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Thread: Funny coincidences--thrift store 401a!

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    Funny coincidences--thrift store 401a!

    So I went shopping over the weekend, and stopped by the local thrift shop on a whim. They had yet another red eye (very sad shape) for their silent auction, with a painted cabinet. I let her be though, she had plenty of bidders and I have no room for a full blown treadle.

    For fun I stopped by the electronic appliances section, because they sometimes have neat things squirrelled away there. Well, I just about bowled over a young couple looking at toaster ovens when I spotted this baby!



    Ain't she a beaut? I didn't take her home at first, because I knew my boyfriend would kill me if I did, but when I got home I realized, "Hey, my repair guy would love this machine!" So a quick call and confirmation later I burned rubber getting back to the store with a coupon in hand and walked out with this monster.

    Oh, and did I mention it came with attachments?



    Anyone care to guess how much I paid?

    How about $19.35. To top it all off, this machine is actually the one my mom learned how to sew on, so she's going to buy it from my repair guy once he's worked his magic on it. How neat is that?

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    great machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
    Just passing through!

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    Looks like it's in terrific shape, and attachments to boot! I love my 401A, it's my fave!

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    What a great deal!
    What is that attachment to the far right on the bottom row?
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    Great machine and price. I found mine at local Goodwill in a beautiful cabinet for $30.00. Dad was visiting and bought her for me. Sounds like I am a young kid but am 71 years old. Am currently quilting a queen bed quilt on her. She is great and makes beautiful decorative stitches and uses dual needles also. So much fun and ease of use.
    Kitsy

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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    You did good, girl! Congratulations!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    good grief....why can't I find one at that price...sigh...GOOD job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    good grief....why can't I find one at that price...sigh...GOOD job!
    notice she is having to pay for repairs as well.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Wow, great price and so happy you rescued her
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