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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    So, I actually replied to the Grasshopper ad, thinking legitimately that they had misplaced the decimal. Easy to do when typing. And I got the most HILARIOUS response. Is it even remotely kosher to post it here? Probably not. Sigh. Well, let's just say that the seller had it appraised and they know it is worth more than $1000 even without the chord "which cost like $20 bucks and we can get one".
    Kids these days. ;-)
    Stupidity is only mouth deep, but ignorance goes to the bone....

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    I want to hire that appraiser - would help raise my net worth significantly! And then I could brag about the great investment I've made in vintage sewing machines!

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    I wonder if the appraiser was with his insurance company. There is a world of diff between actual value and the insurance replacement cost. Dealing with antique restoration and appraising of such items my customers always had a problem with this.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Well, an Elna Grasshopper isn't an antique, or even that rare of an item, and are routinely sold, with a power cord, for well under $500, so I would doubt that anyone would legitimately appraise one at $1000+.

    Regardless of their claims, most folks would know that such an appraisal never took place.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    It must be Rare.
    ~G~
    Quite a few 'rare' 201s around these parts at the moment

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    This one just got updated - bet he can't figure out why no one is beating a path to his door. . .

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...939168660.html

    I wanted to ask where he found a place that is able to sell them at that price - I got a bunch I'd like to offer them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    This one just got updated - bet he can't figure out why no one is beating a path to his door. . .

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...939168660.html

    I wanted to ask where he found a place that is able to sell them at that price - I got a bunch I'd like to offer them!
    Me, too... I think somebody is delusional...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    This one just got updated - bet he can't figure out why no one is beating a path to his door. . .

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/da...939168660.html

    I wanted to ask where he found a place that is able to sell them at that price - I got a bunch I'd like to offer them!
    He obviously got his prices from Craigslist.

    If you are going to ask 4-5 times what they are worth, at least drag them out so folks can see them. Maybe run a rag over them as well.

    By the way, nice carpet.
    Mark

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/3956238225.html

    I'd be willing to bet that the seller never sewed one stitch with this machine.
    Mark

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    I did not get the HC from the Lawrence area. It was sold yesterday in a yard sale. I did get an email response from the seller thanking me for my interest. Am bummed but not in doghouse here which is good because we are experiencing rain today.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Even I know that's no featherweight, lol. Really?

    working antique singer sewing machine $500


    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/atq/3964163552.html
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/3956238225.html

    I'd be willing to bet that the seller never sewed one stitch with this machine.
    What was your first clue? Could it be the the 1/2" thick layer of dust covering he table and machine??
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    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...980655801.html

    Now I'm going to go cry for a while - this is the one (or parts of the one) in my 1906 manual . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...980655801.html

    Now I'm going to go cry for a while - this is the one (or parts of the one) in my 1906 manual . . .
    Wah. Me too. WOW. Great price.
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    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...980655801.html

    Now I'm going to go cry for a while - this is the one (or parts of the one) in my 1906 manual . . .
    What a beautiful table! Someone will surely snap it up for that price!!!!
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    that is breathtaking. I'd be ALL over that cabinet

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    I WANT IT! Too far away. but I can dream.



    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...980655801.html

    Now I'm going to go cry for a while - this is the one (or parts of the one) in my 1906 manual . . .

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    I'd want that table if it wasn't butchered so badly. It's a four hour drive, and it if was the whole thing, I'd be on my way.

    This is what it looked like before it got "improved"



    The base is gone, the lower doors are gone, the upper doors have been moved forward, the back is gone and I'm sure ALL the treadle hardware is gone, though it may still have lifting mechanism. And it's in such nice shape, so it's hard to believe it was altered because it was ruined.
    Last edited by Macybaby; 08-04-2013 at 04:57 PM.

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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 Sideways View Post
    Even I know that's no featherweight
    And 1937 makes it 24 years away from being an antique
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Looks like it has a belt. I'm a little concerned that the only thing keeping the machine from falling through the hole in the cabinet appears to be the power cord. Well that, and the fact that the description doesn't really fit the item in the pictures.
    Mark

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    Well, if it has the old ripped up owners manual, a screwdriver and a BASKET, it HAS to be worth $725 now doesn't it? I HAVE to have that basket!
    ~G~
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/atq/3981755296.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    CostumeGirl, WOW!!!! This really deserves to be seen long after the ad comes down. Here is one of the photos:
    A farming machine. No, a Jane Dear machine.
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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