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tomsewing.com any experience
« on: October 02, 2017, 04:16:36 AM »
Hi All,

Any one has experience with www.tomsewing.com ?

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 09:05:49 AM »
No, and I've never seen that brand before.

Any reason you are considering them?
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 09:45:27 AM »
Price, price and price...

It is hard to find good second hand machines around here (at least for good condition / good price second hand double feed machines).

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 10:08:36 AM »
They are located in China so you also need to calculate shipping to EU

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Re: tomsewing.com any experience
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
Understandable.

Are you able to tell what condition the used machines are in? Age and use? Is there any guarantee? Do they accept returns in case your purchase isn't as expected?
If I had to purchase from them, I'd only consider name brand and model that I trust and know that I can get replacement parts for.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 10:50:39 AM »
Waiting for a feedback from them regarding guarantees and all necessary questions so as to make a sound decision, but no answer yet.

Prices are like 350$ for LK1850 42 stitches head only (transport excluded).

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Re: tomsewing.com any experience
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 01:42:51 AM »
Final answer: you get what you pay for (no guarantee).

Not a good option, unless you have a good technician or great skills fixing these type of machines. :-X

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 04:14:46 AM »
I've seen a lot of factories that keep a bunch of machines on hand, so that when one fails they just replace it rather than repair it. This is why I would be weary of buying a 2nd hand machine that probably comes from a factory floor. On the other hand you might get a machine that have been perfectly serviced, not used too much and is in great condition- just the factory went bankrupt. China is scaling down a lot of their textile industry, so the latter might be more probably, but I would consider it a gamble.

They do say that they recondition/service and repair them, so I would expect you to get a working machine. If you are able to pay via Paypal, Alibaba or a similar service then you will in most cases be able to get your money back should the machine not work. But do some more math, include shipping, then a table and motor (+ shipping), + whatever taxes and custom fees you might end up with, and it might not be that much of a steal anymore.
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Re: tomsewing.com any experience
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 05:13:38 AM »
You are absolutely right, thank you.

I transcript the exchange: "If you have no experience of sewing machine, no technician, we suggest you do not buy used one, because no after sale service". That is honest and clear, not very confident about this. I keep digging for a good bargain around here, and looking abroad also.