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Thread: Should I buy it?

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    Found this on Craigslist today. Is it worth $40? She says it works, but I won't be able to see if it does. I forgot to ask about the cover. She has the buttonholer and the foot pedal. DH is capable to do some repairs if it needs it.
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    Well.... I'd spend $40 on a dinner out, so if I wanted the machine...I'd buy it & stay home for dinner! (it's a nice collectible whether it works or not)

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    That's kind of what I'm thinking, but I don't know anything about value of old machines. I'm on fixed income and $40 seems enough that I should get at least a good meal's worth for my money!

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    I'd buy! Especially with helpful DH!

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    Go for it! I would.

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    If you want it, then it's worth the money. I would try to talk her down because it's missing the plate on the bobbin area. Billy, aka Lostn51, may have a replacement for the plate, but that's a common part to be missing so it may be hard to find.

    There are tutorials for cleaning and servicing vintage machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    If you want it, then it's worth the money. I would try to talk her down because it's missing the plate on the bobbin area. Billy, aka Lostn51, may have a replacement for the plate, but that's a common part to be missing so it may be hard to find.

    There are tutorials for cleaning and servicing vintage machines.
    I agree with Irishrose, talk her down because of the missing plate. Otherwise I would buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    Found this on Craigslist today. Is it worth $40? She says it works, but I won't be able to see if it does. I forgot to ask about the cover. She has the buttonholer and the foot pedal. DH is capable to do some repairs if it needs it.
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We checked at our local singer store for a plate for the treadle and it was only $19

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    At that price? Buy it!!

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    I've got an appointment to see the machine tomorrow. I PMd Billy for some advice and hope to hear from him before then. I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy this. Don't you beat me to it, Char! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    Found this on Craigslist today. Is it worth $40? She says it works, but I won't be able to see if it does. I forgot to ask about the cover. She has the buttonholer and the foot pedal. DH is capable to do some repairs if it needs it.
    Yes, talk her down. If the motor is bad you can get a handcrank mechanism from Billy and convert it. Would be nice if she has the top.

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    I think you should buy it. It's very pretty!

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    I have the plates for the machine if she doesn't have it and if the motor is bad I might have the motor for it if you don't want to convert it to a hand crank. But it is definitely worth the money!!

    It is a Singer 128 and is a Vibrating Shuttle machine which honestly does not need a motor on it to begin with. trust me when you hit the gas you will know what I am talking about you will be chasing it all over the place!! But I have all the parts for that machine if your needing anything so jump on it if you want it it is well worth the money!!

    Billy

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    Its really pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I have the plates for the machine if she doesn't have it and if the motor is bad I might have the motor for it if you don't want to convert it to a hand crank. But it is definitely worth the money!!

    It is a Singer 128 and is a Vibrating Shuttle machine which honestly does not need a motor on it to begin with. trust me when you hit the gas you will know what I am talking about you will be chasing it all over the place!! But I have all the parts for that machine if your needing anything so jump on it if you want it it is well worth the money!!

    THANK YOU, BILLY! I will definitely buy it.
    Billy

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    Beautiful. I say go for it.

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    she looks nice

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    Yes! Buy it!

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    I say buy it only if you have a strong desire for it. And since dh can fix it, might be a great addition for a collection.

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    And.... are we a happy camper ????

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    We are a happy camper!!! It's in cleaning now. Will post pictures when it's done.

    Thank you all, especially lostn51, for your good advice. This is definitely worth $40.

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    If for nothing else, it is pretty to look at!

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