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

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    grant <--- owwwwwwch

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    "a little water damage . . .easily repaired" this guy obviously has never done anything like that. This one is ruined and the only way to bring it back to original is to replace the veneer.

    I hate when people with no clue say "it should be easy". When I did alterations I'd have people come in and say "I only want it taken in a bit right here . . ." and then have fits when I quoted a price. Many times what they thought would be easy (just a little bit ) involved taking sleeves and collar off and resetting them.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
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    LOL Steve! $4350.00??? Now that is an Owwwwwwch!
    Hey, how much for the pot plant? I have a friend that drives a black and white car that might be interested in that.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    "a little water damage . . .easily repaired" this guy obviously has never done anything like that. This one is ruined and the only way to bring it back to original is to replace the veneer.

    I hate when people with no clue say "it should be easy". When I did alterations I'd have people come in and say "I only want it taken in a bit right here . . ." and then have fits when I quoted a price. Many times what they thought would be easy (just a little bit ) involved taking sleeves and collar off and resetting them.
    Cathy, I hear you. There are far too many people that don't have a CLUE as to what they are asking for, or what is involved and then ask why it's so much. Hey Mr. can you move that new building over just another inch or two? That kind of ignorance drives me crazy.
    I see ads all of the time that say things like "Should be simple to repair" "You can find that missing thing on Ebay" "Needs ___, it's only a couple of dollars" "Missing ___, but otherwise it is perfect". I always wonder why they don't go out and get them or do the "Simple Repair" themselves. Too busy over-watering their pot plants I guess.
    ~G~

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    pot plant pot plant pot plant crack yup they are smokin' and I'm laughing way too hard - I'll be right back...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Eeeek...I'm on my way....not! It's like an old Jones treadle I saw up in Warburton the other day absolutely clapped to billy-oh, missing more parts than it had and they were asking $450.AUS The fellow assured me it would "sell" quickly at that price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    ... There are far too many people that don't have a CLUE as to what they are asking for, or what is involved and then ask why it's so much. ~G~
    The unfortunate side effect of a disposable product society. No concept of maintenance or repair as a value-add.

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    How about a Rare Redeye? ONLY $10,001.00. Yes- this is the listed price. I think the dreamers are more delusional on Etsy! Materials- "wood, oak, petina, metal". Good Grief!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1603523...sewing+machine
    Last edited by Monroe; 12-04-2013 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    How about a Rare Redeye? ONLY $10,001.00. Yes- this is the listed price. I think the dreamers are more delusional on Etsy! Materials- "wood, oak, petina, metal". Good Grief!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1603523...sewing+machine
    If this sells for that price, I will seriously think about offering mine up for $10,000 - with a 20 % discount

    You know, it kinda feels good to type in so many zeros. Nope, I'm not smokin.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    I think the dreamers are more delusional on Etsy! Materials- "wood, oak, petina, metal". Good Grief!

    Well, they did warn you "sewing machine most expensive in the world". It's certainly the most overpriced one I've seen for a while! The asking price is indeed rare, and you're right: Some of the Etsy people are completely crazy with their pricing.
    That said I've made a couple of purchases of reasonably priced things on Etsy.

    Oh, and did you notice they can't spell the word "sewing"?
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    How about a Rare Redeye? ONLY $10,001.00. Yes- this is the listed price. I think the dreamers are more delusional on Etsy! Materials- "wood, oak, petina, metal". Good Grief!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1603523...sewing+machine
    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    If this sells for that price, I will seriously think about offering mine up for $10,000 - with a 20 % discount

    You know, it kinda feels good to type in so many zeros. Nope, I'm not smokin.....
    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Well, they did warn you "sewing machine most expensive in the world". It's certainly the most overpriced one I've seen for a while! The asking price is indeed rare, and you're right: Some of the Etsy people are completely crazy with their pricing.
    That said I've made a couple of purchases of reasonably priced things on Etsy.

    Oh, and did you notice they can't spell the word "sewing"?
    Did you notice that shipping is $1,000? This idiot is just having some fun I believe!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    How about a Rare Redeye? ONLY $10,001.00. Yes- this is the listed price. I think the dreamers are more delusional on Etsy! Materials- "wood, oak, petina, metal". Good Grief!
    I could not resist.. I had to write them. We'll see what happens next.

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    Some of these people really don't get out much.

    I know the first time I saw one of these I was blown away! Now I've seen so many of them, I would never consider this style all that rare, especially in quarter sawn oak. Though this one is in very nice condition, too bad the machine is not.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Rare is right. I mean, it's impossible to find anything made with petina.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I could not resist.. I had to write them. We'll see what happens next.
    They also can't spell patina. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Rare is right. I mean, it's impossible to find anything made with petina.
    Is Petina some kind of Italian pasta?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I could not resist.. I had to write them. We'll see what happens next.
    So.....did they respond? Will there be another road trip in your near future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    This one's a bargain. $40 for the machines plus accessories? I'd pay that (I will, if he'll ship it to me for $0 )
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    So.....did they respond? Will there be another road trip in your near future?

    LOL, yes they replied, they are sure that the right person who can "appreciate" this machine will pay the asking price.

    I replied "I wish you well"

    BTW- I would have had no interest in this machine even if it was only $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    LOL, yes they replied, they are sure that the right person who can "appreciate" this machine will pay the asking price.

    I replied "I wish you well"

    BTW- I would have had no interest in this machine even if it was only $100.

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    CALL THE SMITHSONIAN!!! we have a new "earliest machine in history" to review.. (when we get pictures of the machine of course...)

    http://reno.craigslist.org/atq/4125832643.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    CALL THE SMITHSONIAN!!! we have a new "earliest machine in history" to review.. (when we get pictures of the machine of course...)

    http://reno.craigslist.org/atq/4125832643.html
    Late 1700's, Early 1800's? Was this owned by Marty McFly? The head and "Box Cover" are lost in in (meant to do that) his storage unit and can't take the time to look for it to take a picture for the ad. And what is up with that center drawer? It must not like time travel too much. And the white irons behind this make me a little ill.
    ~G~

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    Here is one. He's not far out of line for the machine and cabinet (this one can go for that much on ebay) but look at the prices for the attachments!

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...222970212.html
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Late 1700's, Early 1800's? Was this owned by Marty McFly? The head and "Box Cover" are lost in in (meant to do that) his storage unit and can't take the time to look for it to take a picture for the ad. And what is up with that center drawer? It must not like time travel too much. And the white irons behind this make me a little ill.
    ~G~
    I've got the identical cabinet -the center drawer is really neat, however this one looks like it might be broken . . . It pivots out.

    Do you think I can turn mine into a time machine? Maybe he's got Dr. Who's phone booth tucked back in there!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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