine were then packed in a strong walled cardboard box,I've even used fabric as packing around a case!

Two machines I received were damaged in transit and sadly it was obvious that the seller didn't understand how to pack a machine safely.

I'm about to sell some of my machines and will have no hesitation in offering delivery, it opens up a larger sales area.

Apologies if this sounds like I'm teaching my grandmother to suck eggs. Most people on here and other sewing sites are aware of the importance of secure packaging.

Sewingsue

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2019, 07:41:04 AM »
Many thanks to both of you for those well informed comments.

Unfortunately a hard look at my finances and the list of things on the house maintenance list has stopped any temptation to indulge in something that I had not seriously thought about buying until I read Imi's post.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Juki MO-654DE overlocker, Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

wrenkins

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2019, 08:00:56 AM »
Trying very hard to not think about how one would find a courier from one end of the country to the other (and how much it would cost)
When I bought my overlocker from @Mr Twingo I was amazed at how little the courier price was. (I think about £15??). I had a three piece suite couriered from Scotland to my upholsterer in Greater Belfast and I think it was £25!!!!!!
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

Iminei

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2019, 08:33:10 AM »
Hi Girls (and guys if you're reading)

I have listed it on FB brother page, FB UKQUDestash and FB Blandford page

Loathe to list on Fleabay as the fees are dreadful as is PP now ...(the fee they take from a monthly subscription jumped a while ago from 23p out of the £1 to 33p !!! as did there fee from the annual Subscription 54p to 59p)

I have ALL the original packaging ...(Always do)

He is a lovely lil machine with a beautiful stitchout ... I shouldnt be so greedy.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Ellabella

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2019, 11:24:45 AM »
Gumtree may be worth a try Imi.  It’s selling rather than auction and no fees.

Iminei

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2019, 11:55:29 AM »
Done Thanks x
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lizzy777

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2019, 14:38:02 PM »
@Iminei

In the meantime you could check out how much you would get for a trade in perhaps? No harm in asking?

"To trade in for an upgrade, please call 0121 444 3978 and we will tell you if your old machine is eligable. To start things off, all we need is the model number of the machine to be traded in and its age. If accepted, we will provide you with a quote that can be used against the cost of new machine.

*machines need to be checked in store before a trade in can be final."


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Just a plan b or c lol  :)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 15:16:40 PM by Lizzy777 »

Mr Twingo

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2019, 16:47:34 PM »
When I bought my overlocker from @Mr Twingo I was amazed at how little the courier price was. (I think about £15??). I had a three piece suite couriered from Scotland to my upholsterer in Greater Belfast and I think it was £25!!!!!!

If I remember correctly, I used Parcel Monkey to find a suitable courier. Definitely worth having a look; it's really just a comparison site for couriers.

Helen M

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2019, 17:26:13 PM »
Have you put it on Facebook Market Place? I sold something (not sewing related, but specialist music stuff) on there last weekend. Surprised how quick it was.
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Iminei

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2019, 10:01:03 AM »
I think I have but Im not sure and I placed it on Gumtree yesterday.

 I checked on it today and found it had been removed because it breached some guideline of theirs (LIKE WHAT?) and they had emailed me to tell me why (THEY HAD'NT!)

GAH!

Trade in price £250 ... I think not!
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Gernella

Re: ELVIS ... For Sale (sssshhhh!!!!)
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2019, 15:35:13 PM »
I think I have but Im not sure and I placed it on Gumtree yesterday.

 I checked on it today and found it had been removed because it breached some guideline of theirs (LIKE WHAT?) and they had emailed me to tell me why (THEY HAD'NT!)

GAH!

Trade in price £250 ... I think not!


Probably got something personal in like your phone number  @Iminei

What about Preloved, I've sold  three machines with them.  I even posted, they encourage seeing the goods normally.
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