So I was searching CraigsList last night and saw someone had posted a sewing machine. Since I sew ALL THE TIME, it peaked my interest. This is what I ended up purchasing - 1993 Elna 8000 model - made in Switzerland. The cost was $2,000 new in 1993 (we have the original receipt) and I paid $250. It's a little older than I hoped, but I still think it's worth $250. It has 80 stitches including the alphabet and numbers.
(Please excuse the mess behind the machine - I need to clean!!)
And the accessories:
I'm excited to use it on something. I played around with it last night for a while and it seems to work very well.