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Thread: Grandma's Sewing machine for sale on Craig's List

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    Cool Grandma's Sewing machine for sale on Craig's List

    ***Please note - none of these are my machines, I don't have to make this stuff up... some of these ads will expire quickly/will get deleted from CL. If in doubt start at the bottom of the postings for the most current good stuff***

    Some of the best deals on Craig's List are grandma's old sewing machine.
    Some of the worst deals on Craig's List are grandma's old sewing machine.

    Add a few on here if you wish... I couldn't find them all... Some times I wonder if it isn't just their marketing ploy. I have bought some good stuff that way though. Sometimes they think they know what they have, some just want to get rid of it, some are probably out and out liars. You decide.

    Some of it will be WAY OLD/EXPIRED, but we also have a fun thing going for stuff that is way out there and here is a link to that one: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

    Anyway these are listed as having to do with Grandma's sewing machine... go on make your snarky remarks... add new grandma's sewing machines for sale to the list or just enjoy reading


    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/3710822395.html

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/3672005315.html

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/3683964409.html

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/atq/3696301995.html

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/hsh/3689650770.html
    too much money to burn, bought it for her out of guilt

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/atq/3621112938.html

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/3679591462.html
    hhmmmm not even his own grandma...

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/atq/3709264187.html
    obviously Grandma departed a very long time ago or gave up on sewing a very long time ago...

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/hsh/3569962757.html
    and some of the descendants are misinformed...

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/atq/3696653953.html
    who's grandma's was it?

    grandma might be rolling over in her grave:
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3715243702.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...714580837.html

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3673937118.html
    does this one confuse you, too?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/3625351034.html
    clear my throat and shake my head. poor grandma....

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/3622170390.html
    I love the stories...
    "Had a garage sale, and my grandma decided to part ways with this sewing machine desk. It is a White brand sewing machine model no. 764 serial no. 76167. This machine was introduced at the world fair in 1964 and it still runs and sews to this day. The knee pedal, and all the plugs still work. Wood is in good condition with all drawers and even the tray for the bobbins. Great condition. These go on eBay for $500 but my fiancé and I are moving so it has to go. Please call or text with any questions."

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3672245954.html

    http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/3673173751.html
    Grandma the enabler...

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...714580837.html

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/clt/3674049469.html
    I'll save you the bother of looking.... NO PICTURE...
    sewing machine - $200 (lewisville)
    i have two for one very good price they ware my grandma's so you know what that means


    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/atq/3710935000.html
    new twist... selling it FOR grandma - at least she hasn't died yet so she will know where it is going...

    http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/atq/3618844131.html
    some times Grandma had something very nice and I wish I could drive over there and pick it up on my way home from work... sigh.

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ra...659054949.html
    the price is $10000 Just in case someone has already snapped it up here is the story...
    "There is a story to this piece. This has been in our family for over 100 years. When Grandpa's Mother passed away he was four, this was the only item he received to remember her by. To this day, my Grandmother still uses the sewing machine. The machine is a HOME RUN (that's the name of it.) Everything in there home looks new and this item is of no exception. Grandma is now 96 and wants to sell it. They had it appraised over 25 years ago for $10,000.00. The cabinet has never been refurbished and the coloring of the machine is still very vibrant. All original attachments included - even the oil can! I don't see a scratch on it! They don't make cabinets like this anymore! Many compartments for storage. All offers considered. The machine inside is called a Home Run. It goes with the cabinet. COD only please."

    http://cnj.craigslist.org/atq/3713133585.html might be a good deal - if so it will be gone but the post is still there...

    http://longisland.craigslist.org/hsh/3652069838.html
    needs paint???

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/atq/3634523307.html
    actually a nice machine - I just sold one... I wonder if they will take $10???

    I'll save you all the bother of looking - no picture...
    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/fuo/3705678428.html

    "SINGER SEWING MACHINE!!! - $50 (SE 171ST POWELL) Brand new Singer Sewing Machine, my grandma bought it and now dosent want it. She lost the receit to return it. Please text for a picture, or call to come see it. 503-*** **** thank you"

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3706801025.html
    I don't know if I would marry that man honey..... He's smooth...
    $350 what a bargain...
    just so you don't have to bother to look:
    "I have an all original Singer Sewing Machine in great condition!

    It belonged to my fiance's great great grandma

    Model # 66-1

    I have the original manuals that came with the sewing machine.
    I also have alot of attachments for the sewing machine and other collectible items.

    This is an estate sale item located in my warehouse.

    I will not part out, but sell as a whole.

    For viewing or questions, please email me with your phone number or I will not respond back"


    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/art/3690236540.html
    know your stuff - buyer beware...

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...714801459.html
    just LIKE the one Great Grandma had???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    No wonder my CL adds don't sell. I don't put enough BS in them.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    No wonder my CL adds don't sell. I don't put enough BS in them.

    Joe
    If the ads are still up - the BS probably didn't do any good yet.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Miriam. When do you ever sleep???? I think I had better start re-homing some sewing machines to save my grand kids a lot of trouble.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I didn't have to look very hard to find ads from Grandma...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I have my grandmother's machine and now I am a greatgrandmother. Think I can 'cash' in on it? NO, my kids would "kill" me. LOL
    You can get older, but you never have to grow up! Tomorrow's just a future yesterday!-Greg Fergerson

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    Most of them I would pass on, but there are a couple of them that I would buy in a heartbeat. Thanks

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    The "Home Run" had us cracking up
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I'm thinking that grandma's machine is not the best advertising route to take. Unfortunately, memories really aren't worth much to other people..... only to you. Some of these are nice machines......$10,000????? Really?????

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