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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 22216
Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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1913 singer sewing machine. with ingraved cabnets. Machine

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1913 singer sewing machine. with ingraved cabnets. Machine looks good. and works. What is the value?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is***** will be happy to help you.
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Please Note: I do not do phone calls~

I will not request a phone call !

If you get that in an email do not click that, it is not from me! There is data that needs to be obtained, this is always best in written form, in order to give a correct honest appraisal.

I will not ever request a phone call!
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It is very important to be able to see what the customer has in order to give a correct informed value!
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Here are instructions for sending images several ways, you can choose which one best fits you , be sure it is uploaded to your computer,
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If you do not see the blue button that states attach file at the bottom of your page here are instructions to upload images !
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Click the link: for instructions on uploading images
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http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
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Or you may use this method:
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Go to www.imgur.com
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click on Computer
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Select the picture file from the box that pops up.
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Hit open.
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Click on Start Upload
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And then copy the link they give you (it will look similar to this http://www.imgur.com/xxxx) and paste it here.
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Or:Send them like this: In an Email! This can take awhile depending on how busy they are at Just answer, they do forward them to me.
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Send the picture to ,***@******.***, in the subject line put " Pictures for Glenda B in Antiques".
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In the body of the message put , your user name and name.
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Glenda

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am tech unsavy can send pics thru text message.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello

That will not work on here, there is no way to text anyone on this site. If you have the pictures on your phone you will have to email them to yourself then email them to the site they will forward them to me.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello

I am sorry I do not do phone calls, I stated this at the beginning of this communication. A phone call will not help me determine the value of this machine, I must see a picture of this.

I did not send you a phone call request, that is an automated pop up from the site not me, this also will cost you more money.

Glenda

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just asked a general question I told you condition just want a good guess in a range of prices.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is***** will be happy to help you.
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This is your answer, please rate this after reading the answer. You do so clicking one of the top stars or smiley faces ( on phones possibly )!
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The Sewing Machine in Cabinet., has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $750.00-875.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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If you have more items you would like to ask me about, just start a new question addressed to "Glenda" it would be my pleasure to help you.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda
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I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to rate my answer to you. We appraisers come to the site to answer questions for customers, we do not work for the site. We answer questions then get rated, if we get one of the top two ratings ( stars or smiley faces ) we then get a portion of what a customer put up as deposit or value of the question. It never costs the customer more money to rate us.

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going. Let me know if you still need help with this questions. Since it is not rated yet, I wonder if there was a problem with the answer I provided for you?
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Thank you so much!
Glenda