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    A FW without an electrical cord. I saw one on Saturday at the 400 mile yard sale. I was shocked by the price. Is just me or would you be shocked too?

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    Certainly out of my price range~~:)

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    I may be the only wannabe quilter who doesn't lust for one of the cuties, so NO! I don't see why they should be more than $100 (now I'm ducking!)

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    I have been looking for a FW for the last few months. I had a $400 budget. I couldn't even come close to that price in my area. I was lucky enough to find a seller on this board. I'm so excited about get one. The feather weight is 1 year younger then I am.

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    I have purchases 3...125, 70 and 60...may be getting another one for 70...keep looking...they are out there..

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    WOW was it in perfect condition?

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    I am with irishrose......I have no desire for one, so have no idea if it is worth that price. Good luck in shopping for one.

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    Yes, I think that is a little much- maybe someone else would buy it - but shoot at that price you could get something new.

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    That's crazy!!! I wouldn't buy one WITH everything for that much! And I mean the case, attachments, etc and of course, the cord!

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    I think it is a little much for it, just because you have to purchase a cord. If you could have tried it and seen how good it worked, then, I would have done it.

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    There were no attachment and no power cord, just the machine itself. Nothing else.

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    I wouldn't pay that much.
    I found 3 Saturday for $500+ they had the cords and attatchments. I wouldn't pay that for them either...

    My mother paid $45 for mine in 1969. It came with all the attachments

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    There were no attachment and no power cord, just the machine itself. Nothing else.
    CRAZY :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I wish I had my grandmothers for sentimental reasons mostly. Other than that, not really interested.

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    I had no interest in purchasing it. I was looking at it because I had never seen one up close. They sure are pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    There were no attachment and no power cord, just the machine itself. Nothing else.
    CRAZY :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    I thought so too!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Quilter
    I am with irishrose......I have no desire for one, so have no idea if it is worth that price. Good luck in shopping for one.
    I'm with you guys--never desired one either.

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    No, no and no and I think they are lovely little machines! I think you can get one for lots less than that and it will even have a cord...but you know what they say....there is a buyer for everything!

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    There's a pristine Centenial FW in one of the local antique shops here, with a $400 price tag....it's been there more than a year! There are 3 others in the same booth, all with $400 or better price tags...you'd think they'd come down in price! If those machines didn't move during the Sisters Quilt show last year, they aren't going to move!

    For JUST the machine with no cord and no attachments or case, they'd be lucky to get $50...who knows if it works or if the motor needs replaced?

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    Outrageous

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    You can get a "mint' one on ebay with all the extras for less than that!

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    wow, they have really gone up in price! When I bought mine I thought that $250 was alot, but that was probably 18 years ago. That one is my daughters now and is still going strong. My 'new' one was something that my MIL bought at a garage sale for about 250 a couple of years back, and casually came over to my camper and said "Is this one of those old machines you keep going on about? maybe I should sell this on ebay" needless to say I paid her cash for it and took it home :-) I ended up with a 1955 with all the attachments plus a buttonholer with extra templates and a case in really good condition, and a machine that looked new.

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    If it was something special like the free arm one or maybe a pristine white one with everything except the cord?

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    And they sew a good stich too.
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I had no interest in purchasing it. I was looking at it because I had never seen one up close. They sure are pretty.

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    I understand the nostalgic aspect of owning a Featherweight. But my prize is an old 1946 Singer 201-2, & it was not nearly that high - sews very well, never complains whatever I put under the needle. It weighs a ton, so stays 'put' once placed.
    I have a small BabyLock-9 for quilting away from home - works fine, is light weight for trasnport, & was on sale for under $200 a couple years ago at a LQS. Maybe I'd have gotten a Featherweight instead, but was not on the board to hear so much about them at the time I bought the BabyLock. Now I cannot spend the extra, so I choose to be satisfied with what I have.
    But I do love to hear the FW stories from all of you.

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