I bought a Janome 200E Embroidery Machine and I love this machine, it is a workhorse. I know whenever I embroider I will get a beautiful stich out every time and believe me I have used this several hundred times. It was $499. I bought it new from EBay and would buy it again and again. I have had it 5 years and I have tried other embroidery machines and I go back to the 200 E. I also bought Embird and it does everything I need it to do and love it. After I purchased it, Embird had an upgrade and it was free. It is very reasonably priced. I could go on and on about how much I love these 2 things, but I will stop myself.