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Thread: I've fallen in love.... (301a)

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    I've fallen in love.... (301a)

    I know I absolutely DO NOT need this machine, but I keep going back and just looking. I saw one on the last quilting retreat and she was so light and functional and fast. I can afford it, but don't need it as I have a Featherweight, a 15-91, and three modern machines including a brand new Janome 8900. But she is blue, and just so pretty looking, but way too expensive. Did I mention I DO NOT need another machine? Please someone talk me out of buying this fast. Thanks!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-301-S...item35d382b7cf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I have a Featherweight, a 15-91, and three modern machines including a brand new Janome 8900.
    You poor thing. I feel so bad for you. How have you survived with only five machines?

    ROFL

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    I second napajohn's comment - since I'm up to over 60 of them, and have a hard time thinking of parting with ANY of them LOL!!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    I have over 30 machines, plan on keeping only half but at the asking price I would pass this one up in a heartbeat and never look back. Did that help?
    Thrift Stores, YES!!!.

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    If you love it and have the money, why not? Wrong crowd to tell you no.
    They must be getting low on featherweights to paint...
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    I know the work involved with repainting, so I'd never say this kind of machine is over priced. Though I'm too cheap to cough up the money:> If you want it, can afford it and will love it...rock on!

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    that sure is a pretty machine. I agree with Rodney- if you love it and have the money, why not?
    Alyce

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    Do they have a warranty on the paint not scratching off?
    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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    Dang Bel, that’s sure a nice looking Singer 301A. I really like the blue color. I’d like to try painting one of my own like that, but I probably wouldn’t get the color so vivid. I doubt that many people could. The color is outstanding, and is so brilliant. I doubt if I’ll ever see another one like it, at least not with that brilliant blue. It’s like a “one-of-a-kind” blue, don’t you think?

    It probably won’t hurt to pass on it. Even if you never, ever, ever, see another one that pretty, you can always think back to this one that you loved....and passed on.....


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    Most of the ones with the shabby paint work the best - maybe they painted it because it was worn.
    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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