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Thread: Featherweight

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    Super Member KSue's Avatar
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    Is $300 too much to pay for a Singer Featherweight? It looks like it is in real good condition - I honestly don't know too much about them - as a matter of fact I just learned about featherweights after joining this board - I learned to sew on a treadle and an electric but have been living in the dark I suppose.

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    I don't think so, but others may disagree. The worth is what you can afford and what you think it is worth:)

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    You say it is in good condition, but have you test driven her yet? I think she is worth the $300, but only if she is in good working conditon and doesn't have any issues.

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    I would pay 300 if it's in good shape and has the case and attachments.
    You will LOVE having one!

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    Just make sure it has all of it's working parts, mainly the bobbin case. I think that's a good price and they are easily cleaned and oiled up to get them running again. Good luck--I hope you get it!!

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    That is a fair price. In my part of Southern Ontario, I have noticed that Featherweights are not selling for quite as much lately. There were two on Kijiji (Canadian version of Craig's List) last night. One listed at $250 and one at $350. Sometimes it is just a matter of luck. I bought two Featherweights for $60 at an Estate sale. Our neighbour gave my daughter her mother's for free. I'm still hunting for a 222 Featherweight at a reasonable price.

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    In good condition, with accessories and the case? Reasonable IMO. Recently tuned up? Even better.

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    For this area it's a legitimate price, but check to be sure it runs correctly.

    Kat

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    I didn't pay quite as much for the one I bought about 1 1/2 years ago. It took a lot of searching and patience to find one with all the parts in good condition. If I had had $300 I would have gladly paid it, especially now since I got this one and use it all the time.

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    did you test drive it? I would pay $300.00 if it was in good condition. I am still looking for one

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