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Yes the prices of older machines is esculating here also, well they can sit on them as far as Im concerned.
I thought it was just here in the Chattanooga area. I see what people are asking and just have to laugh! I sure hope nobody is paying that.
a person can certainly ask any amount they want to ask for anything- sure doesn't mean they will get what they are asking. often (non-sewer's) see an older machine & think they have a treasure- and instead of doing a little research they go ahead & offer it for some ridiculous price- when they get no responses they tend to start doing a little research- or they find another (non-sewer) who doesn't know any better and sell it ... I have a sister in law who has held onto a machine she believes to be a real treasure---for about 12 years now- when she first showed it to me she offered me (a real deal---for me---$500) i didn't choke- but i smiled & said---no thanks- i have a good machine-
this past summer i found the same machine (a 1956 singer 99-K) for $20 at a yard sale -- i showed it to her when they came to visit- she said---
Wow- that ones in better shape than mine but i bet i offered you a better deal!--when i told her i got it for $20 she became extremely (angry) indignant===pretty much called me a liar & left in a huff---
oh well- i have mine- and she can just keep her's in her garage for ever
hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy
wow they do think they have gold i guess. but if you look around at yard sales, flea markets. you can find a nice old machine for 15.00 like i did. its nothing fancy but it sew like a dream. it is a singer 15-91
Yikes. I was going to ask $300 for my 1957 FW in perfect working order, looks fantastic, has extra attachments (buttonholer, zigzag) and a clean case... and my friend thinks I'm nuts. I wonder what he would ask for it?!?
aka Chicken McLittle
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But it is not original..The drawer on the lower right doesn't have the same design and the other ones.
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