After raising 7 children I became the Queen of bargins. BUT this has to be the best bargin ever. Our town has a For Sale Internet place that this Brother Serger was listed on for $20 this week. I have a Brother Serger bought last year and paid over $300 for it. I have always believed you get what you pay for but couldn't pass up this temtation thinking even if it needed work it would be worth the $20. WELL, to my surprise it really was a super bargin. Not only did the Serger come in it's original box with original instructions books and all the extra's that come with a new serger but the detailed bill of $197. for repair and service made on it. Also had two hard back Serger books as well as a large bag of all kinds of lace + cards of cute buttons. I brought it home sat it up along side my old Sears sewing machine and my Brother Serger bought last year and plugged it in. Grabbed a scrap piece of material and stepped on the foot feed. WOooo HOooo. She runs like a little champ. NOW really. Is this a bargin or what. Sometimes good luck comes when you least expect it.