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Old 10-06-2014, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
I think they're referring to the thread take-up lever or needle bar. Or maybe it's just frozen (not bobbin' up and down ) Still seems very cheap.
For one in that condition??? It is not all that cheap.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:39 AM
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I'd say a fair price. Model 15s tend to be listed for a little more than other machines in this market. But still given that it's stuck and there's no case or cabinet I wouldn't call it a bargain.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:57 AM
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Here's an interesting one.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/atq/4701056772.html
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
Holy Cow! And clean too! Worth more than it went for in my mind.
Thatís what I thought too. I donít see them come up on eBay (or anywhere else) very often. And when they do, they usually go for more than that. I was surprised to see that it was a Buy It Now auction too.

Iíve seen several (genuine) Singer boss-mount handcranks go for that amount or more in the past few months.

Iím really anxious for it to get here.

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-9-VINTAG...item1c4710b52d

This American picker will never get a TV show.

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On the surface, I tended to agree with you. But in looking a little further into it, itís probably not a bad marketing strategy. He does a lot of Buy It Now/Make Offer auctions. If you look at his Sold Auctions, many of them are Best Offer Accepted.

So, if you research your item to get a value, then offer the item for 4 times that amount, some buyers that really want an item may unknowingly Buy It Now (@4x), others may Make an Offer for half of the asking price (@2x), and you can accept offers that are a quarter of the asking price (@1x). You can cover all of the different buyers, and have a pretty good markup on every item that you sell.

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
I'd say a fair price. Model 15s tend to be listed for a little more than other machines in this market. But still given that it's stuck and there's no case or cabinet I wouldn't call it a bargain.
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I agree. $30 for a Singer 15 in good working and good cosmetic condition is a good price. This one is neither.

In my limited experience watching CL, prices for 15s are all over the map, from free to $300. My 15-90 in very good condition was $15. My 15-91 in excellent condition was $50. Both came in the same type of table (neither of which is in good shape) and neither came with feet/attachments.

I've seen a recurring 15-91 ad for $250 in Aberdeen claiming "I know what these are worth." Well, they're only worth what someone is willing to pay. Sure it's in great condition but so is mine:



Was I just lucky? Or just patient?
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:48 AM
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Beautiful machine. I like the pattern on that one too. You don't see it as much as others.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:08 AM
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Thanks, Rodney. In thrift stores, I used to walk right by these machines wondering why anyone would buy them. I'll bet my ignorance was pretty expensive.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
Here's an unusual one. A long bobbin Kenmore. I think it's the only one I've seen. Almost looks like a refurb. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/art/4695899003.html Rodney
here is an EARLY Kenmore long bobbin.
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ok, I think am a big a fan of Elias Howe as it gets... But not even if I have the $$ laying around....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEWING-MACHI...-/390944993470
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