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Thread: Difference? Janome 6300..6500..6600

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    Difference? Janome 6300..6500..6600

    Hi.. Can all you Janome owners tell me why I shouldn't buy a 6300, opposed to the 6500/6600.? I understand there are more stitches on the other machines, but seems like the 6300 would do all I would want. Also, another question. How does OUTLET sellers on Ebay sell the 6300 for $999. and the rest of the sellers price is $1199..Thanks for any input...

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    I'll be following this thread as I'm interested in the 660, but wonder if I can save a few bucks ans still get most of the features on one of the other two

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    I don't know about the differences, but apparently Janome will not honor a warranty unless you have purchased the machine from an authorized dealer.
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R3LFAUG...R3LFAUGATSLX7O

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    I got a Janome 6600, and love it. The reason I chose that over the 6300 and 6500 was the bigger throat area (which makes a huge difference for quilting), plus the accu-feed system. I got mine from a dealer for $1299.

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    Ebay sellers don't have a shop, overhead or employees to help you learn your machine. And no warranty. Save a few hundred dollars now and pay that and probably more later in repairs etc. Beware...

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    I don't know what the 6300 is. I have a 6500 and it has the larger throat space. The 6600 is just like the 6500 with a few extra features such as the acufeed. It came out after I purchased my 6500 so I don't know much about it. I love my 6500. I really don't need anything else.

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    The 6600 has the accufeed system (built in walking foot) and it is wonderful! I do not sew without it (unless fmq).

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    Thanks everyone...Hope I get some more info about owners of the 6300....We have one Janome dealer within the area. Would love to deal close, but not so much with this one....

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    If you're willing to purchase a used machine (from people trading up, etc) from a dealer then you may be able to get a great deal! I picked up my 6600 for $1000 (including all attachments, etc) because someone had owned it for a year and then wanted to buy the Horizon.

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    You can compare the 6300 to 6500 - 6600 on the Janome website. Well you can compare in writing anyway.
    I have the MC6500P that I purchased online from America-Sewing. com and I LOVE IT! Got a Great price. I have used several of the stitches but will never really use them all that much. With my machine, I did received the extended table and numberous feet including the walking foot at no addtional charge. Just besure to ask what all is included with the machine you are considering. I actually bought mine sight unseen except online. I have had NO regrets at all! Good luck in your decision.
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    Thanks Lisa..BTW love your King charles.. My little one 's mother was a b/w King charles...Has her nose in everything..going to look up business you mentioned...then I better take her for a walk, or be stared at all day...

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    Jenna..Great price! Absolutely would buy used, especially from a dealer that has looked it over...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUBQ View Post
    Hi.. Can all you Janome owners tell me why I shouldn't buy a 6300, opposed to the 6500/6600.? I understand there are more stitches on the other machines, but seems like the 6300 would do all I would want. Also, another question. How does OUTLET sellers on Ebay sell the 6300 for $999. and the rest of the sellers price is $1199..Thanks for any input...
    I bought the 6300 this summer, on Amazon for $999 and love it. It does what I want and I haven't had any problems.

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    Thanks Mary..Amazon price is now $1,199, as are all other dealers, except one OUTLET place on ebay.. I know nothing about them, so I hesitate..glad to hear it works for you...

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    I have no affiliation with this dealer, I'm writing just as a satisfied customer. I've ordered two machines from Brubaker's Sewing Center in Pennsylvania and I've been thoroughly satisfied. I can highly recommend them and they are an authorized dealer. Brubaker's is great for accessories too!

    I'm in the same situation as you; my local Janome dealer is horrible to deal with. I did buy my Horizon from them as I didn't want to deal with shipping it for service, but I hate to give them any more money than I absolutely have to.

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    Thanks for the info Lynda..It's amazing how a business can be snooty, and expect us to spend our money with them...Especially expensive machines..
    Our local Walmart has it written in their contract. No smiling or unnecessary nicetys... j/k..It just seems that way...We have some really nice cashiers, but the gals at the fabric dept. are something else..I'm extra polite with my please and Thank you's..Maybe it will rub off...

