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Thread: What price is fair - Husqvarna Sapphire 835

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    I chkd our LQS that sells Viking and theres runs 1299. I'd make sure I'd get it from someone who'd be there to help you if you needed to learn how to do something on it or fix it. Customer service is important.
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    What price is fair - Husqvarna Sapphire 835

    Dear Dawn,

    I also was in a local Joann store today (I live in 1,000 Oaks, SoCal) and saw and tried the machine.
    I am currently using an old Kenmore that I bought for $25 4 years ago on Craig's list from a guy who was divorcing and his wife left the machine. It's ok, but obviously very basic. I am now hitching to buy a new one with a little more features. I have been told the Juki is also an excellent brand.

    However, at my JA store, the Sapphire 835 is priced at $799 (brand new) and comes with some extra feet (but no walking foot) and--I believe-- 3-part class (2 hrs per class). After reading your post and all others, I am really tempted to run back and buy the machine.

    Should I do that?
    Have a great day
    Clarissa

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    I don't know where you are located at but that will also reflect in the price. I checked my Viking dealer, one of the few that will put on their website the prices they charge for each machine; they put the list price and what they are selling them for. Right now they are selling it for 899; retail price is 1599, they also will take trade ins for some machines. I would assume the price is coming down because Viking just came out with two new Opals and like the embroidery machines, the older ones prices reduce as the new ones come out.

    Here is the link for my stores website; it's a great store with great support in case anyone is interested.
    http://www.bellafabricsva.com/sewing...tm#sapphire835
    Last edited by romanojg; 01-08-2013 at 05:17 AM.
    Judy

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    I just bought a viking tribute 140 which is the exact same as the Sapphire 855. I purchased it for 999 as it was the store demo. I love that machine. You might want to check this one out. I believe the prices are going down on it as it was an anniversary edition. MSRP was 1900 I think. The extra large harp area is a dream and I haven't had one issue with it in the past 2 months I have owned it. It also came with a bonus bag with 4 additional feet. I only had to buy the walking foot and the spring free motion foot since that is what I prefer for free motion.

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    Re the Juki 98Q and the BroPQ 1500s..I have the Elna 7100...the same as Janome 1600 made by Janome. I got mine on ebay-new- from a dealer in La. I think I pd about $650 for it over a yr ago...but no tax or shipping costs. It sews beautifully. I just wish it had a top bobbin!!! Then I picked up a new table to fit it--a Janome brand--on ebay for $12.00 I almost fainted. The seller sent me a note saying it came with her machine & she had never used it--sold her machine & forgot about the table. What a deal!

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    Just a bit of info about buying a Viking at Jo'Anns. Most are very very limited in what "repairs" they do on site. So many ship back to Viking for anything other than cleaning and minor adjustments. This means your machine will be "out " of service probably longer than if you bought from an independent that can do more repairs in the shop. My Mom's Ruby had to go in for service.. and Jo 'anns sent it back to Viking... she was without for 7 weeks. I would be really frustrated if my machine was gone for that long. I have a Viking and my local Sew and Vac has never kept my machine longer than 5 days ( my Mom lives in another state).
    DO inquire with both Jannome and Viking what kind of repairs they can do without having to ship out the machine. and if shipping is required who is paying for the shipping for both warrenty and unwarrentied repairs.

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