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Friday, April 10, 2009

Old Wheeler-Wilson Sewing Machine Update

I might have made a big mistake. I talked to "Flea-Market" Kenny about the old machine he picked up. He said I could have it for $125. I have no idea what it's worth. I think it's complete, but I don't know for certain. I don't even know if I can get it running. Well, knowing he traded a pistol for it. And that he had the cast iron base sand blasted, he probably has about $125 in it. I told him I did not want to buy it, but would trade for it. I offered a WWII British Enfield .303 Jungle carbine in trade. I bought this gun before I got married, back in 1958. I had no idea what it was worth. Kenny said no, not interested. As soon as I got home Kenny was on the telephone asking for more detailed information on the gun. I could hear him typing. He was checking the value on the Internet. Why the crap didn't I do that before I offered it in trade. The asking price for the old gun is anywhere from $295 to $495. Ol' Flea Market Kenny has telephoned me twice this evening, wanting to see the gun.

I don't know what I'm going to do. I have no idea what the old machine is worth. But I might own it by this time tomorrow.

4 comments:

Holee said...

He turned down your offer. Just tell him the truth, you heard him typing so you checked the price of the gun...now go check the price of the machine...There is no deal unless you decide it's a fair one.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Tell him you've changed your mind. Women don't have a corner on that market! blessings, marlene

Sandy said...

Don't you just hate when you are caught in the middle like that. Lesson learned, I guess. Good luck.

Lisa said...

You can back out since he said no..

Here's a site that list quite abit about the Wheeler-Wilson machines
http://ismacs.net/ww/home.html
ISMACS (International Sewing Machine Collectors Society) has a lot of info on their site if you can't find what you want then join them and ask.. When I needed a key to get into my old singer I asked and was able to purchase one with in days.
Good luck in what ever you decide..