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

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    Here's another one - for the mere bargain price of $750!!! Worth way more though, don't you know. His loss is our gain!!! Notice no pictures of what a mere $750 will get you...

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2829484034.html


    or...decided I would cut/paste the ad - since when it goes off Craig's List it can't be read anymore:

    ---Immaculate Condition...worth a lot more....I Didn't want to sell it, however I am expecting a baby and the extra money will help immensely...Trust me this is my loss and your gain but its for the greater good! Thanks for looking!

    This is almost BRAND new believe it or not...they go for $700 to $1000 on ebay used...It comes with original manual oil and sewing kit as well at foot pedal...Again this is in great shape and a perfect gift for a seamstress or antique collector.

    Email for more info!---

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    Here's another one - for the mere bargain price of $750!!! Worth way more though, don't you know. His loss is our gain!!! Notice no pictures of what a mere $750 will get you...
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2829484034.html
    or...decided I would cut/paste the ad - since when it goes off Craig's List it can't be read anymore:

    ---Immaculate Condition...worth a lot more....I Didn't want to sell it, however I am expecting a baby and the extra money will help immensely...Trust me this is my loss and your gain but its for the greater good! Thanks for looking!
    This is almost BRAND new believe it or not...they go for $700 to $1000 on ebay used...It comes with original manual oil and sewing kit as well at foot pedal...Again this is in great shape and a perfect gift for a seamstress or antique collector. Email for more info!---
    Looks like a FW from the pics on the ad.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Looks like a FW from the pics on the ad.
    Funny, pictures wouldn't come up when I first looked at the ad. But it does look like a FW, looks very nice and shiny - but Wowzers!!! That's a lot of $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    Funny, pictures wouldn't come up when I first looked at the ad. But it does look like a FW, looks very nice and shiny - but Wowzers!!! That's a lot of $$$$.
    Yuppers, a lot of money. Nice looking though.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Not CL, but shopgoodwill. Ugh...I just know someone's thinking they are getting a FW.
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9323640
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Not CL, but shopgoodwill. Ugh...I just know someone's thinking they are getting a FW.
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9323640
    Sure does look like one except for a few vital differences. Wonder if it works as well as a FW?
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Not CL, but shopgoodwill. Ugh...I just know someone's thinking they are getting a FW.
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9323640
    It took me awhile to notice the differences, such as the badge and the lack of Singer anywhere on the machine. So, what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Not CL, but shopgoodwill. Ugh...I just know someone's thinking they are getting a FW.
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9323640
    It says motor runs but needle doesn't move - sounds like it not only is an imposter but it doesn't even work
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Could someone please explain, "serious inquiries only" to me. What would a non serious inquirey be? "Hello, I am sending a e-mail about your sewing machine that you obviously don't know a thing about and are chargeing a price that you will never get for it. Please get back to me asap, for what, I don't know." Or maybe one like, "This is a non serious inquirey about your machine you are selling, please send it asap, don't plan on paying for it, but please send it to me."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    Could someone please explain, "serious inquiries only" to me. What would a non serious inquirey be? "Hello, I am sending a e-mail about your sewing machine that you obviously don't know a thing about and are chargeing a price that you will never get for it. Please get back to me asap, for what, I don't know." Or maybe one like, "This is a non serious inquirey about your machine you are selling, please send it asap, don't plan on paying for it, but please send it to me."
    Thank you - that one has been puzzling me as well.

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    LMBA, too funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    Could someone please explain, "serious inquiries only" to me. What would a non serious inquirey be? "Hello, I am sending a e-mail about your sewing machine that you obviously don't know a thing about and are chargeing a price that you will never get for it. Please get back to me asap, for what, I don't know." Or maybe one like, "This is a non serious inquirey about your machine you are selling, please send it asap, don't plan on paying for it, but please send it to me."

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    The Alphasew "portable" machine looks like it's a modern FW replica. I read about it on the board somewhere, but now I can't find the thread. Bigger price tag than the originals and doesn't work well, just sad!

    The "serious inquiries" is funny too, must get a lot of window shoppers. I actually do appreciate the "if the ad is up, it's available" lines. Much better than calling and finding out it was sold a week ago.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post

    The "serious inquiries" is funny too, must get a lot of window shoppers. I actually do appreciate the "if the ad is up, it's available" lines. Much better than calling and finding out it was sold a week ago.
    I love it when they say "serious inquiries only" and they don't let you know anything about the machine or even show a picture.

    The ad would go something along these lines: "Antique sewing machine, comes in a wooden box, mint condition, belonged to my grandmother, needle goes up and down, sells on ebay for hundreds more than I'm asking. No emails, will take phone calls only and don't call unless you are serious!" 555-123-4567

    I've actually seen ads like this...no picture, no 'real' description, no price!!!!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    O.K. this isn't a machine and I doubt it's "vintage", but hey it IS POLYESTER and worth a fortune... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tied-green-b...1#ht_500wt_988

    I almost gagged at the listing price.

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    Candace I about fell off my chair laughing at that one. Where do they come up with this stuff???
    Cabbage you make me laugh too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It says motor runs but needle doesn't move - sounds like it not only is an imposter but it doesn't even work
    Miriam; I have picked up several free machines cuz the needle didn'y move only to find out the bobbin winder was engaged. Maybe it is a working machine but has the bobbin winder engaged. One of the free machines was a Singer 201 in decent condition. You just never know.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I've had that happen too. Usually people are getting rid of a machine for a reason - some times it is just common sense to fix it - I have one that had thread wrapped around the bottom of it - nothing else wrong but it sure wouldn't move

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I've had that happen too. Usually people are getting rid of a machine for a reason - some times it is just common sense to fix it - I have one that had thread wrapped around the bottom of it - nothing else wrong but it sure wouldn't move
    Most of my free ones have come from yard sales where they are getting rid of stuff and if it doesn't work then it either goes to some other "sucker" or into the trash.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    absurdity! http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2804805602.html
    absurdity! http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2831091504.html
    Don't you just love it???
    I'm wondering if anybody answers those ads???
    Last edited by miriam; 02-02-2012 at 12:08 PM.

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    I've been looking through Craigslist in hopes of finding something for me. Nope, don't think this is the one for me although the belt is just a bit dried out --- and it's only $200
    http://delaware.craigslist.org/atq/2765838777.html
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    Wow, wonder if this seller has the documentation to prove that this Antique Singer sewing machine was used to make clothes for plantation servants? And it's just $500 -- might be worth that to the seller but not me.
    http://delaware.craigslist.org/atq/2776470456.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonMom View Post
    Wow, wonder if this seller has the documentation to prove that this Antique Singer sewing machine was used to make clothes for plantation servants? And it's just $500 -- might be worth that to the seller but not me.
    http://delaware.craigslist.org/atq/2776470456.html
    Considering that the machine is a 66 that was commissioned on Nov 9, 1929, he's at least 68 years off his mark!!

    ETA: Of course, he does say "servants" and not "slaves".... and there ARE still plantations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Considering that the machine is a 66 that was commissioned on Nov 9, 1929, he's at least 68 years off his mark!!

    ETA: Of course, he does say "servants" and not "slaves".... and there ARE still plantations...
    I looked up the serial number also. Maybe he is in a time warp or something. Either way, not at a $500 price tag.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Ok, It's pretty but the price?

    http://lansing.craigslist.org/atq/2817021650.html
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    Wow...$3750.00?
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