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Thread: Craigs List find

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    Have any of you searched on Craigs List & found a bargain? Well I think I just did. I've been wanting an embroidery machine for over a year now. I really wanted one mostly to put names & dates on my projects. I can't afford an expensive one & couldn't find a used one cheep enough. My DH said he wanted me to go buy the one at WalMart so I would quit whining (and I was whining). Well Saturday while searching on Craigs List I found a Simplincity SE2 listed for $125 that said it worked great. It came with It's manual, and a big bag of extras. I called her on Tuesday (my next day off work) & made arrangements to see it. I drove 2 hours from my house (4 hour round trip) to the middle of nowhere (she said she had a lot of calls but no one wanted to drive that far & that's why she still had it) needless to say I came home with the machine. I know it's not fancy but it does more then I thought it would. She gave me a crash corse while I was there & said I could call her if I had any questions. I'm so excited! Now I'll have to find something else to whine about, lol.

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    awesome! great job hunting a deal. I hope it works great for you!!!!

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    Great find :thumbup: Now when do we get to see pics of the new beauty ? And some of the new projects we know you are busy with ? LOL Have fun :wink:

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    awesome find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutcat
    Have any of you searched on Craigs List & found a bargain? Well I think I just did. I've been wanting an embroidery machine for over a year now. I really wanted one mostly to put names & dates on my projects. I can't afford an expensive one & couldn't find a used one cheep enough. My DH said he wanted me to go buy the one at WalMart so I would quit whining (and I was whining). Well Saturday while searching on Craigs List I found a Simplincity SE2 listed for $125 that said it worked great. It came with It's manual, and a big bag of extras. I$ called her on Tuesday (my next day off work) & made arrangements to see it. I drove 2 hours from my house (4 hour round trip) to the middle of nowhere (she said she had a lot of calls but no one wanted to drive that far & that's why she still had it) needless to say I came home with the machine. I know it's not fancy but it does more then I thought it would. She gave me a crash corse while I was there & said I could call her if I had any questions. I'm so excited! Now I'll have to find something else to whine about, lol.
    I would wait on the whine.. :D

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    Congrats on your new machine!!

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    I love Craigslist...however, I see the price of FeatherWeights is up to 460$ and the 20$ tv that I offered; the person wants me to drive it to them about an hour away...
    Arrgghh...
    The bargins are there!
    Kirsten

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    I advertised a car on Craigs list one time and got all kinds of junk email.

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    Great find! I scour Craigslist everyday....that's where I found my treadle the other day! I love my machine!

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    super find.

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    Your diligence paid off. :thumbup:

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    Congrats! Did it come with software too?

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    Cool. The drive was worth it huh?

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    great find! Both buyer and seller are happy, that's a good deal. I found my featherweight for $200 on CL.

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    I love Craigs list cause you look in the area you live.. I have bought me a used embroidery machine too!! I paid $400 for a Bernina that is 4 yrs old.. and working great with lots of threads, stablizers, extra memory cards of programs.. and other goodies.. has 3 size hoops... will get it on the 20th of this month.. so excited..

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    Bettyjo,
    You said you found a Bernina machine on craig's list. Congrats on your purchase. I have a Bernina 185 which is about 8-9 yrs. old and it is a real workhorse. What model did you buy?

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    Wow, what a great find! I'm going to have to keep an eye on Craig's List!

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    I furnished my house from CL. Some great deals some horrible ones. I noticed as I live in a bigger metro area there are better deals then in the little town areas.. less to chose from and less bargaining. An hour? four hours to go get something? the machine sounds like a real find. Our truck gets 17 mpg so no driving for a deal.. I always have to factor in the gas to see if its still a deal. No whining allowed all day for you winner of the CL lotto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Congrats! Did it come with software too?
    No software, it does have 3 fonts & 60 designs. It can use the Brother cards and another kind (I have it written down at home). I can get a reader & download the free stuff onto a card. For now I just want a card with a lot of fonts. It's nothing real fancy but it does what I want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutcat
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Congrats! Did it come with software too?
    No software, it does have 3 fonts & 60 designs. It can use the Brother cards and another kind (I have it written down at home). I can get a reader & download the free stuff onto a card. For now I just want a card with a lot of fonts. It's nothing real fancy but it does what I want it to.
    Oh just remembered, it's Babylock software it can use.

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    Sharon

    There are several embroidery machines listed on Craigslist in Charlotte area. most a little more than I had money to spend on right now. Have not recovered from Christmas yet. OH I am a neighbor. I live in Lake Wylie right over the river from Charlotte.

    betty

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    Pony

    I bought a Bernina Deco 600. It is a few years old. And it has 2 extra program cards, small, medium and large hoops... plus lots of threads and goodies. I am going to pick it up next Wednesday... Can hardly wait!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutcat
    Quote Originally Posted by rutcat
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Congrats! Did it come with software too?
    No software, it does have 3 fonts & 60 designs. It can use the Brother cards and another kind (I have it written down at home). I can get a reader & download the free stuff onto a card. For now I just want a card with a lot of fonts. It's nothing real fancy but it does what I want it to.
    Oh just remembered, it's Babylock software it can use.
    When you need software, you can go to embird.com and download the program for a 30 day free trial.

    I have it and another software also.

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    I love CL!! I have about 12 cities I look at (friends in all of them) and thats how I have found some really killer deals on sewing machines. I have also sold several things on CL and never had any issues and always made money.

    As far as the drives I dont mind driving 12 hours or so one way to pick up something. Most of the flea markets and swap meets I go to are that far away and we make it a day trip as such. Drive all night to get there by 7am and hang out most of the day looking and buying and hop back in the truck around 3pm and come on home.

    Billy

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    WOO HOO :D:D:D That is soooo awesome!!! Gotta love CL :D:D:D

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