Remember a while ago I told you that I often use "very annoying" to describe situations? Well, I have a story that was REALLY annoying!
I bought a machine on ebay just last week and was very excited about my purchase. Got a great price on an old Bernina. I was very excited to receive it and planned to take it up to Sunriver for our little sewing fest. You can see where this is going, right?
The machine arrives 2 days ago and I wanted to savor the moment of opening it and setting the new darling on my sewing table in its proper place.
I opened it last night and initially was a little put off by the crack in the hard case and my inability to lift the machine by its handle. The fact that the foot pedal was filthy was a little disconcerting but I figured I could clean that. When I tried to thread it and found that the thread was getting stuck all along the thread path was a little troubling. When I looked at the foot I still thought I could just oil it up and it'd be fine. What's a little rust? WRONG!
The darn thing does sew a few stitches. Then stops. Then starts again. And the bobbin holder had a large rust spot.
OMG... piece of garbage.
So I'm shipping it back to the seller, who is going to refund me my original shipping cost. I'm trying to get him to pay the return shipping as well. The guy only is giving me a p.o. box, which means I can't use fedex, which is half the price of the post office.
So, wouldn't you call this ANNOYING??
Ever get screwed on something from ebay? I'd love to hear other stories so I know I'm not the only sucker out there!!
Love to you all,