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Thread: Is This a Good Price for a 99K Hand Crank?

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    I found a 1948 99K Hand Crank on Craigslist. It had been relisted a couple of days ago, so no one snapped it up over the last few weeks. I called the seller and he will drop the price to $100 from $150. It is pretty, with scroll faceplate and bentwood case. Decals look good. I love that faceplate: beautiful!

    I can also convert my 1953 99K, but this one is growing on me. Sewing Heaven's conversion looks pretty nice too. Will I be able to fit the carry case cover over the hand crank after the conversion?

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    Mo "IF" it works then that would be an excellent price...crafty_linda_b

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    $100 seems high to me unless it is in perfect cosmetic condition.

    I converted one of my bentwood case machines to a hand crank, and the case does not fit over the hand crank. Can't be sure offhand if it was a 99K, but I think it was.

    Be careful with the carrying case. I always support mine with a hand underneath, as I once had a machine fall out of the case. The handles can break from the weight too. So, always provide support.

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    Thanks. I may hold out and see if he will go down more. He purchased it from an estate sale, so probably got it cheap!

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    I would just make an offer...I'd probably do 75, take it or leave it...I bet she takes it.

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    I am thinking of offering him $100 for both machines. The other one is an electric 99k and it isn't in a base. I think it must be in a base to run? He was asking $150 for the hand crank and $100 for the electric. I got him to go down to $50 when I pointed out the base issue.

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    My daughter bought mu 99K with the case for a total of $58 with shipping (shipped across country). Price seems high when shipping is taken into consideration!

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    $100 would be good for both machines, but I wouldn't pay that for just one machine. They are very easy to find for less than that. And it's very easy to convert an electric to a handcrank...I did it to mine with a little help from an expert. And yes, it does have to be in a case to run. Easy to make a wooden base. There are patterns/instructions on the internet.

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