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    Old 01-23-2017, 08:32 AM
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    Default Help re packing up 222 in case for UK to Texas

    Hello everyone

    Well my downsizing continues and I have decided to sell 5 of my 6 Featherweights inc 222 and white one.

    I'm in the UK and my first interested buyers are in the USA,Texas and Europe,Norway.

    Does anyone have a guide on how to pack them safely?

    Which delivery company should I use?

    How much do they weigh if packed properly - all guesstimates welcome.

    Thanks so much.
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    Old 01-23-2017, 08:43 AM
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    When I bought my FW on Ebay it came packed with the thick foam like when it was shipped by a manufacturer, there were also old towels what where rolled up and taped so they kept the shape. It was really quite interesting to unpack - but the machine and the case made it with no damage. I remember reading you do not want to use loose packing peanuts because of the weight of the machine will crush them and move about in the package.

    I would think the shipping charge alone would discourage many US buyers.
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    Old 01-23-2017, 08:51 AM
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    there are some good tutorials here. I agree, the shipping would be three times the value of the machine.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Old 01-23-2017, 09:05 AM
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    The box has to be insulated enough to stand up the harsh handeling. I have seen horror film clips of how "handle with care" actually happens, and it's like we have to prepare for our parcels to be thrown out of planes. I would double check that buyers in US are aware of the votage differences, motor and pedal have to be replaced. It's different to go from 220V to 110V, than from 110V to 220V, but it's possible. The upstep adaptors are larger bulkier things than the other way around.

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    Old 01-23-2017, 09:38 AM
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    http://www.novamontgomery.com/singer...h.htm/#Packing I recently attended one of her maintenance workshops and she referenced this article in case we would need to ship our "little one" in the future. There is also a visual on this site: https://singer-featherweight.com/blo...eight-properly My guesstimate would be twice an additional 10 pounds of weight. Like quilting candy above, I agree that the cost of shipping would discourage most US buyers.
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    Old 01-23-2017, 03:58 PM
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    another thing to keep in mind, it takes about an hour to pack a machine well, be sure to factor that time into the price.
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    Old 01-23-2017, 06:10 PM
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    I would read this: http://www.victoriansweatshop.com/po...pid=1292162089
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    Old 01-24-2017, 07:02 AM
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    A great source for packing your featherweight is:

    https://singer-featherweight.com/blo...eight-properly
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    Old 01-25-2017, 03:30 AM
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    Please make sure that you put a Styrofoam around the thread holder. I bought a machine with case and the thread holder was broke. It had not been pack properly.
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    Old 01-25-2017, 05:30 AM
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    .....and be sure those potential buyers are bonifide........
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