My pair of shorts was made with a Bernina 1011. I had this machine only a few days. It was purchased on ebay. When it arrived the spool pins were broken off, the power knob was sheared off, the stretch-stitch/feed dog knob was smashed and bent. It was rusty inside and some corrosion on the bottom. All the knobs would not turn due to corrosion.
|Shorts made with Bernina 1011|
|Bernina 1011 on ebay|
|Sheared power button|
|Bent knob shaft|
|Bernina as received|
Then as they say, "All Hell broke Loose".
Joe had me email the seller to tell them in the future to package things better. I also sent pictures of the packaging and the damage. I didn't ask for money back or anything.
I was pummeled with numerous emails calling me a scammer and a liar. I was threatened with I should "hide". And other threats. The seller said to turn it over to UPS and they would win because the packaging was strong.
So I turned it over to ebay and UPS because of their attitude. Then I received emails from the seller saying the money was taken out of their Paypal and they were out of business because of me.
I had never opened a case on ebay. I did not know the funds would be seized immediately, but I guess it makes sense. Then more threatening emails. Plus, they said they closed their bank and Paypal account so I would get nothing. I am glad these people are in Mississippi and I am in California.
Guess what? Ebay refunded all my money. UPS took the machine and returned it to them in the same box and packing it was sent to me. I would hate to see what it looks like after another trip across the U.S. in that poor packaging.
Moral of the story. Treat me nice and I will treat you nice. If this seller would have simply said I am sorry, I would have probably let it go. If they had offered $20 to replace one spool-pin, I would have let it go. Their attack on me is what caused them to get their smashed Bernina back and my money back to me.
I miss my Bernina 1011 even though I only had it a few days. It definitely had a better home with me. I feel sorry for it.
Did I do right?
Now I am making a 70s shirt which should be "Groovy"!
Thanks for stopping.