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    Is this a good deal?

    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

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    if it is in your area it is worth checking out- go see it- see what kind of shape the cabinet is in- try out the machine- see if it meets your expectations- if you like it & it's in good shape then it's worth it.
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    yes,go check it out and make an offer if you like them.
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    Are baby lock machines good or is it a machine that has been known to need frequent repairs?

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    Let us know what you end up getting

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    I would think that $275 just for the Horn Cabinet is a good deal! Even if the machine isn't what you are looking for. You can always turn around and sell the machine and still get your new one for Christmas. I would definately go and check it out.
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    Just the cabinet alone if its in any kind of deceint shape is worth it . Let us know how you make out on this.

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    From the pictures I've seen the cabinet looks to be in great shape. How wrong of me would it be to see if she would take less?
    Oh my that's table is expensive.....this is just about identical to the one for sale.....only difference is the drawers on the right.

    http://www.hornofamerica.com/product...s&productID=87

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    Go check it out. If you keep dabbling, it'll be gone when you get around to it!

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    I'm trying to make arrangements now to go see them. The items were her moms who is in the hospital then moving to assisted living when she gets out and cannot take these with her.

    After researching the price of the cabinet alone if nothing else I will buying them for the table alone, as long as the pictures are true :-)

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    babylocks are awesome, my espire has never needed repairs

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    If you can afford something then why go through the fret of justifying the cost? That is not any fun at all. Enjoy new things.
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    Woo hoo I'm going tomorrow night to check them out, hope they are as posted ;-)

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    I have two friends with Babylock machines and they both love them.

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    Wow, sounds like a great deal!! Hope it all works out for you!
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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 have a Babylock Jane - straight stitch only and I piece on it and have quilted many quilts on it. No repairs, 2-1/2 years old.
    For that price I would imagine they are both gone by now.
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    My sister has one like this and you can move the machine up or down to fit. It is a really fine cabinet.

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    I have a Babylock Quest Plus, I've been very please with it. I do all of my FMQ with it. I hope the cabinet is what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    babylocks are awesome, my espire has never needed repairs
    I agree! I have 2 BabyLocks, one is around 10 years old, and the other one i bought last week.

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    Baby Loc is a good brand. I'd buy both. It can never hurt to have a back-up machine.

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    Wow. sounds like a deal-breaker to me. Those cabinets are sooo expensive & the thingy that lowers the machine, wow.....
    Go for it, girl!!!! If you couldn't use the machine, try learning or maybe sell it...
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    I have the Horn Quilter's Dream and I can tell you they are very well made cabinets, very sturdy, so this is a great price for even just the cabinet. Be sure the mechanism for raising and lowering the machine is in working order. If you want to get a differenct machine, you can always buy a custom insert that fits whatever machine you get. That's a thick piece of plexiglass that fits in the well where the machine is and then wraps around 3 sides of the machine to make a flat surface.

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    I'm going tonight. Woo hoo i'm super excited, I have been sewing from my dining room table for years and always have to pack things up when company comes then a takes a while before I drag everything back out.

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    I bought it.....thank you ladies.

    Added bonus.....went to move it to my car and found out it has a leaf that lifts up in the back. What a steal!!
    Last edited by cellin; 08-31-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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