Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Refurbished or New? >

Refurbished or New?

Refurbished or New?

Old 01-26-2009, 10:45 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mass
Posts: 9
Default

I'm considering buying a Brother SE350. I have a choice to buy new or Refurbished to save 75 dollars. Is it worth it or should I just buy the new one?
cherry is offline  
Old 01-26-2009, 11:29 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
SulaBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Somewhere in SANTA Land.
Posts: 9,696
Default

Sorry, I have no idea about a refurbished machine. When I was shopping for a Kitchenaide Mixer, I bought a refurbished one & it has worked like a dream ever since. Good luck with your purchase.
SulaBug is offline  
Old 01-26-2009, 11:45 PM
  #3  
Moderator
 
tlrnhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: In the middle of a mess...
Posts: 19,916
Default

If the difference is only $75, then I'd buy the new one. That way, you have the full warranty and all. I know that some people would take the refurbed one because it were cheaper and wouldn't have the $75 extra, but in my opinion....I'd buy new....it's just a small difference.
tlrnhi is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 12:26 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 323
Default

I agree with tlrnhi, $75 is not much of a difference at all. I would go with the new one. Now if the difference were a couple hundred dollars I might would go with the refurb.

I was told by a dealer I trade with in Memphis that you really have to watch some dealers. They will try to sell refurbs as new machines as well. And even though this does not apply to this situation he also told me to be very careful purchasing embroidery machines. They will set the counters back on them making you think a machine is less used than it is.

c2cd2008 is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 12:36 AM
  #5  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mass
Posts: 9
Default

Thank you! I didnt even realize there were counters on them. I was looking through a ton of different sites and it does only have about 100 dollar difference. I dont realy know much about embroidary machines but it looks to be alot fun. I will have to ask about the counter thing if it comes to that.
cherry is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 03:20 AM
  #6  
Community Manager
 
PatriceJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
Posts: 8,791
Default

in this case, Go new. Definitely.
PatriceJ is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 03:23 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
purplemem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Misssissippi
Posts: 3,196
Default

I'm hoping to buy the same machine! I found it online for $319 with free shipping...it swears it is brand new in box. I'm still collecting my pennies, so it will be awhile yet. :mrgreen: Let me know how you like it.
purplemem is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 03:33 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
reneebobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 3,876
Default

I just bought (but don't have a refubished machine) and the only reason is it's a $6000.00 that i got for $1000.00 so in my opinion if your not saving much buy new.
reneebobby is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
zzmom
Pictures
37
10-30-2016 06:59 PM
lindaschipper
Main
31
06-04-2016 04:43 PM
dunster
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
41
08-28-2012 05:27 AM
Sewing Grandma
Main
13
12-29-2010 05:58 AM
Cathie_R
Pictures
21
07-26-2010 11:39 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.