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    Good going, I have a Kenmore from late 70's and it is a really sturdy machine, not too many stitches bur has sewn with little problem for 30+ years. Now I am adicted to vintage, but have all I can have at this time. Enjoy her and post a picture.

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    A working sewing machine for ten bucks?????
    What a great deal!!
    Go buy a lotery ticket!!
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    Great deal! I have an old ken more I bought at a garage sale for 5.00, cleaned it up and it's stil going strong.
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    bet you are glad you saw that deal~

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    I'd say you got a real bargain. Congratulations.

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    awesome !!!!!! Love a good bargain .. congrats !!
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    That's wonderful!

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    Nice! I do it all the time at estate sales. The sewing machines are always the last to go. So wait til the last day, hunt out the ones that have lots of attachments and the original manuals, clean them up and sell them on eBay! I generally make $50-100 each! Want my big tip? Advertise the older ones as "Heavy duty" and put a picture of a few layers of denim that you've stitched. When I started doing that, I added $20-50 of profit to every machine! And it's not false advertising-it's GOOD advertising!

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    I know what you mean, my pfaff 1222 has died and the day it did I looked on craigs list and wow top of the page a 1222 pfaff for $20.00 needs repair. Had my daughter pick it up that day and brought it home to me. Cleaned and oiled it threaded it up no problems sews great and I am such a happy camper. Enjoy your find.

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    Awesome!! Happy sewing.
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    I use to sell books on Ebay, first editions and out of print hard to find books. This was before the yard sellers and thrift stores got smart and checked Ebay for the going price. I would buy the book for a $1 or two and sale it for hundreds. My best sale was over $800 for a book I bought at a yard sale in excellent condition for .25. I don't do it anymore, it's too much work to keep track and I don't need or want a job. The rare books are harder to find but I still keep my eye out when I go to estate sales and thrift shops. I give the books I find to a group that resells for the children's hospital here.
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    Don't ya love it when you find an awesome bargain like that!! I was at a yard sale a couple summers ago and saw a machine in a cabinet and bench. I asked if it was for sale and they said yes, that it was $10 because it didn't work. I bought it and took it home. It was a Singer Rocketeer and it did work!! It is my most favorite find of all.
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    The maintenance man at the school where I work buys storage units and sells the contents. He has a standing order from me for any sewing machines he finds! I got my last Kenmore (my favorite brand) from him for $20!
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    Good for you!

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    That is great! I'd a done the same thing...and then had it ready for my 6 yo grand daughter to use. She is my new quiilting buddy. I plan to watch yard sales this year and get her one. Hope I can get a deal like yours!

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    Impressive score! Happy stitching.

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    Great save! You just need to know what to adjust.

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    Love it!! It would be great for a child in the family to learn to sew on.

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    That is awesome!
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    Good for you! a little ingenuity and time and oil? and you have a purring machine! Enjoy!
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    that had to have made your Day, Month and Year. Congratulations. I am happy for you.

    Now, why don't I find bargains like that? ggl

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    I'd be happy too - congrats!

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    Congratulations. It will serve you well as your primary or back up sewing machine.
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    Sounds like a good deal. Enjoy!

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    I love buying "broken" machines. I used to work at a retail sewing machine dealer and after I sold a customer a new machine; she gave me her Necchi 535 and said it didn't work very well. Turned out she was using the wrong bobbin,there was about 1/2 a spool of thread wrapped around the inside of the hand wheel. Heaven only knows when it had been cleaned or oiled. Once I fixed all those issues, it sewed like new. One of my daughter's friends got a good machine for free. He trashed his plastic wonder that was bad news from day one.
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