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Thread: Sad to let my machine go

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    I am excited to be getting my new Janome Horizon; and have an appt. to pick it up and get my 1 hr. training session on Monday. At the same time, I am sad about trading in my other machine that has been so good to me since I bought it. Have never had anything go wrong with it; and it hurts to let it go. Am getting such a good trade-in price for it.....hubby says I can't keep that one too.
    Has anyone else ever had a hard time parting with their machine, even though they know they are moving on to a much nicer one; or is it just silly me??
    It's almost like seeing one of my children leaving home LOL.

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    We get very attached to our machines. It can be hard to let them go.

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    I am already starting to crave a long arm, after using the Juki on the frame for a few months. I have already told my husband that no matter what I get, the Juki stays. (I'm looking at a year or so down the road, but regardless, the Juki stays forever.)

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    They can become like a child :D:D:D I have my first machine still, and I will never give her up :D:D:D

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    I felt that way when I got my new machine in March. Though I didn't use it as a trade in. I kept it as my back-up. But, putting it up in the closet was hard. I felt guilty like it was a live person:<

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    Can you still keep your old machine???

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    I was sad to sell my machine too.

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    If I were to get another machine, I don't think I would trade in my current. It is a good one and I could sell it to DD. Yeah, right. She can't afford that. So...hmmm...trade for better. Maybe. Would be hard.

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    Yes, it is hard to part with a machine. I sold an older Esante last winter. I upgraded to a bigger embroidery machine so could not keep the older one. My older sewing machines are vintage, and my backup is a 4 yr old Bernina that I love for small projects, and garment sewing.

    Knowing my machine went to a good home helped me with parting. I keep contact with the buyer, so it is not a painful feeling. She is happy with her machine, and this makes me glad.

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    hmmmm, is your 'old' machine fairly new? Not vintage?
    ... I hesitate to even mention how many machines I have but I will say that DH has never told me that I had to get rid of something in order to get something else.
    If the new machine is pretty expensive and the old machine still retained enough value and was already paid for, and as you said, you got a real good trade-in, then it makes sense to go ahead and trade it.
    My embroidery machines are so old now that I doubt I could get any kind of decent trade-in value for them - so would probably keep them if I ever decide to upgrade....
    Have fun learning your new machine.. oh ho - I just looked up what it is - no wonder - looks like you'll be having lots of fun..

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    I have had the same feelings, but knowing I sold my machine to a good family helped in parting with it. I keep in touch with the lady periodically, which is nice, too.

    Enjoy your new Janome! Once you get comfortable with features on this machine, you will wonder how you could have survived with the older one. I feel this way about my new Babylock Ellegante.

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    I haven't been able to part with any machine until it is totally dead :roll: And then I left it at the repair shop, too painful to do anything else :cry: So I totally understand

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    Well, when my dad and hubby got me my Pfaff Tiptronic in 2001, they traded in my old (1996) Singer. I was not sad to see it go at all! However, my oldest son who was 8 at the time, started yelling for me to come that Grandaddy and Dad were going to get rid of my sewing machine! He was so upset! So was DH since now I knew what they were up to!

    When I got my Bernina, I kept the Pfaff even though the tension was off on anything other than a straight stitch. I am glad I did, now. It went into the garage and then into the attic which irritated DH since he says we have too much stuff. Well, I got a call from the sewing teacher at our kids' school. She wanted to know if I knew anyone selling a cheap machine since one of the classroom machines had bit the dust and there was no money to replace it this year. I told her about the Pfaff and its problems, but she was so happy to borrow it. The kids took turns sewing on it since it was so much better than the other classroom ones. So I feel I helped the kids enjoy sewing and quilting just a little bit more. Maybe they will stick with it.

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    You did great service! Hope kids keep stitching!!!!!

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    I am sure I would feel sad if I had to give up my machine, but maybe you can think of the new quilter that will buy your old machine and how happy it will make her.

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    I bought a new-to-me (used) Viking Designer 1 sewing & Embroidery machine on eBay about 3 years ago. When I finally started using it this year, I just couldn't bear to give up my original 33 year-old Viking that's a year older than my daughter is. Although it's developing tension problems that the Viking repairman can't keep up with, I just can't bear to get rid of my first sewing machine that I love so much! So I do indeed know exactly how you feel!

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    I still have my first machine, my Featherweight. I bought it used from the Singer dealer for $200, in 1959. The selling point...? No matter how many years you keep this one, it will always be worth what you are paying now as a trade-in. That selling point convinced hubby that it was a good deal , and we could barely afford to make the payments, but I got it. Was that salesman physic or what???LOL Bought a brand new Kenmore in the early 70's,was in 7th heaven with it, all those pretty stitches!! Just gave it away last year to a young mother who couldn'T afford to buy one, and I had my Memory Craft that is 20 years old, so I didn't think I needed two. Well, I thought I did, hubby didn't ! But it was my choice, so now I am thinking I'd sure like a new one with all the bells and whistles , would love the newer ones that let you download embroidery designs. But guess what? I still hang onto and use that Featherweight!!

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    Aw, just think how wonderful that new machine is going to be!

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    First mistake, telling DH about the trade in. LOL.

    Congrats on the new machine. I heard it's fantastic!
    If you don't have a back up machine then the trade in price wasn't worth giving up a nice dependable loved machine.

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    I can not seem to part with one until it is dead. In fact I will take old ones that folks are getting rid of just to see if they work or if I can get them fixed. I have my Mom's old Singer in a cabinet. Want get rid of it even when it completely quits. I will always keep the old ones if they work even if I get a new one.

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