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

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    Add another four legged friend to your collection. http://baltimore.craigslist.org/atq/3989481120.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vridar View Post
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US

    I checked. The price includes airfare for two from Missouri to California and SUV rental for return with the machine. I'm not sure it isn't still overpriced. What do you think?
    Hmmmmm.... The listing ended with no sale BUT this moron relisted it for the exact same price. They have no sales history. You would think this would clue them in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Hmmmmm.... The listing ended with no sale BUT this moron relisted it for the exact same price. They have no sales history. You would think this would clue them in!
    They're asking $2,000 for a machine that's worth about $200: I wouldn't expect them to ever possess a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    They're asking $2,000 for a machine that's worth about $200: I wouldn't expect them to ever possess a clue.
    What I can't seem to understand is how so many people think their crap machine is worth so much money? Is it all over the country all over the world or just this continent??? I can understand those kinds of prices if it is fewer misguided people - sure see it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What I can't seem to understand is how so many people think their crap machine is worth so much money? Is it all over the country all over the world or just this continent??? I can understand those kinds of prices if it is fewer misguided people - sure see it a lot.
    My question is do these people have endless money? doesn't ebay charge something to list it?

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    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ524564237

    An industrial strength 99k, who knew? No wonder it's $500. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    My question is do these people have endless money? doesn't ebay charge something to list it?
    Last time I looked, admittedly some time ago: Only if it sells. That's the catch. they can display their collection all they want, and it doesn't cost them a cent til it sells.

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    What I can't seem to understand is how so many people think their crap machine is worth so much money? Is it all over the country all over the world or just this continent??? I can understand those kinds of prices if it is fewer misguided people - sure see it a lot.
    I think this thread is proof it's all over the world. It's longevity says it's not getting better either.

    This is one way the Internet is a "bad" thing.
    People do a search on the item they have. They see a wide range of prices. Well, mine is at least as good as the best one... (not bothering to figure out how theirs looks compared to others) invariably, they'll come across a "Rare, Industrial Strength, Magic Bean growing, sews through tin cans and Anvils type listing and figure theirs is at least $50 better than that.

    Those are the ones who look it up.

    The ones who don't.... I got nuthin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Last time I looked, admittedly some time ago: Only if it sells. That's the catch. they can display their collection all they want, and it doesn't cost them a cent til it sells.
    Shows how long I've sold something on Flea-bay. They used to have an insert charge.

    In that case I'm going to sell my million dollar 99 that was once used by Joe Dimaggio to darling the Queens dress.

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    eBay normally has an insertion fee, but they have had a lot of deals lately that lets you list items for free, as long as you stick to the default listing options.

    With all of the many resources available, there really aren't any good excuses for the ridiculous prices out there.
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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4071491256.html FW alert. They have the wrong manual with the machine.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    eBay normally has an insertion fee, but they have had a lot of deals lately that lets you list items for free, as long as you stick to the default listing options.

    With all of the many resources available, there really aren't any good excuses for the ridiculous prices out there.
    I must have been poking around during one of the deals then. Thanks for the clarification. I know that they started charging some amount on the shipping charges too, because of abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I must have been poking around during one of the deals then. Thanks for the clarification. I know that they started charging some amount on the shipping charges too, because of abuse.
    Yep. They started charging the regular fees on the shipping, because prior to that, people were selling items for 1 cent, with a really high shipping charge, in order to avoid paying fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    $30 for a 15-91 is a great deal. Looks like it might also be a centennial edition.

    Does it have a foot pedal/power cord?

    I'd probably get it either way.
    I picked it up this morning. It is a centennial edition and it included a lot of frayed electrical stuff and the table is trashed: water damage everywhere. But the machine itself is dirty but healthy. Now I get to learn new things! With electricity!
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    The water damage can often be hidden. I use Howard Feed n Wax
    Electrical is really not hard. Mark the wires. Unplug. Go slow.

    Especially the unplug part. My left arm and heart are here to tell you that forgetting to unplug then working on a sewing machine's electrical sucks! Yes, I felt like a dunce after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    The water damage can often be hidden. I use Howard Feed n Wax
    Electrical is really not hard. Mark the wires. Unplug. Go slow.

    Especially the unplug part. My left arm and heart are here to tell you that forgetting to unplug then working on a sewing machine's electrical sucks! Yes, I felt like a dunce after that.
    ouchie ouchie ouchie......... How far did it throw you?
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    If you've ever wanted to just shoot a sewing project, this might be the machine to do it with. Does anyone have one of these? http://atlantacraigslist.org/sat/atq/4040946735.html
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    Let me try this post again since it won't let me edit.

    If ever you have wanted to just shoot a sewing project, this might be the sewing machine to do it with.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/4040946735.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    ouchie ouchie ouchie......... How far did it throw you?
    That was a few months ago now, it didn't throw me, but after I "released" I had to lay down, and the floor was good enough for me. Felt it for almost a day in muscle aches and pains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmadder View Post
    Let me try this post again since it won't let me edit.

    If ever you have wanted to just shoot a sewing project, this might be the sewing machine to do it with.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/4040946735.html
    Maybe they made these to keep the "little Lady" happy at home when the guy bought a new rifle.
    the decals on this are very pretty.
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    Now, the SW sewing machine is one thing - but if you ever come across a Singer hand gun - they are worth a fortune! Singer tired making firearms for the war, but didn't make very many. It's interesting that the same type of tooling that worked well for sewing machines also worked well for firearms.

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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    That was a few months ago now, it didn't throw me, but after I "released" I had to lay down, and the floor was good enough for me. Felt it for almost a day in muscle aches and pains.
    As a kid I played around with electricity *a lot*. I've felt the force of 220V (UK where I grew up) then 240V (Australia) and it wasn't that bad. I believe the rest of the world went with a higher voltage because although higher voltage gives you more of a jolt, the current is proportionally lower and is less likely to kill you (it's current that stops the heart and damages the nerves). If it weren't for this I'd have won a Darwin award at about 3 years of age.

    EDIT: Maybe it's all those jolts that made me a sewing machine collector
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    I had my jolt when I put my finger in a lamp socket... Maybe it does cause you to collect sewing machines.......
    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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    http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl/atq/4058398598.html
    hand crank sewing machine for only $25
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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