Qujilterr asking about yamata/china made machine.
I posted a reply...I hope you received it.
I saw a new machine today Retail $999 Janome for $299 Free Shipping.
I don't work for these guys....just want to share their site with everyone to help save those dollars. Allbrands.com go to Close out/Sewing there are other brands there too.

Never saw a response to previous reply..hope you get this.