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« on: March 06, 2005 02:39:06 AM »

my serger is in desperate need of servicing, and i have a couple of machines that i've been putting off getting repaired (older ones that i've picked up at thrift stores, etc).

any suggestions of where to take them?

i live extremely close to masons, but i'm really hesitant to take them there. for one, because they're so expensive ($80 minimum!), and two, more importantly, because they've been so rude to me everytime i go in there. they are always so condescending! i may look young, but i've been sewing for 15 years, and i'm getting tired of their attitude.

but anyway. i'm looking for suggestions! i'd prefer something a bit less pricey than masons (i have a hard time justifying $80 for servicing on $20 sewing machine!) but if that's the going rate in vancouver, i'll pay it. i'd like to hear some personal experiences before i trust someone with my serger!
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005 08:36:05 PM »

I got my machine, and was impressed with the knowledge and service, at Towes Music and Sewing (yes, a store that sells a combination of guitars, drums, and sewing machines), but it is all the way in Chilliwack.  No idea about the going rate, however, but I bet it'd be expensive just about anywhere.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005 01:01:26 PM »

i got my sewing machine at Laara's Vacuums in steveston yes its a store that sells new and used vacuums and sewing machines and even collectable model trains!! they are super nice and helpful and Laara even wors there!! i haven'tr had to servicemy machine yet but here is the number if you want to call:

ph 604-277-8487

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005 05:38:56 PM »

I got my machine, and was impressed with the knowledge and service, at Towes Music and Sewing (yes, a store that sells a combination of guitars, drums, and sewing machines), but it is all the way in Chilliwack.  No idea about the going rate, however, but I bet it'd be expensive just about anywhere.

ohhhh, chilliwack.. no, i don't think i can convince myself to all the way out there! especially not two trips, one to drop off and one to pick up. but thanks!

i got my sewing machine at Laara's Vacuums in steveston yes its a store that sells new and used vacuums and sewing machines and even collectable model trains!! they are super nice and helpful and Laara even wors there!! i haven'tr had to servicemy machine yet but here is the number if you want to call:

ph 604-277-8487

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okay, steveston i could do! thanbks a lot! i'll call and see if they service sergers, because that's the urgent one!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 02:47:49 PM »

I used to get my sewing machine serviced at the Singer dealer on Kingsway, in Burnaby, just past Metrotown.  You want to talk to the younger guy, rather than the older guy.  Average tuneup is about $60 per hour, usually 1 hour for a sewing machine.

I also have a second hand recomendation for the machine shop that is on Main street one block north of Broadway, in the funny triangular building.  I don't know what it is called, but a woman I work for uses them.

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2005 10:25:59 PM »

there's a couple places in langley and surrey that are pretty good. let me know if you want the names of them.  it might be too far. i lived downtown (vancouver) for awhile and comming to langley by bus was not fun. it would be worse with a sewing machine!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2005 11:08:04 PM »

there's a couple places in langley and surrey that are pretty good. let me know if you want the names of them.  it might be too far. i lived downtown (vancouver) for awhile and comming to langley by bus was not fun. it would be worse with a sewing machine!
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oh, please! i actually work in surrey, and my parents live out there, so i'm in surrey a lot (much more than i'd like, really!). i try to avoid langley, because i always get lost (everytime i'm there, they've built something new, and it confuses the hell out of me), but i'm out there once in a while, so if you're got suggestions, i'll take them!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005 03:43:44 PM »

sure. i'll get the names and addresses and put them up either today or tommorrow!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008 02:19:47 AM »

Did anyone find a cheaper repair shop?
cuz if it's $80 I'd rather buy a new one!
Also..silly thought, but is there anyway we can fix it ourselves?  Huh
I'd rather give it a shot and break it than pay $80!!
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