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Thread: The Free Sewing Machine

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    A lady I know has an old sewing machine she wants to sell for $300. What do you think?

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    I personally think $300 is high, but I'm no expert. Just my thoughts.:)

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    She can try Ebay or Craigs list and see what happens

    - me personally - would not pay that much for it, sorry

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    Beautiful cabinet but I think $300 is on the high side. I wouldn't pay that much for it. JMO

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    Very pretty, but I also think you can do much better-I bought a Singer 127 in very good condition for $60 about 2 months ago.

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    I would think that is too much, also. She didn't even clean it up!

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    Ditto for all other comments. The cabinet is beautiful, but I think the price is too high. There are so many great prices for similar machines I would be hesitant to pay this much.

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    never heard of a Free machine, better look that up and see how much it's really worth, you might have a gem in disguise there!!

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    too rich for my check book, but it is lovely.. I love the curves and shape of it

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    Free.
    In 1895 the Illinois Sewing Machine Co was founded using assets from the former Royal Sewing Machine Co of Rockford, Illinois. Will C. Free became the president by 1910, and organized a parent company - the Free Sewing Machine Co. Production continued in Rockford until 1958, when it relocated to Los Angeles, California. Manufacture finally ceased about 1969.

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    way too high I think.

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    lovely!

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    I paid $85 for a 1928 Leader in much better condition. That cabinet is bigger than mine. It comes down to what they are bringing in your area and how much it's worth to you. Is it dirty or is the finish damaged? I passed on two this morning, New Homes for $50 and $75, because they needed too much work for me. The cabinets were great, but the machines weren't.

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    the cabinet is gorgeous. but i think the decals and finish of the sewing head would not bear that price. JMHO

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    Too much money for the condition it's in... unless you are in love with it!

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    Pretty, but, I was thinking that you got a machine for FREE!

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    Seems high, but I'm from Rockford like the machine. It would be hard for me to say no.

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    The machine should be in perfect, spotless condition with all of the feet, instruction manual, etc for this price.

    It looks like this machine has been well loved, as the decals on the bed are very worn. It also looks in need of a careful cleaning and needs the treadle belt.

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    My opinion as well. Maybe $100, the cabinet is beautiful.
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I personally think $300 is high, but I'm no expert. Just my thoughts.:)

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    It's too pricey.

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    Seems awfully high priced for one IMHO.

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    Too high. No less she didn't even clean it up.
    Look around. She will eventually lower her price.
    I do like the cabinet, but not worth that price.

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    cool machine but way too high on price

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    Love the machine. Don't know the real value of one like that, but I couldn't pay that amount.

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    Have to say I'm inclined to agree with everyone here. Then again, I could be wrong about it's value. Think I would keep looking around for a machine in better condition. If nothing else to make a comparison value wise. Good luck!

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