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Thread: My great find on Craigslist...

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    Super Member quiltjoey's Avatar
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    This was advertised on Craigslist for $25. The man selling it was young, probably, 30 ish. He said it didn't work because the needle wouldn't go up or down. When I went to get it, he asked me if I want to plug it in and I said no. I just really wanted the motor and foot pedal and asked him if he would take $20 for it. Well, I got it home and started examining it; took the face plate off and it had a birds nest of thread all underneath and the wheel wouldn't move. I just cut all the threads away and cleaned and oiled everything. It runs like a top! Has beautiful stitch also. I was so excited when I got it. It's a Spartan by Singer and made in Great Britian. It really doesn't have any major scratches, or white spots on it like the pictures show. I love it!!

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    Wonderful find!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D
    Have fun!

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    great great deal!!!! This is awesome find!

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    Nice find! Great price!!!

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    Beautiful machine! Lucky You :D:D:D

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    Woohoo! Score!

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    good for you-enjoy

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    It actually runs better than my Janome, Singer, and Kenmore but doesn't beat my Designer I. I think I am going to use it for piecing and the D1 for embroidering.

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    Sweet Machine!!! Great Buy!

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    very cute machine and such a good price to boot.

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    Wow, what a wonderful find. And a great price. She is a beautiful machine. Congrats on your new baby.

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    Thanks all for the lovely comments! Makes me feel good. My brother said what do you want with another old sewing machine!

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    So lucky! I check my Craigslist daily and am not finding anything. Great price. Enjoy!

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    Wooow! That's great!

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    happy dance!:)

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    Brilliant...what a gem of a machine. We fully understand why you had to have it!

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    Great find!

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