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Thread: Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Sewing & Embroidery - $1750 is this a good deal ?

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    Is it a good machine? Is it a good price? I just found this for sale locally with less than 24 hrs time actual use for the machine, including all feet/hoops/accessories. I tried to research it but all the links I could find show them at almost 7k dollars. So should I snap it up? I've driven cars that cost less (much less lol) but I'm tired of fighting my machine and I think DH is tired of hearing me curse at it = ) so he would not really have any issues...

    thoughts please!

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    I'd say that's a good price, but check it out thoroughly. I've heard of a lot of different problems with the Diamond. It may be a refurbished one, a dud, or someone selling something that they don't know the worth.

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    True, I kinda have that "scam alert" feeling going on right now... sometimes too good to be true IS too good to be true

    That is good to know that there are issues with that machine, I'll keep searching the web on that. Thanks DawnMarie!

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    I found this completed listing for one on eBay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Husqvarna-Viking...item19c308ed3c

    Of course, it came with a lot of accessories and the travel case package. It sold for over $5,000.

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    If you decide not to buy, can you let me know where you found it? I may be interested.

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    If it's via Craigs List, be sure you see it in person and it's not a scam. There have been a LOT of CL sewing machine scams running lately!! This price they're asking is way too low and that in itself is VERY fishy.

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    It is most definately a good price!! Reputable dealer? Warranites? If yes, and you have the $, then I so would be on it!! That is my someday machine...

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    There really are some genuinely good deals out there in this economy and that is a great deal on a Diamond. I love my Diamond so I would say go for it :-)

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    SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM


    There did I get your attention:> It's another CL scam. The same ad is being posted all over. Here's one in my area. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/art/2232927235.html

    These ads target greed and wanting something for nothing. Don't fall for it!!

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    I'd say to good to be true. Scam is written on this one.

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    Sounds too good to be true. I paid that much for my Viking Rose back in 1996 & it does not have the features the Diamond has. Try calling someone that sells the Diamond & ask a few questions. Found this site that has an 800 #

    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/vi...FYHb4AodWFbWBw

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    I would be careful. That price is too good to be true.

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    So sorry to hear it may not be a good deal- that is always a bummer but better to find out before you buy a lemon or worse and have to live with that mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    So sorry to hear it may not be a good deal- that is always a bummer but better to find out before you buy a lemon or worse and have to live with that mistake.
    Yes. That's a *lot* of money to put on the line!

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    Omg, so scary! Because with Craigslist, you usually pick it up in person, right? So the only way to get your money if they don't have the right, functioning item is to physically steal it from you. I bought a FW off CL, but the story was credible, the price just average, and I met the seller in public and people knew where I was and what was doing. On eBay, you might get ripped off, but not killed.

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    I'd love to know more about this from the OP - where it was listed, if the owner is the original owner.

    But doesn't sound good.

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    If it's legit, then it's a fabulous deal, but until you know the back story, i would be careful. SOmetimes there are bargains out there.This might be one or it might be a scam. Well worth checking it out tho

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    I guess I'm naive, but how do you know it's a scam other than the price? Is there a word or phrase used that alerts you? My DD and SIL were scammed on e-bay, but caught it early enough....actually the bank alerted them as they went to get a money order to pay for something....they contacted e-bay and found out it was, indeed a scam! But CL?? There must be a way to tell. I'd never go to someone's house alone to "try out" a machine or anything, but now I'm really scared about even trying to deal for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyK
    Is it a good machine? Is it a good price? I just found this for sale locally with less than 24 hrs time actual use for the machine, including all feet/hoops/accessories. I tried to research it but all the links I could find show them at almost 7k dollars. So should I snap it up? I've driven cars that cost less (much less lol) but I'm tired of fighting my machine and I think DH is tired of hearing me curse at it = ) so he would not really have any issues...

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    I have a Designer Diamond and love it. I paid nearly $7000 for the floor model; it is a $9000 sewing machine. I would want it checked out to make sure it is in working order. I would be suspicious of such a low price. The problem with buying one not from a dealer is that you won't get lessons, and repair backup. It is not a machine for a novice. It is very easy to use, but unless you are very computer savvy it might not be the machine for you. Does it have the embroidery unit and all the large hoops with it?

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    I have a Diamond and love it. The price seams very CHEAP
    They cost around $8,000 and $9000.
    I would be very cautious.
    LC

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    You have probably already thought of this but I would ask the seller the usual buyer questions in person while looking at the machine. You know like "why are you selling your machine."

    Hope it works out for you and you get a great bargain.

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    That machine sells for $9000 at my local quilt shop and the same price at a dealer just 30 miles from my house. I sure would be cautious about this machine. It is too good to be true.
    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM


    There did I get your attention:> It's another CL scam. The same ad is being posted all over. Here's one in my area. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/art/2232927235.html

    These ads target greed and wanting something for nothing. Don't fall for it!!
    That is wild, same machine, same price. The poster said call me but I did not see a phone number to do so. I wonder if they are after email addresses? Some people will go to great lengths not to get a ligit job.

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    IT HAS TO BE A SCAM

    Same machine and exact description on KC Craig's list too. DO NOT CONTACT THIS SELLER.
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/art/2232999191.html

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    Maybe they have some story for not meeting in person and getting you to mail payment. Maybe they arrange to meet you with cash and beat you up ( or worse) to get it. Pizza delivery drivers and cab drivers have been robbed, beaten, and killed for far less than $1750.

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