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Thread: Janome Horizon Pricing

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    Senior Member Yellow Bird's Avatar
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    I have decided that I NEED a Janome Horizon....thanks to everyone who has posted here with their views.

    I can get the machine near my home for $2700 - and no sales tax.

    I am currently in Nebraska and a shop is having a Christmas sale that includes the Horizon, the table, the case and $60 in thread for $2800.

    I think this is a good deal. How about you?

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    I hadn't heard of this machine & had to go research it some.
    It looks good. Computerized, right?
    Not sure I'd pay $2700 for a sewing machine with the economy tanking like it is but have fun with it!

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    I would not buy the machine because it's a few dollars cheaper. Buying from a dealer near you for support and classes is the way to go. You may be able to negotiate a bit with your local dealer. And for warranty service etc. you really ought to buy local. Just my two cents.

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    It's a much better deal than the one I can get in Canada. I was quoted $3200 including the table but no thread. I like this machine but need to stitch on it for awhile before I decide to buy it. I have heard that it doesn't like multiple layers or thick seams and may veer off the stitching line when crossing intersecting seams which isn't good for quilters.

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    Price I was quoted today was $2999 which included a rolling travel case and some sort of thread box. I opted for the 6600 which was on sale. Buying locally seems to be advantageous in terms of customer service if needed.

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    It is more like $800 less than actual retail. While I agree that purchasing locally would be ideal, I have to drive close to 100 miles to get to a 'local' dealer, so not an ideal situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I would not buy the machine because it's a few dollars cheaper. Buying from a dealer near you for support and classes is the way to go. You may be able to negotiate a bit with your local dealer. And for warranty service etc. you really ought to buy local. Just my two cents.
    I agree.
    Whatever you do though, enjoy and be sure to post a pic!! :thumbup:
    Wow, I just read your update- 100 miles?? Ouch!

    PS. I had to chuckle over your NEED in caps. I'm like that with vintage machines, and YES it's because of this board!
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatormom3
    Price I was quoted today was $2999 which included a rolling travel case and some sort of thread box. I opted for the 6600 which was on sale. Buying locally seems to be advantageous in terms of customer service if needed.
    I checked this one at the Houston show. It was nice, but the man tells me that other than the storage of the extra feet and the light at the needle, oh, and the pop up chart of the stitches they were the same working machine as my Janome 6600. I love mine and I do not think I would trade it in for the Horizon. You made a good choice.

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    Umm, at the risk of starting trouble, I got mine last weekend and paid $1999.00. About $2140.00 with tax.

    And it has a two inch bigger throat than the 6600, which doesn't sound like much, but is HUGE!!

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    Wow, I paid $2,999 for mine in CT. I traded in my 6600 cause I didn't like it at all. No freearm and the Accufeed on the 6600 always ate my fabric.

    The Horizon is much better especially since they redesigned the 1/4" foot and have shipped it to everybody who registers their machines online at Janome.

    I didn't even get a table with the Horizon. Connecticut sucks.

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    It sounds like you've already made up your mind. 100 miles isn't what I consider "near my home" but I guess compared with a state halfway across the country it would be. lol. Good luck and enjoy when you get it! It's supposed to be a really really amazing machine.

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    I have a friend who went to PIQF and purchased that machine for $2400 --- through Ray's Sewing Machine Center in San Jose. She said she will get 100% trade in value should she decide to do that later. She said it was not a show special. You might want to Google them.
    Good luck.

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    As much as I want one, I'm going to wait until the hoopla dies down...for two reasons i) I just had unexpected shoulder surgery this past Tuesday, so, no quilting and no paycheck for the next 12 wks...and 2)the price will stabalize within the next 12 months. When the 6600 came out, it was the same thing...price varied from $1899.00 to $2499.99 and after 6-12 months the price evened out...I paid $1899.00 for mine.

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    When I just visited my dealer, they have a Christmas Special going. The machine, table, rolling sewing tote, and thread for $2499.00.

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    I checked this one at the Houston show. It was nice, but the man tells me that other than the storage of the extra feet and the light at the needle, oh, and the pop up chart of the stitches they were the same working machine as my Janome 6600. I love mine and I do not think I would trade it in for the Horizon. You made a good choice.[/quote]

    Thanks! Since the 6600 was on sale at my LQS, it ended up being about half the cost of the 7700. I would have had a hard time justifying spending so much on a machine which would then, of course, need fabric to create. Would be nice if the sale would have included some free fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dix
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatormom3
    Price I was quoted today was $2999 which included a rolling travel case and some sort of thread box. I opted for the 6600 which was on sale. Buying locally seems to be advantageous in terms of customer service if needed.
    I checked this one at the Houston show. It was nice, but the man tells me that other than the storage of the extra feet and the light at the needle, oh, and the pop up chart of the stitches they were the same working machine as my Janome 6600. I love mine and I do not think I would trade it in for the Horizon. You made a good choice.
    Also the 7700 has a convertible plate. It automatically switches from single hole to zig zag. Plus the extra throat space and I think some more stitches.

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    I have decided to hold off ....as people have said the price has yet to settle.

    If someone in New Hampshire can get the same thing for $400 less, I'm willing to bet it will be available in my 'home' area that in the near future.

    I was surprised when one dealer quoted a 'retail' price as several hundred dollars higher than an other dealer I had talked with.

    It pays to ASK here and to know what is available.

    Thanks all!

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    That's a good deal. Most around here are selling them for $2999. That incluudes the machine and acrylic expansion. You'll love the machine. I have one and it's really nice. Make sure you get the new 1/4 foot with it.

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    Yes to the new 1/4 inch foot. That seems to be the only item people have a real issue with.

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    I think it is a fabulous deal. The place I am looking at one wants 2900 for just the machine.

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    Have you decided to keep it?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Umm, at the risk of starting trouble, I got mine last weekend and paid $1999.00. About $2140.00 with tax.

    And it has a two inch bigger throat than the 6600, which doesn't sound like much, but is HUGE!!

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    I was quoted $2995 as the msrp. The dealer gave me $500 trade in for my 20 year old Janome XCEL. Then she spent about an hour teaching me to use the new features on the store model. I must say I LOVE this machine and find it is well worth the price. Prior to buying this one I have never spent more than $800 for a sewing machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I have decided that I NEED a Janome Horizon....thanks to everyone who has posted here with their views.

    I can get the machine near my home for $2700 - and no sales tax.

    I am currently in Nebraska and a shop is having a Christmas sale that includes the Horizon, the table, the case and $60 in thread for $2800.

    I think this is a good deal. How about you?

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    wait. after xmas the price will go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Umm, at the risk of starting trouble, I got mine last weekend and paid $1999.00. About $2140.00 with tax.

    And it has a two inch bigger throat than the 6600, which doesn't sound like much, but is HUGE!!
    WOW! Thats a GREAT price! ... I'm in the Houston area, can you tell me who you bought from?? I tried the 7700 at the quilt show, I'd LOVE to get one - but they weren't dealing for that price, even on the class machines ...?

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    Update....after returning to Northern California I was unable to find the price I had originally been quoted.

    The really irritating part is the dealers who inflate the MSRP to make their price look good. I was quoted as high as $3,400 for the Horizon.

    This morning I finally found a reputable dealer who WANTED to sell a machine. I pick it up tomorrow....along with the table, tote, thread and a 3160QDC.

    I am SO excited!

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