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Date: 10/24/13 3:55 PM

I saw this on craigslist today and wondered how much would something like this be worth if anything?
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Also wondering how one would end up with this. Storage bin auction? stolen?

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Date: 10/24/13 4:56 PM

I might pay hundred dollars or more and you could still profit by selling individual pieces.

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Date: 10/24/13 5:04 PM

That's interesting - as far as worth, I have no idea - but you can see there are some retail stickers with prices and some sort of store name, but I can't make it out in those pictures. The comment in the post about "shop out of business" makes me think of Sowing Sisters which used to be in Carlsbad. The rest of the post (about wanting to trade for some other items, and how they list specifics about the items but claim no knowledge/interest in sewing) makes me veerrryyy suspicious. My rule with CL is if you get a weird vibe... run!
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Date: 10/24/13 5:57 PM

I think it's really interesting. I love rummaging through stuff and this looks like it would be great fun... Also, the containers themselves are handy.
I didn't get any bad vibes from it.... I see a label that says quilting feet, among others, so he probably used that as most people know what a quilt is. However I'm aware great care is needed on CL and I'm not used to it so I'm not to be trusted :)

His exchange ideas seem relatively equal to the value, or perhaps a little under? Especially if there was an unwanted metal detector about hehe
Good luck if you're tempted WantToSewAgain. I'm so lucky stuff like that doesn't come up here, I'd be worse than broke!

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Date: 10/24/13 7:57 PM

Hard to place a value on something like that... the problem I see in purchased it for resale is identifying it all & then taking photos etc. etc. I see odds and ends on Etsy which just sits there.

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Date: 10/24/13 8:06 PM

Can't really tell what it's worth, but I would pay no more than $150 for the whole thing. Offer him cash if you can and then sort it out later and put items up on ebay. I bet you make a couple hundred after all is said and done. Good find!

PS - You could always just ask him where he got it from. Maybe a relative passed, storage auction, etc.

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Date: 10/24/13 8:55 PM

The ad gives me bad vibes. Why? The writer knows what bobbins are, and quilting feet and bulbs. At least that's what the writer said. However, how many newbies here to PR have different names for bobbins? "spools", "wheels", "thingies", etc. are some of the names I've seen.

Also, wanting to trade for a guitar, tablet, video games. I don't know why but this throws up flags to me. Especially when the person says they aren't into sewing. So, how did they get this? You could call and ask, but I wouldn't bother; people can lie as easily as tell the truth.

I'd check with the local police stations to see if any items like this have been reported stolen. Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos (Sewing Machines Plus is located in San Marcos) Escondido, (there was a sewing machine shop there, but I don't know the name).

Also, Sewing Emporium in Chula Vista is a sewing machine store, and I'd give them a call to see if they are missing anything. Thieves don't always offer their goods in the same locale as they were stolen.

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Date: 10/25/13 0:27 AM

Maybe a deceased relative was a repair person so they heard enough of the talk in their time but the seller had no personal interest or actual knowledge. I know of someone who inherited a shop's worth of product (which had been moved into an empty barn when the shop owner retired & closed the store).
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Date: 10/25/13 12:23 PM

I'm not quite so cynical. Those drawers look to be mostly labeled so he probably learned the names from them.

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Date: 10/25/13 12:47 PM

I think it's wishful thinking to imagine stock like this just fell out of the sky for this person to sell.

There are liquidation procedures when businesses go under and it usually doesn't involve giving away hundreds of dollars worth of inventory to employees or anyone else... If it was on the up and up...
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