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Thread: Singer 15-91

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    Singer 15-91

    Is this a good deal? I am wanting to use it for FMQ? Thanks everyone!
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/search/...-91&catAbb=sss
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    Seems very high to me although the table would add some value.
    I'm guessing 50-75 might be closer?

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    Gosh no! I bought my 15-91 for $12.50 at a garage sale, and you're sure to find one for around $50 if you keep looking.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...et-t22150.html

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    It's a very common machine and that one is overpriced. People do seem like them for FMQ, but I prefer a 301. You can still get a 301 on ebay in the $100 range with $20ish for shipping. Could be some 15s, too, but I haven't looked.

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    $200 is way too much for this model, even if it were in pristine condition (which I very much doubt it is). Around here, $50 would be about the max. For that price you would want to make sure that the machine works and that everything is included -- including the throat plate and bobbin case.

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    I paid $8.00 for one in a cabinet and a bench and accessories to go with it. I would not pay that.

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    I live in the DFW metroplex area and bought my 15-91 off of Craig's List. I looked for a bit, and while I know others have found fantastic deals on theirs - I have never seen one priced like that in this area (I am talking under $100). Anything vintage under $100 has been in horrible condition.

    I paid $150 for mine, it came in a cute table. I did test it before buying it, it sewed fine. What I didn't think to do was to check the electrical. Upon getting it home and using it, then poking around to oil/clean it - I noticed that the cords needed replacing. Not terribly expensive - but still something that needed to be done. I didn't make an offer on the one I purchased, because I am not very good/comfortable with going back and forth on this type of stuff. Looking back, if I had made an offer it would have been between $75 and $100.

    I do think $200 seems a bit overpriced for that one (table will need refinishing, looks like maybe some rust on the machine, I can't see the color on the power cord - that would give a clue as to whether electrical has been replaced). Perhaps you can email the seller and find out if the electrical has been replaced?

    I have attached a couple of pictures of mine. I absolutely love sewing on this machine - and FMQing just flows on it. My first top that I quilted was a king sized top.

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    If it were what I wanted I would buy it. Your money your choice.
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    I paid $35 for mine in excellent condition and the table is in excellent condition as well. Needs a different bobbin but they're cheap.

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    It seems like a high price to me. With patience and daily checking the ads I think you could do better. However, if you are anxious to have one and don't mind spending the money - go ahead! As already mentioned, the plate is there but be sure the bobbin case is there too! Also, for this price I would want some attachments and there is no mention of any.

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    I paid $150 for mine but, it was from a dept store alteration dept that bought it brand new back in the 1950's, had every maint. receipt and check up record from every year. Original cabinet, manual and accessories. The dept had newer computer models when I bought this but the ladies said it was their go to machine for heavy duty and darning (fmq) The store closed and was selling their inventory. The two alteration ladies were retiring after many years and got to pick the machines they wanted. They each picked one of the newer machines to keep. The Singer repairman that was still in business at the time was mad as wet hen when he found out I bought the machine and he wasn't asked first. He had the original manual for it and he actually threw it to me when I went to his shop to ask for it. He retired soon afterwards.
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    Far too much money for a machine and cabinet in this condition!

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    BellaBoo,
    Oh my goodness! I'm sorry that the OSMG was so mean to you. I love my 15-90, its great for FMQ and piecing also makes great pot holders too.
    Sharon

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    Thanks for all the input ladies. I will email her back and decline the price. Always good to be able to come to you all for help/suggestiosn/.
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    We only paid $35. for ours table and all. We have noticed this on eBay as well, some sellers think they should be worth a lot of $$$$ because they look old. ( the machine not the Seller, have no idea what they look like)
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    No, that is not a good deal. Way too much.
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    I paid $40 for mine with a case.

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    I have one in a cabinet just like that one, I'd sell for $50.00. My cabinet is in better condition too.

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    I think you did the right thing, declining to pay that much for that machine. I agree with everyone else. You should watch for one alot cheaper than that. Looks like someone spilled alot of bleach on that tabletop, too. Just be patient, you'll find the right one for you. There are alot of those around. Good luck!

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    No, that machine is definitely not worth $200. The table is in horrible condition, and the machine probably is as well. Something was spilled on the table at one time. It's stretching it to say it's worth even $50. 15-91 machines are very common, keeping watching. Another one will come up eventually.

    You 'might' email this seller and tell him your thoughts on the machine. And then offer $40. Use some of the comments from here! The worst he can say is no, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    BellaBoo,
    Oh my goodness! I'm sorry that the OSMG was so mean to you. I love my 15-90, its great for FMQ and piecing also makes great pot holders too.
    Sharon
    There were several customers in the store that saw him throw the manual at me. They all said for me to call the police and file assault charges. I said no the old man was just a sour old cuss and I'd never have any more dealing with him period. I picked the manual off the floor and left. Come to find out it wasn't the right manual but an older one that I sold on Ebay for a tidy sum of money. I found the original manual in the box of accessories the ladies gave me for the machine. I believe what goes around comes around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    There were several customers in the store that saw him throw the manual at me. They all said for me to call the police and file assault charges. I said no the old man was just a sour old cuss and I'd never have any more dealing with him period. I picked the manual off the floor and left. Come to find out it wasn't the right manual but an older one that I sold on Ebay for a tidy sum of money. I found the original manual in the box of accessories the ladies gave me for the machine. I believe what goes around comes around.
    BellaBoo, that's too funny! Good for you! And you are right--what goes around does come back around!

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