Just a quick note that HSN is showcasing sewing today. There is a Singer machine as the Today's Special that looks really nice...it has many of the features of my Quantum L-500 but for less than half the price. (Not that I want to get the anti-new-Singer lobby on this Board all fired up again...LOL!)
They are also deep discounting one of the Singer Athena machines. There are several shows still coming up today ((11 am-1 pm, 4-6 pm, 9-11 pm Eastern Time).
Here's a link to the machine: http://www.hsn.com/todays-special