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Thread: Featherweight

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    Hi Quilters
    A friend of mine has offered for sale to me her Featherweight Singer (it is a Centenial one) and she nor I know what I should pay for it. It is in good shape as far as she knows. It was given to her and she doesn't sew. Could someone out there give me an idea what would be a fair price?

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    Hi,
    What a wonderful opportunity for you. I paid $350.00 for mine and I have seen them go for as high as $500.00. So good luck and have a wonderful time with your Featherweight.

    Sue

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    Do a quick search on ebay, will give you an idea of What others sell for in your area. They pay more for them in big cities than they do in rural areas.:)

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    My Hbbby bought me one on Ebay .He paid $257.00 plus shipping about $42.00 . Mint condition.
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    Barbra, that is a beautiful machine!

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    Barbara Im sew jealous!

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    10 years ago I paid $125 for mine in Angeleton, Texas, but she was a used baby. Decals are faint, case is worn, but as my mechanic said, she's a fast sewer! I would guestimate anywhere from $250 to $500...maybe split the difference-$$350 to $375?
    Or if she's a very dear friend and wants you to have it and money is not so much of an object, towards the lower end.

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    Is the case included??? They are pricy but I think 500.00 even for a Centennial is a bit high.

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    I think 250.00 is a good price if it is in working order and there is a case with some attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Barbra, that is a beautiful machine!
    Thank you. It sews so smooth.

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    You know it all depends...I came across and bought 2 last summer within a month of each other, both advertised on Kijiji in my city...one was $125..and my Centennial was from an estate sale...all of $70.00...I was so excited..

    $200 for your friend's is fair..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt
    Hi Quilters
    A friend of mine has offered for sale to me her Featherweight Singer (it is a Centenial one) and she nor I know what I should pay for it. It is in good shape as far as she knows. It was given to her and she doesn't sew. Could someone out there give me an idea what would be a fair price?
    A good friend and I made a deal. She agreed to pin baste 10 quilts for me and I agreed to give her a centennial featherweight in wonderful condition with attachments and a case. I have trouble pin basting because of a back injury. I wanted to sell the machine for $500.00, it is in like new condition and runs great. She didn't want to pay cash. Maybe you and your friend can work out a trade.

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    I researched before I purchased mine last year and about the median price was $250. That is what I paid for mine. The case had a bit of a musty smell to it. There is plenty advice on how to rid the case of that. Mine came with everything including alot of attachments, etc. I am very happy with mine and do not feel that I got ripped off. You could also give your friend a little tip if you want to. Hope it all works out for you and your friend and that you will both be satisfied. Linda :-D

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    Mine is not a centennial and has a few dings on the front. I paid $135 for it, including the original case.

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    I paid 150.00 for mine last year. It was in good shape and sew's like a dream. I have quilting friends that have gotten some at yard sales for $35 and up Yes I said 35 and didn't leave off an 0. LOL

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    I paid $350.00 for my first one, great shape, 1954, the second was $200.00, good shape, both came with cases and attachments, check with your LQS for someone who deals with these machines, they should be able to give you an ideal of the value

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    My 1st one I bought at a garage sale and it was 50.00. My 2nd one I got off of craigs list for 50.00. My sil bought one off craigs list in Dallas for 125.00.

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