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Is $850 a reasonable price for one that hasn't been used much? It comes with monster balance wheel, LED light, thread stand and needle accessory package. I haven't seen it so can't say the exact condition it's in, the owner says it was only used a few times. It's located about 5 hours from me so I can't just drive down to check it out without being pretty sure I'll be purchasing it. Thanks in advance for opinions and advice.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

definitively !
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

Sailrite list the price on their web site at $899. With that you get 2 year warranty, 30 day back money guarantee -10% restocking fee, support and a new machine. Me thinks the used one is a tad high but then again I'm a sailor and think everything is high. Also if you watch their sales or boat show specials you can get a better price. Also ask for a discount from both the used machine seller and sailrite. They may just lower the price.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

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Sailrite list the price on their web site at $899. With that you get 2 year warranty, 30 day back money guarantee -10% restocking fee, support and a new machine. Me thinks the used one is a tad high but then again I'm a sailor and think everything is high. Also if you watch their sales or boat show specials you can get a better price. Also ask for a discount from both the used machine seller and sailrite. They may just lower the price.
roger that, however the extras from sailrite cost about $230 so if I buy one at retail I'll be spending $1200, but I'll have the warranty. Judging from the reviews I've read these are solid machines and I feel like saving the money but losing the warranty isn't too bad of a deal.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

Thats a *TON* of money for something that may not get a lot of use. Are you planning on becoming a semi-pro canvas repair guy? I'd seriously look into borrowing someones sewing machine if you're going for a few projects here and there!
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

NightOwl, I'm planning on fixing my sails and making a bimini, dodger, and a few other pieces, too. The savings from the cost of doing the work mysefl versus having someone else do it is enough to justify the LSZ-1. Of course, I'm frugal enough that I decided not to go that route, but that may be a mistake. Either way, having your own, good quality machine is very handy, rather than always having to borrow one.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

Also you say the machine is 5 hours from you, That is 10 hours round trip. Lets say 45 miles an hour average, 450 miles total divide by 20 miles per gallon is 22.5 gallons of fuel at 3.25 per gallon is $73.13 for fuel and you got to eat, so maybe its a hundred dollars to go see this machine.

What are you going to sew with this machine?
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

Our machine paid for itself I 2 years easily.

Ne bimini, dodger, sail cover, cushions. Even just going over the sails every season instead or 300-600 sent to a sail loft will add up quickly.

Advantage of the Sailrite is it can be used if necessary manually and has a suitcase it packs up in so when cruising you can take it for emergency repairs.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

And then there is Ebay...............
Sailrite Ultra Feed Lsz 1 Straight Stitch Zigzag | eBay

opening bid 626 buy it now 695.
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Re: Sailrite LSZ-1

The machine will be used to redo all of my upholstery, bimini, lazy jack, cockpit cushions, winch and helm covers. We'll be doing all this ourselves as my lady friend is quite handy with such things. Finding the right machine that's easy to stow on our modest boat for all of this work as well as work in the future is tough.
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