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Thread: My Auction find

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    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
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    About a week ago I mentioned getting this sewing machine at the auction for $10. It is a Kenmore and came with the cabinet. I finally got the chance to try it out last night and it works beautifully!!

    the fabric was another fine. My daughter and I split it and it cost of $5 each! We both got approximately 100 yards!!! All cotton too!! I think I got her hooked on this auction. She wants to go again!!

    Barb

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    Wow, great find. I love auctions!

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    Yea, it works beautifully!!! That makes it even better! Great deal on the fabric too!

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    Wonderful buys on the fabric. What will you ever do with all of that?

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    What a deal!! How fun. How did you find it? I hear about these things after the fact!

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    You did great!

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    In my area, there is an auction every wednesday. It is mainly outdoors and if you go early enough you can see everything that is there. I also got a treadle machine one time for $20, plus an antique rocker recliner that I am having problems finding the era it is from. It has the fold out foot rest also. My plans are to redo the whole thing. Since I do upholstery work it won't be a big deal to replace the fabric on it.

    I love going to the auction, but there is so much stuff there that I want to get...........I would go broke.......but the stuff there goes so cheap and you can get some really good buys. Once I went and got some hose reels. The guy told me that I also got a sofa, chair, scales, fold up chairs, mirrors and all that for just $10. I plan on recovering the sofa and chair.

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    WOW, GREAT FINDS. That machine looks like one I had years ago although my cabinet wasn't as nice as yours. And all that fabric for $5. You really cleaned up. May in Jersey

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    WOW! There's NEVER anything like that here!

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    You are definitely the Auction Queen!!

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    Awesome finds.... :D

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    WOW!! Great finds!

    Kyia

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    That is so cool that you have auctions like that. It would be deadly for my bank account if I were to one.... I'd love to see the furniture pieces after you recover them.

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    Thanks everyone..............I could go wild at these auctions. There are so many things that I see and want, but limit myself. My bank account would be empty if I went every week.

    Fabric isn't there all the time, and we just lucked out this time, but I keep my eye out for lots of things.

    Barb

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    Amazing bargains, I am very envious. And the fabric was all lovely colours and patterns too, not 'designs from hell'. We look forward to seeing all the prducts of your efforts.

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    Wow, great finds! I've been to an auction with my DD a few times but never seen any fabric, it's mostly been antiques.

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    Wow!!!! Very nice.

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    Sounds like a fun thing to do once in awhile. Nothing like that around here. There are outdoor flea markets in the spring/summer/fall, but I have never gone. Maybe I will sometime.

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    Great buys. What a find.

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    You made a wonderful haul the fabrics are great.

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    Wow -- all that fabric AND a nice machine!! You hit the jackpot for sure!

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    Wow!!! Good for both of you!!! :)

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    That Kenmore looks like the one I bought in college (mid-70s). I still have it and use it even though I've got 4 other "better" machines. It's all metal and heavy and sews through anything! Don't have a cabinet for mine. You got some great deals.

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    Great finds!

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    WOW------you did great!

    What a wonderful find, sometimes you get real lucky!
    (Isn't it fun---I always thik I must have been a gypsy in my "last" life, I enjoy treasure hunting so much. A garage sale sign always means, I hit the brakes. We haven't been to any auctions for a long time. We used to go regularly and buy really good "stuff". But then we moved...)

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