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Thread: Oh for Pete's Sake!

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    Oh for Pete's Sake!


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    Thats crazy!

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    It's probably not worth that much, and it's certainly not to me, I don't like Godzilla finishes....but it is a rather hard to find item.
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    Me either, although I guess they would not show scratches as easy.
    I just found worse:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vint-Singer-...-/350510765511

    My SIL found one at an estate sale, that's why we were looking them up. I am unclear about whether she thought it had this finish.
    LOL - I mistakenly called it a "Gorilla" Finish Charlee! Godzilla! Got it!

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    Well some folks get real happy spending extra
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    I think its an ugly machine no matter what it is really worth.
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    Never seen a Crinkle FW before. Is there a gold finish underneath it?? Must be for that price.

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    who ever baught it must of been nuts, 16 bids on it. the person who posted it was probabley in on the bidding getting the price up maybe don't know

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    I guess this is where the comment "more money than brains" applies? lol
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    The seller relisted this machine for $1000 less and it sold at that price!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160696582179

    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Me either, although I guess they would not show scratches as easy.
    I just found worse:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vint-Singer-...-/350510765511

    My SIL found one at an estate sale, that's why we were looking them up. I am unclear about whether she thought it had this finish.
    LOL - I mistakenly called it a "Gorilla" Finish Charlee! Godzilla! Got it!

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    Guess I'll ding my baby up, throw a little of that funky paint at her, and put her on ebay for oh, say, ??$3,000?? Unbelievable!
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    If you ever apply "rare" to sewing machines that one actually kind of qualifies. I don't like the finish myself though.


    This fw auction takes the cake for me. A repainted red one for over 3k. When another sold 5 days earlier for under 900. And you can get one custom done by a pro for 800.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-Vintage...item3f174e97a1

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    I could never understand the bidding on Ebay. Used to be so simple, and honestly, much cheaper. I try to figure out the bidders. I notice the private bidders bids posted a few times in a row outbidding themselves, as well as other bidders bidding several times, also posted a few times in a row outbidding themselves. I think there are phantom bidders out there to bring up the bids. Not saying this is true in any case, but I am entitled to my opinion until proven otherwise. Unless this is made of real gold beneath the black paint I cannot see this being worth that much. But then, I know very very little about vintage machines. As you said, 'Oh For Pete's Sake' and I say 'Oh For Crying Out Loud'!!

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    The people who appear to be bidding against themselves aren't. Bidder 1 puts in a max bid of 100, but currently the bid is only at 50. Bidder 2 puts in 60 and is outbid. Puts 70 and outbid. 80 outbid. 90 outbid. 100 outbid. 101 is new bid and they are the current high. It looks like they've increased the price on themselves but they haven't. They just bid in increments until they are the high bidder.

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    Would never pay that much for a machine like that. They must have been smoking something when they bid. HaHa!
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    Had no idea that they made a FW in a Godzilla finish. Kind of interesting, but not THAT interesting. I like a Godzilla finish, think they are kind of cool, but would never pay anything like that for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskira View Post
    If you ever apply "rare" to sewing machines that one actually kind of qualifies. I don't like the finish myself though.


    This fw auction takes the cake for me. A repainted red one for over 3k. When another sold 5 days earlier for under 900. And you can get one custom done by a pro for 800.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-Vintage...item3f174e97a1
    My gosh that is unbelievable Miss Kira!
    Now if only a couple of buyers would get in an insane bidding war whenever we list things for auction!
    The Kitchenaid mixer we bought our daughter when she got her masters is that candy apple red color and it is beautiful. Seems to me you could get your car repainted in that color for less money!

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    That just 'Tic's Me off! 1ST they Never came with That Paint/crazed color SO this is a Repaint, And the sellers not Being UP Front about IT! So I left them a '?' in the comments on the EBAY as to Why Not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17 View Post
    That just 'Tic's Me off! 1ST they Never came with That Paint/crazed color SO this is a Repaint, And the sellers not Being UP Front about IT! So I left them a '?' in the comments on the EBAY as to Why Not?
    Im not sure which you are referring to, but the Godzilla finish is original... It did come like that. They only made a very small amount like that and no one is really sure why. The kandy apple red one they do say was painted by a Harley guy. Crazy prices sure, but it only takes two people with money who want something to create a bidding war like that.

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    Ain't that the trufe!
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    I think I read somewhere that they only made the crinkle finish for the military during world war II.

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    Some of the machines are very common, thus collectors will not pay high prices. However, those with state fair badges, the crinkle finish, and some others are harder to come by. If you are a collector, this price is good. I have seen a crinkle fw in person and I think it is a very cute machine. The fw 222 is another machine that will bring in higher prices. Each to their own. For this collector, what we spend on our quilting stuff and fabric stashes would probably have them saying "Oh, for Pete's Sake!"

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    It looks like an industrial version to me. Think sweat shop............Lol. People are funny! Not even any pretty gold filigree work on it - that y'all would be afraid to mess up. Not a connoisseur here. The only one I want or need is the one I have. Let 'em bid their fool heads off. hahahhaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannySue View Post
    Each to their own. For this collector, what we spend on our quilting stuff and fabric stashes would probably have them saying "Oh, for Pete's Sake!"
    So true, so true!

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    I can't believe it started at $50 and has 16 bids. Sounds like a bidding war to me. Hope the winner is happy with their purchase cause IMHO they're overspending.

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