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how to sell my embroidery machine

bonne | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have to decided to sell my embroidery machine which is like new and was quite expensive.  I developed arthritis in my hands and back shortly after I purchased it so got to use it very little.  Has anyone sold one that they can give me some tips on where and how to do this?


  1. solosmocker | | #1

    You can use it as a trade in on a different machine or use Ebay or Craigs List.

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    Are you going to miss it on your good days?  When I was forced to retire due to my arthrits and other medical issues, sewing and embroidering helped me get through some tough times.  I hope you don't mind my butting in here, but I was going to sell everything sewing at one time.  I'm glad I procrastinated.  Just one person's story:

    My thumbs were completely frozen but are improved now so I didn't get joint replacements so far.  I couldn't hold even a coffee cup for a long time, couldn't grasp anything.  The pain was unbearable.  The prescriptions didn't help, physical therapy finally helped the second time I tried it. 

    I'd wait until the grandkids came over and have them set up all my hoops, thread the machine needles because even with the threader I couldn't do it.  They snipped all the threads and did most of the work.  I still had the creativity and was determined to teach them.  They were my hands for awhile.  We muddled through and it lifted my spirits.  Then I gave up for awhile and again was going to sell it all. 

    For now, I am able to do some sewing.  I rearranged the sewing room so I would have to get up and move for supplies.  I set a timer so I don't sit for more than 15 minutes at a time.  I use a home wax spa and dip my hands eight times each which helps tremendously.  It takes me a very long time to accomplish very little. 

    I think http://www.patternreview.com might be a good place to sell your machine.  Perhaps a shop that sells sewing and vacuums or other appliances would be willing to trade it for something you could use.  Perhaps a Sewing Guild or Junior College or school in your area or Home Schooling Group would be interested.  I didn't want strangers coming in to my home so I had decided that I would take lots of photos and the machine to a friend's business to demo the machines. 

    Best wishes for improvement of your health!  God bless you.  Mary

    God bless you! 

  3. Pattiann42 | | #3

    So sorry to hear that you cannot use your machine.

    Please go to patternreview and ask this question.  There is at least one person there who buys and sells used machines and she will give you an honest reply.  Be sure to indicate the brand/model & year of purchase along with any extras you will be including in the sale.


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