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Thread: Sewing Machine MADNESS - don't look if you are easily offended - I went crazy

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    I got another reply:
    " Hello there,
    Please i want to know if the displayed item on CL is still up for sale and what are terms and conditions and also the final price.Thanks
    John"

    Do you think he read the ad or looked at the pictures???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCM View Post
    Miriam you sound like a hoot! Wish I lived close enough to invite you over for coffee.
    I wish I had everybody here for neighbors. So far nobody in Indianapolis hangs out here. I must be "too" crazy.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I got another reply:
    " Hello there,
    Please i want to know if the displayed item on CL is still up for sale and what are terms and conditions and also the final price.Thanks
    John"

    Do you think he read the ad or looked at the pictures???
    he is going to say he will send you $1000 because you seem like such a nice person and you can send him back the difference!

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    I got two more replies:

    "Instant payment available during pick up. Let me know if you still have it for sale.. Reply me as soon as you can to this my work address"[email protected]"

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    "Are you mentally challenged? What. The hell kind of ad is this for a smashed up sewing machine?"
    at least she read the ad... "

    should I reply to the second one??? Oh and I changed the ad just a little... http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/art/4131884795.html
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I wonder if the lady who thought I was mentally challenged would have sent the same reply for a machine that is rusted???
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    If it don't work, Don't pass it on . KILL IT............... Good Job

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    Every now & then I want to throw my machine out the window but then I apologize for treating it so badly. Thanks for making my morning giggle!

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    I sure have wanted to throw a serger out a window.
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    I would reply to the second one. Ask her if she wants to come over for the next smash session.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    i could charge admission
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    Hilarious.

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Oh Miriam, you need to revise again. There were at least half a dozen words spelled right
    I like this a hole lot!
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    Just for you, Mike, I'll keep tweaking that ad. Any new lines appreciated, too.
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    Miriam,

    I love your sense of humor! I have laughed myself silly while reading this. There have been times I wanted to smash a machine when it failed to work, not limited to sewing machines, either! LOLG

    God Bless. Hope your stress is relieved!

    Jeanette Frantz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette Frantz View Post
    Miriam,

    I love your sense of humor! I have laughed myself silly while reading this. There have been times I wanted to smash a machine when it failed to work, not limited to sewing machines, either! LOLG

    God Bless. Hope your stress is relieved!

    Jeanette Frantz
    you know I wasn't even using a sewing machine. I was trying to get a few things moved. I found this in the depths of the garage - I think it set too close to the leak in the roof for years. Had I known what I know now it might have been made to work. BUT I'm sure there are others out there who have had their share of failures. It was a spur of the moment thing DH actually did most of the sledgehammer work. I just got to do the finishing touches. BUT he had fun, too. Plus it got the garage just that much cleaner. We can still recycle the bits of aluminum that separated out. I just hope we got them all so we don't hit them with the mower...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Love the revised ad and slashed the price bit. Still the same price but probably nobody but us knows that!!!!
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I love your saying, "Never let your sewing machine know you are in a hurry", I can sooo relate!!
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    I got a spam reply from CL I quote:
    "This is the type of machine I learned to sew on! How much are you asking, please, and... where are you located? Thank you"
    I know this is spam because they sent it as a reply for another ad I had on CL... I bet they don't even look at the ads.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I shot some pics:
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    you never know what will turn up on my work bench
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    it was a job getting it in the post office shipper
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    it is ready for the next CL spammer
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    Yessirebob it is loaded in a shipper box:
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    I was out of town when you posted this, and I'm thankful that I happened upon it today because it's just what I needed to see. Yesterday I bought a Craiglist Necchi Supernova, which the nice seller said in his ad: "works fine". You are not going to believe this, but I did not even ask him to plug it in and show me that it works, because we settled on a price that was such that I might have paid it for just the cabinet, which is a very functional style, even if it's not real wood. Also, I'd rather make sure that there's some oil in a machine before turning it on, and he lived in such a nice area and was so pleasant - and who the heck knows why!

    Anyway, I brought it home, but didn't bring it in and try it out because DH has had surgery on a finger and still has stitches and can't help me move furniture at the moment. (That can wait, of course.) Operating purely on faith, I then went on eBay and paid quite a bit for a set of cams and attachments and a manual - all without knowing whether the machine will sew. Today I finally decided that maybe - maybe - it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring the head up here and plug it in. The light comes on - proof that my power source isn't the problem. The motor is dead silent. Could be the foot pedal, or...

    In any case, although I'm not about to take a sledge hammer to this sweet little night light/door stop, it does my heart good to witness this option in case things get just too unbearable.

    I'm pouting because I didn't hold out for a pink one in working order!
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    Are there little switches on the right side of the machine? Did you try them before you tried to sew?
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    Can you put a Lydia motor in a Supernova? If so, I can help.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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