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    Will you help me price a machine

    I have a machine for sale on the boards and I don't know how much to ask for it. I was hoping someone would help me with pricing it. http://www.quiltingboard.com/items-s...0-t182642.html is the link to the ad. It comes with original case. Some scratches on the paint, shown in pictures. Serial number is ek030669 1954 99K.
    It does not come with accessories, just the bobbin and the foot that is on it!
    The machine is clean and oiled but had been in storage box for a unknown time. I don't sew or make tops, so I have no use for it as a functioning machine and I don't know her history. She does work just fine and was pretty clean when I got her.

    I would appreciate any advice,
    Ashley
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Well............. I have two 99's.

    One I paid $95 for and the other I paid $20.

    Both of my machines are very clean and both are in working order.

    I did not receive any attachments other than the general purpose foot and bobbin(s).

    One of mine had the original owner's manual, the other one did not.

    Both have complete cases. The $20 machine's case is a little musty smelling but airing it out this summer is on the list.

    Shari

    PS Some people prefer the 99 over Featherweight machines. The 99's are cute...... and they are not full size machines.

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    I should also add: Your machine has the 'back tack' option indicating this is a slightly newer version of the 99. The original 99's did not have the 'back tack' option.

    Shari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Shari

    PS Some people prefer the 99 over Featherweight machines. The 99's are cute...... and they are not full size machines.
    They certainly are NOT feather-light!!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    I should also add: Your machine has the 'back tack' option indicating this is a slightly newer version of the 99. The original 99's did not have the 'back tack' option.

    Shari
    That's interesting. Thank you!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    99s are a pretty common machine. Yours is a nice one, but your price needs to come down. Try $75...but be willing to accept less...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I agree with Charlee about reducing the price...especially since most people would have to pay shipping also. I got my 99 for about $30 plus shipping, if I remember correctly. It is older in a bentwood case, but basically the same machine. I ddn't get any accessories or extra bobbins at all.

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    I got one for $40.00 and it worked after I cleaned it out.

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    I feel like such a sucker. Thanks everyone. I may just have to "eat" this one.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I saw this machine with cabinet and tons of assesories. It was in a little resellables shop in Loudenville Ohio, I didn't buy it only because i already have five machines. But i am sure someone will love to get a good buy on something like this.
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    Love that table, especially the drawers and stool. Wish I lived near there.
    Kitsy

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    if you were looking at a brand new machine it would be a lot more money and a lot less value
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    I feel like such a sucker. Thanks everyone. I may just have to "eat" this one.
    Don't feel like a sucker!! We've all paid more than we should have for things, whether it be a sewing machine or something else...only to find out it wasn't worth what we paid...call it a learning experience, keep the machine and use it....they're FUN!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    if you were looking at a brand new machine it would be a lot more money and a lot less value
    Absolutely. Market prices are not what these machines are worth...but they are what they are...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    LOL, well, I have three machines; but I only use one, which is not "new" but not vintage either. I've had several "low ball" offers for the Singer, but I'll keep her if I don't get a reasonable offer. My third machine is practically brand new (Singer 7422) and it cost me about the same as the 99.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    my 99-k (1956) came with only one bobbin and one foot- in great shape- beautiful & clean- i paid $20 for mine-
    it is a *little tank*! as in being all cast iron- it weighs!!! definitly need some muscle to carry it around! but i love the machine and was happy with the deal i got-
    i've seen them range from $20 right on up----some with attachment boxes and lots of feet/bobbins ect seem to fetch $50- $75
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    My 99k13 came in its bentwood box, with all it's accessories, key, original oil can and knee bar. It was in great shape - the lady had used it for display. I paid $40 for it. I have other machines, but I just love how it sews! Mine doesn't have the back tac - these machines are with so much than the cheap plastic newer ones.

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    I have no idea. Good Luck

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    My daughter bought my 99k for $40 including shipping fro the goodwill site.
    Only came with one bobbin. No attachments or book. I have since gotten a manual, a new belt and bobbins. She is a three quarter machine and is NOT a lightweight machine,

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    Those 99s and Spartans are nice machines - yup they are heavy but they don't dance all over the place when you sew.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    My 99k came in a cabinet for $25, dirty and negectled, my dh cleaned her and oiled her, and fixed anything that needs fixing. She just purs!

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