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Thread: Would you buy this machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnnslvr View Post
    I have an opportunity to purchase a "gently used" Janome 11000 from my LQS for about $3200. The machine was originally purchased at this small shop and was a trade-in for the new 12000. It has lots of extra "goodies" that were purchased by the previous owner including 2 additional hoops, the extension table and several additional "feet". The shop owner will warranty the electronics for 5 years and all other hardware for 20 years. This shop sells a new 11000 for about $6000, but it would be without all the extras. I also have a Janome Memorycraft 200E that I can trade in for an additional $400 off the $3200. Would you make this purchase? I have looked at the new Berninas and really like the 550 but it doesn't have the embroidery option and I don't want to lose that. I also have a 12 year old Bernina 1008 for basic sewing that has been a workhorse for me and the trade-in on that at Bernina is almost nothing. I'd rather keep it as a portable machine for retreats and vacations.
    Here is a 550E ... If you stick with BERNINA all of your current accessories (feet and such) can be used.

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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.

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    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!

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    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 .

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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