Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
  • Older Computerized Berninas >
  • Older Computerized Berninas

  • Older Computerized Berninas

    Old 06-02-2011, 03:42 AM
      #1  
    Senior Member
    Thread Starter
     
    so-sew's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    Posts: 635
    Default

    Are any of you nervous about buying older computerized Berninas? I found a 1230 I'm smitten with, but it isn't cheap, and I'm nervous about it "giving up" on me too soon. My local dealer, of course, encouraged these feelings of insecurity, saying I was better off buying a newish 210 than a used 1230. The 210 is nice, but it doesn't have as many features as the 1230. What do y'all think on this matter? :?: :) :?:
    so-sew is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 03:57 AM
      #2  
    Super Member
     
    hobo2000's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Boonsboro, MD
    Posts: 2,670
    Default

    i am interested in this also,due to the decorative stitches that are not available on any other machine. But, my worry is the high cost of repairs on this machine.
    hobo2000 is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 04:01 AM
      #3  
    Super Member
     
    donnajean's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Location: Holland, PA
    Posts: 4,157
    Default

    I would be nervous to purchase a computerized machine with no warranty. You never know how a machine was cared for or if perhaps it was a lemon.
    donnajean is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 04:21 AM
      #4  
    Senior Member
     
    MissSandra's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Melrose N.Y. Troy Area
    Posts: 863
    Default

    I had my 1090 for 15 years before i had to replace my board at the cost of 150. and then i sewed on it for another 10 before trading it in on a 1530 which i got last year and its old also and cost me 600. but i was able to trade my 1090 in on it and took off 200. so in the end it was 400.
    MissSandra is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 04:43 AM
      #5  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: chicago, IL
    Posts: 9,589
    Default

    I would check with a Bernina repair man if boards are available for it...and how much a repair would be if the board goes out...
    also asking what are the likely repairs on this machine,
    Tink's Mom is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 05:07 AM
      #6  
    Senior Member
     
    pjaco's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: OKC, OK
    Posts: 864
    Default

    Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth. Mine went nuts when I tried to make it brighter. Took it in only to find out my Motherboard was going, he set the brightness and told me not to move it and maybe it would last. So I don't move it and have had no trouble since...knock on wood. My machine is a Pfaff.
    pjaco is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 05:13 AM
      #7  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: San Antonio, Texas
    Posts: 2,842
    Default

    Berninas are work horses I have had mine since the early 90's it is a 1090
    how pricey is the machine????
    bebe is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 AM
      #8  
    Senior Member
     
    Boopers's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Nevada
    Posts: 598
    Default

    I have a Bernina 1080 and I just had to have the mother-board replaced, along with replacing some parts in the foot pedal. I LOVE MY BERNIE. I have had her for 15-20 years and I don't think the price to get her fixed is to bad. I really work her hard.
    Boopers is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 09:06 AM
      #9  
    Senior Member
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Central Louisiana
    Posts: 459
    Default

    Mine was bought in 1990. A guild member was upgrading and I bought it from her in 2004 for $400. That was a really good price, I thought at the time. It is still working beautifully and I love it.
    Tallulah is offline  
    Old 06-02-2011, 02:03 PM
      #10  
    Senior Member
     
    sewgray's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Houston area
    Posts: 904
    Default

    I would take the 1230 over the 210 anyday. The 210 is the light weight, half or three quarter, size and it is at the bottom of the 200 series. They quit making them last year.
    sewgray is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread
    Thread Starter
    Forum
    Replies
    Last Post
    bearisgray
    Links and Resources
    4
    07-10-2018 04:59 AM
    Clueless Quilter
    Main
    6
    01-26-2015 06:54 PM
    Beachbound
    Main
    6
    11-10-2011 06:46 AM
    dottientx
    Main
    4
    07-24-2011 06:18 AM
    sewcrazygirl
    Main
    5
    04-09-2010 05:59 AM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter