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Thread: I think they are proud of this Machine

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    Wow, expensive.

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    I'd like to see the person who would buy it for $999 much less $1300! :lol:

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    Duh, you think? They will have it for a veryyyy long time.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    HOPE THEY DUST IT OFF OCCASIONALLY - IT'S GOING TO SIT AROUND FOR A LOOONNNGGG TIME!!

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    gotta give 'em credit for testing the waters :)

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    E for Effort!!!

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    that is crazy

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    Good Grief!!! They obviously don't have a clue!!!

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    Maybe the room comes along with it? ;>

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    I would say so- I got mine at Goodwill. A good cleaning and a dab of wood glue and she was beautiful.

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    Or how about this one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2494674534.html

    I just sent her an e-mail and gently let her know that whoever told her that it was worth up to $1500 doesn't know what they're talking about and that if she needs cash fast she'd may want to rethink her ad. I've seen these sit and sit for $100 and maybe sell in the $50-$75 range! Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Or how about this one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2494674534.html

    I just sent her an e-mail and gently let her know that whoever told her that it was worth up to $1500 doesn't know what they're talking about and that if she needs cash fast she'd may want to rethink her ad. I've seen these sit and sit for $100 and maybe sell in the $50-$75 range! Yikes.
    People who arent' familiar with these machines think that they are worth mega bucks, just because they are old. They don't know that there are lots of these machines out there in the world, most of them sitting in garage sales, thrift shops and being put up on Craigslist! You did the right thing by emailing her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Or how about this one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2494674534.html

    I just sent her an e-mail and gently let her know that whoever told her that it was worth up to $1500 doesn't know what they're talking about and that if she needs cash fast she'd may want to rethink her ad. I've seen these sit and sit for $100 and maybe sell in the $50-$75 range! Yikes.
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    I check the Craigslist in our area every day, checking for sewing machines. One has been on there quite a while. It was a Singer treadle and started out at $400, then dropped to $350,$300, etc. to finally just make an offer. It either sold or they gave up because I haven't seen the listing in a while.

    It amazes me that people think they will get mega-bucks for an old, worn out machine with cabinets in such sad shape. Maybe they see the small featherweights going for such high prices and think because it has a cabinet, it must be worth lots more.

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    Glad they like it that much, cause at that price, they are going to get to keep it!

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    Here is an example that I showed to DH. I wonder if they sold it or not.

    http://tricities.craigslist.org/atq/2467167411.html

    http://tricities.craigslist.org/atq/2467131672.html

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    These advertisers see "antique" only and they don't consider the category of antique. They have a 'glorification of the Roadshow' mentality, poor deluded things.

    Jan in VA

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    Yep, They would definately be the ones that are in the feedback booth at the end of the show!!!

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    Wow!!!!!

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    That looks like the one I paid $25 for at a yard sale last month it is a 1910 singer. works great, no attachments but they are not worth $974! LOL

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    Wow

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    I emailed the lady in OKCity and gently informed her that she would not be very likely to get her asking price as I had bought a similar one at an antique store for $100, marked down from $130 because it had not sold at the higher price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Here is an example that I showed to DH. I wonder if they sold it or not.

    http://tricities.craigslist.org/atq/2467167411.html

    http://tricities.craigslist.org/atq/2467131672.html
    Wow - "I have a singer sewing machine model 401a dated 1955/56. It is in very good condition, it does need to be refinished. I also have a box of attachments, with several feed feet, bobbins and a button holer, instruction book. Price is FIRM"

    Should I tell them I just bought mine that didn't need refinishing for $25?

    And that sewing table in the first ad is in really rough shape!

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    I seen one at a garage sale I think it was a FW because it had one of those wood case with it and they only wanted 25.00 but the hubby wouldnt let me buy it because I just purchased a brand new machine...

    I know there would be no way I would pay that much for an old machine, that's just crazy...

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