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    Super Member Evelynquilts's Avatar
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    At our recent quilt get together one of the ladies brought in her Singer featherweight...I fell in love with it...I was afraid to ask what she paid for it...Could someone tell me what would be a good price to pay for one? I looked on ebay but they are all different prices.. I see many on this board have one..I don`t want to over pay, but I relly don`t know what would be a fair price...so if any one could give me an idea,I would really appreciate any imput...thank you...

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    I bid on over 50 of them before i finally won one for $217.00 several years ago. They go for about that to well over $500.00. Hold onto your hat if you want one.

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    I think I got mine about 2 years ago and if I remember right, I think I paid just shy of $200...and then shipping, but I absolutely LOVE this little machine. I just brought it upstairs after letting it SIT for these 2 years. Oiled it, cleaned it, which I don't think it had ever been cleaned, and it is running like a charm. I have just ordered a quarter inch foot for it, so I can take the tape off the bed, but it is such a smooth little machine. I guess it is the luck of the draw as to the conditon of the machine. I don't think you can go wrong with one if they tell you that the motor is strong, and it stitches well.

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    If you are diligent enough you can get one for under $100 and in good condition. Just make sure you hit all of the estate sales you can and check CL in your area and you will score one.

    I missed one about 3 months ago for $65 and another on for $45 about the same time. One was on CL and the other was at an estate sale. I saw the $45 one at the estate sale ans missed it by 20 minutes. I recognized the case when we we in line checking out and was floored when I saw what was written on the sales slip.

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    I found one for 'free'...yep, that is right:)They are out there to be found on a deal. If someone in a family was a quilter, etc and then no one else is...they will be glad to pass it on. The one I have came from a person that paid $25 for it at an auction and then didn't want it a few years later. I did find one and still kick myself for not buying was at a estate sale and it looked new! Case, book, etc...all great..for $200. So, there is a good range...LOL Skeat

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    I got mine from the my long arm quilter. One of the smartest things I have ever invested in. Paid 275.00. It is in perfect condition. JulieM

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    thank you...

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    You can find really good prices on them. I live in the midwest and they go anywhere from $200 to $450. It just depends on how old they are. Singer started making them during the 1930s depression and they continued making them until about 1960 or so. The earlier ones had a fancy faceplate and are worth much more as a collectors item. The later ones could be white, tan, black, or even a pale mint green. They are all workhorses. I think it boils down to how much you are welling to pay and how lucky you get! :-D

    Have a joyous holiday season.

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    There are lots of places to get one. It all depends on how much you want to pay. Prices will vary from seller to seller. I saw one on CL a month ago for $45 but it had no cord/pedal. Carefully read the descriptions of the auctions (if you go that route) like does it work, the condition of the motor, etc..., get the serial # and look it up here http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html so you can date the machine and check that it is a 221 model, and look at the details of the machine. Hope this helps!

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    For anyone in the Worcester, Massachusetts area there is one on Craigslist for $30.00.... http://worcester.craigslist.org/for/1495279428.html

    I looked it up with the site that Crafty gave and it was made in 1951. I would go look at it myself but I'm busy today and won't be able to.

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