If you're contemplating a Demo machine - be very cautious.Originally Posted by nursie76
I bought one that went back to the store after a major needlework show and it was a "Show Demo on Sale" specially priced $500.00 below regular price.
Thought I was getting a good deal so I bought it. I've had it in the shop four times in the past 1-1/2 yrs. for the same problem.
They do a quick fix but, (1st time it was a free repair - all the rest have been out of my pocket) a few weeks later, it's back to the same problem. They could never really tell my what was causing the problem - seemed the machine wouldn't maintain a certain adjustment.
Finally got tired of paying (where's the savings now?) and used it to trade for another machine - took a beating on the trade-in price as well. :hunf: :hunf: :hunf: :hunf:
As a Demo, you never know what abuse the machine(s) have gone through at a show.
a) unsupervised use by patrons,
b) unintentional misuse by those not knowing how the machine works,
c) stress on parts by being operated/forced incorrectly.
These are things to keep in mind. Also, as a Demo, what type of warranty are they (the shop owner) giving on the machine - over and above the manufacturers'?