ready to buy serger/help needed plz?
I have some clothing sewing experience–not expert nor ever very skilled and haven’t had any ‘craft’ interest. I have dusted off my 2 sewing machines (a Singer 221-1 and Bernina 830) out of renewed interest, retired from my career, and living 1/2 year on a sailboat in Mexico. In the process I now know I need/want a serger. I’m trying to do the research, but I’ve missed an era in sewing technology, for sure. I’m relating this purchase to shopping for my first computer in the early 90’s. I was so naive I didn’t know the potential and underbought on price/performance, replacing soon after.
I live near a small town. There are no brand name dealers in the area, but within 30+miles;sewing machine dealer/repairs (not serger sales).
I talked to a person who wants to sell me her RICCAR 564DE (new) 4/3/2. It seems like an above average machine for my needs (as I know/don’t know what they are!). I am not as concerned about the price ($300-$350 asking) as I am about the brand and what kind of service/parts etc support. I mostly see RICCAR doing searches re: vacuums.
Being new at this, should I start over and go w/ a dealer brand that I can get to for learning, support/repairs?