Do you have a vintage sewing machine that you'd like to sell? You have several options for selling it. Before you list it, it's important to have an idea of the value. Read my article to help you determine the potential value of a vintage sewing machine.

CRAIGSLIST: You can list it for free on Craigslist in your area. If you go this route, be sure to indicate CASH ONLY in your listing to avoid being scammed, and use a counterfeit pen when accepting cash. Meet at a neutral location like a busy public place that has cameras, and take a friend with you. A legitimate buyer will have no problem with this, and in fact may welcome it. Warning! NEVER accept cashiers checks/personal checks or money orders. There are also shipping scams on Craigslist, where they offer you more money than you are asking for, and then ask you to ship it to their ‘warehouse’ because they are out of town. In the end you get ripped off and are responsible for the stolen money. If you decide to list your machine on Craigslist, at the end of the ad simply put ‘CASH UPON PICKUP ONLY’.

EBAY: Another option is to list it on eBay, but you will pay several fees. You’d also have to ship it, which if you have no experience shipping sewing machines, it may become more of a hassle than it’s worth. I’ve been shipping sewing machines for over a decade, and it takes me a good hour or more to pack a machine properly.

ETSY: Another great site to list your machine, again, you will incur several fees and may be obligated to ship it.

LOCAL PAPER: You could also list it in the classified section of your local paper.  


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