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    Buying a new machine

    Buying a new machine is a very large outlet for some. They cost even more than furniture. You are able to pay later or monthly etc for furniture can we do the same foe machines which are just as necessary or use.
    I would love the pfaff with a larger throat . My bernina is too small for a full quilt.

    Some people want to quilt but the cost of the machine is the off putting item. Lets face it to begin quilting is very expensive with mats cutter and rulers and as a result some shops do. Beginners packs of these tools.
    But machines just want full cost straight out . They are the only area I know it happens.
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    Most dealers offer financing. It may not be at the best interest rate but some offer 6 or 12 mos. same as cash during promotions.

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    I've paid cash up front for all my machines, but the dealer did have a payment plan available. They did give me a discount for paying cash on my bigger machines.

    I have Pfaffs. I think the financing is through Pfaff, not the dealer, but I'm not positive about that. Sometimes they advertise 0% financing sales.

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    In the states, most sewing machine dealers have a payment plan. Seems to me that the manufacturer backs it. Are you sure your dealers in the UK don't do the same?
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    I didn't buy expensive machines and could pay cash. I know some shops offer payment plans here. I hope you can find a shop in the UK that will work with you.
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    I took out a small, low-interest, personal loan from my credit union to finance 1/2 of my HQ Sweet Sixteen. I did not want to go the financing route with an outside company.

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    Sewingmachineplus.com is awesome ! I got my janome 7700 and my HQ sweet 16 with 0 percent interest
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    its also worth looking on ebay and gum tree have been looking for a machine too and have seen some very good deals on there - I think some of the large sewing machine outlets offer finance but not sure which ones

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    If there are any, then they've been keeping it a well-kept secret, lol! I would like to trade in my new Pfaff QE4 (we haven't bonded) for a Bernina, but don't think I'll have any luck. There's only one Bernina outlet in Scotland, so bit of a Hobson's Choice I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
    If there are any, then they've been keeping it a well-kept secret, lol! I would like to trade in my new Pfaff QE4 (we haven't bonded) for a Bernina, but don't think I'll have any luck. There's only one Bernina outlet in Scotland, so bit of a Hobson's Choice I'm afraid.
    Hi Knitette,
    I have the same problem . Dealers here have never offered me a choice but having said that I'm sure I saw an advert for somewhere in UK that did offer or was it a dream. We are so behind us in many areas of quilting.



    All thank you for your replies .
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    Check with your dealer and see if they have any gently used machines that are still under warranty. You might find the perfect machine for much less money.

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    Check out Juki machines. You get a lot more machine for your money and the TL series has a larger harp (it's more rectangular) and I have no trouble machine quilting King sized quilts on it. Both the TL 2010 and the Exceed 600 would be good for a quilter and they are in the $1000 range and I'm sure that you won't buy a Phaff for that.
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    I had the weirdest dream last night that I sold my machine and then said wth did I just do. I just remembered it when I saw this thread.

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    I've purchased two Rubies and both were done with great financing. The first one (both classified as used) I got a very low financing and the 2nd one with 0 financing charges. I'm sure most companies have these deals. They are expensive but most have better financing than furninture. I've never seen a furniture store not charge finance charges, they might delay them for a few months but they do kick in
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    I know Brother offer interest free credit on their sewing machines in the UK. Have you tried sewing machine sales in Whitley Bay they have a huge range of machines and ship throughout the UK

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