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Thread: Craig's list find - can be mine tomorrow

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    Super Member deplaylady's Avatar
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    I find this posted on CL last Saturday and sent off an email right away, but heard nothing, so I figured that it would be gone. I got a call from a nice lady today - when we were trying to figure out when I could see it, found out she works in the town where I live so she is going to stop by after work tomorrow to show me the machine. So if nothing really bad jumps out at me, I think I'm going to have a pretty new machine. I think it's a 99k. She used it for a conversation piece, she's not a sewer, so I don't know anything about it other than the pictures for now. Any thoughts? Anything I should look for? Is the price right?

    http://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/2408584837.html

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    I have no idea about price, since I live in Ireland, but she is pretty, with a lovely face plate.

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    i would get it

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    I would run...don't walk....run!!!!! and get it for
    that price alone.

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    Check to make sure the bobbin case is in the machine. Also make sure the knee bar is there (usually stored inside the cover); it's in the photo. Both of these items would cost additional $$$ to replace if missing.

    I bought a similar machine at a garage sale for about $30, but no oil can (they are worth a little) and no accessories came with it. $50 is about top price for what is in the photo, at least where I live.

    Be sure never to pick up this machine by the handle. They are heavy, and quite frequently the locks break and the machine falls. Always support it underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Check to make sure the bobbin case is in the machine. Also make sure the knee bar is there (usually stored inside the cover); it's in the photo. Both of these items would cost additional $$$ to replace if missing.

    I bought a similar machine at a garage sale for about $30, but no oil can (they are worth a little) and no accessories came with it. $50 is about top price for what is in the photo, at least where I live.

    Be sure never to pick up this machine by the handle. They are heavy, and quite frequently the locks break and the machine falls. Always support it underneath.
    Oh - thank you - I would probably not have thought twice about picking it up by the handle! She did say she had the knee bar - and I'm going to check for the bobbin case. Is it a big thing to replace if it's missing? She said $50 or b/o. I really love the face plate.
    :!:

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    I would just hand her the fifty dollar bill in exchange for the machine w/out even taking it out and RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I would run too! (of course I would do OBO and still be ready to pay 50)

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    A bobbin case is pretty easy to order over the internet; they usually run about $30 with shipping.

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    BUY - BUY- BUY! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT PRICE. BUY - BUY - BUY I'D TAKE HER FLOWERS TOO....

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    Wow! Good luck with that.

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    I think $50 is a great price. I would pay that.

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    Definitely-go for it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    I would run too! (of course I would do OBO and still be ready to pay 50)
    I agree, I would do the OBO. But know you may pay up to $50. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady So if nothing really bad jumps out at me, I think I'm going to have a pretty new machine. I think it's a 99k. She used it for a conversation piece, she's not a sewer, so I don't know anything about it other than the pictures for now. Any thoughts? Anything I should look for? Is the price right?

    [url=http://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/2408584837.html
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    Very nice machine for the price.
    Tommie

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    Its a really pretty machine!

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    OK INquiring minds need to know. Do you have it now? What a beautiful machine. Price is great and parts can be found online. AND we have BIlly to ask here too. GOod luck.

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    I know nothing about sewing machines, but it's sure pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    OK INquiring minds need to know. Do you have it now? What a beautiful machine. Price is great and parts can be found online. AND we have BIlly to ask here too. GOod luck.
    Ok - for inquiring minds! Yep -- It's mine now! It's a 99k serial no. AD218203. I gave her $40 for it - she was very happy to accept the $40. It's going to need a new cord, but I threaded it up and it stitched a real nice seam by turning the wheel. I found a surprise in the lid - an older oil can than the one that the lady showed me in the base. I know what most of the parts are - but I'd sure like to know what that extra black part is (near the old empty wooden spool and the knee lever. It 'appeared' when I removed the plug from the machine - I think it was just sitting in there though, not attached to anything. I love the accessories - it came with a tucker and I just bought one one eBay last week!

    New, worthy of a name machine
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    another shot - nifty accessories and an old oil can (yes, it has the key!)
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    What a sweet machine!

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    i'd get it.

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    Just read through the manual. My mystery black part was supposed to be in the lid to help keep the knee lever in place for storage. It's back in place now - and the knee lever is now stored where it was originally meant to be stored. the woman I bought it from kept the lever just inside the cover on the bed of the machine.

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