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Thread: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

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    I'm getting old. I have no idea why I posted this in "Giggles"!!!!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm getting old. I have no idea why I posted this in "Giggles"!!!!!
    Getting old isn't for people without a sense of humor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I just don't understand why the seller thinks this machine is worth $325. . .
    Hey - come on - it's "Very Cool!!" Who wouldn't pay for very cool???
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeegirl View Post
    Hey - come on - it's "Very Cool!!" Who wouldn't pay for very cool???
    I don't think I have ever paid $325 for anything that was "very cool" and I do like very cool things!!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I don't think I have ever paid $325 for anything that was "very cool" and I do like very cool things!!!!
    Just to be clear I was being sarcastic lol. As a selling point very cool is not high on the list of attributes I would list when trying to sell something.
    Last edited by Yankeegirl; 06-13-2013 at 06:13 AM. Reason: My fingers moving faster than my brain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeegirl View Post
    Just to be clear I was being sarcastic lol. As a selling point very cool is not high on the list of attributes I would list when trying to sell something.
    I know! I, unlike Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory show, get sarcasm! It is interesting what some people think will help sell their items at any price! Have you ever seen the show Flea Market Flip? People make some pretty ugly things and then price them at hundreds of dollars!
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    Ads like this always gets me going. http://rockford.craigslist.org/atq/3793212942.html If you don't have a picture of what you are selling, don't post a picture. A picture shows condition and a lot more.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Ads like this always gets me going. http://rockford.craigslist.org/atq/3793212942.html If you don't have a picture of what you are selling, don't post a picture. A picture shows condition and a lot more.
    ~G~
    I don't understand posting a picture that is similar to what you have but completely different
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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3858091118.html - Not buying at this price
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3837959424.html - not buying this one either
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3805005885.html - despite this awful picture, I'd consider this one. Only one issue - DH!!!!!

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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/3868323797.html - It's actually the prettiest table i've seen in a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I know! I, unlike Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory show, get sarcasm! It is interesting what some people think will help sell their items at any price! Have you ever seen the show Flea Market Flip? People make some pretty ugly things and then price them at hundreds of dollars!
    Knock Knock, auntpiggy? - Knock Knock, auntpiggy? - Knock Knock, auntpiggy? I love Big Bang lol. I have never seen Flea Market Flip - sounds interesting - funny how people think isn't it?
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeegirl View Post
    Knock Knock, auntpiggy? - Knock Knock, auntpiggy? - Knock Knock, auntpiggy? I love Big Bang lol. I have never seen Flea Market Flip - sounds interesting - funny how people think isn't it?
    Huge BBT fan! We named our rescue shepherd Sheldon Cooper and we call him Cooper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/3868323797.html - It's actually the prettiest table i've seen in a while...
    That is divine! Wow - anyone nearby going to snap that up? - I would!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/3868323797.html - It's actually the prettiest table i've seen in a while...
    What even nicer about the cabinet is the flip up back flap to make a larger sewing space.
    Sweet Caroline

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    http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/atq/3830026885.html
    for the money I would want the light to work, too. LOL Looks just like one I sold for about $50 a while back. Maybe I need to raise prices...
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    I saw a ton of good deals in Cincinnati - wow - too bad gas is $4.25 a gallon.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/atq/3830026885.html
    for the money I would want the light to work, too. LOL Looks just like one I sold for about $50 a while back. Maybe I need to raise prices...
    For that price, I'd expect it to make me breakfast in bed!! I can't sell them for more than $50 here either, but then I can't sell a fully serviced, extremely clean 301 with full demo (for some reason, most of the people who buy machines from me want me to teach them to sew too) for $100 either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    For that price, I'd expect it to make me breakfast in bed!! I can't sell them for more than $50 here either, but then I can't sell a fully serviced, extremely clean 301 with full demo (for some reason, most of the people who buy machines from me want me to teach them to sew too) for $100 either.
    I know. Nobody wants to pay for a decent machine. They will go to WM and get some plastic wonder though. WM won't show them how to work it. I'm thinking about just giving up and offering one free sewing lesson with purchase of 3 lessons or something dumb. I hate selling machines knowing they don't know what they are doing. Example: very pregnant lady with 2 kids shows up and wants to buy a vintage machine because they are better. I spent a bit of time trying to show her how to use it. Her kids were bouncing around so I'm not sure she got it. Anyway when we put it in her car she handed me two plastic wonder sewing machines. Nope she didn't want them and she was leaving before I could look them over... OKay..... Well, I set them aside figuring they were a lost cause - I don't love plastic wonders any more than I like the creepy godzilla machines... My sister was just here for a visit and she started looking them over and low and behold both machines had the needles in backwards. That was it. I feel bad - I don't have her phone number.... I would love to give them back. Now how is that vintage machine going to work if she puts the needle in backwards? I'm also having to bring my self to look at the dumb plastic wonders with an eye for user error - maybe get past my plastic wonder phobia.
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    Creepy godzilla machines? What are they? LOL.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Creepy godzilla machines? What are they? LOL.
    ~G~
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post6120694
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    What even nicer about the cabinet is the flip up back flap to make a larger sewing space.
    Oh that is a lovely machine - wish I lived out that way. Now I can't stop singing "Do you know the way to San Jose" in my head.
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Miriam, the clipper ship of my collection is a 201 bought for $0.99 because it would not "make a stitch." Turned the needle around and I'll be damned. Made the prettiest, quietest stitch I'd ever seen or heard to that point. It is now the old lady of my collection. (Sorry to be off topic. But it did make me "Giggle.")

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I know. Nobody wants to pay for a decent machine. They will go to WM and get some plastic wonder though. WM won't show them how to work it. I'm thinking about just giving up and offering one free sewing lesson with purchase of 3 lessons or something dumb. I hate selling machines knowing they don't know what they are doing. Example: very pregnant lady with 2 kids shows up and wants to buy a vintage machine because they are better. I spent a bit of time trying to show her how to use it. Her kids were bouncing around so I'm not sure she got it. Anyway when we put it in her car she handed me two plastic wonder sewing machines. Nope she didn't want them and she was leaving before I could look them over... OKay..... Well, I set them aside figuring they were a lost cause - I don't love plastic wonders any more than I like the creepy godzilla machines... My sister was just here for a visit and she started looking them over and low and behold both machines had the needles in backwards. That was it. I feel bad - I don't have her phone number.... I would love to give them back. Now how is that vintage machine going to work if she puts the needle in backwards? I'm also having to bring my self to look at the dumb plastic wonders with an eye for user error - maybe get past my plastic wonder phobia.
    I think a lot of the plastic wonders would sew "OK" with a lot of us "vintage" (machine) people operating them. It's the people who think they'll just be able to sew well out of the box. Those machines need tweaking too, but nobody thinks they do because they're "new".

    The other issue I find is "tension" - as in "it sewed great til I started having tension issues". 9 times out of 10, it's not a physical issue...

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    Oh goodness, this is tempting but the price isn't. LOL http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINGER-Slant...item1e7bb34a8c

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    Quote Originally Posted by foufymaus View Post
    Oh goodness, this is tempting but the price isn't. LOL http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINGER-Slant...item1e7bb34a8c
    To clean one up and make it work correctly is worth about that much but I never see it.
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