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

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    Tammi,

    As silly as it may sound, "lawn" is a type of fabric. Google it.

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    http://www.sears.ca/product/kenmore-...161760-3S96760
    A walking foot for a Kenmore machine:
    It's the description I love:
    "helps fabric feel more smoothly with materials such as, lawn, knit, vinyl, or leather"

    It'll help my lawn feel better? I need one of these!
    Cathy

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    LOL! Thanks Cathy! I had no idea. I've never come across that even in the older sewing books I have here.

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    amount ??? contact me at " [email protected] "


    gdffgfg fgrfgrfg
    The kind of email reply I WON'T ANSWER
    The amount is always in the ad. This is a con.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Ad should read:
    "I found this rickety old chair on the curb on like garbage day. I am too lazy to actually like fix it up or something. I just thought I might like see if there are any fools out there with money to burn that might like want to GIVE me some money for it."
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Do you suppose they think those big spools go with it?
    Do you think there is a machine in there?

    So many mysteries.
    Mark

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    http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/clt/4032870417.html

    Is this one really that rare? Honestly wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Ad should read:
    "I found this rickety old chair on the curb on like garbage day. I am too lazy to actually like fix it up or something. I just thought I might like see if there are any fools out there with money to burn that might like want to GIVE me some money for it."

    And it's not even a Sewing Rocker - those don't have arms so you've got plenty of room for moving your own arms while you hand sew!

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    I don't believe any ad that says my mom gave me or granny left me -

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    http://scranton.craigslist.org/art/4017411622.html


    No self respecting mom would have ever given her son a machine with a case as dirty as this one was!! Such a big fib, lol
    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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    I've gotten some very good deals from guys who claim they got Mom's/Grandma's machine and have no desire to keep it. Though in all those cases, Mom or Grandma wasn't around to give it to them - seems no one else in the family wanted it, and they figured they could get a few bucks for it so they took it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Living4Him View Post
    http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/clt/4032870417.html

    Is this one really that rare? Honestly wondering.
    Likely not rare in Brazil.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    broken drawer?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    broken drawer?
    Seems to be two sitting on the treadle. Also no picture or idea of the machine. It's mentioned but strange that there's no picture of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Living4Him View Post
    http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/clt/4032870417.html

    Is this one really that rare? Honestly wondering.
    It isn't common, but it isn't rare to the point that it would ever be valued at $700-$1000, or even $500.

    One of them sold on eBay last year for $50 or so.

    Unfortunately, people use a lot of hyperbole when listing items for sale.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Probably would have whacked an extra $150 on it if they'd had to get up and go over, take all the stuff off, lift up the lid, raise up the machine........ Phew!

    I'm seeing a trend here: better get some money for nothing because I can't be bothered doing anything!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Unfortunately, people use a lot of hyperbole when listing items for sale.
    That's the funniest rave about a machine I've seen in a while....... I'm talking "rare, rare, rare" that I LOL like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideways View Post
    No self respecting mom would have ever given her son a machine with a case as dirty as this one was!! Such a big fib, lol
    One of the grungiest machines I've ever had on my bench was brought by the daughter and picked up by the mom. Cat pee. Ugh. Gag. It was disgusting. It was a pretty metallic blue Kenmore (C877-something), and it was brown and yellow from grunge and the cat pee. Broken tension parts (it was even missing the beehive in the upper tensioner!), pretty every "minor" problem a machine can have.

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    "Good day...I'm willing to buy this Vintage Singer sewing machine from you,How much is the last asking price?...Please provide me your email address so that I can contact you regarding it...Thanks

    ALTERRA EXCESS & SURPLUS INSURANCE COMPANY
    9020 Stony Point Parkway Suite 325 ,
    Richmond , VA , 23235


    Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Touch"

    or

    "Do you still have this item available? What is your direct email for me to contact you regarding it.

    From my HTC One™ S on T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network."

    STUPID CL email I won't be answering... LOL
    Last edited by miriam; 09-05-2013 at 02:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    "Good day...I'm willing to buy this Vintage Singer sewing machine from you,How much is the last asking price?...Please provide me your email address so that I can contact you regarding it...Thanks

    ALTERRA EXCESS & SURPLUS INSURANCE COMPANY
    9020 Stony Point Parkway Suite 325 ,
    Richmond , VA , 23235


    Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Touch"

    or

    "Do you still have this item available? What is your direct email for me to contact you regarding it.

    From my HTC One™ S on T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network."

    STUPID CL email I won't be answering... LOL
    Yep. Get those all the time.
    Mark

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    I got one...

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/art/4048351867.html
    $100 "it needs Restoration"

    Really? Because it looks like you just brought it fresh from the bottom of the ocean.

    How do you deal with people like this?

    I had someone who wanted to sell a series 15, that wasn't sure if it worked for $300.

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    eh.... that is not too bad. It is really mostly dirty.

    If i was interested, I would offer them $40

    If not (the case here) I would laugh and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    I got one...

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/art/4048351867.html
    $100 "it needs Restoration"

    Really? Because it looks like you just brought it fresh from the bottom of the ocean.

    How do you deal with people like this?

    I had someone who wanted to sell a series 15, that wasn't sure if it worked for $300.
    I wouldn't. There are plenty of machines out there in better shape, and far less expensive.
    Mark

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    Thanks Mark,

    Yeah, I'm not going to deal with the item above.

    Here in the DFW area people tend to think that a 100 year old machine that hasn't been serviced, missing parts, and unknown working condition is worth big bucks.

    I found a CL singer ad, they had a vague description. I asked about the serial number and it ended up being a 1954 model 15. Looked ok in the picture. Description was as usual "unknown working condition" and they wanted $300.

    I can't even imagine how to negotiate something like this.

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