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Fix it or buy a new one?

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I have a 6+ year old White 2037 sewing machine. The timing is messed up on it and needs other minor repairs. I paid $100 for it. My understanding is that they aren't making any White machines anymore either. It will cost me $60 to have it repaired. So my stupid question of the day is.....is it cost effective to have this repaired or should I buy a new one? I know it's cheaper to get it repaired, but considering the age of the machine and the fact that it's a discontinued brand, is it worth it?
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I'll admit that I am really bias about the "new" machines on the market today, unless they are in the $1,000 plus range I think an all metal old machine is a much better machine.

So my suggestion would be to spend the $ on a 'new' old one, Look for an all metal geared Singer (or Kenmore or other brand) machine, something from the 1950's or 60's.

.... now with that said... I will try and step away from my biasness and look at the options being $60 for repair or $60 plus some more for a new new machine... I'd probably be tempted with the new new machine, even if it was a piece of plastic that won't last years and years and years. (I'm going to go hide now that I actually typed that out since I am such an advocate of the old machines )
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I agree w/the pp and I share the same bias . I think I would look for something vintage and all metal. For $60 if you stalk Craigslist you can find a kenmore, elna or singer that will be far and above a better machine.
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