Monday, March 10, 2014

Cha-Ching! S-C-O-R-E - Craigslist

On Sunday afternoon I was busy sewing a t-shirt quilt for an upcoming blacksmith auction. While sewing, I got a text from my 12 year old grandson. He was needing some family tree information for his homework. 

I went to my computer, brought up the family tree and found what I thought he needed. I sent it to him in an email and asked if that was all he needed. 

While waiting for his reply, I though I'd check out Craigslist. Then it happened. For sale: a Singer sewing machine in a black case. The picture told me immediately it was an awesome featherweight. 

There was no phone number to call, you had to reply by email. Immediately, I sent an inquiry, telling the person I would like the machine if it was still available. 

It was then wait, hit send receive, wait, hit send receive, check with grandson, hit send receive. About 3 minutes later, I sent a second email to the seller telling him this was my second email if he would call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx.  Almost immediately, he called. He said yes, he had the machine and if I didn't want it he had someone else who did. He said however, I was first in line. I asked for his address and told him I'd be right there. 

My heart was racing as I drove the 15 miles to his house. (I might have been racing too!)

His cute little boy opened the door for me. The father lead me to his garage and there it sat!

He said we are de-cluttering and need to get rid of a few things. He thought it sewed but he said at that price you could get it fixed. I told him I knew of a good repairman!  (Thank you Phil Cox!)

SOLD!!! I paid him the $25.00  and skipped out the door. 


So out the door with me, went this: 

It's a 1954 221 featherweight. It came complete with the original Singer oil can, and the tube of Singer grease in it's original box. 

Thank you Brady, for asking Grandma to help with your home work . . . wait,  did you get all the information you needed?

After all, I had no intention of buying another featherweight. . .


Jane Massman said...

Tell him thanks for decluttering?

Dar said...

You definitely have an Angel on your shoulder and I think she is a quilter or sewing angel. That price is unheard of AND to be so near your home is just unbelievable. You should name her Angel. Congrazts on your find.

Barb said...

That was a steal....whohoooo

Janna and Mike said...

WOW--did you ever get one heck of a deal. That's always been my wish to walk into a garage sale and find a steal like that!! My husband said to tell you we would double your money?? :))))

Lise said...

Cha-ching is right! Girlfriend, you not only have talent when it comes to quilting, but you have amazing talent of being at the right place, right time and getting the right price! This was even better than right price, this was a real steal! Yeah for you:)

GerryART said...

Totally, Lucky Duck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow - we are all totally jealous! blessings, marlene

Flat Creek Farm said...

Score!!! that is a really sweet one too! -T

Zoey said...

How exciting, Patti! You never know when you will make a big score.

Anonymous said...

My Mother's feather weight has travelled with me all over the United States. I don't have anyone to leave it to but I'm thinking about being buried with it! Good going on getting the Craig's List machine. It was someone's treasure and now it will lovingly be yours. Ann