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Thread: Sad to let my machine go

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    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
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    I am excited to be getting my new Janome Horizon; and have an appt. to pick it up and get my 1 hr. training session on Monday. At the same time, I am sad about trading in my other machine that has been so good to me since I bought it. Have never had anything go wrong with it; and it hurts to let it go. Am getting such a good trade-in price for it.....hubby says I can't keep that one too.
    Has anyone else ever had a hard time parting with their machine, even though they know they are moving on to a much nicer one; or is it just silly me??
    It's almost like seeing one of my children leaving home LOL.

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    We get very attached to our machines. It can be hard to let them go.

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    I am already starting to crave a long arm, after using the Juki on the frame for a few months. I have already told my husband that no matter what I get, the Juki stays. (I'm looking at a year or so down the road, but regardless, the Juki stays forever.)

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    They can become like a child :D:D:D I have my first machine still, and I will never give her up :D:D:D

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    I felt that way when I got my new machine in March. Though I didn't use it as a trade in. I kept it as my back-up. But, putting it up in the closet was hard. I felt guilty like it was a live person:<

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    Can you still keep your old machine???

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    I was sad to sell my machine too.

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    If I were to get another machine, I don't think I would trade in my current. It is a good one and I could sell it to DD. Yeah, right. She can't afford that. So...hmmm...trade for better. Maybe. Would be hard.

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    Yes, it is hard to part with a machine. I sold an older Esante last winter. I upgraded to a bigger embroidery machine so could not keep the older one. My older sewing machines are vintage, and my backup is a 4 yr old Bernina that I love for small projects, and garment sewing.

    Knowing my machine went to a good home helped me with parting. I keep contact with the buyer, so it is not a painful feeling. She is happy with her machine, and this makes me glad.

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    hmmmm, is your 'old' machine fairly new? Not vintage?
    ... I hesitate to even mention how many machines I have but I will say that DH has never told me that I had to get rid of something in order to get something else.
    If the new machine is pretty expensive and the old machine still retained enough value and was already paid for, and as you said, you got a real good trade-in, then it makes sense to go ahead and trade it.
    My embroidery machines are so old now that I doubt I could get any kind of decent trade-in value for them - so would probably keep them if I ever decide to upgrade....
    Have fun learning your new machine.. oh ho - I just looked up what it is - no wonder - looks like you'll be having lots of fun..

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