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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Aaaargh! So busy sewing (heaven forbid!) that I missed a killer Craigslist deal! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Aaaargh! So busy sewing (heaven forbid!) that I missed a killer Craigslist deal!
$2,000 Horn cabinet went for $500
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Date: 8/16/12 11:23 AM

Stayed up till 4 sewing last night.

I check my Android phone about 4-5 times a day for new CL deals - and I have one notification set for "Sewing Table" ...

Well, while I was having fun with my new baby (the Horizon), and learning the fine art of laminating cotton last night... and utterly enjoying that dual feed gizmo on the Janome... and I didn't check my phone before I took a "nap" ... lol...

I missed a Horn cabinet (with the rolling chest of drawers) that was listed for $150!

I texted the seller at 7:45 this morning (as soon as I saw it over my first cup o' joe) ... and he already had a buyer coming in a few minutes.

I told him that I'd be willing to go higher if it was not damaged in some way... and told him it was worth more like $500.

So the buyer came at 8. The seller sold it for $500 instead of $150.

Dang... I hate that I missed that one.

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2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
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Date: 8/16/12 2:05 PM

Well... I just figure it wasn't meant to be. Something even better will come along that will be what's meant for you.

But I still feel your pain...

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Date: 8/16/12 2:58 PM

Ouch! We sympathize!

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Date: 8/16/12 4:57 PM

Okay, I hate to admit this, but I will...

I'd be just a little bit glad - well maybe a lot glad - that at least the other buyer paid $500. You'd have felt much worse knowing that you had lost it to someone for $150!

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