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Thread: The Easter Bunny is bringing me a 301A!

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    Junior Member JMCDA's Avatar
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    Smile The Easter Bunny is bringing me a 301A!

    LOL!

    I tend to search the whole province for vintage machines on our Kijiji and the other day someone put up their whole collection of Singer machines. She had 2 - 301's, a FW, a treadle, and a couple of others. Usually when I see something I want it is in a part of the province that is miles away from me but this lady was in Ottawa where my daughter lives! She and her hubby went last evening and picked up a lovely mocha long bed 301 for me, with a box of accessories and a case that "really stinks Mom" :-)

    The 301 was $50.00 which I think is a steal of a deal for a very well maintained machine, she had sold the FW earlier in the day for $200.00....and she told my daughter that the "lady" who bought it turned around as she was leaving the house and said to her that she was going to re-sell it for $800.00!!!!!! HaHaHa....you can try to get that **tch!

    Really...the lack of decency of some people! it was an ordinary 221 with a buttonholer and zigzagger and the usual box of stuff.

    So...now I have to wait until Easter when we either go up to Ottawa or they come down here but I can scratch one more off my list. The case is in her basement closed up with a bag of charcoal, wadded newspaper and some dryer sheets so it might not be too stinky by the time I get it. My FW doesn't smell at all so not sure what to expect.

    Now all I need is a Red eye and a Rocketeer!
    ummm - "need" may not be the right word LOL

    Cheers!
    Joann
    I will add some pics after Easter!

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    Looking forward to the photos. You are so lucky, enjoy her.

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    Congrats, enjoy!!!!

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    Congrats, you'll love it.

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    I have 2 redeye machines and a rocketeer... I think what you want is a 403... Much better... the 66 with the reverse is nicer too - neither as pretty though.... I guess I see the kind of beauty that is functional...
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    Congratulations on your find. I live in St. Thomas, ON and I am on the hunt for reasonably priced FW. I have found a 99K and a 185J on Kijiji so I live in hope of finding a FW too. The 99K was only $45 and the 185J was only $15. If I see a 301 I want one of those too. Enjoy your new machine.

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    Yea!!! I love my 301's. All three of them. LOL (1-301 and 2-301A)
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    My Easter Buddy 301A is on its way...Can't wait. I have become addicted to the vintage machines.I now have 6...If they all didn't sew just great and are easy to maintain I guess I wouldn't like them as much...but I am now officially out of machine space in my sewing room. I have got to stop looking.......

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    I will keep that in mind Miriam, although finding a 403 with all the cams may be difficult...at least in my area! I want a Red Eye 66 actually, the Red Eye design is very uncommon here, I have only ever seen one for sale and it was very close to the US border. Next time we visit our friends in Indy I may have to "steal" one of yours! LOL

    ...and the Rocketeer just because its so funky!

    Joann







    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have 2 redeye machines and a rocketeer... I think what you want is a 403... Much better... the 66 with the reverse is nicer too - neither as pretty though.... I guess I see the kind of beauty that is functional...

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    I don't know what you mean by reasonable for a FW...but there is a good looking package in London right now with all the accessories, buttonholer and zigzagger for $250. Considering what the basic machine can go for it isn't a too bad of price.
    ...they do sometimes go for around a hundred at the auction here, when they have one that is, and there is one at the Antique mall in Stratford for $145 - somewhat worn and no extras.

    ...I did see one on Kijiji for $45 once - obviously someone didn't know what they had!

    Good luck with your search, patience is a virtue when it comes to finding the machines you want!

    J


    Quote Originally Posted by Briarberry View Post
    Congratulations on your find. I live in St. Thomas, ON and I am on the hunt for reasonably priced FW. I have found a 99K and a 185J on Kijiji so I live in hope of finding a FW too. The 99K was only $45 and the 185J was only $15. If I see a 301 I want one of those too. Enjoy your new machine.

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    Can't wait to see your "new" 301. You'll love her, she'll purr real nice for you and sew wonderful stitches.
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