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    I am watching the discussion about finding a new home for machines with a lot of interest. I haven't been doing this long, but I am going to need to let some go too at some point. I wonder just what sort of luck people have had with CL. How else have y'all sold machines with good results? I've noticed that one of the local auction places seems to run high on price, but on the local (smaller) CL, they just sit there (priced a bit too high in my estimation). Sewing machines don't seem to last long at the local Goodwill either, so people do take them home.

    Good luck finding new homes for your babies Charlee! I know which ones I'd keep out of mine if I were limited to a certain number, but thinking about having to let the others go is still sad.
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    I found that you have to moderate but firm prices on CL and be patient. Give out plenty of info with good pictures. Don't bother with "it was grandmas, serious inquiry only" Put your phone number in but make it so that it isn't something someone can automatically dial. (1-123-321-1234) will come up on someones cell some how and they can dial it but (1-123-one two three -1234) is ok. Allow emails with new titles & their phone numbers. Don't look at the ones that come back with your same title or wanting to know if you will lend them money or what ever. Read the safety info on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    As a gentleman would do, Hank the Tank that ugly colored Singer 328k that served me well was kind enough to give up his seat for pretty lady. Eunice, the Necchi Supernova Ultra, does look lovely sitting in that straight-leg treadle. I'm keeping Hank with honor. He will sit next to the Cowboy, National Two Spools, on my shelf, and the two of them can do as most men do-watch in admiration. Eunice treadles very nicely; and true to a Necchi, she is quiet and SWEET.

    As a kid, I never got to use the decorative stitching cams on my mother's Necchi Supernova. So now, I'm looking forward to exploring this area of the machine and using the decorative stitches in my quilts.

    As I have stated many times before, these vintage ladies and gents do have a way of finding their new steward.
    This one sat patiently waiting for me.

    The most interesting element in obtaining this machine is a feeling of completeness has enveloped me. And with that proclamation, I'm off to quilt.
    Monica, I love the way you have described the switching of the machines! I have to admit I think that Necchi looks much better in the treadle than that 328 did! Yep, we are all figuring out which machines we really like and which ones we can set aside! I love my 319 in treadle, I doubt I ever switch that baby out for any other machine!

    I am so glad you found your Necchi! Enjoy your quilting! I can't wait to see what you make with your new machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I am watching the discussion about finding a new home for machines with a lot of interest. I haven't been doing this long, but I am going to need to let some go too at some point. I wonder just what sort of luck people have had with CL. How else have y'all sold machines with good results? I've noticed that one of the local auction places seems to run high on price, but on the local (smaller) CL, they just sit there (priced a bit too high in my estimation). Sewing machines don't seem to last long at the local Goodwill either, so people do take them home.

    Good luck finding new homes for your babies Charlee! I know which ones I'd keep out of mine if I were limited to a certain number, but thinking about having to let the others go is still sad.
    I think the problem is Bennett, that most of us have not 'sold' machines! We just buy them! I have re-homed a few - to friends and to Hospice. I have not sold a machine yet. I will watch Craigslist, but I don't buy much from Craigslist. I love the hunt and the surprise of the yard sales, barn sales, estate sales, flea markets! My DH and I like to go hunting on a Saturday morning. We may not find anything but the hunt is so much fun - when we do find something it is just the icing on the cake.

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    OMG! I was just talking to the spousal unit and telling him which machines I was planning to post and everytime I would point one out, he'd say, "but you wanted that one"... "we worked hard on that one"..."that was your first one"...."I don't know, it's pretty cute..." and finally, "What's wrong with making a couple of payments on the credit card?"
    I get to keep my babies!!
    ~happy dance~ I think he loves me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I found that you have to moderate but firm prices on CL and be patient. Give out plenty of info with good pictures. Don't bother with "it was grandmas, serious inquiry only" Put your phone number in but make it so that it isn't something someone can automatically dial. (1-123-321-1234) will come up on someones cell some how and they can dial it but (1-123-one two three -1234) is ok. Allow emails with new titles & their phone numbers. Don't look at the ones that come back with your same title or wanting to know if you will lend them money or what ever. Read the safety info on CL.
    I always use the spousal units phone number in the ads I post on CL, so there's no question that there's a man around, and I spell out the number so that the troll-bots don't pick up on it, I don't usually do emails, and I do usually state "Cash only, no "agent pickup"... as the scammers usually want to send a check with an "agent" to pick up the item. It helps that we live where we work, so I can take items for sale to the office or out to one of the storage units and keep strangers out of my home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    OMG! I was just talking to the spousal unit and telling him which machines I was planning to post and everytime I would point one out, he'd say, "but you wanted that one"... "we worked hard on that one"..."that was your first one"...."I don't know, it's pretty cute..." and finally, "What's wrong with making a couple of payments on the credit card?"
    I get to keep my babies!!
    ~happy dance~ I think he loves me!!
    You lucky girl!! Don't you just love the keepers like him? Again, congratulations, you lucky girl.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Candace, did you buy that black 301 that I saw on Craigslist yesterday or the day before? I went back to try and find it and it is gone! It was really nice. Someone from Sacramento was selling it for a very reasonable asking price, way under $100. I can't find it now. I was going to go get it! I hope you got that one! Anyway, someone knew what it was and snatched that baby up quick!

