I rescued a vintage, practically mint-in-the-box Singer 404 sewing machine yesterday from my local Goodwill. I paid $25 for it, and am willing to sell it for the same price to some deserving MYOG person on a first-come, first-served basis.
I already have a Singer 15-91 in very good condition, and a Singer 237 in perfect condition, each of which support my MYOG habit. My wife & I had just dropped off some stuff @ GW over the week-end - we were passing through the store when the 404 caught my eye. I went back yesterday to grab it if it hadn't been sold.
I'm half-inclined to keep it just because of its amazing condition, including its perfectly balanced stitches. However, I bought it expressly because I knew I could hand it off to someone interested in making their own gear. While some sellers on eBay are trying to get over $300, that's not really my bag. Besides, as you can see, they aren't getting any bids:
The 404 is one but a handful of Singers that are favorites of collectors. Here's a brief overview of the 401-404 line-up of machines:
Anyway, shoot me a PM if you're interested. I'm located in coastal north Orange county.