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Thread: Featherweight machine

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    I have a white featherweight machine and the orgininal box(case). It was delivered by a ----Shipping company and the box was damaged.. the outside box had a three corner hole. The case has three of the four mitered corners busted and the white featherweight machine has paint chipped off of it in three places on the wheel. Claim is being filed. How do you but a value on an anquite machine.. If I have it repainted I understand it brings down the value...I don't plan to resale it . My plan is to quilt on it forever... Any help would be get. fyi the shipping company has called me back and I need to put a dollar value on the damage...They will come pick-up the machine and return my purchase price but I don't want that. I want to keep the machine..

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    I would take to the a local repair shop and get a quick estimate on the damage. Since you want to keep the machine, just have them to pay you for the damages.

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    Is the case the standard black case? I know you can buy replacement black cases. I think I saw some for $65.00. I can't remember if that included a new tray.

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    unfortatelly a local repair shop will not be able to handle the repair....I am assuming it is a vintage machine (as there are new featherweights) you need a master repair person who speciallies in vintage....they are extremely hard to find. your local dude could use something like 'white-out' to repair the wheel....and the case oh my....you really need to do a search and find...a deep one for the right person, they are out there you just will really really have to look.

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    I have been on line and think I can get a replacement case like mine. Lite green and white. The price I found was $125 plus shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    unfortatelly a local repair shop will not be able to handle the repair....I am assuming it is a vintage machine (as there are new featherweights) you need a master repair person who speciallies in vintage....they are extremely hard to find. your local dude could use something like 'white-out' to repair the wheel....and the case oh my....you really need to do a search and find...a deep one for the right person, they are out there you just will really really have to look.
    No one in my area sales or repairs them, So you all are my knowledge

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    take it to someone who knows featherweights to have the damage assessed and an appraisal- they will be able to advise you on repairing it too.

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    you know I believe I saw an ad on ebay for a guy that refinishes featherweights....go look....if nothing else ask him for an estimate to just do the repair....I think it is something like repairing an appliance where it is sorta like a porclein repair.....

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    He won't help without seeing it then he can give me a price. Don't have the time to ship it to him. Need an answer by tomorrow morning for the shipping company. Thanks for the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJane
    He won't help without seeing it then he can give me a price. Don't have the time to ship it to him. Need an answer by tomorrow morning for the shipping company. Thanks for the idea
    can you take a picture and email pic to him....ask him please, a high estimate is better than nothing......

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    tried his reply was send it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJane
    tried his reply was send it to me
    Don't you just love dealing with somebody that doesn't know how to bend.....

    OK another idea....reaching far here, how about a appliance refinisher or a super custom auto body shop, like for the real vintage cars, or motorcycles....you need a craftsperson....an old dude.....

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    Have sent more then 10 email to people who sell or repair them. Hope one of them get back to me

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    Have you sent a PM to Billy (Lostn51)? He's our resident machine guru!

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    yes thanks PM Him

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    out of curiousities was the machine packed correctly....was there packing between the machine and case....between the case and box....do you have a recourse also again the seller.....so many people think they can just throw this into a box that fits and its ok.....

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    Yes have been in connect with the seller-She did it right took it to a authorized shipper it was package well and the shipping company has agreed that it is a claim.. I just need to have a price of the decreased valve of the machine because the shipping damage or the price to have it repainted not sure I would have it repainted because it decreases the valve if it is repainted. At this point my head hurts---understand?
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    out of curiousities was the machine packed correctly....was there packing between the machine and case....between the case and box....do you have a recourse also again the seller.....so many people think they can just throw this into a box that fits and its ok.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJane
    Yes have been in connect with the seller-She did it right took it to a authorized shipper it was package well and the shipping company has agreed that it is a claim.. I just need to have a price of the decreased valve of the machine because the shipping damage or the price to have it repainted not sure I would have it repainted because it decreases the valve if it is repainted. At this point my head hurts---understand?
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    out of curiousities was the machine packed correctly....was there packing between the machine and case....between the case and box....do you have a recourse also again the seller.....so many people think they can just throw this into a box that fits and its ok.....
    Oh I so understand.....

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    thanks I would rather be sewing.

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    have you tried sewing on the machine yet....was anything else damaged ????

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    Im so sorry! I sure hope u find ur estimate!!

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    Machine works well. I used it yesterday. When I took it out of the case and plugged it in =the light was on= the needle was half stuck in the fabric that was under the foot and the other half was in the packing peanuts in the case. The bobbin winder was set to wide a bobbin. That had to be a hard hit to cause that. The machine has a good stitch.Thanks for asking

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    My understanding is if you claim money from the PO or delivery service they get to keep the machine once you have valued it...You don't get paid damages and keep the product. They then auction those items off...So you can either claim cash or keep your machine and at your own expense fix it....Sorry...I'd keep and fix...

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    If this was paid via PayPal, it would have been smarter to file the claim against the Seller with PayPal.

    The insurance he bought at the PO was for HIS benefit, not yours.

    Your "insurance" coverage is being provided by PayPal (if you paid that way), to ensure/insure you received what you paid for in the condition originally described.

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    before we jump to all these conclusions...who was the shipper....

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