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Thread: Is this a good deal?

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    So happy for you cellin and sad for me Kim and I had talked and texted several times and she sent me lots of pics last night. Was supposed to send me the measurement of the throat as soon as she got back in town tonight. Kept waiting to hear from her so that hubby and I could go see it. Just got an email a little while ago that she had sold it. Enjoy your good deal!!

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    For that price, if the cabinet is good, I'd take them both. You may just find a gem in the machine. If it's not, well, no foul, you still get a great cabinet.
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    Good job! You got a super deal!

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    Good for you! Glad you acted on it and got a nice machine and cabinet I'd love to have.

    Joyfuljan.....Perhaps Cellin will sell you just the machine?
    Last edited by MattieMae; 08-31-2012 at 05:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    Good for you! Glad you acted on it and got a nice machine and cabinet I'd love to have.

    Joyfuljan.....Perhaps Cellin will sell you just the machine?
    It was the cabinet I wanted as well. haha DH had told me that I could buy a new machine so the throat size of the machine was the make or break part of the deal. From the research I did I suspect it was smaller than I am looking. A great deal for chellin as the cheapest I saw that cabinet online was about $1200. I know she is doing the happy dance. Now to find me a machine that will meet my needs and budget.

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    I have a Baby Lock Quest and love it!
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    I have a babylock that is quite old, still running just great. Haven't used it much lately as I use a Bernina the most.

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    I have a Horn cabinet that I got over 10 years ago. I absolutely love it and can't imagine not having it. It is
    sturdy and spacious. I paid much much more than that for it. If the cabinet isn't abused that's a good deal...
    even excluding the machine.

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    My sewing machine mechanic says Baby Locks and Brothers are the best machines being made today, so go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellin View Post
    Are baby lock machines good or is it a machine that has been known to need frequent repairs?
    I had a Babylock Quilters Pro for about 18 months with NO problems at all. While sewing on a Babylock Esante at our Project Linus monthly gathering (at a sewing shop), I fell in love with this one so I traded my machine for this upgraded model. I've had it for 4+ years so far and it's only been in the shop once for cleaning.

    I also have a Babylock Enlighten Serger and love it. Have had it a little over a year now and use it regularly. No issues AT ALL.

    My personal opinion is that Babylock makes a quality, reliable product and I wouldn't buy anything else.

    Not familiar with the one you mentioned but would suggest you sit down at it and try it out to see if you like it.

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    Even if you just end up with a good cabinet, it would still be a good deal in my opinion !

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    What a wonderful deal!! I have 3 babylock machines and love them all. I would get that deal even though I don't need any more machines. Have fun

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    I bought the Horn sewing/craft table at a quilt show about 7 years ago. It's a humongous, drafting table height cutting table with two swing out table top pieces so I can make it longer or shorter. It has the cutout and the lowering feature for my machine and a full set of drawers on one side. I can cut out my quilts on one side and sew on the other and it's tall enough so I don't have to bend over and hurt my back. Obviously, it's the love of my life and one of the best purchases I've ever made! It was priced about the same as the smaller table and they threw in a chair so I was happy about the deal I was getting. Even better, they discontinued the model so I got it just in time. I don't like the newer model.
    I think that you are going to be as thrilled with the table as you are with the machine. What a joy to leave the dining room to be the dining room and have your own space!

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    I'd buy it just for the cabinet. If the machine works well it's a bonus.

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    The cabinet is worth more than that and even if you don't like the machine you can sell that. Best deal all ways around.

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    congrats on your purchase! Did you make an offer or just pay what they asked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellin View Post
    Are baby lock machines good or is it a machine that has been known to need frequent repairs?
    I love my Babyloc machines! I have 2 of them. And I would think the cabinet itself would be a good deal at that price.

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    She was firm on the $275....so, that's what I paid.

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    @CAS - She was firm on the $275....so, that's what I paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellin View Post
    My husband offered to be me a sewing cabinet (1 that i can put my machine in n it be level w/the top). I started my search and could not justify the 1000+ prices i was seeing for brand new ones. So i headed to 1 of my favorite places to find a deal....and came across Someone in my area that is selling a Horn sewing cabinet AND a baby lock Design Pro sewing machine for $275.00 (yes, that is the asking price for both items)

    I know nothing about baby lock machines. Should I jump on this deal? Btw he also offered to buy me a new machine for Christmas.

    I appreciate any inputs you wonderful folks can offer.
    Cellin
    Is that a good deal ????? Is the sky blue? That is one fantastic deal. Babylock are top of the line machines. I am not familiar with that model but take it from me, if the cabinet is in decent shape that alone is worth more than they are asking. The machine is a bonus. I would run not walk to get this deal before someone else scoops it up.
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    I have a Baby Lock and have had very few silly issues with it since I got in 2003. You know, nicked the face plate, other than normal maintenance, great machine. Luv it. Also have Baby Lock Serger which I absolutely would not live without!!!

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