Please let us know what you end up doing and how it goes. Thanks
You have gotten so many good answers as I do not need to echo." As is" is the proper term. Kay
thanks very much.
Sell as is. should be all that is needed.
If you ship it make sure to get insurance on shipping it is definitely worth it as I have gotten a machine that the embroidery arm was dropped while shipping and broken and it was covered because of it
thanks; shipping insurance sounds like a good idea.
You got your answer..no warranty. Lots of good suggestions here. But in my skimming, I only saw one person mention not to let anyone come to your home. PLEASE do NOT let anyone come to see or test the machine! Don't know the site you are using, but there is one well known one that has had some problems. Very dangerous. Even be sure someone is with you when you met them to deliver the machine. Our world isn't what it used to be...I'm a senior citizen too.
thank-you very much for your advice
tell them to take it or leave it it can be sold and worded sold as is!!!hugs
I agree with all the others. If you have a dealer that you have been faithful to and explain your circumstances to them, perhaps they might help you sell it or for a small fee provide you with a statement that as a certain date they inspected the machine and found it to be in good working order, etc. Under no circumstance would I let anyone come into my house Even when you sell it I'd suggest you meet at a neutral site or at least have someone home with you. Better safe than sorry!. .
Agree with comments below. Sold As Is.
I would provide the date of the last service too.
I would only sell a second hand machine with the wording as is. As we all know embroidery machines can be a bit fragile and you don't know how gentle the person will be using it or even transporting it home for that matter. If it was to tip over in the car something could be damaged (computer wise).
If you do show them how to operate the machine in your home have someone else with you and if possible in an area of the home closed off from the rest of the house. Maybe a closed in verandah or even a garage keeping the house locked.
Remember you are inviting a stranger into your house better to be safe.
thank-you - sometimes in my enthusiasm to help people I forget to be careful not to put myself in a very vulnerable situation.
Like all the others said: no warranty, and like you even wrote: you don't know how they will tread the machine. You can say that they can test it in your house as long as they want. Make a sort of contract to; in which you put " sold in the condition known by buyer" or something like that. We always do that when we sell things. Good luck with the selling.
Sell it as is... No warranty... You are not a dealer.. If she wants a warranty let her go to the dealer and buy a new machine for a lot more money. I think sewmum had a good idea to do a video of how it works. If she does not buy it someone else will come along and buy it. Good luck hope you sell it for a good price. !
I agree with the others, no warranty. If they want that, then go to a dealer and buy one.
Should be sold 'as is'. Hope you get a good price.
I agree with the others. Item is sold as is, no refunds or warranty. If htey want to see it in action before bidding are you able to make a video clip of it working and upload it online. Share a link on the item description so they can view.
I would be hesitant letting someone in my house to demo a machine especially if they have never used one before. It would be unfortunate if they damaged the machine and you would be up for the cost of repair. If they come to your house it would be best for you to just show them how it works.
Good luck with the sale, hope you get a good price
thanks for this advice - (I'm not sure where I would upload a video to or how).
There are a number of place you could do this, I use tinypic. It is free and gives you a link to share so others can view it. just upload the video or picture from your pc and it does the rest for you.
Absolutely do not provide a warranty...you have no control over what happens to the machine after it leave your home...if your seller wants a warranty, have them get one from a dealer...If I were selling, I would demo the machine and if they bought it...I would have a clause in the contract that indicated the buyer demoed the machine and it is sold "as is"...If the seller wants it checked out by a dealer...it should be at the buyers expense...not yours...
It sounds as if this potential buyer would use the machine , find some reason they don't like it and expect a full refund, Tell them no warranty is included but they are welcome to test it before buying. Be very careful as who you let into your home if they do want to try it out and make sure you are not alone when they arrive.
Absolutely not. If they want a warranty, they want new and pricey. What you are offering is good care, good maintenance, and a low price. Also, you want to be through with it financially and not have to keep some of the money to pay for her future repairs and maintenance. .