Well my sweet hubby decided he would get me a brand new serger for my birthday (which is 9 days away). I did not want to spend that much money on one, mainly because I have no clue what I am doing and secondly, because I also want a dressform. I found a Pfaff Hobbylock 788 on Craigslist, but it was 2 hours away. My dear hubby said, "Send an email and find out if they still have it." They did and we drove Thursday to get it. She had pulled her maxi-locks off and was going to re-thread it, but couldn't. She was going to give it to me for free just because I would not be able to tell that it worked. She gave me a HUGE bag of thread and about 10 yds of different fabrics as well. She threw in 4 metal folding chairs too. All this for the grand price of $50. What a great blessing. My husband said he sure got off cheap! I brought it home and today I threaded it myself and had to play with the tension, but IT WORKS GREAT! So very excited for this new little addition.