I found a Singer Simple sewing machine at a thrift store today. It looked like it was brand new and I knew as long as it ran in the store I could probably get it running if something was off. I've been looking for a light weight machine to take to meetings and it looks like this one will fit the bill. When I got it home and opened it up it looked like it had never been used. Not a speck of dust anywhere. It runs like a champ, tensions are good, all the parts came with it except the manual and I've already downloaded it. The only thing I can't figure out is the needle threader. I was never anxious to have one so I'm not concerned with that. I haven't played with the buttonhole attachment yet but I don't plan on making button holes with this one anyways as I like the ones on my Viking machines. Since it won't get a lot of use other than at the meetings it should last a while. I never thought I would get another Singer machine as I have had nothing but bad luck with them-my apologies to those who like Singer. I've read a lot of reviews on this machine since I brought it home and the users either love it or hate it.