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    Yes the prices of older machines is esculating here also, well they can sit on them as far as Im concerned.

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    I thought it was just here in the Chattanooga area. I see what people are asking and just have to laugh! I sure hope nobody is paying that.
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    well, after all, it is "beutiful"!!!!

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    a person can certainly ask any amount they want to ask for anything- sure doesn't mean they will get what they are asking. often (non-sewer's) see an older machine & think they have a treasure- and instead of doing a little research they go ahead & offer it for some ridiculous price- when they get no responses they tend to start doing a little research- or they find another (non-sewer) who doesn't know any better and sell it ... I have a sister in law who has held onto a machine she believes to be a real treasure---for about 12 years now- when she first showed it to me she offered me (a real deal---for me---$500) i didn't choke- but i smiled & said---no thanks- i have a good machine-
    this past summer i found the same machine (a 1956 singer 99-K) for $20 at a yard sale -- i showed it to her when they came to visit- she said---
    Wow- that ones in better shape than mine but i bet i offered you a better deal!--when i told her i got it for $20 she became extremely (angry) indignant===pretty much called me a liar & left in a huff---
    oh well- i have mine- and she can just keep her's in her garage for ever
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    wow they do think they have gold i guess. but if you look around at yard sales, flea markets. you can find a nice old machine for 15.00 like i did. its nothing fancy but it sew like a dream. it is a singer 15-91

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    Yikes. I was going to ask $300 for my 1957 FW in perfect working order, looks fantastic, has extra attachments (buttonholer, zigzag) and a clean case... and my friend thinks I'm nuts. I wonder what he would ask for it?!?
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    In the mood for some modern art? Check out this one

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/art/3115580671.html

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    If you want to have more fun, check out this other QB thread that has been going strong since January of 2012!!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...g-t174801.html
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    But it is not original..The drawer on the lower right doesn't have the same design and the other ones.
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    That's why you can't find anything on Craigslist around Houston....it's always overpriced...and seldom anything listed that's worth anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    In the mood for some modern art? Check out this one

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/art/3115580671.html
    Instead of the War of 1812, this should be called Apocalyptic Event!!! Is that a toiler plunger shoved into the wall?????? Really??????? ROFLMBO

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    There is a thread for those already on QB: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5335601
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    I think the Texas heat has finally got to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    In the mood for some modern art? Check out this one

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/art/3115580671.html
    sometimes I'm embarrassed to be a Vermonter. My only hope is that this "artist" came from somewhere else.
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    haha...even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    a person can certainly ask any amount they want to ask for anything- sure doesn't mean they will get what they are asking. often (non-sewer's) see an older machine & think they have a treasure- and instead of doing a little research they go ahead & offer it for some ridiculous price- when they get no responses they tend to start doing a little research- or they find another (non-sewer) who doesn't know any better and sell it ... I have a sister in law who has held onto a machine she believes to be a real treasure---for about 12 years now- when she first showed it to me she offered me (a real deal---for me---$500) i didn't choke- but i smiled & said---no thanks- i have a good machine-
    this past summer i found the same machine (a 1956 singer 99-K) for $20 at a yard sale -- i showed it to her when they came to visit- she said---
    Wow- that ones in better shape than mine but i bet i offered you a better deal!--when i told her i got it for $20 she became extremely (angry) indignant===pretty much called me a liar & left in a huff---
    oh well- i have mine- and she can just keep her's in her garage for ever
    I love it, that made me laugh. Good for you. I would have loved to have been there. I see them on eBay all the time asking an ungodly price for these old machines. I guess there is someone out there who will buy but not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    In the mood for some modern art? Check out this one

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/art/3115580671.html
    I'm not an Art Major but that looks a lot like the back door at the local watering hole at the end of a rowdy Saturday night-
    'Pool Cue Stuck in Door" by Tipsy Customer -and its free if you haul it out of the dumpster

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    It reminds me of something I heard " Just because its old , doesn't make it valuable".

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    My DH got mine in an Antique store 20+ yrs ago-he paid $60 for it and it came with the drawers all matching and the belt plus the key for the drawers and the wood puzzle box with all the attachments.And I thought he paid to much.Theres one sitting in a 2nd hand store here and she's only $40 and she's ready to go and sew.

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    I only paid $200. for one that is in better shape, came with two extra belts , plus the one that was on it (which all of them are in mint condition) plus all the extra parts, and a whole bunch of other stuff with it!!! It was owned by one little ol lady that is currently 94 yrs old living in a nursing home...still kicking as far as I know!! This guy is definitely smoking something!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    a person can certainly ask any amount they want to ask for anything- sure doesn't mean they will get what they are asking. often (non-sewer's) see an older machine & think they have a treasure- and instead of doing a little research they go ahead & offer it for some ridiculous price- when they get no responses they tend to start doing a little research- or they find another (non-sewer) who doesn't know any better and sell it ... I have a sister in law who has held onto a machine she believes to be a real treasure---for about 12 years now- when she first showed it to me she offered me (a real deal---for me---$500) i didn't choke- but i smiled & said---no thanks- i have a good machine-
    this past summer i found the same machine (a 1956 singer 99-K) for $20 at a yard sale -- i showed it to her when they came to visit- she said---
    Wow- that ones in better shape than mine but i bet i offered you a better deal!--when i told her i got it for $20 she became extremely (angry) indignant===pretty much called me a liar & left in a huff---
    oh well- i have mine- and she can just keep her's in her garage for ever
    Yep! I got my 99K in great condition too for $15.00 ... I'm happy!

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    Some people become convinced that their old machines are very valuable and will NOT listen to reason. I see the same machines on CL for years, because the owners think they are worth a lot.....it's just not true. Where I live most old models come along for $25 or less if I wait awhile.


    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    a person can certainly ask any amount they want to ask for anything- sure doesn't mean they will get what they are asking. often (non-sewer's) see an older machine & think they have a treasure- and instead of doing a little research they go ahead & offer it for some ridiculous price- when they get no responses they tend to start doing a little research- or they find another (non-sewer) who doesn't know any better and sell it ... I have a sister in law who has held onto a machine she believes to be a real treasure---for about 12 years now- when she first showed it to me she offered me (a real deal---for me---$500) i didn't choke- but i smiled & said---no thanks- i have a good machine-
    this past summer i found the same machine (a 1956 singer 99-K) for $20 at a yard sale -- i showed it to her when they came to visit- she said---
    Wow- that ones in better shape than mine but i bet i offered you a better deal!--when i told her i got it for $20 she became extremely (angry) indignant===pretty much called me a liar & left in a huff---
    oh well- i have mine- and she can just keep her's in her garage for ever

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    Wow he has got to be on something.

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    He must be smoking the dust off the machine.... LOL!!
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