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Thread: Is this really worth 350.00?

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    Is this really worth 350.00?


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    I'm not into antique sewing machines, so, no, not to me. Others might really covet it, though.

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    I've never seen one like that before.

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    no....I haven't either. That's why it caught my attention

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    ​Not to me but I don't collect antique machines. If it completes a timeline in your collection then it might be worth it.

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    Anybody can say anything about worth - you can say it is NOT worth it a collector can say it IS. Frankly I'm getting tired of it. As a matter of fact almost any vintage machine IS worth that if you go comparing the dollars it cost to buy when a machine was new - might even be worth more - just adjust for inflation.. BUT that said it doesn't mean it will sell for what someone is ASKING. BTW there is a whole thread full of CL and Ebay funny stuff - they don't all come up any more so start sorta in the back and read as the new ones come up. We do poke fun. New material added frequently: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5728920

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    Apparently at least 4 bidders seem to value it

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    If you like it, then it may be worth it, but I'd be concerned about getting the correct needles for it...no point having it if it doesn't/can't sew.

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    I guess a REALLY serious collector would buy that sewing machine. I am not that serious $$ wise.
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    Any thing's worth what its worth to you. If you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and can't live without it, then pay whatever you feels is appropriate to get it. If you want to buy it for an investment, or resale, more research is probably needed.

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    As someone who does collect vintage and antique machines and does pay attention to the market, I would say this machine is worth $350. Some buyers would pay more. You wouldn't expect to sew on it, though. It would be very difficult to get needles. This would be a display machine, part of a collection. It is in good shape for it's age, even excellent condition. It is rare, as the seller says. The seller is representing it accurately, IMHO. The trick, though, would be to pack and ship it in such a way that it is not hurt. Cast iron machines break easily when shipped. Less valuable machines are often damaged in transit. In the pre-2008 economy, this machine would easily have sold for more, maybe four times that amount or more, according to my observations.
    Last edited by cricket_iscute; 12-26-2012 at 09:32 AM.

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    It wouldn't be to me, but some things that I would pay that for wouldn't be worth it to other people either. I guess it just depends on how bad you want it.

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    I don't collect antique machines or anything,but it is a really neat, unique looking machine. I have never seen one like it before. I often look at the old machines but have never bought one. If you love it go for it.

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    It has sold, for $600 plus $79 for shipping...somebody thought it was really cute...
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