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Thread: FW on CL for $50

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    This old girl is in pretty rough shape.
    Would she be worth their asking price?

    http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/for/2397298818.html

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    WOW that poor machine has seen some abuse......... personally I would pass....... you'd be better off paying a bit more for a good machine. IMHO

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    There's a good site on line that explains how to repair, you can buy parts-they go for a lot more in good condition. If you (or someone who loves you) can do repairs-why not??

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    Poor girl! She needs to go to the ER !!!
    I don't have an answer for you. Maybe ask Billy?? (lostn51)

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    Depends on if u want to fix it up or just thought u have to do a cpl repairs.

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    I would also pass. You will find a nicer one. By the time you get this one looking decent you will have invested way to much time for what you can purchase a nice one for. My time is worth sonmething!!!

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    she would be a good canidate for a special paint job...

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    Definitely pass. $50 is way too much for that.

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    I'd pass if you care about looks. You could probably get her to sew, but it's an aluminum machine and once the rot starts, I'm not sure it can be repaired.

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    I came across this one too. But after paying 50 then think about the money you will put out for repairs. This one looked like it had been thru WW 3 to me. I am sure you will find something much better. I am just looking for a treadle.

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    She looks like the perfect candidate for one of Billy's repaint jobs. You could do her in that beautiful blue/purple that he has shown before or pink or ?????. You might see if you can get them down on price and then send her to Billy for her much deserved makeover.

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    It looks like the metal is disintergrating. I'd pass on this one and save what you'd put into repair (if it's even possible) for the purchase of a machine in better shape.

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    I would ask for a better deal, but still buy it and have it sent directly to Billy. He could make that poor thing shine like a new penny. And it any pretty color you want.

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    poor amchine!

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    No power cord? It should be a give away---not $50.

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    BIG PASS

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    BIG PASS
    Yep, I think I'm going to have to go with a BIG PASS!!

    Would love to be able to buy and send it to billy for a makeover, but can't do that right now.

    Thanks for all the input!

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    If I lived in the area I would buy it and try to rehabilitate it. It can still be a useful machine.

    Darren

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    Billy, did you line this on up on the back fence and take pot shots at it already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I would also pass. You will find a nicer one. By the time you get this one looking decent you will have invested way to much time for what you can purchase a nice one for. My time is worth sonmething!!!
    I agree....save your money and wait until you can purchase one in better condition....you will be much happier in the long run! Good luck. :thumbup:

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    Offer 25 and put it away for parts.

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    Only if you are a person who can repaint the old machines. This is exactly the kind Billy is looking for, to strip and repaint. He custom paints cars and sewing machines, so he is set up for this. The average quilter/old sewing machine collector is not. I hope someone will point this machine out to Billy.

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    if it was close to me - i'd buy it.

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    absolutely No, it looks like a big headache to me. Even is it was free I'd leave them keep it,unless you need some parts then make of offer, 5.00 or whatever it may be worth to you.

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    Someone might notify Cynthia of CGail as her DH buys, restores and sells Featherweights and may be interested in it for parts? Also those of you interested in purchasing Featherweights might PM them to see what they currently have for sale.

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