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Thread: Price for featherweight

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    Price for featherweight

    What is a reasonable price for singer featherweight with all its working parts? I'd like to venture into featherweight territory but don't know a decent deal. Please help?

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    It really depends on what you are looking for. It you want the refurbished, repainted, and as they say about cars, "All cherried out" then you are looking at a price in excess of $1,000.00. It took me years of checking quilt shops, yard sales and such to figure out I did not want to pay over $300.00. Then thru the QB I found shopgoodwill.com and Ebay. You read the review and also about the seller and make an offer. I ended up with 3 - 2 under $200.00 and one at $300.00. I felt one would be a good parts machine in case I needed one in the future. But all three were in fine condition, 2 were shipped with wonderful packing and the other was at the local Goodwill shop and I was able to pick it up.

    I still check Craigslist from time to time to see what is out there - but before by the time I called it was either already sold or they wanted way too much money.

    There is no set price - you have to figure out how much you want to spend and maybe talk to a LQS to find out what they sell for in the area. Or maybe your local Goodwill can tell you what they would charge if they got one in. Because they really are priced by what the local market.

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    I have 6 and love every one of them. I have not paid more than $300 for any of them. I also have one 222 paid more for her but she was worth it. I purchased all of mine from ebay.

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    Both of mine were under $250. They are out there , but do your homework on what you want. Mine came with cases and attachments. Both bought on E-Bay. I have had good luck with buying there.
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    Thanks everyone...that helps a lot. I don't want one thats been repainted and duded out. I'll start looking!

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    Just bought mine on ebay at Xmas for $199. Great condition with no decal wear, and sews a nice straight stitch but I had to thoroughly oil & set the tension. Good luck. Look at the pics online carefully, and possibly ask to see a swatch of fabric with stitching (front & back). My seller took 15 day returns & insured the pk (shipping was $40) so I wasn't too worried.

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    Forgot to mention it was the sellers grandmothers! I never knew my grandmother (my mom had me when she was 46) Glad the seller didn't want it.
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    Vintage machines are one of the few things that are cheaper over here compared with the US, lol! I paid about $160 just before Christmas for my one, but could have got one in need of more TLC cheaper.
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    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    That is a great price for sure and a very nice looking machine.

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    Vintage machines are one of the few things that are cheaper over here compared with the US, lol! I paid about $160 just before Christmas for my one, but could have got one in need of more TLC cheaper.
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    Vanginney, you have a lovely machine! I have five machines and enjoy them all. One is a free arm which coast and arm and a leg.lol Here in Wa. I see the black featherweights going from 200 up depending on what you get.
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