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Thread: I DID it!!!!....I got a 201-2 on Craigslist today!!!!

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    Super Member cabbagepatchkid's Avatar
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    Last night, before going to bed, I checked on Craigslist one more time. There was a Singer 201-2 (in a # 71 cabinet) for sale for $75.00--in a town less than a hour from me. I answered the ad right away and looked for a reply when I woke up this morning. It was still available!! I packed the kids in the car, stopped at the bank, got a coffee at DD and off we went :mrgreen: It belonged to the sellers MIL. The decals are wonderful but there is some chipped paint on the light hood--not a problem.

    I can't believe it!! I've been drooling over everyone elses 'new' 201-2's for the past few weeks and have restrained myself from bidding on one on eBay. Now I don't have any more machines on my "wish list"---maybe this will be my last one :roll: ;)

    I just checked the serial number and it was manufactured on April 8, 1953--woooo hoooo--my birth year!

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    wonderful looking machine. congrats!

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    Nice buy - congratulations.

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    Name?

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    Congratulations! Very nice!

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    Congratulations!! I found a 221 on cragslist last month. I wish you & your new baby many beautiful quilts together!! :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
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    The machine belonged to the seller's MIL. I forgot to ask what her name was. She looks like a 'Ruth' to me :D

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    It was meant to be!! No doubt about it!

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    Awesome! That nice score gives me hope that mine is still out there waiting for me.

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    You are gonna love it! I found mine at a habitat for humanity store.

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    congrats! I may just have to add one of those to my wishlist....just don't tell my dh! lol!

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    Woohoo! Congrats, enjoy your new friend.

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    WHOOOOO HOOOO!! congrads on your wonderful find!

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    she was born on my birthday but a year early!! enjoy her...Ruth is a good name

    jodi

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    Beautiful machine. Isn't it fun when they were born on a special year. My 503, Rocky, was born in the year my DH and I were married... Makes them a little more special.

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    Yay for you!!! Great find! Enjoy!

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    What a steal! She's a beAuty!

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    Congratulations on your great deal. The 201-2 was my last one too.

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    Congratulations!! She is sooooo pretty :D:D:D

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    Well, aren't you the lucky.....one day..

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    Beautiful machine! Enjoy her!

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    Congratulations! I keep looking on Craigslist here in CT with no luck...yet.

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    Looks to be in pretty good shape and that cabinet is a beauty! Lucky you!

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    Awesome find! I just got one too but it's not in near the great cosmetic condition that yours is... Have fun cleaning and oiling and learning all about it. I'm still going over mine, and it's promising to be a great sewer. I just greased the gears in the tower today!

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    Fabulous machine!!! I'm doing the Happy Dance, you will love it!!
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