I haven't even oiled my 301A yet, but have been looking around - at a thrift store, they had this for $250 - I think it's a 201 (but out of my price range) - is it a 201-2? It looks in pretty good condition and has a bentwood case with a key, and there is a repair tag on the machine - since I wasn't buying, he wouldn't let me try it.
Then, at an estate sale today, I saw this for $65 - is it a featherweight? It doesn't look in great condition - and it's missing a needle plate (?) - is it worth offering less and bringing it in to a shop to fix? There is some electrical tape on the motor, and it looks like it uses a knee controller. (Although I refuse to say I've been bitten by the "bug", it's fun to look around - another estate sale today, the lady had 3 sewing machines, all in cabinets, and a serger!
Appreciate all your comments!