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    Who manufactures what????

    I am in the process of researching a new machine. I have always been a die hard Janome fan but after ANOTHER unpleasant interaction with my local Janome dealer, I am opening myself up to the idea of going with another brand. I only say this as the next closest Janome dealer is over 2 hours away and the area that we are eventually going to move to out of state it will also be over 2 hours. I know that I will be taking test drives of any machine that I am interested in; too much money at stake to go in blind!

    I found this article and I was suprised by some of the information. I know that others may be ahead of me in the game of "who owns what" but I found the article informative. It is dated 2/2008 so there might be newer information. I found it amusing that this gal sent her husband on a fact finding mission and he jumped in with both feet.

    http://www.evidently.org/2007/02/too-much-information/
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    A very informative article. Thanks for sharing. FYI - I do like my Viking. Do some preliminary homework on warrenties. Even though my Viking now 18 years old never needed ANY work ( exception a periodic cleaning) , it was nice to know if something serious went wrong it was going to be covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    A very informative article. Thanks for sharing. FYI - I do like my Viking. Do some preliminary homework on warrenties. Even though my Viking now 18 years old never needed ANY work ( exception a periodic cleaning) , it was nice to know if something serious went wrong it was going to be covered.
    It is my plan that I will only be buying from a dealer. I am not that interested in the free classes and such that comes with purchasing from a dealer. I just want a dealer that is pleasant and helpful no matter if the machine is a high end or low end. And I don't want to be treated like I am uneducated about what I am looking at buying. I had to take my Janome in for a repair (warrenty expired) which turned out to be one of the screws had come out of the bottom and the rattle sound I heard was the bottom plate and was looking at the 7700. They wanted $3000+ for it. When I questioned the cost, they decided that they could sell me one for $2500 without a table, extension table and other accessories that would come with the machine at another dealer for the same price. And were unwilling to take my machine in as a trade even though they had just serviced it and know that this machine is in excellent condition. DONE DONE DONE with them!!!
    Last edited by auntpiggylpn; 02-05-2012 at 06:41 AM.
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    Thanks for the information! It was very interesting and somewhat depressing. Is it too much to ask for good quality goods at a decent price without outsourcing? Knowledge is power so I am now armed!

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    Everyone should read this article even if you already have a machine. Good information here. Valuable information here.

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    I do love my Vikings, however there are many great machines out there! So sorry about your dealers, I have been doing business with my Husquvarna Viking dealer since the 80's and they are just wonderful! However that is not to say all Viking dealers would be like this. I guess you will have to shop around. Good luck!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you for the article. Some good info to read. It never hurts to know!
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    This article really helped my confused mind about a new machine! Thanks for the link!
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    Thank you, that answers a lot of questions I have had. So glad I still have my 1958 Singer 401A. The newer ones come and go but she is the one I use the most and will keep her always.

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    Have you considered reporting your dealer to Janome? They cannot afford to have dealers like that.
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