I have been jonesin' for a Loom for quite a while now, but also heavily resisting the urge to just go and buy one from new, because I am a firm believer in the fact that things happen when they are meant to.
For example, a month or so ago, I found a buyer for my Louet S51, and the buyer was someone I have known online for years, so I was able to catch up with her through it. At pretty much the same time, a Kromski Sonata (folding travelling wheel) came up for sale, and I was looking to replace my Louet with a travelling wheel anyway, so I could take her to Spinning meetings.
So you see, things happen when they are meant to.
I have been half-heartedly searching for a loom for sale of late, but they always seem to sell fast, or they're not the right kind for me.
I wanted a foldable/portable one, so it will travel, and also pack away when I am not using it.
I put 'weaving loom for sale' into a popular search engine the other night, and found this lovely loom, about 5 pages in, over on Gumtree, in St Helens, for an insanely good price.
I messaged the seller about it, and then messaged a good friend on the FaceBook, who lives in St.Helens, as the seller was not able to post.
She is a 16" Kromski Harp Folding loom and she's hardly been used and comes with a stand and quite a few books.
So, perfect for learning on :)
But the BEST part about it, is that I have reconnected with a good friend that I haven't spoken to for a few years, and it was like I only spoke to her yesterday.
So yeah, this is why I always try to wait for the 'right' time.
Just having something you want is all well and good, but when it comes alongside other more awesome things, it's like it was meant to happen, and this feels infinitely more fulfilling :)