"....Telling me that he won't even touch the (sewing) machine unless I give him $48 for diagnosis. He tells me that I have the wrong presser foot, that an original foot would run hundreds and hundreds of dollars. He says something about the motor, and I ask him how much a new motor for my machine would run (I am SO not rich)
He won't tell me for less than $48, and won't let me get a word in edgewise.
He then grabs a yellowed christmas card and launches into a bizarre spiel about some guy that owns the MGM grand and will only come to him for machine repairs.
I remark on how nice that must be for him, scoop up my machine and leave.
Won't be returning...."
Ooookaaay, I am in the crossroads to determine whether or not if it is in my best interests to repair my 18 year White (Chinese made) sewing machine or buy another new Kenmore basic no frills, simple, limited stitches, mechanical one for about 100 dollars. The above review is from a sewing machine repair/sales shop I was considering. I deliberately omitted the business' name & city location as to not unintentionally prevent someone else from making an living (who am I to do that?). This is the usual problem that I was running against whenever I decided to take any of my machines, both past and present, in for servicing or salvaging.
I guess I will forced to pass the repair shops on by & toss another old machine again. Then buy the new one and take my chances again with the cheap, yet plentiful, Chinese imports.
At least bicycles are still repairable.