Originally Posted by burning112d
Okay so I found a used Singer 8280A with all the accessories for 40 dollars. Is this a good deal?
It got pretty so-so reviews all around. Do some research of your own on it. If you have a repair shop, call and see what they know about that model. This isn't to say it will be bad for you, but I know when you're a beginner that having a broken sewing machine is even worse because you don't have any idea what might be wrong. You can also read what features it has and how the bobbin loads or other things you might have a preference on.
Most of all, find out why they are getting rid of it and if you can try it out. $40 isn't a lot of money, but you don't want to throw it away on a machine they are selling because it doesn't work right.