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Thread: Craigslist Score-Featherweight for $50!

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    Red face Craigslist Score-Featherweight for $50!

    I am so excited, I just can't believe my luck. I am always checking CL and Goodwill for bargains. Just as I was ready to shut down my computer and go to bed, I decided to do a quick check on CL to see any additional listings, since it was after midnight. Imagine my shock when I saw the Singer 221 listed for $50 or best offer!! I fired off an email saying I'd take it for $50 and a few minutes later got a call from the seller. Arranged to meet her the next morning before work (before bigger offers started coming her way-though she said someone called her at 5am))and now she's mine. Case is rough, FP needs rewiring but she's is great condition and has the bobbin case. No attachements, but that's okay, I'll shop. Runs smoothly. Have to date her but the lady said she is from the '40's. I'll post a pic when I learn how to resize. Yay me!
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    Congrats!!
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    SCORE!!! Can't wait to see photos. Don't you just love finding good 'stuff' on CL? LOLOL
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    Good for you!

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    Sounds like the machine was meant for you! Can't wait to see pics!

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    Congratulations! That is a good find!

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    Congrats, I hope to be so luck one day,
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Thanks everyone. I did find out she's a 221-1 born June 4 1946. Don't know they difference beteen 221 and 221-1. Anybody?
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    Congrats! Enjoy!

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    Don't you just love that! I know the feeling I found a large box of old feedsack fabric for 10.00 at an estate sale. I was so excited I was shaking when I went to pay for it. They all probably thought I was a nut! I was a "happy nut" though. Congratulations!!!
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    Congrats on the feedsack find, that's awesome. I'd love to score some feedsacks someday. Crazy getting that excited but I know exactly how you feel 'cause I felt the same way; well actually I felt like a thief!
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    Yay, you!!!!

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    Congradulations!!
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    WOW, what a score!! I would have had to meet the seller that night...I couldn't have sleep until that machine was mine! HeHe

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    Nanamoms....I didn't sleep, haha, what a night! When she called me the next morning to see if I was still going to meet her, I thought she was calling to say she had a better offer!!
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    Awesome deal, you are a very wise person to grab her at that price, you can always go on ebay for attachements
    happy to have enough stash fabric at all time

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    I found a FW at a yard sale for $5.00.I was shaking when I paid for it and the lady asked me if I had Bell`s Palsy or something.I said something and left before she changed her mind.All it needed was some TLC including cleaning up and oiling.She runs like a dream.Before that the first one I got was at an estate sale for $25.00 and they asked if that was too much.I said no that was fine and then they gave me an Olfa 24 x 36 cutting mat.

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    Nancy Johnson-Srebro in her book, Featherweight 221, The Perfect Portable, states that the 221-1 probably indicated an improved model of the Featherweight. She thinks that Singer began using that number when they switched to a more accessible rotary hook from the "early style" whose bobbin case could not be removed unless you took the hook off the shaft and disassembled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imnywoman View Post
    I am so excited, I just can't believe my luck. I am always checking CL and Goodwill for bargains. Just as I was ready to shut down my computer and go to bed, I decided to do a quick check on CL to see any additional listings, since it was after midnight. Imagine my shock when I saw the Singer 221 listed for $50 or best offer!! I fired off an email saying I'd take it for $50 and a few minutes later got a call from the seller. Arranged to meet her the next morning before work (before bigger offers started coming her way-though she said someone called her at 5am))and now she's mine. Case is rough, FP needs rewiring but she's is great condition and has the bobbin case. No attachements, but that's okay, I'll shop. Runs smoothly. Have to date her but the lady said she is from the '40's. I'll post a pic when I learn how to resize. Yay me!
    Welcome!!!! To the FW club.

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    What a score! Congratulations!

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    Doing a happy dance for you!
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    congratulations on your score!
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    See, it's not just rural AZ that has great deals. You win the "Bargain Queen" crown this week!
    Congrats! Dancin' in the high desert with you!

    Here's a good source for parts... http://www.221parts.com/
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    Congratulations, and you got an outstanding deal on it!!

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