While helping J's sister move, she asked if I wanted a sewing machine. Coincidentally, I was in the process of pricing sewing machines and had planned to buy one in the near future. What luck!
I took it in to get oiled and checked out overall. They also took the time to show me all the features and even threw in a few bonuses.
*Tip: Sometimes small-town locally owned businesses may cost a little more, but can be much more personable. As the owner typically works in the shop itself, they may be more flexible with things such as hours.