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    Singer 401A

    What is a Singer 401A worth? I found one locally for $200. Is this what they normally go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traverson View Post
    What is a Singer 401A worth? I found one locally for $200. Is this what they normally go for?
    It sounds a little high but I haven't priced them since I got mine over a decade ago.

    Part of the price might be if it comes in a mint condition cabinet and has instruction book, a full set of cams and a bunch of various attachments.

    It also might be in that price range because it's already had a visit to a machine tech for clean-up, oiling and adjustment.

    I bought mine in Indiana where there were lots to choose from if I shopped around - your area may have a real scarcity of them.

    The question might be better put - is the machine worth that much to you?

    IMO - it's a dynamite machine and a real workhorse.

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    That's at the high end of what I've seen them go for on ebay with all of the accessories and no sewing table. A table would add value to me...it may or may not for you.

    I would try to get it at a lower price, but if it's in good shape, it is a desirable machine (and I want one).

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    Have to agree that is on the higher side, I have 2 of them and several of the other slant shank models. Of the ones I have all came with cabinets which I do not need and any where from $40.00 to $75.00 in the end.

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    I've posted this before, but I got my 403A with all accessories for $115 shipped...I saw a lot of 401, 403 and 237 models go for 150-175 shipped and a couple under that. You shouldn't have any problem getting one under $150 if you are patient and can wait a few weeks (1-2 weeks to buy at that price, another to ship).

    I'd honestly try to get them down to around $150 if not lower.

    A side note: When doing an "advanced" search in ebay you can check a box for completed listings and get a pretty good idea for the going rate of items...ebay price and local prices don't always align so it's not as relevant...but it can't hurt.

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    Thank you, I appreciate the info.

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    I'm going to look at one tomorrow. Just the 401A, speed control and storage case...no accessories. Was asking $150. We're at $120 now.

    Watching ebay for a few more days, with accessories, they're going for $155-$250 plus $35-$45 shipping. ebay's usually higher than buying local.

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