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    He didn't know what he had!

    Today I was a vendor at a garage sale/fundraiser for our local women's shelter. As I saw a young man walk by with a sewing machine case, I commented innocently " is that a sewing machine?" He proudly showed it to me, opening the immaculate case to find a pristine Singer model 99. Looks like she hasn't been used except that the electric cord is a bit 'stiff'. The little lady was quite impressive. So I had to tell him what he had.
    He paid $15. I think his wife, who's getting it for Mother's Day tomorrow will be thrilled when he tells her what it is and just what it is worth! (she may already know. Must be a sewer if hubs is buying a machine lol )
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    good for you on helping the guy out!
    Even if his wife does know about the machine, she'll be so impressed and pleased that her dh not only bought her a machine, but that he cared to get some info on it.
    It's nice to have our hubbies take an interest in our hobbies,...even a little bit!
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    That was so nice of you to take an interest and explain to the man what a nice machine he was getting and what a bargain he was getting it for. I bet you made his day!
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    She is going to be one happy lady!!!!!

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    What do you think a 99 in good condition is worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    What do you think a 99 in good condition is worth?
    Kind of my thoughts...they're not really worth all that much really...at least in my area they're everywhere. But for sure $30-$40 or a bit more with attachments and case.

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    Cool I had one but it needed so much work it was basically a big paperweight. Hubby bought it to "fix up" but never did .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Kind of my thoughts...they're not really worth all that much really...at least in my area they're everywhere. But for sure $30-$40 or a bit more with attachments and case.
    I think it's worth so much more that a loving husband went to a Garage sale and come home with a sewing machine!

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    Congratulations! Your a wonderful Human Being!!!!
    I get upset when I read of all the people who take advantage of an uninformed seller just to brag about it later. At least speak to the seller and let them know how much you would like the item, but that you would like to be fair. Sometimes the seller doesn't care, and just wants the item to have a good home, and thats even better!
    Now this man can at least go home with a wonderful surprise and some information for his wife.

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    While I think this is a great gift and would be thrilled if my DH came home with it, I know other quilters who would NOT. When I purchased a treadle awhile back, some of my guild members asked "Why would you want one?"

    I hope that the wife is thrilled and will cherrish the 99. It is a beautiful vintage machine. He is a keeper for a DH.
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    Wow I bet that was a wonderful Mother's Day for her!

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    99's can go for up to $100-150 by me depending on condition....I'd love for my DH to come home with one tucked under his arm!

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