I just got a deal on a new Janome Jem Gold 2. I just went into the shop to see what was available and hoping maybe they had a demo model for sale and I hit pay dirt!!! I wanted a smaller machine than the one I have now, because it is too heavy. The Jem gold is 12 pounds and it shorter that the 423S I have now. I am sooo excited because the lady from the shop called me back yesterday and it is only $299..., that is $10.00 more than I paid for this used one 3 years ago. There is a newer model coming out now with more stitches and features, but I don't want any of that because I never use any of them. I pick it up Tuesday.