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I've never sewn on a Jenome; but that sure sounds like a great deal to me. I'd go for it. The warrenties sound fantastic. I like all the "extras" you'll get.
since you can get the warranty info in writing and have the shop handy to keep her going, I think it is great...trade in or not!
What happens if the owner closes shop??? Did you check other shops? Did you call Janome they will talk to you I have a Janome & they are great people .
I would not trade in my oldest Bernina; keep it so you won't be without a machine should something happen to your new Janome. I would only hope that the 20 year warranty would be valid for that long; the shop might close, etc., so I would want to make sure I still have one useable machine. Otherwise, sounds like it might be a good deal.
My mom has one and it sews like a dream! I would jump on it as long as you get the warranty with it. She bought a floor model too (for a lot more than that), and it hasn't been a mistake. And... I'm lucky enough to get to play with it every now and then! The only thing I wish it had was the acufeed system like the Janome 6600, I use it almost exclusively.
Great machine! Great deal! Go for it!
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Get it!!! I have 3 Janome models and love them all, I'm sure you will too.
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