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Thread: Why? is this so expensive

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    Junior Member ukmuminusa's Avatar
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    I don't know about you, but I am shocked at some of the prices advertised for vintage machines on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1913-Singer-...item27ac499653

    Are they really expecting to get that amount of money for this, it looks like it needs a great deal of tender love and care.

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    This comes up often. You can ask any outrageous price you want. Doesn't mean you're going to get it, or that it's "worth" it.

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    Some people don't pay any attention to what the machines are actually selling for...they get some crazy idea of what it's "worth" and think they are going to get it.

    I hope they get a reality check when they don't sell the machine. Probably not, though, as if they are not bright enough to do their homework beforehand, they probably won't do it at all.

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    Yes, Ebay they can try and sell almost anything for almost anything. Previous topic:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-141971-1.htm
    That one looks like it didn't sell ... I replied to previous post then too. Many sewing machines could have the same story, but I doubt anyone will pay the asking price.

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    they all think they have a priceless antique instead of realizing these machines are a dime a dozen.

    i've gotten 6 of my vintage singers free from freecycle and the other 2 i paid for cost $25 and the FW was $75.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    they all think they have a priceless antique instead of realizing these machines are a dime a dozen.

    i've gotten 6 of my vintage singers free from freecycle and the other 2 i paid for cost $25 and the FW was $75.
    I have so far paid $25 for a 66 red eye and $25 for a 15-91, which is why I was shocked at some of the prices I saw online.

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    A machine is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I never seem to find the good bargains. When I finally can't stand not having a FW, I might be willing to pay a few hundred dollars for it. If it is in excellent condition. But until then, this makes me laugh!

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