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Thread: Please tell me I didn't pay too much...

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    Super Member MaryAnnMc's Avatar
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    Question Please tell me I didn't pay too much...

    I hemmed and hawed, but my DH really wanted to buy it, so we did. The shop was asking $625 but we talked her down to $525. In my defense, I will say it's harder to find older machines in the southern half of Florida. Most people get rid of this stuff before they move down here. So, for my money, this is what I have:
    1957 FW with all attachments nice & clean
    buttonhole attachment
    zigzag attachment
    spare bulb, original needles
    clean (non-stinky) box

    and what did for my hubby,

    a beautiful card table!

    I know if I lived up north and waited, I could have found a better deal. But is this awful?
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    if it is worth it to you- you did not pay too much.
    value is often a personal thing- some people would never pay that much- others would be willing to pay more-
    it all depends on what it is worth to you- and it sounds as if you are happy with the machine- and could afford it- so that makes it a good deal
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    It's certainly not awful--while you might pay less getting one from a seller online, the maintenance you'd have to do would quickly put it up near to what you paid, especially if you went with one of the really cheap ones you can find. And I agree with what ckcowl said. If it's worth it to you, it's worth the price. Congrats on joining the club! Just make sure the flat side of the needle goes to the left.

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    I would not have paid that much, but I agree with what the others said! If you're happy, and it sounds like you are, then it wasn't too much!! Have fun, and post a pic when you can!
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    The card tables are not cheap and can be hard to find. Life is short. If you wanted it, it was in good condition and you can afford it, then ENJOY it!!

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    Congratulations on your new machine....just forget about what you paid and enjoy using it!!
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    not in your area..and if you love it that much...don't worry the cost...good entertainment is hard to come by these days and is NOT cheap!

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    I agree with the above!! Don't let what you paid get in the way of your enjoyment. I live in an area where FW's seem to be more costly than other parts of the country, especially if it is in good shape (I see them posted for $400 to $500 and even higher! I say DH was in support, you love the machine, it has been bought and paid for - lay that aside and just enjoy it!!

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    Congratulations on your little Featherweight and also the table. You got a lot of good attachments with it too. Those tables aren't cheap from what I've heard. I'd like to come across one at a reasonable price. Enjoy your machine. I love mine and wouldn't trade it for anything!! Do you have a name for her yet?

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    If you figure that table might run $150 or so, the collection of attachments might run another $50 or $75 or so depending on where you go, I think you did just fine even for around here.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    worth every cent ........you will love the folding sewing table ........ hope this is a machine that you will enjoy every day not just part of a collection ........ would love to see photos

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    I don't think you over paid for what you got at all - the machine with all the extras would be $300+ easily in most parts of the country - the table, I have only ever seen them on this board, so as a bit of a rarity commands a good dollar. It's a lovely set up and you are all set to go - enjoy it!
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    I am with JMCDA. With all the bits and pieces that you got for a clean, ship-shape machine and add in the table and a non-smelly box, I would say you did pretty good on this. The fact that your husband encouraged you to buy it is an added bonus. Smile when you sew with her and know that you got a nice deal. Plus, now you can stop hunting for one. Oh and in FL, you are lucky she was not starting to rust out. Enjoy!!!!!

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    If you are happy and better yet Hubby did the negotiating, the you got a nice Featheweight with ALL the goodies.
    Sweet Caroline

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    With all those attachments and the card table (assuming it's the FW table) I'd say you did all right. Enjoy!

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    I think you got a deal that is good for you. Yes there are some cheaper , but in my area not by much, and with out the extra's you got, and with some work needed. Enjoy!

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    I'd say with the attachments, non-stinky case, and the card table, too??? You got a pretty good deal!

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    Enjoy it!!! I'm green with envy. I want a feather weight card table so bad, and so far the only ones I can find are going for over $200.

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    No you did not pay too much,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Enjoy!
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    I think you got a good price, esp with the table. Services one around here start at $375.00 without all the attachments!
    Enjoy your baby!
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    I agree, its' worth it if you love it. It is so hard to find great deals on machines or fabric (I have checked all our thrift stores and never find anything) I also live in FLorida, Miami!
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    You only go around once in this old life, if you can afford it and you want it go for it!!!! I would love to have a FW but will have to wait until I find a good deal. Enjoy it and don't work about what you paid for it.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    I think you paid a fair amount. You got the sewing table with it AND the box doesn't stink.
    I've seen those table go for a few hundred itself so your deal, not bad.
    Congratulations!
    BTW-I paid dearly for my FW 222K. Reason I fell in love with it...box didn't stink and free arm.
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    Just enjoy your new baby. If you didn't spend it, your kids would. Have fun!

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    Awesome deal with the table. Enjoy!!!

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