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

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Thanks. Guess I'll keep an eye out for that model, since people seem to go cuckoo for it. Is it because it is rare, or that it is a free arm machine?

    I picked up an 1802 for $10 from Craigslist with pretty much the same amount of accessories, though it didn't have the embroidery hoop gizmo, or the electric scissors, and it isn't a free arm machine.
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/Sewi...ns/topic/56175

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    Maybe because its a free arm. I used it to make clothes for years, cute mother daughter outfits, lol. I don't make clothes anymore, I collect sewing machines. Hahahaha!
    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
    From that auction:
    "This Sewing Machine uses needles sizes 134 LR, Sizes - 14,16,18,19,20,21,22"

    and this picture:


    I'm not sure I'd want it after they sewed through an aluminum can. It reminds me of those infomercials for knives that could cut through cans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    From that auction:
    "This Sewing Machine uses needles sizes 134 LR, Sizes - 14,16,18,19,20,21,22"

    and this picture:


    I'm not sure I'd want it after they sewed through an aluminum can. It reminds me of those infomercials for knives that could cut through cans.
    It has a clone manual with it. I wouldn't want it either... Who knows what other ignorant things they did. I do get a lot of people wanting a machine that will do that. I've wondered about renting out my big industrial machine in house... I just don't want to have to clean up after idiots...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It has a clone manual with it. I wouldn't want it either... Who knows what other ignorant things they did. I do get a lot of people wanting a machine that will do that. I've wondered about renting out my big industrial machine in house... I just don't want to have to clean up after idiots...
    That person has put photographic evidence of some of the idiocy he's performed on the post! The leather that barely fits under the presser foot? I really loved the "HEAVY DUTY" what,.. sticker? Added to the front of it?

    Factory certified by whom I wonder? I don't think any of the factories recommend doing their test sew on a tin can.

    I think, just like the lending your machine out thread a few weeks ago, letting someone come in to use an industrial is asking for trouble. Yes, you can fix whatever they hand you, but should you have to? The speed those things go at, they can hurt themselves pretty badly too when they don't engage their brains before using it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Now this just gets me really angry (G rated version)! This is as flagrant as deceptive as selling can be! I had one of these machines and it is a very good machine. I was impressed with it and liked it a lot. But to add some cheesy stickers on it that say Heavy Duty is outright lying. I admit that it could punch through more than a lot of machines but to add that to a machine to sell it to the poor unsuspecting that does not know any better is shameful. Marketing it as a machine worthy of sewing tooled leather all day long just boils my blood! It has no case or cabinet, it has the wrong manual, and I am sure that the can scratched the heck out of the bed, the footplate and slideplate.
    I would tell them to their face that they were a stinking liar and should be ashamed of themselves.
    End of rant. And I am sorry.
    ...And now back to your regularly scheduled Giggles...
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Now this just gets me really angry (G rated version)! This is as flagrant as deceptive as selling can be! I had one of these machines and it is a very good machine. I was impressed with it and liked it a lot. But to add some cheesy stickers on it that say Heavy Duty is outright lying. I admit that it could punch through more than a lot of machines but to add that to a machine to sell it to the poor unsuspecting that does not know any better is shameful. Marketing it as a machine worthy of sewing tooled leather all day long just boils my blood! It has no case or cabinet, it has the wrong manual, and I am sure that the can scratched the heck out of the bed, the footplate and slideplate.
    I would tell them to their face that they were a stinking liar and should be ashamed of themselves.
    End of rant. And I am sorry.
    ...And now back to your regularly scheduled Giggles...
    ~G~
    ditto ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    ditto ditto
    Good G rated rant!
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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4027856055.html

    Wonder why he did not sell it if he was offered $2000. I think whom ever appraised it was smoking something also!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunswickgirl View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4027856055.html

    Wonder why he did not sell it if he was offered $2000. I think whom ever appraised it was smoking something also!!
    Linda;

    Must be he shared the good stuff with his appraiser!
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunswickgirl View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4027856055.html

    Wonder why he did not sell it if he was offered $2000. I think whom ever appraised it was smoking something also!!
    And take a $20,000 loss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    and take a $20,000 loss?
    rotflmbo......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    rotflmbo......
    That $200,000,000,000,000 loss is pathetic - leave the poor fool alone he just wants to buy something more to smoke.
    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 brunswickgirl View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4027856055.html

    Wonder why he did not sell it if he was offered $2000. I think whom ever appraised it was smoking something also!!
    Well, logic doesn't really apply when you're lying in such an obvious way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunswickgirl View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4027856055.html

    Wonder why he did not sell it if he was offered $2000. I think whom ever appraised it was smoking something also!!
    I am thinking that he was leaving out key information. It was offered by a Leprechaun riding a Unicorn. The only way that machine is worth $20,000 is if it was Monopoly money.
    ~G~

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    I wonder what happened to the treadle. No motor or electrics and is missing a slideplate. And what is with all of the aerial shots?
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/4017350671.html

    And the last line of this ad. Are they talking about us? A, B, and C apply to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/zip/4028293962.html
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I am thinking that he was leaving out key information. It was offered by a Leprechaun riding a Unicorn. The only way that machine is worth $20,000 is if it was Monopoly money.
    ~G~
    Well, Dorthy, he is in Kansas City........
    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 grant15clone View Post
    I wonder what happened to the treadle. No motor or electrics and is missing a slideplate. And what is with all of the aerial shots?
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/4017350671.html

    And the last line of this ad. Are they talking about us? A, B, and C apply to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/zip/4028293962.html
    ~G~
    I wonder if that selling tactic works?
    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
    Well, Dorthy, he is in Kansas City........
    Miriam, you do have a point.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I wonder if that selling tactic works?
    Free machine? That usually does it for me.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    And the last line of this ad. Are they talking about us? A, B, and C apply to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/zip/4028293962.html
    ~G~
    Perhaps hoping it will go viral?
    It amused me to no end though. I think I've experienced most of those problems.

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    I didn't get to see the second one before it was pulled but the first idiot either can't read or can't type...got the serial number wrong in the text. Wonder which one he looked up?

    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I wonder what happened to the treadle. No motor or electrics and is missing a slideplate. And what is with all of the aerial shots?
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/4017350671.html

    And the last line of this ad. Are they talking about us? A, B, and C apply to me.
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/zip/4028293962.html
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    I didn't get to see the second one before it was pulled but the first idiot either can't read or can't type...got the serial number wrong in the text. Wonder which one he looked up?
    He looked up his perceived number. A G7 with 7 digits would be well past 1913, which my G2606143 is. Ugh. Yes, that number is memorized. DH may be right. This may be an illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    I didn't get to see the second one before it was pulled but the first idiot either can't read or can't type...got the serial number wrong in the text. Wonder which one he looked up?
    The second one was a free, late model Singer sewing machine that had a disintegrated gear.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    the second one was a free, late model singer sewing machine that had a disintegrated gear.
    aha parts!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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