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    Cool Grandma's Sewing machine for sale on Craig's List

    ***Please note - none of these are my machines, I don't have to make this stuff up... some of these ads will expire quickly/will get deleted from CL. If in doubt start at the bottom of the postings for the most current good stuff***

    Some of the best deals on Craig's List are grandma's old sewing machine.
    Some of the worst deals on Craig's List are grandma's old sewing machine.

    Add a few on here if you wish... I couldn't find them all... Some times I wonder if it isn't just their marketing ploy. I have bought some good stuff that way though. Sometimes they think they know what they have, some just want to get rid of it, some are probably out and out liars. You decide.

    Some of it will be WAY OLD/EXPIRED, but we also have a fun thing going for stuff that is way out there and here is a link to that one: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5969150

    Anyway these are listed as having to do with Grandma's sewing machine... go on make your snarky remarks... add new grandma's sewing machines for sale to the list or just enjoy reading


    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/3710822395.html

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/3672005315.html

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/3683964409.html

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/atq/3696301995.html

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/hsh/3689650770.html
    too much money to burn, bought it for her out of guilt

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/atq/3621112938.html

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/3679591462.html
    hhmmmm not even his own grandma...

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/atq/3709264187.html
    obviously Grandma departed a very long time ago or gave up on sewing a very long time ago...

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/hsh/3569962757.html
    and some of the descendants are misinformed...

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/atq/3696653953.html
    who's grandma's was it?

    grandma might be rolling over in her grave:
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3715243702.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...714580837.html

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3673937118.html
    does this one confuse you, too?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/3625351034.html
    clear my throat and shake my head. poor grandma....

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/3622170390.html
    I love the stories...
    "Had a garage sale, and my grandma decided to part ways with this sewing machine desk. It is a White brand sewing machine model no. 764 serial no. 76167. This machine was introduced at the world fair in 1964 and it still runs and sews to this day. The knee pedal, and all the plugs still work. Wood is in good condition with all drawers and even the tray for the bobbins. Great condition. These go on eBay for $500 but my fiancé and I are moving so it has to go. Please call or text with any questions."

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3672245954.html

    http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/3673173751.html
    Grandma the enabler...

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...714580837.html

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/clt/3674049469.html
    I'll save you the bother of looking.... NO PICTURE...
    sewing machine - $200 (lewisville)
    i have two for one very good price they ware my grandma's so you know what that means


    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/atq/3710935000.html
    new twist... selling it FOR grandma - at least she hasn't died yet so she will know where it is going...

    http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/atq/3618844131.html
    some times Grandma had something very nice and I wish I could drive over there and pick it up on my way home from work... sigh.

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ra...659054949.html
    the price is $10000 Just in case someone has already snapped it up here is the story...
    "There is a story to this piece. This has been in our family for over 100 years. When Grandpa's Mother passed away he was four, this was the only item he received to remember her by. To this day, my Grandmother still uses the sewing machine. The machine is a HOME RUN (that's the name of it.) Everything in there home looks new and this item is of no exception. Grandma is now 96 and wants to sell it. They had it appraised over 25 years ago for $10,000.00. The cabinet has never been refurbished and the coloring of the machine is still very vibrant. All original attachments included - even the oil can! I don't see a scratch on it! They don't make cabinets like this anymore! Many compartments for storage. All offers considered. The machine inside is called a Home Run. It goes with the cabinet. COD only please."

    http://cnj.craigslist.org/atq/3713133585.html might be a good deal - if so it will be gone but the post is still there...

    http://longisland.craigslist.org/hsh/3652069838.html
    needs paint???

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/atq/3634523307.html
    actually a nice machine - I just sold one... I wonder if they will take $10???

    I'll save you all the bother of looking - no picture...
    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/fuo/3705678428.html

    "SINGER SEWING MACHINE!!! - $50 (SE 171ST POWELL) Brand new Singer Sewing Machine, my grandma bought it and now dosent want it. She lost the receit to return it. Please text for a picture, or call to come see it. 503-*** **** thank you"

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3706801025.html
    I don't know if I would marry that man honey..... He's smooth...
    $350 what a bargain...
    just so you don't have to bother to look:
    "I have an all original Singer Sewing Machine in great condition!

