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    Old 09-21-2016, 08:14 AM
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    Man, oh, man, I just replied to a Craigslist ad for a sewing machine being sold by someone doing pre-auction sales.
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    He (or she) listed a FW for --get this-- only $35. Excellent working condiition. Looked good.

    Thirty-five dollars. $40 if you met halfway somewhere for delivery!!!

    I replied as SOON as I saw it. Ad was placed 21 hours ago. I didn't see it then. How come? I was looking yesterday!!

    My jaw is going to be permanently dragging the floor today. I did reply and asked if they had any idea what Featherweights are going for--in our area a MINIMUM of 200, but in his/her area (DC suburbs) people are asking $300-$500. They're probably not GETTING more than 400, but still..

    35 stinkin' dollars. Can I get some of you to attend my pity party? LOL
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    Old 09-21-2016, 08:27 AM
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    Well?
    Did you get it?
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    Old 09-21-2016, 10:03 AM
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    No, it had already been sold. �� Believe me, I wouldn't have asked him about the value if I'd been his buyer!
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    Old 09-21-2016, 10:08 AM
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    On man, that hurts!
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    Old 09-21-2016, 10:56 AM
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    Ouch!

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    Old 09-21-2016, 11:48 AM
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    I feel for you as I've missed out on many deals like that as I don't surf CL all that often any more. When I do luck into a great deal I think of it as it was meant to be. I got my FW for $50 only because I happened to check CL 30 seconds after it had been listed, but my huge find was a FW cabinet I got for $25 a few weeks ago. The ad was 7 hours old and I thought no way, it has to be gone, but took a chance and texted her. When she texted me back to come and get it I texted her back that I was on my way and please don't sell it to someone else. You better believe I jumped in my car quick!

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    Awwww ... that's too bad. I can't believe it sold for $35. What was his reason ... do you know?
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    So you tried to sabotage the deal they made with someone else because you didn't get there first?
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    Old 09-21-2016, 03:00 PM
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    know how you feel. I missed a 222 for sale about an hour away. Turns out it had sold a few hours before I saw the add.

    The kicker - for $250.
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    Old 09-22-2016, 03:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    So you tried to sabotage the deal they made with someone else because you didn't get there first?
    I'm not sure what you mean by this question.
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