I see someone selling a used Consew 206rb locally. I've contacted them to take a look at it. What sorts of things should I be looking for?
1) I think its an RB1, because that is the generic picture they linked to. They say they bought it new in '81. I know the older style (stamped Seiko made in Japan) is better than the newer style (made in China), but where do I see the stamp?
2) it has table but is not setup ready to go... it is boxed in storage. Can I ask to demo some stitches, and if so I should probably ask to use at least 135 thread, but I'm not sure how to thread it.
3) Check to see if it has a servo motor?
What questions should I be asking the private party?
4) reason for selling? anything wrong with it?
any pictures of a properly setup 206rb would be appreciated.
How much should I be hopeful to negotiate a price to? I'm hoping in the neighborhood of $500 since it doesn't have any support after the sale, but the seller claims it was only used off and on for a for a few years, and for the last 20 years only used a few times a year. They are asking $800 which I feel is a lot.