    It belonged to my fiance's great great grandma

    Model # 66-1

    I have the original manuals that came with the sewing machine.
    I also have alot of attachments for the sewing machine and other collectible items.

    This is an estate sale item located in my warehouse.

    I will not part out, but sell as a whole.

    For viewing or questions, please email me with your phone number or I will not respond back"


    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/art/3690236540.html
    know your stuff - buyer beware...

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...714801459.html
    just LIKE the one Great Grandma had???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    No wonder my CL adds don't sell. I don't put enough BS in them.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    No wonder my CL adds don't sell. I don't put enough BS in them.

    Joe
    If the ads are still up - the BS probably didn't do any good yet.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Miriam. When do you ever sleep???? I think I had better start re-homing some sewing machines to save my grand kids a lot of trouble.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I didn't have to look very hard to find ads from Grandma...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I have my grandmother's machine and now I am a greatgrandmother. Think I can 'cash' in on it? NO, my kids would "kill" me. LOL
    You can get older, but you never have to grow up! Tomorrow's just a future yesterday!-Greg Fergerson

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    Most of them I would pass on, but there are a couple of them that I would buy in a heartbeat. Thanks

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    The "Home Run" had us cracking up
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I'm thinking that grandma's machine is not the best advertising route to take. Unfortunately, memories really aren't worth much to other people..... only to you. Some of these are nice machines......$10,000????? Really?????

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    here is the SFBay's never ending Grandma listing.... "It was Great Grandma's", that must be why it is so expensive.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3708831383.html

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    Either that or maybe they are throwing in a few cases of wine?

    Gail

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    A couple more from the Detroit area....

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/atq/3696301995.html

    1940's Singer sewing machine in cabinet with bench, button holer with templates (1948), accessory attachments for sewing machine, leg pedal, sewing machine in excellent condition, cabinet shows years of use, this was my grandma's sewing machine and she took really good care of it.

    asking $250

    http://porthuron.craigslist.org/atq/3712588055.html

    with attachments,manual, original belt. good shape still works has all the thread and sewing stuff from great grandma in the book it says pat . 1899...i think its about 1915

    Asking $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltFaerie View Post

    http://porthuron.craigslist.org/atq/3712588055.html

    with attachments,manual, original belt. good shape still works has all the thread and sewing stuff from great grandma in the book it says pat . 1899...i think its about 1915

    Asking $200.
    Close, 1912-1913

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    Here is what grandma left in one of her drawers
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    She left other stuff in a Singer 66 Lotus:
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    I love looking at the stuff trying to figure out what Granny was doing with that in there... My favorite 'found' tool is a crochet needle with the end ground off and then sharpened. I use it so much!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    She left other stuff in a Singer 66 Lotus:
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    Miriam, Green with envy over what Grandma left in her drawers. I have never found any with amount of stuff.

    Chris
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Most old sewing machines probably belonged to somebody's grandma....
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Miriam, Green with envy over what Grandma left in her drawers. I have never found any with amount of stuff.

    Chris
    That first picture is only one drawer from that cabinet. The other picture was just two drawers. I rarely do find stuff in the drawers. I love it when I do and I had to brag...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Most old sewing machines probably belonged to somebody's grandma....
    Does your collection count as belonging to someone's grandma????
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I AM THE GRANDMA TO 7 YOUNG CHILDREN... does that count???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I AM THE GRANDMA TO 7 YOUNG CHILDREN... does that count???
    Of course it does. Was just clarifying. Now will Wilbur leave anything in the drawers??
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    HHHHMMMM Wilbur hasn't discovered the drawers yet. I keep a close eye on him in my shop. He does not get the run of the place. Oiling the rocking horse was at his home. He doesn't know about attachments yet. He is way intrigued by sewing machines themselves. Just give him a sewing machine and a screwdriver and he is a happy little Bob the Builder. Junk machines do come in handy. I should fix him up with a bottle of oil to go with that junk SM and screwdriver. I hope a good chunk of his inheritance will be to know how to actually use and maintain a SM & maybe much much more!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    I'm thinking that grandma's machine is not the best advertising route to take. Unfortunately, memories really aren't worth much to other people..... only to you. Some of these are nice machines......$10,000????? Really?????
    I about swallowed my gum on this one. I recently seen this cabinet w/o machine for $500 in an antique shop. Apparently no $9500 worth the memories to drain some ones pocketbook

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