Sellers on eBay offer used modern and vintage sewing machines. The site also carries a guide on how to buy a used sewing machine that details what features to seek and common fixable problems.
Sewing Machine Steve, a buyer and seller of sewing machines on eBay, recommends buyers to assume that the devices require work unless they are buying from sewing machine professionals. eBay suggests avoiding used sewing machines with electrical problems and machines without proof that they turn on, as these often require costly fixes. eBay also suggests that machines with protective cases or original packaging are less likely to have incurred significant damage.