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Thread: Machine Pricing Adjusted for Inflation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    The 'trade ins' would be destroyed so they couldn't be resold, and a person wanting a sewing machine would have to buy a new one instead.
    A guy that works in my local place said that too. He recalled the procedure for destroying them, too. Urgh! Described some of them as "like new". The stuff of nightmares for us, and I can't un-hear it
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (or 15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)

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    Horror Movie Theme

    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    A guy that works in my local place said that too. He recalled the procedure for destroying them, too. Urgh! Described some of them as "like new". The stuff of nightmares for us, and I can't un-hear it
    Now I can't "unhear" that! I can only imagine the machines being destroyed. Some that I'm not even aware of. It makes for a great Horror Movie Theme.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vridar View Post
    Now I can't "unhear" that! I can only imagine the machines being destroyed. Some that I'm not even aware of. It makes for a great Horror Movie Theme.
    I didn't describe the procedure! Don't ask and you still have a chance to avoid the nightmares.
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (or 15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)

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    Great Gobs.

    Acid and fire?

    Now I am curious.

    Or maybe beige spraypaint.

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Great Gobs.

    Acid and fire?

    Now I am curious.

    Or maybe beige spraypaint.

    :-)
    Mocha or beige spray paint is worse than my imagination of monsters with sledge hammers ;-)
    Ron in NW MO

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    Mocha
    Cappuccino
    Ecru
    Champagne
    Portobello
    Sand


    All just polite words for beige.

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    OK, since you insisted. Three men had to be there: One did the machine in with a sledgehammer, and the other two had to watch. All three of them signed the order as destroyer and witnesses (as mentioned the destruction was so the machines could never be re-sold).
    He said that while he worked for Singer he saw thousands of serviceable sewing machines get whacked.
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (or 15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)

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    Suddenly my warm and fuzzy feelings for Singer are fading, fading... to a sort of sickly beige.

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    So they literally destroyed the competition.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Mocha
    Cappuccino
    Ecru
    Champagne
    Portobello
    Sand


    All just polite words for beige.
    Beige spray paint sounds even worse. They tried to soften the Black to beige transition by calling it Mocha. Beige by any other name...;-)

    Isn't it amazing where these threads take us?
    Ron in NW MO

    "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me."

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