What a deal

Old 10-25-2016, 10:24 AM
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I got an unbelievable bargain yesterday. I stopped in the local thrift store and in the back alongside the toasters and coffee makers was a familiar box. I opened it to find a singer featherweight. marked $10.10. I bought it , cleaned, oiled, and adjusted it and it runs beautifully. Only problem was the case is musty and latches broken. what a steal. oh yes, yesterday was senior citizens day 10% off so I only paid 9.09.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:26 AM
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I have never found one anywhere that I shop....at any price. HA You are very fortunate!!!
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:33 AM
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Envy! Congrats.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:15 AM
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​What a bargain!!! I have seen the old wooden cases stripped to the wood and they are nice. If the case linings are passed saving, it might be an option.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:35 AM
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I'd call that hitting the mother lode. So far I can only dream of the day when I might be lucky enough to have it happen to me. Enjoy!
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*** Good for you. Enjoy her.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:21 PM
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Be still my beating heart! I am thrilled for you.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:37 PM
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Lucky Duck!

I'm jealous.

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Old 10-25-2016, 07:05 PM
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Congratulations! What a deal. Try setting the case outside in the sun if that's an option. You can also try putting it in a plastic bag with some charcoal to absorb any odors as well. Look through the vintage section of this forum and you'll find quite a few threads on getting the musty smell out of the case.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:34 PM
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No way!!! No way on earth!! You have no IDEA how jealous I am!! Happy for you, though.
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