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Thread: Featherweight for Sale

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    Arrow Featherweight for Sale

    I have recently acquired a Featherweight machine manufactured in January 23, 1950. It has many accessories including oil, instruction book, various feet and black carrying case. I was wondering what current prices are for this machine. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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    I've seen them for anywhere from $225 to $400, depending on what part of the country it's located...assuming it works and has the bobbin case.
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    Check eBay or just ask what you want on your local craigslist and see if you get a nibble.

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    Not a price recommendation, but every one I find in the wild is always $275, regardless of condition. I have only found the black one, though.

    As mentioned, check eBay sold listings for Featherweight pricing.
    Mark

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    a few weeks ago I purchased mine for $250. He was asking $345.

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    I think it really depends on your location and the condition of your machine. In my area of Southern Ontario Canada, featherweights are not quite as expensive as they were three or four years ago. I see many listed on Kijiji (Canadian version of Craig's List) in the $225-$350 range. Occasionally I still see them listed for $500 plus but then will see them re-listed and every time the asking price asked is lower. Singer made many Featherweights for many years and people have finally realized that they are not a rare machine and if you are patient, you will find one at an affordable price. I bought one of mine for $100 from a fellow quilter who just wanted it to be used. Of course if you are selling you should realize that a Featherweight sale will not make you rich and even if it was Grandma's machine it probably won't bring you mega dollars.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    I got mine for about 150 with case and I was going to sell it till I saw the pricing... I didn't want some one to buy and resale it.. I always end up giving up mine for the price I paid for it.. I just do..
    Squirrelly Shirley

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    I see FWs listed for $200 plus, but guess what? They are still listed, months later.

    It's the Great Featherweight Debate, as always... what is one "worth".

    Personally, I would not ever pay more than $100. But, there are people who would. (And I'm not wagging a finger! We're just all different.) So if you are a seller, you need to ask whether you care more about how much dosh you'll get (in which case, eBay is your place to be, for you can always play it to your advantage to fetch a higher penny), or who it goes to (in which case you will want to have some control over who buys it.) Neither one is a right or a wrong way to be. There are no right and wrong prices.

    Good luck! :-)

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    I saw one on the salvation army thrift store site for $125.00 this week.
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    did you grab it? what color was it.?
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    I saw one on the salvation army thrift store site for $125.00 this week.
    Squirrelly Shirley

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