It’s the beginning of December and I thank you for your emails and have responded to those I can assist – the one thing I am unable to do is value knitting machines. There are many reasons for this and one of the most important is the condition of the machine. Please note that vintage machines are not sold for much at present and the best place to have a look at prices is Ebay UK or Ebay in the USA. This gives you an idea of what your machine may fetch.
Electronics were worth more than punchcards but even these are getting old – though I have to say none of my electronic machines has yet given up the ghost – ok they do have the occasional problem especially my Passap E6000 which in my case stem from the front locks. However, I have used them a lot or I have transported them from a long way away and perhaps some of these things could have happened during transport. With the Passap Electronics, some are sold without their original packing cases or worse than that stored up i.e. not put away and in some cases this could be for many years. Seriously if you are putting your machine away for some time then store in its original packing box, it will store happily for years this way.
A problem for folk like me who like to collect but have no idea of what is going to happen when they pass away, is the family who are left to dispose of the machines.