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    I bought the 6300 almost two years ago. I love it and have no problems at all with it. I piece and do fmq on it. I paid $999 new for mine at a Janome dealer in my area. I also looked at the 6500 and 6600. My 6300 has the same size throat as the other two. The only real difference I know of is the 6300 doesn't have the accufed (I just use a walking foot when I need to) and the 6300 also doesn't have the alpha/neumerical stitches, but I have them on one of my other machines. I would definitely recommend it. PM me if you have any questions.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    thank You Gagasmith..I'm sure this is the one I want..Don't need the 135 stitches that the 6500 has..nor the extra $..

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    I had a bad experience with Sewing Machine Outlet. Their website took an order for merchandise they did not have, because it was discontinued, then charged my card for more than the checkout amount. A few days AFTER they charged me an amount I did NOT authorize, a sleazy guy called me to tell me that they didn't have the item I ordered. He pressured me to accept a substitution which would, of course, cost even more. He really didn't want to take no for an answer. When I asked why I was charged for an item that was no longer available (since I've never been charged for an online order until it actually ships), and why the charged was more than the checkout amount, he said it was for shipping, even though the item I ordered was supposed to have free shipping. Anyway, I made it crystal clear I wanted no substitution and a prompt refund. I called my card company right away, but it took a few days to get a refund posted to my card, for an item THAT THEY NEVER HAD IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    So I'd avoid them like the plague.

    I bought a refurbed Pfaff from Brubaker's in PA and some accessories from SewVacDirect and had prompt, hassle-free transactions.

    There are reviews of the 6300, 6500, and 6600 on PatternReview.com. Janome now owns the Elna and Necchi brand names and there's an Elna version of the 6600 (and maybe the others too) and Necchi versions coming soon. Cosmetic differences only as far as I can tell online.

    Best of luck and enjoy your new machine, whichever you choose.
    May the Peace of the Lord be always with you!

    Warmly, Maia

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    Maia...what a great source of information you have here...Thank You so much..I will avoid them like the plaque...they say they have been in business since 1949...From your experiece,I wonder how...Does not sound good to me..I guess the word 'outlet' does that to me anyway...Not worth the $200 difference to mess with people like that..I'll look into the other machines that are akin to Janome..thanks again..

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    I don't know if you are still machine shopping, as I see this is over a month old, but I bought the J6300 last June online. I called the vendor and talked about the machine, and as I had already purchased several machines from this company I was satisfied in this purchase also and went ahead, even though to me this was quite a bit of money. I love it. It came in pristine shape, the dealer IS a real Janome dealer and you have a warranty with them. Sew Vac Direct in College Station Texas. I have had such good experience with that seller. Anyway, as to the 6300. It sews through everything nicely - I have pieced two quilts, sewn a shirt, a quilted pillow case, a double sided quilted lunch bag lined, and several other things, and just completed two quilt tops and am FMQuilting them now. I love the machine. I have another machine with lots of lovely deco stitches which I hardly ever use, and with alphabets as well, so it's fair to point out I have those if I need them. However, I would recommend the 6300 highly as an only machine anyway. It is of course, a flatbed machine, so no free arm, which might or might not make a difference to some people. I learned in the old days on a flatbed machine, so I can do cuffs etc. without a free arm, though a free arm is handy. Features I love on the machine are the knee lift and the thread cutter, although I only use the thread cutter at the end of seams because of the short little ends. I also of course love needle up/down, but that's pretty standard now days.

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    I've been looking at the Janome 6300. It's the machine I'm gonna get when I miraculously get $1000. I went and tried it out and it worked really nicely in my opinion.

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    I have the Janome 6600 bought at the Lancaster Quilt Show through Brubakers. I bought the machine on the last day of the show and negotiated a deal with two extra feet and a sturdy sewing table the machine fits perfectly into for $1450! The table alone sold for $400 at the show. I love the machine because of the built-in accufeed but a friend of mine has the 6500 and is just as happy with hers Brubakers is great and if you can hold off until April; they always have deals in conjunction with the Lancaster, PA quilt show.

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    I think it is a mistake to buy more machine han you will actually use. I have a wonderful dealer. I can call him for suggestions. For me, having a good dealer is worth quite a bit. The decision, however, is one you will need to make. I was surprised to find the free class from the dealer was really helpful to me. (I have been sewing heavily since 1961.)

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