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Thread: Just what I've been sayin'!!!!!!!

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    Just what I've been sayin'!!!!!!!

    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Agree 110% Charlee - sometimes it is just ignorance (the ads that use "vintage" and "antique" in the same description kill me) but usually people are trying to make something out to be what it is NOT just so they can hopefully get someone else to buy unawares at inflated prices.
    Hubby works PT at an antique mall - you wouldn't believe..................................!!!!
    ...it's a good thing he isn't on any commission, I know he has talked down more than one buyer LOL

    Joann :-)

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    Great article Charlee.
    Lisa

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    I really like the Worthpoint articles...and have learned a lot from them.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Yeah, the auctions used to drive me nuts, too. But, I guess I'd be in the same boat if I were suddenly selling a bunch of stuff I really didn't know anything about. (which is the case with a lot of sellers)

    And old black Singer - must be rare. And antique. And one-of-a-kind.

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    How true, how true! This article should be posted for the sellers on CL....$500.00 for a "antique" Singer.......too much.

    ~~~The sellers in my area actually have machines listed in this price range~~~
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    This is a great article. Hope it helps to enlighten more people.

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    I so agree!

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    Thanks Charlee. That piece was good reading.
    Sweet Caroline

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    SINGER 247 C antique vintage sewing machine and table / desk *and* SINGER 185 J antique vintage sewing machine and table / desk

    ...listed this morning by the same seller....they forgot to ad "rare" somewhere in the listing LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt View Post
    How true, how true! This article should be posted for the sellers on CL....$500.00 for a "antique" Singer.......too much.

    ~~~The sellers in my area actually have machines listed in this price range~~~
    The orange FW is still listed on CL here. He still wants 700.00 for it. LOL
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    How about this one on CL ladies. While they do not title it antique or vintage, I think it may be gold plated!
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/atq/2782342748.html
    Sweet Caroline

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    We need a separate thread for our "laugh of the day" where we can post all the silliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCDA View Post
    We need a separate thread for our "laugh of the day" where we can post all the silliness.
    I agree with that one. I lurk at Craigs List a lot and I am constantly amazed with the prices people want for their machines in our area. Who is going to start the thread?????
    Sweet Caroline

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    It was a great article. I hate it when I see 1970s sewing machines on eBay listed as Antique. Really???? Too bad the people who would learn something by this article will most likely never see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    How about this one on CL ladies. While they do not title it antique or vintage, I think it may be gold plated!
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/atq/2782342748.html
    And if you note how the information is typed in, you can see this is not a real intelligent person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    And if you note how the information is typed in, you can see this is not a real intelligent person.
    We saw the same one jljack. Small world.
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    Great article, Charlee. Thank you for sending the link, I think I'll put it on my watch list.

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    Good article and so true, with the listings seen on eBay, CraigsList, and Kijiji up here in Canada. I also really like the ones that brand sewing machines as "heavy-duty" and "industrial strength". All I can think of are drain cleaners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    How about this one on CL ladies. While they do not title it antique or vintage, I think it may be gold plated!
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/atq/2782342748.html
    OMG! I payed $22.00 for mine just like that (including the cabinet)! However I'm willing to pay up to $150 for one for my apprentice. $850 outrageous!
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    Um, they will figure it out eventually... nobody is going to answer their ad...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I'm fed up with people trying to tell us that Featherweights are rare. PULEEZE!! They were made in the millions!
    Sharon W.

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    I found this on on ebay and have been watching it since July. I wrote to them and told them they would never get that amount for it. Was trying to be a good neighbor they only live 20 miles from me. The price goes from $399.95 to $319.96 all the time back and forth. http://www.ebay.com/itm/260827034639...84.m1438.l2649 so what ever I expect it will stay listed until someone not to smart buys it for the price. I only have 4 bk 221s, 1 beige 221, 4 white w/ green tint 221s and a black 222, never paid over $250 for any of them except for the 222 and we won't go there, lol. All of them in great shape. But what do I know right?
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    Great article Charlee, thanks for sharing. It is amazing to me what some will try to pass off as antique.
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