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Thread: Should I buy it?

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    Found this on Craigslist today. Is it worth $40? She says it works, but I won't be able to see if it does. I forgot to ask about the cover. She has the buttonholer and the foot pedal. DH is capable to do some repairs if it needs it.
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    Well.... I'd spend $40 on a dinner out, so if I wanted the machine...I'd buy it & stay home for dinner! (it's a nice collectible whether it works or not)

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    That's kind of what I'm thinking, but I don't know anything about value of old machines. I'm on fixed income and $40 seems enough that I should get at least a good meal's worth for my money!

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    I'd buy! Especially with helpful DH!

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    Go for it! I would.

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    If you want it, then it's worth the money. I would try to talk her down because it's missing the plate on the bobbin area. Billy, aka Lostn51, may have a replacement for the plate, but that's a common part to be missing so it may be hard to find.

    There are tutorials for cleaning and servicing vintage machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    If you want it, then it's worth the money. I would try to talk her down because it's missing the plate on the bobbin area. Billy, aka Lostn51, may have a replacement for the plate, but that's a common part to be missing so it may be hard to find.

    There are tutorials for cleaning and servicing vintage machines.
    I agree with Irishrose, talk her down because of the missing plate. Otherwise I would buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    Found this on Craigslist today. Is it worth $40? She says it works, but I won't be able to see if it does. I forgot to ask about the cover. She has the buttonholer and the foot pedal. DH is capable to do some repairs if it needs it.
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We checked at our local singer store for a plate for the treadle and it was only $19

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    At that price? Buy it!!

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    I've got an appointment to see the machine tomorrow. I PMd Billy for some advice and hope to hear from him before then. I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy this. Don't you beat me to it, Char! LOL

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