BF bought me a Bernina a few years ago. I'm not a prolific seamstress, so I didn't want to drop the funds on a brand new state-of-the-art Bernina, so we went shopping on ebay. We found an older one and I was in heaven. Unfortunately, I never took it to our local Bernina service center (a half hour drive from home) and so it sat in storage for nearly 4 years.
Finally, this past month, we made the drive to The Quilt Shop and had my Bernina serviced. BF picked it up for me this past weekend and it works like a charm. Practically brand new. I'm so excited to have a sewing machine again. My sewing is generally limited to craft items and repairs, but I'm still so thrilled to have a sewing machine just the same. Woohoo! Stay tuned for some interesting projects from time to time.