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Thread: Janome TB30 Threadbanger Computerized Sewing Machine

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    Janome TB30 Threadbanger Computerized Sewing Machine

    I have the opportunity to purchase this from My Aunts estate and have no idea of the value. It appears to be a discontinued model. Can anyone help me. Thanks

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    Here's one price I found online. Keep in mind that you would be buying it as a used machine, probably with no warranty, so that would bring the value down considerably.

    https://sew4ever.com/sewing%20machin...JanomeTB30.htm

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    Assuming it's in working condition, I think its value in an estate sale would be $100 or less. With a purchase like that you want to be sure that the foot pedal comes with it and that the machine actually sews.

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    If you decide to purchase it, remember to take it to a Janome repair shop for a good cleaning which will run you about $80 plus any parts that may have to be replaced. Did your Aunt do a lot of sewing? Was she good about annual cleanings at a shop? Can you find out if she kept it up and cleaned and oiled it herself? So many questions about buying a used machine. But as an owner of 3 different Janome machines, I personally love them.

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    Could be at least ten years old. Saw posting in internet 2008 for this machine...could be older, depending on when she purchased it. Price on internet new $399. This is a low end machine. That doesn't mean that it is a bad machine, just that it has limited features and cost a lot less than other Janomes. This looks to be what I would call a class machine, that you can travel with. I love Janomes. Good Machines. If it is in good condition and clean and running OK. I would offer $90 to $100, tell them you have to pay $80 for cleaning and maintenance. Of course, you don't need to spend that money if you know how to clean and check out your machine. I would clean the lint and test drive. If it works OK, make an offer. Best wishes. Sound like you will get a computerized machine for a good price.

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    I agree with the others..for sure under $100 though it is probably going to be a good machine assuming its been well-cared for. It's easily at least 10-12 years old. There's a current model janome (4030?) that looks much the same which means service and parts would not be a problem. Its was/is a decent low end model but rates a top drop-in bobbin...so approaching middle line even for that long ago. I actually think used from a dealer with a bit of warranty, it might be $100 but from private party, possibly less. So far, we're all in the right ball-park.
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    I would not like the small throat space. I looked at the machine, don't know why they still make machines with the tiny throats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    If you decide to purchase it, remember to take it to a Janome repair shop for a good cleaning which will run you about $80 plus any parts that may have to be replaced. Did your Aunt do a lot of sewing? Was she good about annual cleanings at a shop? Can you find out if she kept it up and cleaned and oiled it herself? So many questions about buying a used machine. But as an owner of 3 different Janome machines, I personally love them.
    I agree with lindaschipper. I love my 3 Janomes. My cleaning in this area is $99, but I've had very very little maintenance with all of mine going back 15 years. I think one of the keys is cleaning the machine after each big
    project. I hope this is a good purchase for you.

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