I Really need to stay off shopgoodwill site

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    I have 6 sewing machines and two sergers . I was bored and tired Sunday, so I looked through shopgoodwill.com I ended up buying 2 more sewing machines:34:
     
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    Like potato chips.....
     
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    There are worse addictions
     
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    Soon it will be Plumberoy the tent maker (and tarps and bags and...) ;)
     
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    I just checked the site out...so tempting. There were a lot of wool blankets up!
     
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    Most machines made after the 50's use a type 15 bobbin a lot of those parts interchange with different brands I can wire a foot controller to work on any machine as long as it is rated for the right amps . When I can use it for parts and save twice what it cost to buy and ship it , I have a hard time letting it pass
     
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    I have bought several machines from there haven't got one yet that needed anything above minor repairs . The grand total for 2 machines plus S&H. was 42.70
     
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    That's pretty good work, Roy. I checked a neat old Morse machine and shipping was $50+.
     
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    That is how my lovely wife looks at it
    You have to watch shipping ,West coast and New England can be high . I check shipping cost before I look seriously at buying one
     
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    @plumberoy almost went down same road myself :18: stopped at 3 :rolleyes:

    Do you have a specific make or period that draws you more than others?

    edit> forgot to add that all of mine were needing parts (which are in postal system now thankfully)
     
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    Late 50's - 60's white brand is my favorite after the black/brown before plastic a lot of them are bright colors 2 tone. Machines that heavy . Most are just as good or better then singers of the same time. Even on plastic machines I tend to get whites . I have an old singer handcrank 3 whites from the era I like . A 80's -90's white and a fairly modern 3/4 size Janome the two I bought one is an 80's brother And a white that I would guess to be made in the last few years whites where made . SingerCo ended production in 2006 . I have made some minor repairs or adjustments but never had to buy parts to get a machine from good will working yet.
    Actually I got an extra bobbin case in one I got, that saved me from having to buy one
     
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    goodwill machines

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    and my main machine
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    I seem to be a Singer guy so far but haven't ruled the Whites out as seen a few around here. Thanks for the reply :dblthumb:
     
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    The local sewing store has strips of denim to show you how many a machine will sew through. After trying several machines, the first one that could equal the blue and white machine pictured was $499
     
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    As I have said before I really need to stay off shopgoodwill.com (like that's going to happen [​IMG]) I bought 2 machines Sunday. They arrived Thursday . 1 is a late model White more than likely one of the last Whites made .
    I changed the needle adjusted the bobbin thread tension and it is a decent usable machine. I have $25.87 in this machine . The gem to me is a Brother VX-710 $3.00 + $13.83 shipping for a total of $16.83. This looks to me like an 80's machine. It isn't pretty , but has everything I need and nothing I don't . I threaded it up and it took off sewing like a new one [​IMG] .
    I am running out of room with 8 sewing machines and 2 sergers
     
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    ......i didn’t know this was a thing...

    Off to spend money!!
     
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