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Thread: Bernina 820 info, looking to buy

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    Senior Member fatquarters's Avatar
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    I just found a slightly used bernina 820, for $3000. That sounds like a good price, I think they are much more. Apparently it is 6 months old. Can anyone give me more info on this model. I think it has A large harp, duel feed, I think Bernina has a function for free motion,

    How do you like this machine if you have one?
    have you had any issues at all?
    Is there anything I should know?

    The last machine I bought has been nothing but a lot of money and problems, I don't want to make that mistake again. I have contacted the seller, so we will see, I think this would be a great machine but I haven't even been to a dealer to test drive, so am hesitant.

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    It isn't via the infamous scam ad on craigslist, is it?

    That seems like a fantastic deal. As in, maybe too good. Although, maybe it's a demo.

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    If you "found" this machine on CL it's a scam. 820's don't sell for that price.

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    Be very careful. If it is via Craigslist don't even consider it. If it isn't, it is too good of a price to be true. The machine is excellent, but see how long is a few months. The first machines that came out in November 2009 and were distributed to dealers were samples and didn't have all the features. Also there were a few glitches that were worked out later. Be very careful. Is a good price, but still a lot of money.

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    I emailed them and have had no response, I emailed a bernina dealer and they won't give me a manufacturers list price over the internet. thought it sounded pretty good, but buyer will beware.

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    they are 7499 new when not on sale.they are on sale this month for 6299.way too much for me but I was dreaming so I called 2 dealers-both had the same price.

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    Thanks wolph, I was in the ballpark.

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    The Craigslist scam in my area was $1200 for an 820! The email response usually makes it pretty darn clear if it is a scam. On the ones I have seen recently, the seller has suddenly had to move across county for work and the new employer is providing a new computer - nope, the idiots can't even keep the scam straight, lol.

    Close to half price may possibly be genuine, but be careful. In addition to my CV, I got a similar deal on a Sailrite LS-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    The Craigslist scam in my area was $1200 for an 820! The email response usually makes it pretty darn clear if it is a scam.
    Well, it must be not so clear to some folks because the scammers are still using the same ploy. So it must be working.
    :roll: Very sad.

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    Five years ago, I bought my 440 Bernina for 2,800.

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