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Thread: Would you pay this for a Featherweight?

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    There is a tan coloured Featherweight 221K available. The seller wanted $450 (CAN) for it but is willing to sell it to me for $300. I'm wondering if that's a good deal or not.
    It's supposed to be in excellent condition and sews well.
    Any opinions??

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    Can you get pics ? seriel number ?

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    I would pay $300 U.S. if the machine is in working order, very good cosmetic condition (not necessarily perfect, but not lots of worn-away decals), wiring is good, and it comes with the case and accessories.

    Without the case, featherweights used to sell for about $300 U.S. but I think with the downturn in the economy over the last couple of years the value is less now, which is why I would want the case and accessories with it. I'm not sure how $300 Can compares to US dollars.

    Hmmm... Maybe the tan doesn't have decals. The white doesn't.

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    I paid $250 and paid $90 to get it up and running. Someone on the board is always getting a great buy but none have ever come my way. Decided what your limit is and do your search. If you don't want to be bothered with searching anymore I think that is a fair price. Just my opinion.

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    I boughtt my featherweight 10 years ago for $500 USD I like the idea that I can take it apart and clean, adjust and repair anything that might go wrong with it. I have taken it all over the US in its wood box. It is great for classes. Altho I think some of the new low end (cheap) ones are OK for toting around.

    My older sister has had one since the 50s -- she bought it with the ttable and has never used anything else.

    It all depends what you want it for

    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    There is a tan coloured Featherweight 221K available. The seller wanted $450 (CAN) for it but is willing to sell it to me for $300. I'm wondering if that's a good deal or not.
    It's supposed to be in excellent condition and sews well.
    Any opinions??

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    Does it have the case with it? any accessories? I've never seen/heard of a tan one. I'd go for it.

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    Make sure it is original, and not one of the new copies they are making. I have a 221-1, never heard of the 221k.

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    The "K" means it was manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland. Therefore the K was added to the 221 for verifacation.

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    I WOULD SERIOUSLY wonder why the seller has dropped $150.00 off of the selling price. To me that is a red flag. I'd be leery. If you can test run it then you know.

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    It's been up for sale for a while and I offered $150 less than asking price.

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