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Old 09-23-2010, 11:29 AM
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I just got a flyer from Tues. Morning and you can get a 2010, brand new, Athena Singer sewing machine for $199.

Now, why would you think you get could get this much for a 10 year old, un-collectable machine? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/art/1969679970.html

Sometimes, we think our stuff is so much more valuable than reality!

Personally, I wouldn't pay more than $20 for the whole shebang.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:58 AM
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It says estate sale, so they probably have no idea what the machine is worth.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:13 PM
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You & me both Candace, $20 is about what I would give them too! They have just as nic, if not nicer at the thrift stores on any given day!
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
It says estate sale, so they probably have no idea what the machine is worth.
All it takes is a quick google or check of ebay to see what it would be reasonable.

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Maybe they think that just because it's a Singer that it's automatically worth lots of money. LOL I think $30 would be my top offer, since the cabinet's in good shape.
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Originally Posted by pocoellie
Maybe they think that just because it's a Singer that it's automatically worth lots of money. LOL I think $30 would be my top offer, since the cabinet's in good shape.
My idea is they think because it's old it's priceless.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:53 PM
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Someone had an older Singer on our Craigslist for 1,000.00. I thought it wasa typo, but they had another older one, NOT a Singer for $500.00!
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Sigh...I am still stinging from being the second person in line for a Gammill a gentlemen was selling (was his wife's)...

Price: $1,000

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I had that same machine, it was one of the first computer machines and I had all kinds of problems with it had to keep taking it back
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What do you bet this ad was placed by someone under 25-30 years old and to them this IS an antique!! LOL!

Not me, but someone ought to respond to the email address in a few days and see if they've gotten any bites, just out of curiosity.

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