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Appraise Antique Sewing Machine

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10 simbi per session - Virtual OK

Did you stumble across a gem in Grandma's attic? Inherited a sewing machine you're sure is worth a ton of money, since it is so old and cool-looking? Let me break down for you what you've got and what you can get for it. Fair warning: most sewing machines are not worth their weight in gold, but some are. And the ones that aren't? Well, I can still help you get the price of a case of beer out of it, or make sure it goes to a worthy cause (i.e. not the scrapyard!).

I will assess based on four major criteria: make/model, cosmetic condition, working condition (including presence or absence of any and all parts), and rarity/desirability. I cannot guarantee that you will be able to sell your sewing machine for the estimate I give you. It is a realistic guideline only. I do not control the economy or the market.

Training & Qualifications


I've been deeply entrenched in the vintage/antique sewing machine community for a number of years. I've owned many different models and know which ones are highly prized, and which ones are common as hen's teeth. I've also repaired many busted machines and sold others for parts, so I know what they are worth even when they aren't functional anymore.

**PLEASE NOTE: I have run into some very belligerent people in my time spent collecting sewing machines. I am tactful and honest: I will not blow smoke up your ass during this process. If you cannot afford me basic courtesy when I perform this service for you, or if your ego is too frail to hear the truth about your rusty old Singer doorstop, please spare me the mental energy of dealing with you.**

Availability & Preferences


I work days, so I am usually free in the evenings or on weekends.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Jill


Jen received Package of Unschooling Advice and Tips from Jill
Nov 05, 2016
Jill had some great ideas and it was a pleasure to work with her.
Alisha received Session of Appraise Antique Sewing Machine from Jill
Oct 15, 2016
Very sweet and response so quickly highly recommend
Mike received Help with Tiny House Living from Jill
Sep 20, 2016
Jill shared pictures and plans with me of her tiny houses. These are great templates for me to go off of my next place. Thanks so much!
Colleen received Unit of Random Meme from Jill
Sep 11, 2016
Jill delivered awesome memes and quickly! Made me laugh too! Thanks again :)
Victor provided Unit of Private performance! for Jill
Sep 11, 2016
I'm glad I was able to do something special for Jill's son's birthday!
Colleen received Unit of Random Meme from Jill
Sep 09, 2016
Exactly what I wanted! Thanks again!
Lauren provided Unit of Small Friendship Bracelet for Jill
Aug 21, 2016
Jill was very easy to work with and very kind! I would trade with her again.
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About Jill Pariseault

Polyanarchocreatrix extraordinaire, professional seamstress/sewing machine mechanic, neurologically diverse single mom to a 12 year old spectrum boy. I live in a very old, dilapidated house with seven... other people in a quintessential small VT town. I have many colorful, interesting skills and services to share and swap with kindred spirits.show more

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