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Thread: I owned a cute black FW for all of 5 minutes!

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    Smile I owned a cute black FW for all of 5 minutes!

    Here's the story

    A few days ago my hubby posted a Kahr for sale. We had a buyer and met him in a public parking lot to show him the Kahr. He was a nice man and we talked and eventually got on the subject of sewing machines. He called my hubby up later that night and offered him a price $25.00 lower than we were asking and he would include his MIL's old machine for me since I liked the old ones. Didn't know what it was but he said she had only used it about three times. Hubby said it was a deal.

    So we drove out to his friends home the next morning that would be handling the transaction. I went into the living room to visit with the lady of the house and leave the guys alone. A few minutes later our buyer walked out and dropped the machine at my feet in a cute little black box!!! and said here you go, and walked away. Oh Dear, Betty is a quilter and we both just sat there stunned, mouths open not saying anything!

    It was a nice little FW in excellent shape. I had been given a FW that the man thought was a great bargaining tool to get hubby down another 25.00 in price for the Kahr. LOL

    Betty just cringed when I told her how I had it in trade for 25.00!

    I excused myself from talking to Betty and went into the room with the guys and told our buyer that I couldn't take the machine in trade. If he gave my husband the full asking price for the Kahr I would give him back the machine. He looked confused and I proceeded to explain to him what he had given away in trade for $25.00.

    Needless to say he wanted it back. So hubby got his full asking price for the Kahr and I got to "caress" a little black FW for about 5 minutes.

    They all thanked me profusely for my honesty and our buyer said he would make me a great deal on it when and if he wanted to sell it. His wife had never didn't want it, his kids didn't want it so he thought it was just an old unwanted junk sewing machine. I was a little sad to see her go back to him but very glad in my heart for doing what I felt was the right thing...and I do have an a adorable blushing celery FW in a beautiful turq case, so missing out on the black one only hurt for a little bit...well, maybe a little longer.
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    You would have felt guilty all the time you had that machine because you have a conscience! You did the right thing!

    Jeanette

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    Ouch. You did the right thing but that had to be very very hard! I hope it bought you some good karma.
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    Thanks peeps, It was a feel good thing to do, kinda sad because no one in that family really appreciated her but you never know she may come to back to me in the future...LOL
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    I'd have gone and told DH to take another $100 off the price tag of the Kahr. My DH loves machines as much as I do, so he'd have been OK with that.

    Though - both our Kahrs belong to me - and I love them both too much to part with them.

    However I did take a Mossberg as a part trade on a sewing machine I sold. It went to DH - and he's rather pleased with it.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Kudos to you for doing the right thing. That had to be a really hard, but it is good to hear that honesty is still being practiced out there.
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    What a nice thing to do. I hope you feel good. I do just by reading your story. I think you made the right choice and someone is smiling down on you.
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    What is a Kahr?
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    I'm with everyone else. Karma would have gotten you in the end. Better to have a clean conscience!!
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    That was good of you to tell them, I've done the same thing, it wasn't FW.

    Dang, I don't even have a SM thats worth a Ruger. I'd be lucky to get a stevens

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    Kahr, in todays world is whats known as a personal Firearm

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    *** Nice story.
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    *** You gave the little FW all your love for 5 minutes.
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    You did the right thing. That always comes back to you.
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    Thanks everyone, it was quite an experience.

    Cathy, My husband offered him $100.00 for it when we were leaving but he laughed and said your wife said I can get 300-350.00 for it after it is cleaned up and tested so sorry I can't take 100.00 for it. Ha ha he's a fast learner!

    Besides hubby had a replacement we were on our way to purchase and the money was for that NEW S&W Shield .40.

    Now he is a very happy camper.


    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    I'd have gone and told DH to take another $100 off the price tag of the Kahr. My DH loves machines as much as I do, so he'd have been OK with that.

    Though - both our Kahrs belong to me - and I love them both too much to part with them.

    However I did take a Mossberg as a part trade on a sewing machine I sold. It went to DH - and he's rather pleased with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflowerzz View Post
    Thanks everyone, it was quite an experience.

    Cathy, My husband offered him $100.00 for it when we were leaving but he laughed and said your wife said I can get 300-350.00 for it after it is cleaned up and tested so sorry I can't take 100.00 for it. Ha ha he's a fast learner!

    Besides hubby had a replacement we were on our way to purchase and the money was for that NEW S&W Shield .40.

    Now he is a very happy camper.
    Maybe it WILL come back to you. I've seen far too many FW marked 250.00 and not selling. The market seems to be over-full with this over this way. If he is not prepared with how much cleaning a SM needs he will take it in for service and they will charge 100.00. Then he could have trouble selling for 250 and wishing he could just get the service fee back.
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    thinking the same thing, he'd be lucky to get 250 for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxxxxxxx View Post
    That was good of you to tell them, I've done the same thing, it wasn't FW.

    Dang, I don't even have a SM thats worth a Ruger. I'd be lucky to get a stevens

    Read that to my DH - he's still rolling on the floor laughing!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Thanks peeps, from your mouths to Gods ears. Wouldn't that be wonderful!?
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    I love hearing about your honesty and integrity, even in the face of pain, (ha!) Hopefully, he gets back in touch with you, with a good deal.
    ​Sheri

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    Thank you Sheri I will admit I had an angel on one shoulder and the little red devil on the other one saying its his fault for not knowing what he has go ahead keep it! The angel whispered do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. LOL
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    I've always been told when you do something honest like this it will come back to you two fold...you can sleep with a clean conscious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflowerzz View Post
    Thank you Sheri I will admit I had an angel on one shoulder and the little red devil on the other one saying its his fault for not knowing what he has go ahead keep it! The angel whispered do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. LOL
    *sigh. Sometimes I hate that little angel!
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    fantastic story, great decision. Personal Integrity is a rare commodity these days, well done!

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    Aww shucks.... Thank you Steve.
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    Good for you!

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