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Re: Score!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:15 pm

I thought I had a major score from Freecycle recently - a sewing machine and cabinet. I was giddy with excitement as I brought it home and set it up. I didn't have thread handy to test with, but everything seemed to move along fine when I powered it on, feed it some scrap fabric, and pressed the "go" pedal.

Well, I just got a call from the shop where I took the sewing machine for a tune-up: the repairman estimated over $100 in work just to get it up to snuff. I told him to go ahead and recycle it instead.

Lesson learned: sometimes things are thrown away for a reason. My search for a sewing machine begins anew...
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:20 pm

Did you go on the net, and see if you could do it yourself?

Perfect and working aren't always the same thing.
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Re: Score!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:41 pm

That I only want it working, not perfect, is definitely true.

But my experience with sewing machines is very limited already. Also, just getting a user's manual online is $10 - no free PDFs for this particular model. A repair guide might not be available at all. He specifically said there were myriad problems - the bobbin winder and the zig-zag mechanism among them.

I considered telling the guy to go for it, repair the machine. Then I'd know I have a solid, hard-working sewing machine. But I guess thrift miserliness got the better of me.
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:06 pm

Try forum searches first.

Other than major mechanical failure, timing would be the biggest issue, I would expect.
Figuring out what is an issue is usually most of the work.
It's not always hard, especially if someone can give advice.
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Re: Score!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:09 pm

There will be other sewing machines. If it had been mine, I might have opened it up myself. I can't put things back together, but I enjoy taking them appart.
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Re: Score!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:35 am

http://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/3054337102.html

its mine mine mine mine mine mine mine!!!!


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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:42 am

Electric? No?
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Re: Score!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:48 am

my first thought was v-10 hemi, but yeah, prolly 'lectric.....i got the motor already...
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:55 am

It looks like it was originally electric.

Sinclair hotrodded
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Re: Score!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Another tip for scoring stuff: sometimes it pays to ask around. I mentioned to a friend that the front panel of my cell had cracked entirely and, while it still made and received calls, nothing on the display could be read. I couldn't change settings or use my contacts list. She had an old phone of the same network lying around and gave it to me, saving me from having to buy myself a new phone.

All I had to do was ask! :)
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:53 pm

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cat not included

What's with the sizing?
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Re: Score!

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:38 am

A boat load of speakers!!! 8)
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Re: Score!

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:25 am

God will file a noise complaint with the HOA if you play those louder than 4.
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:08 pm

My home system is way more serious than that.

My loud neighbors have no idea how much headroom I have.
I have a clean 15 hz.
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Re: Score!

Postby Sail Man » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Bob wrote:Probably a good time now to cruise the sidewalks in university towns for castoffs from kids moving back to mom's basement.


University of Michigan has a store specifically to sell the left overs from the school year. Other U's may also have similar stores.
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Re: Score!

Postby Sail Man » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:18 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:http://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/3054337102.html

its mine mine mine mine mine mine mine!!!!


SCORE!


Sweet Find Simon!!!


a sidecar for the bike LMAO
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Re: Score!

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:21 pm

Sail Man wrote:
Bob wrote:Probably a good time now to cruise the sidewalks in university towns for castoffs from kids moving back to mom's basement.


University of Michigan has a store specifically to sell the left overs from the school year. Other U's may also have similar stores.


Oo, you're right, they do! My alma mater has this. If you Google "University of ________ surplus", that will probably work for many a major university.

Here, the best place to get cast-offs from university students are specifically in the alleys of Greek Row.
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Re: Score!

Postby Elorrum » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:01 pm

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Re: Score!

Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:51 am

I looked up the Navy soup plates on eay. Holy crap, those ARE collectible. Meh, we're still going to use them.

I found a working Barbie electric guitar, the kind with beats and tempos and songs. I know precisely why it was sent to the thrift shop. Hehehe.
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free stuffed unicorns

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:31 pm

http://memphis.craigslist.org/zip/3071063726.html

I have a large collection of stuffed unicorns and I have sentimental attachments to them but I have to move and I cant take them with me :( so I'm hoping they go to a good home please call or text 662-544-1057

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Re: Score!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:20 pm

Three sets (although only two covers) for $5. Score!
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:49 pm

Ultracool.

Build a factory making OUT OF ORDER signs.


Got a pair of canadian Plateau Camber speakers, 3.5ti.
Quite impressive for such small speakers.

Pioneer stereo receiver for $5, with a maddeningly erratic speaker connection.
They don't bring a lot anyway, but this one is probably old enough to be decent.
WARNING, made after a certain date most amps have zero value, utter garbage.
Can't find specs, but about 60 watts, seems decent.

My good one is 1992. By 1995 they offered nothing at all.
Seriously, don't pay anything for the bad ones.

Saw an ad awhile back.
Thought it must be a joke or trashed equipment.
Good car equipment, just older.
He just wanted it to go to someone that knew what it was.
Lot of money for me, but a gift for what it was.
Kef Kar speakers, still considered the best ever made by some, and out of production, and ads factory stuff.
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Re: Score!

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:57 am

Very nice, Fishy. Nifty and keen also come to mind.


This weekend I scored upholstery fabric on bolts at a yard sale, and an album for my art adoption cards. The inexpensive little ones I used for previous years just aren't being sold anymore.
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Re: Score!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Found curbside during my bike ride home? Three 18 gallon plastic totes with lids - score!
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Re: Score!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Soviet ephemera... And they were giving it away, mere kopeks...
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Re: Score!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:11 pm

Picked up the 2003 version of my dSLR from CraigsList for $50. It's only 6.3 megapixels and it's incredibly slow but I'm 100% familiar with all the controls and it accepts all of my other camera's memory cards and lenses (not batteries though, sadly). Now I can take photos at the burn with a camera that's both familiar and somewhat powerful and it won't be the end of the world when it gets dusty.

Score :)
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:15 pm

That still sounds like a very good camera.
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:51 am

All thanks to Elliot, or blame, I just got a Terrybass boat and a Mantra jet drag boat.
The Mantra is built for a 468ci or bigger, but missing drivetrain, otherwise pretty solid, with factory trailer.
Beautiful lines.
Early V-hull, all hand laid fibreglass.
Sorta like this one.
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We used to be on the race circuit here.
I thought it must be something special the longer I looked at it, then found it has a mirrored engine bay.
Most of them have engine all the way to the front seat.

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Re: Score!

Postby delle » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:17 am

gyre wrote:Should I mutant it?


Why?
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Re: Score!

Postby gyre » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:40 am

For fun?
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