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Thread: Speaking of green machines!

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    Speaking of green machines!

    A vintage Consew. Expensive, but pretty in its way! (http://charlotte.craigslist.org/for/3261876511.html)

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    Overpriced I would say!!

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    Does the Table it sitting on come with it. That is expensive all by its self. But $350.00 is still high.

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    Those are sought after by sewers that do car/boat upholstery, I have heard that's the brand they look for.
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    If you only knew - that is an excellent deal. The price has dropped - used to be $800 was as good as you could get.
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    Personally, I think it's a good deal...industrials are expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    Personally, I think it's a good deal...industrials are expensive!
    you are right - getting them worked on is expensiver... ask me how I know - I learned to work on machines because I had industrials...
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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    Personally, I think it's a good deal...industrials are expensive!
    I agree as well. Not bad pricing at all. I learned to sew on one of these when I was about 6! My mom still has one that I would use. When I bought my first domestic, I was so disappointed with the slow speed in comparison to the industrial!
    Last edited by redpurselady; 09-12-2012 at 01:29 PM.
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    Charlotte CL is always a laugh in the sewing machine department. I saw one a couple of weeks ago for $700 and a few days later one for $400, just older singer machines nothing special. I usually look everyday for a laugh and hoping someone here lives in reality. I blame these storage war shows for the prices people think this stuff is worth now.

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    the table is probably a couple hundred if you need a new one - the motor is $$$ and the head is worth something.... break it down - it is worth it and if it is what you are looking for... - then parts are not cheap for those machines...
    I agree - there are some way out there 'finds' on CL - do you know we have an ongoing thread about it? I doubt if the stuff at the start is still there - but feel free to join in the fun: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking???? - you might like to start in the back and see how far you go toward the top... stuff gets removed from CL after a while - it's still a lot of fun.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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