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Thread: In a tether!!! Opportunity or pass!

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Not sure what to do! I have an opportunitiy to buy an 1911 Red Eye Singer treadle! A real beauty, with loads of attachments. I already have 7 machines, not including my little "sweet pea". My dh will croak! We have talked about down sizing, can't be doing it this way. Oh what to do,what to do!!!
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    Pass!

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    I'm in the same boat......pass!!!

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    Maybe get this one and then sale one of the others???:):)

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    I have been more sorry about things that I did not buy than the things that I did buy. I can still remember things that I "passed" by at garage sales, or auctions or antique stores. You can always sell something that you have if need be, to buy something new.

    JMHO

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    thanks! I sold my old 1886 MW treadle a few years ago when we moved. I have kicked myself every since! I sold several antique pieces and told my dh I am not selling anymore! I like old things and he doesn't! We will see!

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    Where is this machine located? I just bought one yesterday :)

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    Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Pass
    Well the passes are out winning!

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    No opinion on what you do.
    It is a beautiful machine.

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    I am really on the fence here!

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    Pass. Wish someone would have told me to pass 4 machines ago !!!

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    GO FOR IT!!! It's a beauty!

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    Can it replace DH?

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    For how much $?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    For how much $?
    $60, well worth it, don't you think? I gave $50 for one of my old Singer 15 in cabinet with a stool with queen anne legs. I love it! I just love the vintage machines!

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    I would buy it.

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    Do you reLLY NEED IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    Do you reLLY NEED IT?
    no darn it, I don't need it! I firgue you got to enjoy life while we are here! But I dont' Need it! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    I would buy it.
    Live today not tomorrow because it may never come!

    Sometimes we can get so caught up, that we forget to live for today, so I am thinking I am going for it!

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    What does "need" have to do with it? Do we really buy stuff because we need it? I certainly don't. I would buy it in a heartbeat at that price just for the parlor cabinet!

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    "Buy only what you love".
    "Buy only what you find to be either beautiful or useful". Isn't that how the sayings go? It's easy to fit a treadle into anyone of these categories isn't it? lol! Best wishes with your decision.

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    Has a Redeye been on your want list? It's on mine, so I'd say buy. The parlor cabinet and machine alone are each worth more than that. If the Redeye isn't a favorite, then let it go to someone who really wants it. I recently passed on a Davis Two Spools at a good price. An excellent buy, but it wasn't a Redeye.

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    What machines do you have now? Could you part with one of them to make room?

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    Pass You don't need it.

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