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Thread: Estate Sale this Weekend with Four Machines - Help!

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    I just got an email notice about an estate sale that has four sewing machines on sale. Two are new in the box and if I get there early enough I think I'll pick up the Singer Overlock since I don't have one.
    Any ideas on what these are and what I should pay for them? The Overlock seems to be going for about $50 online, so I'll try for a lot less. Looks like there should be a ton of thread there, too!

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    The last one is an industrial serger. Very fast.

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    What would you pay for it?

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    I worked with one of those for a few years! it's a commercial machine and one huge P.I.T.A. to thread. But, if you can get it for $50 and it works, buy it,and then sell it to me. I've been trying to find one I can afford for years. Cheapest I've found is... well, if I tell you then I'll still have to pay a lot for it!!

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    No idea on the prices, but have fun!

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    Looking at those tables, I'm kicking myself for selling my van to save on gas! My little Suzuki does have a big trunk, but ...

    I've actually been wondering if picking up sewing machines and reselling might be a good retirement business for my husband. He purchased a beautiful old treadle that is sitting in my garage right now. Hopefully it will find a good home one day!

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    The singer overlock is a serger. Great price.

    Sewfine

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    would love the surger myself!

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    Wow, those industrial sergers are great--the What is this?--sewed a million miles on one!

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    I'd love to have a treadle! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    I'd love to have a treadle! :)
    Well, if you feel like driving across the country to New York ... let's make a deal!

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    I thought maybe your were asking for help to carry them home. LOL Looks like some real deals.

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    I won't know until tomorrow if they are deals or not. It's difficult to decide on a strategy on this sale. If we go there early, we'll snag the ones in the boxes before anyone else. Don't know if anyone will be interested in the others or not. On the other hand, going there late in the day means lower prices. They usually have a "fill your shopping basket for $25" starting at 3:00 pm. It's really too far away to make two trips. Decisions, decisions.

    Does anyone have any ideas on the top prices I should pay for each?

    And, of course, if you'd like to help me carry them home, that would be great. You'd better jump in the car now since you're kind of far away!

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    I'm just going to watch this thread. Even if you don't buy the last one, please get some clarification for us. I have my doubts that it is a serger. Prove me wrong, it wouldn't be the first time! :XD:

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    I'd love to see what you find out about the last one.

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    I'd grab the black Singer just for the table, lamp and thread holder LOL. The machine is a little workhorse.

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    Well, we'll be out the door at the crack of dawn with fingers crossed and hopefully enough cash in our pockets.

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    OK. We're ready to go off on an adventure. Can't wait to see what we find there!

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    Here's my report. I bought the overlock with a MILLION cones of thread, binding tape and some other doodads for $150. More than I wanted to pay, but it was early in the day and that's what happens.

    The industrial serger was going for $240. While the machine on top wasn't huge, the table and motor underneath are all metal and massive. Extremely heavy. The sale lady offered to deliver it, but I declined. I think it would fall right through the floor of my little seaside cottage!

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    There has been one of those industrial serger's on my Craigslist for a long time.

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bfs/2328221027.html

    If anyone is actually looking for one, you could call and see if he would ship. The price seems high, but he might split them up.

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    Sounds like you did alright.

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