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The only picture posted of this 'machine'...well, I guess there IS a corner of one peeking out from underneath.  $50 (sort of like a grab bag, right?)
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And then this FIELD sewing machine....err, well we can see the treadle legs, but why advertise as a sewing machine if there ISN'T ONE IN THE PICTURE??  This is $60.

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Or how about this one that says 'have spent money getting it fixed' and yet they couldn't set it on a table or unwrap the cords from it?  $40 for this one.


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This might be my favorite.  Ad just says 'SWINGER'  $20.

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$300 for this one.  There is a sewing machine in this picture.....right?

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Couldn't resist adding one more ad:

Singer sewing machines and tables - $600 (Tacoma)


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Several pictures of the two treadles....not a sign of a machine anywhere - and $600!!!!  Sheesh.

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Something wrong with the first post - pix aren't showing. 2nd is fine.
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They show up when I open it...Anyone else not able to see it?
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The photos in that post are hosted directly on Facebook.  I didn't even know that was possible.

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I'm not very computer savvy, so I probably did something wrong.  Sorry guys...
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On the contrary!!  You were adventurous, and explored uncharted territory!



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The pics show up for me. That first one is scary, the machine is hanging on for dear life by one hinge. Looks like a two toned clone.

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The ones showing no machine or enclosed so you can't see it, have already made your mind up for you as an item of decor and not a sewing machine. The ones i really don't like are the artistic type pictures from weird angles not showing the type of machine and showing as art and second pictures in black and white with a hazy ring on the outside edges of the picture added later. Even after i had offered 20$ extra if they would give me a regular picture, 90 deg. face on to the machine they couldn't. They tried a third attempt, still sending artsy pictures, never head on and couldn't find the serial number for the life of them on a ( i think fiddlebase) vs2 or IF. They couldn't get the "decor" notions out of their head.

I blame this all on the 1982 fad of the barn board rec room decor, which brought back "antiquing" finishes and then finally to shabby sheek chalk paint and live edge tables.

That chalk paint and plastic coating from the 80's-90's have killed many machines. That crackled paint look finish is the tip of the ruin that happens, never can make it sew when the fabric catches on the finish. These are like my children to me, ( i have no kids) and would be like dipping the two year old in chalk paint to make him look like a cherub from a church or something...makes no sense and the kid doesn't like it and could become sick...but they sure look cute as a cherub ...NOT!!!

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First time I've seen this:

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It's certainly inventive. What bothers me more was that the text for the ad said that they 'used to sew with this a lot' which is
why they can't remember how to roll it up. Not doing much for credibility...


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RE Ads That Could Be Better - 

A couple of years ago there was a Singer 620 on eBay coming out of New York that I thought had to be a joke. I saved the photos. They wanted 30 bucks for it and 76 to ship. A real steal, as you can see. I bet it cleaned up nice. 

"Hey Earl! Do me a favor an' git some pix of that sewin' machine in the back o'my pickup, woodja? I'm gonna post it on eBay. We kin make some money, right there."

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Oh Snap!  I can almost smell the dirt from here.  Where's my tissues?

How dirty is it?  It's so dirty, makes me want to rub my eyes.   

Amazing. 

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The photos in that post are hosted directly on Facebook.  I didn't even know that was possible.

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That explains it - I have facesuck blocked.

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First time I've seen this:

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It's certainly inventive. What bothers me more was that the text for the ad said that they 'used to sew with this a lot' which is
why they can't remember how to roll it up. Not doing much for credibility...

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, somebody more inventive comes along! I'm going to have to re-create this for my "how NOT to sell a sewing machine" page - the mind boggles!

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True, but at least it is not covered in 50 years of caked on dust.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim/Steelsewing
First time I've seen this:

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It's certainly inventive. What bothers me more was that the text for the ad said that they 'used to sew with this a lot' which is
why they can't remember how to roll it up. Not doing much for credibility...
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Hey! Don't knock lying on the floor, and using one hand to press the pedal to sew, until you've tried it! 😆😅
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Here you go Zorba I took snips instead of screen shots of the first pics. You should be able to see these.
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screenshot3 for Z.jpg 
screenshot5 for Z.jpg  screenshot4 for Z.jpg 

#4 and #5 switched places, don't know how that happened.

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I'll bet the first time you did "Insert Photo", and then selected "Web address".  Or maybe another upload technique that works like that does.  When you do that, the picture doesn't actually get copied onto the forum itself, as it does when you upload your own copy -- the forum just save a link to the original site.  If the picture disappears from the original site, it won't be available any more -- I've seen this happen with my own pictures, before I started uploading them all the time.  In this case, the pictures are still on FB, but Zorba either needs a login to see them, or maybe, he has his browser configured to never go to FB. 

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Actually...I just clicked on the photos and did copy/paste.....Ok, now I'm going to have to change the topic to 'computer skills that could be better', lol.  I apologize to Zorba and anyone else who couldn't see them.   (Thanks Cari for fixing it!)  Dummy me - I thought if I could see them, everyone else could, too!  I'll change my wicked ways hereafter![biggrin]
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No worries about the pix. As for FB, I had it closed off on my browser at first - and it still might be - but its now blocked at the firewall.
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My favorite ads our the ones that prove we need more literacy programs:

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And yet another, although the mix up might be in the buyer's favor...


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And then there's this one:

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Which I wouldn't go anywhere near without a hazmat suit...


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Mystery machine (works perfectly!)

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