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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-1930...item19d5e86100

    Here is a giggle for you. Never heard of a General Electric Featherweight.
    Actually those might be a pretty cool machine. Great price so far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-1930...item19d5e86100

    Here is a giggle for you. Never heard of a General Electric Featherweight.
    Interesting faceplate.

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    Kinda cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Is all the junk on top of it included?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    All I can say is YIKES! Its ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/atq/3300069174.html
    A real beauty but I'm out of $ and it is a bit rich for my blood. Don't think that I could talk them down to my usual $10.
    The poor thing...someone silvered her decals.

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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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    http://reading.craigslist.org/atq/3337929006.html

    I want some of what they're smoking.
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    http://racine.craigslist.org/atq/3339325766.html

    Uh, yeah. Right. At least the cabinet looks tobe in decent shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraRG View Post
    http://reading.craigslist.org/atq/3337929006.html

    I want some of what they're smoking.
    I'm speechless!!! or maybe they forgot to put the decimal point in the dollar amount. Surely they meant $6.25????
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    Okay, this one made me giggle just a little bit! The part about there being writing on the machine but no profanity????
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/hsh/3339887529.html
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    Several pictures, but could we please see the front of the machine?

    http://lubbock.craigslist.org/atq/3344129278.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Several pictures, but could we please see the front of the machine?

    http://lubbock.craigslist.org/atq/3344129278.html
    It makes me think that they really don't know how they work...or there is something seriously wrong with that machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    LOL******** Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Several pictures, but could we please see the front of the machine?

    http://lubbock.craigslist.org/atq/3344129278.html
    Well. It is an over priced clone and EVERYBODY knows what a clone looks like... probably frozen up - sure is dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    It makes me think that they really don't know how they work...or there is something seriously wrong with that machine.
    Most of them don't. I've gone to see those sorts of machines. Usually the story is "I don't sew. it was grandma's...." or some such. Apparently they were never in the room with grandma when she was sewing either.


    They just see an old / vintage/ antique machine and think they're rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Most of them don't. I've gone to see those sorts of machines. Usually the story is "I don't sew. it was grandma's...." or some such. Apparently they were never in the room with grandma when she was sewing either.
    In their defense, I was never in the room with my grandmothers when they were sewing and if I had been I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been paying attention to the sewing.

    Now, I'm one of those who would try to research what I had and check on prices before advertising it but some people obviously aren't!

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    Naw, I wasn't either. I know that the grandma I was closest to didn't sew a lot, but my mom did / does? sew, and I always just knew which was was the front of the machine. I do sort of think you'd have to live in a bit of a hole to have -never- seen a sewing machine in use, even on TV?

    The problem too though is a lot of people do their "research" on ebay, so the prices are out to lunch as a result. Ebay isn't the place to research prices anymore unless you use the finished auctions, but for a lot of people, that's just too much work.

    That said, I'm seeing the prices going up on sewing machines for some reason. The same machines I was seeing in the spring and summer at $125ish are in the $200 range now... I'm not sure what that's about, that sort of increase doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post

    Yeah, right. "Works well" (even though the rear throat plate is missing).

    Shari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Yeah, right. "Works well" (even though the rear throat plate is missing).

    Shari
    good condition??? That ain't dried on oil...
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    Hmmm. I would guess this falls into the "what were they smoking" category. I would like to know where she did her research at???

    Also, if you want me to spend a thousand dollars on your machine could you AT LEAST turn the pictures upright. Thanks.

    http://sandusky.craigslist.org/atq/3304085588.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post

    The problem too though is a lot of people do their "research" on ebay, so the prices are out to lunch as a result. Ebay isn't the place to research prices anymore unless you use the finished auctions, but for a lot of people, that's just too much work.
    THIS is the most irritating thing!!! It applies to any kind of collectible or antique/vintage item too - people see somebody asking an arm and a leg for something but don't realize, you can ask whatever you want on Ebay, it doesn't mean people will pay it. You have to go to completed listings and even then take it with a grain of salt. People still overpay and because ONE sold for some incredibly crazy high price it doesn't mean yours will. UGH UGH UGH!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    You have to go to completed listings and even then take it with a grain of salt. People still overpay and because ONE sold for some incredibly crazy high price it doesn't mean yours will. UGH UGH UGH!!!
    You also need to look at the niceties of condition if you're going to use eBay as a price guide. Too much work for most people, though, because in order to understand the condition you need to have at least a little knowledge about the product.

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