Fix it or buy a new one? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-21-2009, 04:09 PM - Thread Starter
tayndrewsmama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WI
Posts: 11,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 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?
tayndrewsmama is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 07-21-2009, 06:05 PM
lightheart's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: zone 6b
Posts: 2,374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 )
lightheart is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-21-2009, 09:11 PM
sabrinat's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Sabrina , mom to 4 fab kids!

sabrinat is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off