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Post# 767404   7/2/2014 at 09:33 (2,273 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I have 20+ Frigidaire 1-18 GM made washers and dryers along with 10+ older Maytag washers I need to get rid of all at once. There are also 2 60's model rollermatic Frigidaire washers, one is a Rapidry 1000 and 2 70's model Speed Queen washers with solid tubs. There are also parts too numerous to list for them all. I just need to clear out and get rid of it all together or I will probably have to scrap it all at the scrap metal place. Anyone who is interested in getting it ALL, please email

Post# 767423 , Reply# 1   7/2/2014 at 11:46 (2,273 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        
What a shame.

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This is going to end badly for some very hard to find machines. Insisting that they must all go at the same time is a virtual death sentence for them. I can't think of anyone with the space to take on thirty plus additional machines. Again, what a shame.

Post# 767443 , Reply# 2   7/2/2014 at 13:34 (2,273 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
You Know What They Say....

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....Free advice is always worth just about what you pay for it. Nevertheless, I'd like to offer a little. Please understand that this is intended to be helpful.

First, it sounds like you might have lost your storage area. That is a bummer, and I wish it did not happen to collectors. Please accept my condolences for whatever has happened. Nobody collects that many desirable machines without caring about them deeply; this has to hurt. I am truly sorry.

Second, if you are looking to avoid the scrapper, it would help if you accept that these machines may have to leave one at a time, and that you probably can't save them all. If you only find homes for a few, that's better than having all of them getting scrapped. So - offering them singly could save more of them than the all-or-nothing approach.

Third, you need pictures. SHOW people these beauties, and how they could be wonderful again with some TLC and some know-how. It's very hard for most people to relate to verbal descriptions.

Fourth, you might do better giving people a time frame. If these need to go absolutely Right. Freaking. NOW., then tell people. If there is a little time - however short - make sure people know that, too. It takes many people some little time to get time for a road trip, line up a vehicle, etc.

If you will present this situation in as positive a light as possible, and try to open up as many options for buyers as possible, you will likely save some of these machines. If you stick to the terms in your first post in this thread, you will need a double-barrelled, 24-carat, blue-ribbon, Pulitzer prize-winning, Oscar-nominated, Jesus-rising-from-the-dead MIRACLE.

Think about it, okay? These lovelies sound way too desirable to be scrapped.

And whatever you decide, and whatever happens, best of luck to you.

Post# 767446 , Reply# 3   7/2/2014 at 13:45 (2,273 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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I did contact about getting parts for machines but seller is only interested in having it all go in one single pick up. Obviously that's not possible for me. Agreed, it's too bad but nothing I can do about that.

Post# 767575 , Reply# 4   7/3/2014 at 00:59 (2,273 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

There is someone on the Vacuum cleaner forum that is doing something similar-you have to go to his place to pick them up-or to the dumpster they go.Guess this is realality in both cases-somehow the items have to go right away.So if you have a truck-guess you go to the place and load up-same as with the vacuum one.Wish I could,too-but don't have the space for that many machines-it is a real treasure trove.That is the problem with washer collecting--you need lots of space or a HUGE basement as some members luckly enough have.

Post# 767632 , Reply# 5   7/3/2014 at 08:43 (2,272 days old) by joefuss1984 (Little Rock, AR)        

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I am only 4 hours from Tulsa but I have no way to get or store all of these machines at one time. IF 2 or 3 of us could meet there and divide them up between us that might work. We could find good homes for them at our leisure or whatever.

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