Should I buy the Singer Prelude 8280 sewing machine?
I strongly discourage sewers from buying the Singer brand today. When I was a child, it was the best brand around. In subsequent years, they moved their engineering and manufacturing operations off shore and the quality disappeared. Buying a used machine from a reputable dealer will be a much better use of your money. Just make sure that it has a 90 day parts and labor guarantee and when you take it home, sew the stuffings out of it right away. That way, any marginal components will fail during the warranty period. I sew on Bernina machines. Janome and Viking are also reliable brands.