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Thread: Bernina Artista 180?

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    Super Member IrishNY's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    was Upstate NY, now Winston-Salem NC
    I have a chance to buy a Bernina Artista 180 Special Edition 2000
    with embroidery unit for $1000. What questions should I be asking? Is this a good price? Are there other components/software/etc that I will need? Can I even buy things for this machine anymore/

    I have a Bernina and love it but it doesn't connect to my PC. I believe this model does. Anyone own one and want to educate me about this machine?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Senior Member pjustice63's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    I have one and love it. It does connect to the computer but you do need Artlink to be able to get your designs. It is a workhorse and would last forever. The price is very reasonable.

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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Reno, Nv
    You will also need the USB cord. It usually comes with the artlink. Oh very important ... Make sure your computer's version program (IE windows vista, ect.) on your computer is compatable with the program!

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    Jan 2010
    The 180E is a great machine, I bought mine new in 1999 and the embroidery is as good today as the day I bought it.
    Make sure it has been serviced, if the machine has had any upgrades, mine has been upgraded to 4 MB. There will be a sticker on the module if it has. My Artlink was upgraded to 4.04, my dealer said thats as far as it goes.
    I use a PES2-Card connected to my computer, and use CD's and write the designs to a blank design card.
    I'm sure you will be pleased with this machine.
    If the seller is a dealer, make sure the machine is cleaned and serviced before your purchase it. :thumbup:

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    Super Member paintmejudy's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Phoenix, AZ suburb
    Good price, great machine. Someone mentioned Artlink - I got mine supplied by my dealer. Dealer support at my store is fantastic. And I absolutely love my embroidery module. I have a 430 I bought in June of last year, and have put over 5,000,000 stitches on it, runs like a charm.

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    Super Member Quilter7x's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    north east
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    Did you get this machine? I bought one used this past spring and have pretty much only used it for stippling at this point. I love the machine, it doeas beautiful FMQ.

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