I am thinking of getting a new machine because my 30 yr. ole Kenmore is starting to have a little problem. It has to be oiled very often and even then it gets to knocking some. I will still get it checked and perhapes fixed. However, I have come across an offer from Hancocks for a Janome for $299.-- regularly $399 with free shipping. I has all the features which I've been wanting with the exception of twin needle capability but that is not a big deal. I can always sew lines twice if I should like to have that look. It's not like I do that a lot anyway. I just wonder if this is a good deal especially since I went on the Jamome site and read where this person was having problems with his machine coming on by it self and making a tangle of thread and there were some others that had also experienced this same problem. Have any of you had a haunted Janome as these said they did?