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

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    http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/3336335727.html

    poster's words: "I have certificate of auth. From Singer on this model"

    ... but, but, its a White Rotary??? I'm confused. Even has a pic of the 'Singer certificate of authenticity'

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    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.
    Agreed. Too many people want a get rich quick scheme. I think antiques / vintage and collectables have always been a victim of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    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!!!
    Usually, if I'm selling something, I try to average the selling prices of items that are in approximately the same shape as what I'm selling. Anything obscenely high, and obscenely low I'll exclude from the average.

    What I can't figure out is what ebay sellers are trying to do? Drive the prices up? What does it get them to have to list their wares over and over again because no one will pay $900 for a 1950s model 99 in a table?

    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post
    http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/3336335727.html

    poster's words: "I have certificate of auth. From Singer on this model"

    ... but, but, its a White Rotary??? I'm confused. Even has a pic of the 'Singer certificate of authenticity'
    Worse still, That's not a certificate of authenticity!!
    That's a gimmick that you can get by going to mysingerstory.com and providing a serial number!
    I have one for all of our machines.
    I can't figure out if that's a scammer or someone completely intelligence challenged.

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    Here is a "vintage and rare" sewing machine for $675!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE...30758337585%26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    Here is a "vintage and rare" sewing machine for $675!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE...30758337585%26
    I emailed that seller and offered him 10.00 for it plus shipping. He counter offered at 665.00. I even sent him links of other machines I've bought (other similar clones) showing what I paid for them and some others that were sold. He still insists his is rare because of the name...*sigh*

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    Of course! It's "super de luxe"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    I emailed that seller and offered him 10.00 for it plus shipping. He counter offered at 665.00. I even sent him links of other machines I've bought (other similar clones) showing what I paid for them and some others that were sold. He still insists his is rare because of the name...*sigh*
    my guess is he is just collecting emails and phone numbers to sell somewhere...
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    Eep - here's another picture of the back of the machine...why NO you cannot see the front!

    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/3347604457.html

    Yes, that's definitely a decorator piece. It looks to have either been spray painted black or in a FIRE!
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    You know, all my life I have been absolutely STUPID. Whenever I sell something, I try to make it look nice when I advertise it. I am so dumb! How could I waste my time that way?
    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Eep - here's another picture of the back of the machine...why NO you cannot see the front!

    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/3347604457.html

    Yes, that's definitely a decorator piece. It looks to have either been spray painted black or in a FIRE!
    Last edited by blueheavenfla; 10-18-2012 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    You know, all my life I have been absolutely STUPID. Whenever I sell something, I try to make it look nice when I advertise it. I am so dumb! How could I waste my time that way?
    I betch they are trying to sell that one as a Halloween prop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post
    http://houston.craigslist.org/atq/3336335727.html

    poster's words: "I have certificate of auth. From Singer on this model"

    ... but, but, its a White Rotary??? I'm confused. Even has a pic of the 'Singer certificate of authenticity'
    It's adorable but W-A-Y overpriced. I love my little Japanese clones and don't have one in that pretty shade of green.

    Ooops...I linked the wrong machine.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    Here is a "vintage and rare" sewing machine for $675!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE...30758337585%26
    This is the machine that I meant!!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3350251254.html
    this one has magical abilities - fair price though
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3350251254.html
    this one has magical abilities - fair price though
    Harry Houdini would be proud!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I betch they are trying to sell that one as a Halloween prop...
    There you go
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    An OAK sewing machine goes with that magical cabinet. I suppose that you would need porcupine quills to use as needles in an antique oak sewing machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3350251254.html
    this one has magical abilities - fair price though

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    An OAK sewing machine goes with that magical cabinet. I suppose that you would need porcupine quills to use as needles in an antique oak sewing machine.
    Why is it so hard to post a picture upright? Lol* All they have to do is right click and ROTATE!
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    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/fuo/3353174219.html

    Or best offer, eh? $35 seems about right to me, though maybe the RAF decals would bump that by $10.

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    Hard to beat a Slinger
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/fuo/3353174219.html

    Or best offer, eh? $35 seems about right to me, though maybe the RAF decals would bump that by $10.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Poor old gal. Such a shame.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/fuo/3353174219.html

    Or best offer, eh? $35 seems about right to me, though maybe the RAF decals would bump that by $10.
    Wow. I didn't know Slinger was still in business...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Wow. I didn't know Slinger was still in business...
    Fairly common around here . Probably because there's a town named Slinger a bit north of Milwaukee. Maybe that's where they were made?

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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
    I didn't realize that the actual sewing machine was considered "internal parts". . .
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    Ok I responded to a CL post the other day where someone was listing "a singer treadle" for a 150. The description stated "I am a master seamstress but sold house and down sizeing" so I was like um ok and shot them an email asking for pictures and model? My responce this morning was "that's it!? Only two responces after all this time??" she/he did not answer my question and left me scratching my head in confusion. I repeated the question. Well see what responce I get again. I just found it totally weird.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    http://youngstown.craigslist.org/clt/3199417830.html

    I wonder if the machine is in there? Lol* If this guy has never seen a treadle cabinet before then apparently this is his first time using Craigslist too...newfangled site that it is and all...
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