so close and yet so far FW

Old 03-01-2018, 12:13 PM
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There was an estate sale close to my house. So close that I could have carried the featherweight home or maybe a 99 if they had had one. . When I saw the $500 price tag on it I didn't even open up the box to see what came with it. Perhaps another day.
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Ouch, that's way too much money! Probably best not too see it; it might have been too much to say no to!
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You should have checked it out and left a bid - they may have marked it just to see if anyone would bite at that price. I think it is a common practice to barter at such sales.
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Originally Posted by leonf
There was an estate sale close to my house. So close that I could have carried the featherweight home or maybe a 99 if they had had one. . When I saw the $500 price tag on it I didn't even open up the box to see what came with it. Perhaps another day.
You have more will power than I would. I would have at least looked. It is unlikely, but it could have had a penguin foot or maybe one of those fancy embroidery attachments.

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That's what FW are going for in my area also. It seems that people look up the ebay price and choose the most expensive one to price their machines. I too would walk away.
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I’d look it over and give an offer and leave my name and number. Also return later in the day. You never know.
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I saw a beat up FW at a flea market for $450 a few years ago and asked the vendor why it was so expensive. He gave me this story about how old it was and it couldn’t be replaced, etc. I still passed it up. Bought another one for $250 a few years later at same flea market. Needed some work, but hey...
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I have others, so I can be cheap. But I should have checked for the penguin. ooops.
it will be half price tomorrow if it is still there
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Sold at 25 % off. Not to me and that's OK.
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Well, I'm going to say this -- I love my FW for piecing, but I don't love it that much! That price is way way too much. My son found mine at the local Good Will store for $50. No case and no attachments, but the price was sure right!
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