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Thread: Should I buy it?

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Hello all -

    I have been bitten by the sewing machine collecting bug. We have 2 modern Pfaffs, plus the 1200 for quilting. I purchased an old 15 clone on ebay last fall, and recently found a featherweight for an awesome deal. Today I was picking through a junk store on my lunch hour and found a Singer 503 in a cabinet for $45. We don't have anything in a cabinet and I would like to try Billy's vintage cleaning tutorial, but I don't really have any place to put a cabinet. What do you think (like there's any doubt what you're going to tell me).

    Thanks,

    Darren

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    $45.00 for a Singer 503 is very inexpensive. I have one and I enjoy the embroidery cams that goes with it. Works perfect and the only I take it to the shop is for usual maintenance. I made a wedding veil with my 503. Buy it and you won't regret it.

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    Should you buy it LOL why ofcourse!! :D:D:D

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    My thinking is if I want it and can afford it I buy it.

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    I completely agree with BellaBoo!

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    Hi Darren, I am on a vintage machine rampage (and it's fun, huh?) so of course you need to buy it. I couldn't tell you not to do anything I couldn't do!!
    How do you like your FW??? I'm in love with mine!!
    Sue

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Sue -

    I dropped it at the shop on Wednesday, so I haven't used it yet. I wanted to try Billy's tutorial out on it, but it has some paint coming off where it had been wet and I didn't want to do anything to make it worse. I have a vacation day scheduled Monday, so hopefully I can pick it up then.

    Darren

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    why not? I haven't been sorry for any of my purchases. I use them all.

    Janome 9500
    Janome Jem Platinum
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    Singer 301 A
    Singer 301 A
    Singer 99

    I might have a bit of that bug too!

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    I would get it - sounds like a great buy

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-116437-1.htm#3039194

    Check me out - your not the only one lol

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    I guess I'm odd (wo)man out. If you don't have room for it - don't buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    Sue -

    I dropped it at the shop on Wednesday, so I haven't used it yet. I wanted to try Billy's tutorial out on it, but it has some paint coming off where it had been wet and I didn't want to do anything to make it worse. I have a vacation day scheduled Monday, so hopefully I can pick it up then.

    Darren
    Darren,
    I used Billy's tute to clean up my 66 Redeye and it came out beautifully.
    What would we do w/o Billy??????????
    I don't blame you for taking it in though. You're going to love it!! :D:D

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    LOVE my 503. That's a great price too!

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    What's one more sewing machine! Good Price!

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    You could get it, restore it using Billy's ideas, play around with it for a while, then sell it. Lots of people won't buy a thrift store machine for fear it won't work, but if you get it going and cleaned, a Craigslist ad will bring a buyer you can show it working.

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    I would have to buy it for that price. I have a 500 Rocketeer and I love it.

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