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Old 08-11-2017, 06:06 AM
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Does anyone know what is a good price for Janome 6600P? Any problems with this machine?
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:15 AM
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new? or used?

i loved mine to pieces.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:22 AM
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The price is going to depend on the deal you can make with your local dealers. They have some leeway on the price, and sometimes the manufacturer allows extra sales or discounts. Your best bet there is to just go in and start negotiating! If you can find an expo or show where they're selling the machines, sometimes there are extra discounts to be had there (but not always). Call around to dealers that are close or close-ish to you and ask their prices - you might be able to play one dealer off of another to get the best deal.

As for the machine itself, I have had mine for around 4 years now, and I use it at least a few hours every weekend (and a lot more when I'm off work) and it's a wonderful machine. I looked into upgrading it to a bigger/fancier Janome a couple years ago and after doing a bunch of test-drives I decided I liked the 6600 the best! It's a great machine, I've had zero troubles with it, not even after I let my 8 year old niece play with it. It's a real workhorse. The built-in walking foot is a great feature. And it's a good machine for FMQ; I barely have to change my settings and I haven't ever bothered to buy the FMQ bobbin case - don't need it. Mine is not picky about thread or needles but is fussy about the bobbins - it tends to make knots if I don't use Janome-brand bobbins. That's the only "finicky" thing about it.

If mine were to get stolen or perish in a fire, I'd buy another one just like it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 AM
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I love mine also. Gave $2500 for mine new but got $1000 trade in for my Bernina which constantly was in the shop. Guess I got a lemon. But that has been at least 10 years ago, it has been serviced twice.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:55 AM
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Love the 6600 - it is a great machine. No issues with mine - paid $1500 for it 5 years ago.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:33 PM
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I got a well used one that had just been traded in for $350. Love it and never had a lick of trouble out of it.
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I paid $1800 for mine about 8 years ago. Bought it new. The foot tends to have a wiggle to it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:16 PM
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I absolutely love my 6600P. I wore one out, after 10 yrs of HEAVY use. they sent it to the factory to be re conditioned. $250. BUT I purchased a 2nd one--new for use, while it was at the factory. 2 yrs ago. I paid $1700 from a dealer. the orginal one last another yr. of heavy use, before it froze up again. then I broke in the new one.
I seem to think 6600P's are 'old school' now. don't they have the 6700 now?
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:47 AM
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I bought mine in 2008 and paid $2000 for it. I would not give mine up for anything. In 2014 I purchased the Janome 15000 because of the embroidery unit and quilting capabilites but still have the 6600 and use it a lot. Especially while the 15000 is stitching out an embroidery design.
The 6600 is an amazing machine and if you do a search, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who says they have had problems with it. In fact for some of my uses, I prefer it to the 15000, just does better with some projects, purses, wallets, Bionic Gear Bags, etc.
Here is the link to it on the Janome site, current MSRP is $2499.00
http://janome.com/en/machines/sewing/mc6600p/
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:12 AM
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If you are looking to do garment sewing, know ahead of time it doesn't have a free arm feature for sewing on cuffs, or making small articles of clothing, like for dolls or infants.
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