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Thread: What do you get for $15?

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    Super Member dreamboat's Avatar
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    Great find. I have a singer 503 in a cabinet that I have had since 1963. It still works like a top. So it has been almost 50 years and still works. That's good.

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    You got a 401 for ten bucks? I am soooo jealous!
    Stephanie in Mena

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    My mom had a 401A before she got her Singer Golden Touch'n'Sew (which I now have). Great machine!
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

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    That's FABULOUS! I never run across those kinds of deals. I got a 201 for about $25, once because it was beat to smithereens and the wiring was terrible and it didn't have a case or a cabinet. That's the only good deal I can think of. I don't mind much though. I figure that if I spend $200-300 on a machine and getting it wired and refurbished, I've got a machine that is going to outlast anything on the market at that same price, so I figure that's a good deal in itself.

    I'm always tickled pink to hear about someone getting such a great price on a good machine, though. Someone who loves these old gals and is willing to clean and refurb them deserves to get a fun break like that. Congratulations!

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    wow! mine was $80 and in nowhere near as complete condition as that $10 machine.

    score!!!!

    ailee

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    Great score!

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    I don't run across deals like that either. If they are priced remotely low there is usually a reason. I have had to really work to get some of those to work and at a much steeper price - then when I do try to sell one it sets on CL for ever.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Maybe it's a guy thing or just one of my personality quirks, but I've gotten the best deals sometimes by buying derelicts and rebuilding them. For instance the 500A we recently got and I did a thread on, cost us about $5.00. We put around $35.00 worth of parts in it and a lot of cleaning, adjusting and time. But it sews good. I've still got a bug or two to work out, but nothing major.

    We just saw one on GW go for the high $60.00s which didn't include shipping. All told ours won't cost near that much.

    Occasionally a true bargain falls in your lap. Like the Kenmore cabinet machine we got for $00.00, just go pick it up. Nice, nice, machine. A little oil, a little cleaning, and she sews.
    I love it when the bargains fall in my lap.

    Joe

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    Well Joe there was a reason it was $5 now wasn't there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Well Joe there was a reason it was $5 now wasn't there?
    Well, actually the box of cams and attachments was $10.00 and the machine came with it. So we just figured we'd say $5.00 for each half.

    Joe

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    unreal......lucky you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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