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Thread: Please help me decide!!! Janome or pfaff

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    Please help me decide!!! Janome or pfaff

    There are 2 on craigslist that i want but not sure wich is best
    #1..5yr old Janome 6600P with LOTS of feet and a plexyglass table $1,100. firm
    #2..1yr old Pfaff quilt expression 4.0 $1,300. or best offer

    I can not make up my mind please help me before they sell!!
    Thank you so much
    Becky
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    I would go for the Janome , make sure you test drive!

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    I am a die hard Pfaff fan.

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    I have no experience with a Pfaff, but do with with Janome and I've had only good luck with it. So I would definitely go for the Janome, but that's only my opinion. Good luck.

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    Thanks Lori, as I was a little concerned that it was 5yrs old
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    I would go for the Janome , make sure you test drive!
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    Did you ask why the person is selling the Pfaff?
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    She says in the ad she got it for design school and now needs to pay some bills
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    Did you ask why the person is selling the Pfaff?
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    I bet you could come up with the 6600 new for about 1300.

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    I'll start searching but most sites do not list a price
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    I bet you could come up with the 6600 new for about 1300.
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    You need to go to a dealer then. You'd get a warranty and probably a lot of support that you won't get online!

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    Good point! Thanks
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    You need to go to a dealer then. You'd get a warranty and probably a lot of support that you won't get online!
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    I have the Janome you are looking at and love it. It does everything "I" want to do and is very user friendly. (I bought it at a Quilt Show where it was used for classes there at the show for about $1200 a couple of years ago. It was looked new in box and there was no evidence to me anyway that it had "ever" been used.)
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    I think both are good machines although I would choose the Pfaff and I've had 2 now. But I really think the most important one is to get the one that has a dealer closest to you. Go to them and see what they think is a fair price plus you need the dealer closest to you for service.

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    I have the quilt expression 4.0 and bought it new 2 years ago for $2000 and that was a very good price. Pfaff's have the best built in walking foot which is the reason I buy them.

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    I would go with the Pfaff too. I've heard good things about the Janome, but I am a die hard Pfaff fan.

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    I am also looking at the Janome 6600p and you can get a brand new one for about $1400. I think that $1100 for it being 5 years old is a little steep. I am a Janome worshipper so my choice would always be the Janome. Here's a link to a brand new one on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Janome-Memory-...2584484&sr=8-1

    I would let the seller know that her price is too high for a 5 year old machine
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    I love my Pfaff. That being said there is now a Janome dealer locally, so I would probably choose the Janome.
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    I am also a Janome lover. I have the 6500, 11000 and a Janome serger.

    The plus about Janome is that they USUALLY come with many feet. Other brands, one has to purchase the feet separately. Something to consider.
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    Thank you all for your input !! Arg...it is so hard to decide! I know I should purchase from a dealer but if I can get it cheaper I sooo want it CHEAPER ???!!! what to do
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    My 2 cents worth. I'm a janome gal but in this case go with the Pfaff. It is newer and the Janome is overpriced for a used machine. Hope that helps.
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    For craigslist they want too much! If you're going to spend that kind of money I would consult a dealer and even consider a used one that has been traded in and they may offer a warranty on it. Just my opinion.
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    Janome all the way. I started with a Janome but upgraded to the 6600 new for $1750.00. I bought it from a dealer in town. I looked at Pfaff's but was steered away from them because I was told that the newer ones are not as reliable as the older machines. Something about the company being bought out so many years ago. Anyway, very happy with my 6600, especially the large harp space which bodes well for quilting and the accu-feed system. Good Luck!
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    These prices are too high! I would go to a dealer who might have received some good trade-ins and with whom there will be customer service. You will never get that from Craigs List. I have the Janome and love it. Because of my great experience with the Pfaff7550 I bought the Pfaff quilt expressions 4.0 and have never taken it out of the box because I have read all the negative reviews of it that are all over the internet. That purchase was my most expensive mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyB View Post
    There are 2 on craigslist that i want but not sure wich is best
    #1..5yr old Janome 6600P with LOTS of feet and a plexyglass table $1,100. firm
    #2..1yr old Pfaff quilt expression 4.0 $1,300. or best offer

    I can not make up my mind please help me before they sell!!
    Thank you so much
    Becky
    I've had both....Janome wins hands down....Pfaff is going the way of Singer, no longer German made and cheaper insides...just my .02.
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    Do you have either dealer nearby? That would be a factor. I agree with seemstome, I'd check with dealers to see if there is a new machine for that price.

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