After many hours searching through this forum, I was wondering if there was a type of checklist or red flags to look at when inspecting a used machine for purchase. I am heading to So Cal to look at a used Juki LS-1341 for 1900-2000 USD. I plan on bringing a couple of unfinished pieces to see how it handles my intended projects. Weekenders/gusseted laptop bags/totes (no more than 7mm of material). Thanks to @RockyAussie for his videos about making sure its a pedestal stand for the type of work I would like to do (part of the reason why I am not going for Techsew). I am not sure if there is a way to determine if it is an authentic Juki. The place has sold similar/exact machines through ebay, facebook marketplace, has its own website, and is a registered CA business, but I would like some insight if there are some major things I should be looking for regardless. I have seen a thread here about some of this but not necessarily about determining authenticity. Sorry @Wizcrafts if this should be a separate topic, but part of me feels that if something were to not pan out exactly that I would be underestimating the value/convince of the tech support some of the other places provide. I just have been less than enthused with online communications with some other suppliers (ts was great though) which if there was a problem, would be the primary way I would communicate any issues. Thanks to all in advance!