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Thread: FeatherLIGHT (NOT singer) machine?

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    FeatherLIGHT (NOT singer) machine?

    I was at a junk sale today and they had a little blue featherlight machine. Definitely not a singer, but I assume it was meant as a copycat. It looks more likea small elna grasshopper than anything. I googled and can only find featherweight info from people who mistakenly call it a featherlight. Anyone have any info on these machines? Thanks!

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    Yes, I've seen these before. They're very cute and I remember doing some research on them after seeing one listed for sale. I couldn't find much either. But, I think they come in several colors and if it was a decent price I would have bought it:>

    You'll find more info. if you google Featherlite sewing machine.

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    There is one without a nose on GW right now:
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=10101901
    There are 8 bids on it so there must be something desirable about it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    There is one without a nose on GW right now:
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=10101901
    There are 8 bids on it so there must be something desirable about it.

    Joe
    I saw that one also. But decided that I was not going to bid on it because it was missing the nose/face plate. The missing part may be hard to find. I wonder if those bidders realize that it is missing that part? I had to look at all of the pictures before I realized it was not complete.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I stick far away from GW. At least with ebay, if the item doesn't work or is different than described, you can get a refund.

    There's currently a fake FW going for a lot of money on GW that someone is going to be very upset with. Yes, it's the buyers ignorance for not knowing a fake from the original, but on ebay that would not fly and you'd get your money back.

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    Candace, the "fake" featherweight was listed as an Alphasew machine, so they aren't trying to pass it off as a Featherweight. It's buyer beware, and whoever bids on this should be reading the whole posting beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Candace, the "fake" featherweight was listed as an Alphasew machine, so they aren't trying to pass it off as a Featherweight. It's buyer beware, and whoever bids on this should be reading the whole posting beforehand.
    It's not specifically listed as a reproduction and would be pulled from ebay or the buyer would get their money back. If you do don't fully disclose it's a reproduction, that's a sticky situation. I agree the buyer should know better.
    Last edited by Candace; 06-13-2012 at 08:34 AM.

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    I can't find anything on Google about the Featherlite Sewing Machine. I was looking at that one on Goodwill site, and am concerned about the missing nose. Does anyone know who the maker of these was?

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    I checked out this machine. If a buyer thinks they are getting a FeatherWEIGHT, they haven't done their research. This machine looks nothing like the FW and is a pretty blue/turq. It looks very close to a child's machine but more sturdy. It's very very cute and desc. states that it looks barely used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    I checked out this machine. If a buyer thinks they are getting a FeatherWEIGHT, they haven't done their research. This machine looks nothing like the FW and is a pretty blue/turq. It looks very close to a child's machine but more sturdy. It's very very cute and desc. states that it looks barely used.
    No, this isn't the machine we're talking about. It was a FW replica that was up for auction. I sort of derailed this thread mentioning it. LOL.

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