Well, I've now lost on my first eBay bid. Only because I put a maximum on and don't want to spend more for it, I could still bid some more for a bit, I suppose, but it isn't worth spending more for it. I'll just keep my eyes open for what I want at a decent price on a used sewing machine.
Which reminds me, does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive machine for a beginner that I could grow with? I'm not sure how many aspiring seamstresses/tailors read my blog, but stranger things have happened.