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Thread: I Found One!!!!!

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    I Found One!!!!!

    Just had to post this. I have been looking for a FW for some time (on and off about 12 years), in the last few months I have ALMOST gotten a few. But as with so many other things in life these have JUST been out of reach (for one reason or another), but I have still been reading daily on the QB about others who have found the FW they had been looking for.
    Today was my day. I have been going to a few PAWN shops (because I have never had good luck finding a FW any place else), I walked in and only found a Whit from the 70's for sale. So another trip with out finding "The Machine". For some reason I walked back over to the back corner of the shop (computer area), and up on a shelf mixed in with the laptops and moniters - was an open black box!!! I stoped and took a second look - FW!!!!!!!!!. I called someone over to help me, so the young man came over and asked what he could help me with. I asked about the black box, he didn't know anything about it. Gave me the box and I pulled out the tray - FW, FW, FW!!!!!!. Asked if I could take it out, he told me to go for it as long as I could get it back in!!!. IT LOOKS NEW!!!!!, and it works like a DREAM. Didn't have my glasses with me, so not too sure of the price. Had to ask the price to be sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. He told me it was $49.00 for this OLD thing. She came home with me!!!!! The best money I have spent in a long time. Now I need a name for my new (old), FW.
    Sorry this was so long, but I'm still on a "FW HIGH"

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    WOOHOO!! Congrats Snooks! You're going to have so much fun with her!
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    The find of a lifetime? Have Fun!

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    WOW ! I should check out the pawn shops around here- my sister says they have some nice machines in there- Just never thought about finding a FW there - Good for you
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    That is fantastic. It was certainly meant to be yours.

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    I'm glad your search finally paid off. You got a real bargain besides. I love my FW and I know you'll have a great time with yours.

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    WOW, that FW was calling to you from that old corner full of computers!! Have fun with her...let us know her name, too!! And pics!!

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    congratulations and what a bargain! Would you like to double your money?

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    WooHoo that was meant to be. Enjoy.
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    I can imagine you trying to remain calm when he said the words, $49.00. lol. I would have been squealing and screaming with excitement in my head, not trying to give away my cool to blow the cover off that awesome price.

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    How wonderful is that.

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    Congrats! I love Flossie (my little Featherweight). I have a couple of treadles, so I'm going to load some on craigslist today and make some other quilter happy! Hubs is still unemployed, so I need to help downsize my machine collection.
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    Your patience and persistence paid off! Congratulations, and enjoy!

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    I'd be on a "FW High" for a year with a story like that! Have fun with it.
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    Wow! What a find, you can bet, I won't passing up pond shops, thanks for the tip.
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    Score!!!!!!!!
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    pictures !!!!!!!!!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great find! Have fun with her!

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    congrats on the steal of the year, you'll love her.
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    Oh my gosh! I was jumping up and down screaming with you! Yeah!!! So glad you found her and were able to take her home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janeite View Post
    I can imagine you trying to remain calm when he said the words, $49.00. lol. I would have been squealing and screaming with excitement in my head, not trying to give away my cool to blow the cover off that awesome price.
    Remain calm..CALM!!! They would have heard me outside. Then the cover up as to why I was excited. Congrats, you are going to love her. CALM!!!
    You can get older, but you never have to grow up! Tomorrow's just a future yesterday!-Greg Fergerson

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    That's awesome!

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    Wonderful!! So Happy for you!!

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    What a wonderful find for you! Enjoy it to the max!
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    down on the farm in S.W. Ontario Canada, when I'm not at the trailer!

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    Congrats on your find, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with her, and by the way, welcome to club (FW). WOOHOO!

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