If you want a great embroidery machine at a fantastic price and live in north texas check out the Plano Sewing Center. http://www.planosewingcenter.com/special-sale-items
I got this great machine for less than the advertised price. It was new in the box. They are no longer Janome dealers so these are the last ones/floor models. The owner was great. He spent alot of time with me and kept making me offers I couldn't refuse. I got a starter amount of stabilizers and some thread and bobbins. I got digitizing software too.
I cannot wait to get busy.