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Thread: Embroidery Machine

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    donnacollierbess's Avatar
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    I have the chance to purchase a Brother PC 8200 for $900 OBO. Does anyone have one that might offer me an idea if this machine is worth the money. I reallllllllly want an embroidery machine but not sure about $900 for a (used) machine???? I'd love to hear from anyone with any ideas. Thanks to all my quilting buddies!

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    I don't know anything about that machine BUT you can get a NEW Janome 300E for that price. I have the 300E and absolutely love it. I was doing embroidery 30 minutes after taking it out of the box.

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    I know you can get a Janome 350e new for between 900-1000.

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    I had the 8200 upgraded to the 8500 about 6-8 yrs ago. Unless it has a whole bunch of extras with it, i think that is a little high. You can buy a Brother ULT 2001 or 2002 for that and it is a bigger machine. Like Crashnquilt said, You can buy a new one for that.

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    i have a Designer I and have had for 10 years.... it's a great one.... but when it comes to new purchase.... ALWAYS the Janome... most for your dollar and they are workhorses... I have 2 and bought my daughter 1.. my neighbor has one as well...but always go with the one that has the closest "support"... ie.. dealer or repair...

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    Check the prices on ebay. There are three up for bids now (this model) priced at $400 to $600, with no bidders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I don't know anything about that machine BUT you can get a NEW Janome 300E for that price. I have the 300E and absolutely love it. I was doing embroidery 30 minutes after taking it out of the box.
    I agree. I have the 350e and my first embroidery on it was within minutes of plugging it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Check the prices on ebay. There are three up for bids now (this model) priced at $400 to $600, with no bidders.
    I just noticed that also. They also had a ULT 2003. That is an awesome machine. Has the large hoop also.

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    JMHO but I just bought a Janome 350E and love it....

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    I just ordered a BRAND NEW Brother PE770 from Amazon for $650. It will be here tomorrow. Went with the PE770 because it has the USB. There are a lot of used machines out there for sale that take 3 1/2 inch floppies or particular memory cards. #1: where do you buy floppies now days? #2: do you want to be limited to cards that are "yesterday's" technology? Just something to think about.

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