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Thread: Today's Featherweight Find

  1. #21
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    Jun 2012
    I just joined Quilt Board today -- quick note -- I learned last week of a friend who has her mother's FW and she wants to sell it. However, it is in a cardboard box -- case and all attachs are gone, never to be found. I would simply use it as decoration. I want to be fair to her -- she is not a sewer and needs to downsize, so is getting rid of "stuff." She felt attached to it when her mother lived with her, but she has been gone now for 5+ years. How much $$ should I offer her for the FW? It is black -- that's all I know. Have not seen it yet but hope to go this week to see it. Thank you for any help you can be.

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    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    West Texas

    I think you should look on Ebay and see the wide variety of prices on winning FW auctions. There are so many that you really can get a good idea. Many things are factors in the price - condition being of great importance. The lack of attachments isn't too significant, since most of them are readily available. If a FW needs servicing or is missing functioning parts, the price should be less. For the purpose of decoration, it doesn't need to work, but you will probably want the decals to be in good shape. Then there is the issue of age: do you want an older one? Scroll plate or striated plate? Also, the market in each geographical area is different. A 222 generally commands a higher price than a 221.

    To determine value, it is a good idea to try out the machine, so you may need to bring fabric, thread, and maybe a needle. FW's thread from right to left.

    These are just my ideas -- other people will have other thoughts.

    A good transaction is one where each person feels things are fair.


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