    Nancy

    Nancy, I did see a black shortbed listed for $200 yesterday. First, it's more than I'd pay:> And I already own a black, short bed 301, so didn't need it. Unless the ad you saw was different..... I didn't pay that much for mine either. Of course it needed some work. But, that's what I like. I think Miriam, Charlee and I are addicted to puzzles!

    Is this the ad or was it a different one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/app/2833285536.html
    Last edited by Candace; 02-04-2012 at 08:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    OMG! I was just talking to the spousal unit and telling him which machines I was planning to post and everytime I would point one out, he'd say, "but you wanted that one"... "we worked hard on that one"..."that was your first one"...."I don't know, it's pretty cute..." and finally, "What's wrong with making a couple of payments on the credit card?"
    I get to keep my babies!!
    ~happy dance~ I think he loves me!!
    You are one lucky woman!!! Wish you could remember where the mall was as we are going to Eugene today, to check out yard sales, and would love to go by an JUST look at the new machine. Sounds like you will be coming back over that hill again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post
    You are one lucky woman!!! Wish you could remember where the mall was as we are going to Eugene today, to check out yard sales, and would love to go by an JUST look at the new machine. Sounds like you will be coming back over that hill again.
    I can drive right to it, but do you think I can remember the name or street that it's on?? I'm a landmark driver...I'll ask the SU and see if he remembers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, I did see a black shortbed listed for $200 yesterday. First, it's more than I'd pay:> And I already own a black, short bed 301, so didn't need it. Unless the ad you saw was different..... I didn't pay that much for mine either. Of course it needed some work. But, that's what I like. I think Miriam, Charlee and I are addicted to puzzles!

    Is this the ad or was it a different one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/app/2833285536.html
    Someone has loftier ideas here in Indy...... http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2821906344.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Someone has loftier ideas here in Indy...... http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2821906344.html
    NICE cabinet tho!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Nancy, I did see a black shortbed listed for $200 yesterday. First, it's more than I'd pay:> And I already own a black, short bed 301, so didn't need it. Unless the ad you saw was different..... I didn't pay that much for mine either. Of course it needed some work. But, that's what I like. I think Miriam, Charlee and I are addicted to puzzles!

    Is this the ad or was it a different one? http://sacramento.craigslist.org/app/2833285536.html
    No it was a black 301, but it was an ad from West Sacramento and they were only asking $60! The ad is gone, was only there a very short time! I thought you got the machine as WSac wouldn't be far for you to go! I won't pay $200 for a 301 either! I'll wait to find one at a yard, estate sale cheap!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Someone has loftier ideas here in Indy...... http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2821906344.html
    Maybe they are looking for a football widow this weekend. Hubby at game for $$$$$$, she spends $$$ on machines. Have you seen what motel rooms are going for?! One here in Martinsville, 30 or more miles south of Indy is sold out Thurs through Sun night at $279 a room with a 4 day minimum stay that usually cost $100 a night.

    I know most of you have more vintage machines, and some are talking about downsizing, but I 'm looking for a newer one. I have a friend who is looking for a 1958 Featherweight for his girlfriend for the year she was born. Any one know one for sale? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    That is disgusting! What is it? A ram/mountain goat?

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    Too bad I don't have anything to sell - I forgot about Super Bowl being in town.

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    Charlee, I'm joining you in your happy dance. I didn't want the rose decaled cabinet and machine to go.

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    Charlee, I am so glad you don't have to get rid you your ladies. Good for you William.
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    Thanks! It just really surprised me, this is the same man that was just complaining that I had too many machines... He's so good to me.....
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    Charlee, I am with Irishrose I didn't want you to sell the rose machine either. I think it is one of the prettest ones out there. Glad you get to keep them all. My hubby likes to buy about every machine he sees. His shop is full now and I know as soon as the yard sales, auctions, flea markets get started we will be in the hunt again. He just loves those 'old gals.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post
    You are one lucky woman!!! Wish you could remember where the mall was as we are going to Eugene today, to check out yard sales, and would love to go by an JUST look at the new machine. Sounds like you will be coming back over that hill again.
    William says he THINKS it was "Glory Days" in Springfield...but he's not sure.

    Any chance you're busy on Tuesday? We could meet for lunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Charlee, I am with Irishrose I didn't want you to sell the rose machine either. I think it is one of the prettest ones out there. Glad you get to keep them all. My hubby likes to buy about every machine he sees. His shop is full now and I know as soon as the yard sales, auctions, flea markets get started we will be in the hunt again. He just loves those 'old gals.'
    Of all the machines I mentioned, that one was going to be the hardest to part with! (and I'd have had a high price on it so it stayed as long as possible! LOL)
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    If anyone is in the San Diego area, this is a cool table. Must either be a Pfaff or Necchi table... http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/fuo/2832026785.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    If anyone is in the San Diego area, this is a cool table. Must either be a Pfaff or Necchi table... http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/fuo/2832026785.html
    Oh how cool - I think I would buy a machine just to get to use the cabinet.........

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    Thanks for the advice about CL everyone, all very sensible.

    Charlee, I'm glad you don't have to give up your babies! It sounds like you have a very sweet husband.

    Nancy, I also like the thrill of the hunt. I think it's much more exciting to find the surprises tucked away somewhere.
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