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Should I make the investment?

Old 01-02-2016, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by AmmaJudy View Post
I have a Janome Magnolia 7330 which I love. But.....am looking at the Janome 6500P. Does anyone have an opinion on that machine before I make the investment? Why I think I need a new machine who knows? Guess the same reason I think I need more fabric.
If you are an avid sewer (sewist), I do think you need a backup machine, whether it be the machine mentioned or an older used machine. When you have to take in your main machine in for service, you will be able to continue sewing.

I assumed from your post that you only have the one machine, therefore my comment is directed towards that.
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by AmmaJudy View Post
I have a Janome Magnolia 7330 which I love. But.....am looking at the Janome 6500P. Does anyone have an opinion on that machine before I make the investment? Why I think I need a new machine who knows? Guess the same reason I think I need more fabric.
If I were going to make this purchase, I would definitely go with the 6600 because of the Accufeed capability.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:20 PM
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There is always a reason for a new machine. Sometimes we out grow our machines, sometimes they break down and sometimes we absolutely need a full color touch screen, ya know for our eye health and stuff. The 6500 is a great machine, but I’m with the other responders, if you are going to invest buy 6600. You’ll have the built in accufeed which is fabulous and you ‘ll have a start stop button. Check with you’re local dealers for used ones. Many quilters are trading in their 6600s for 8900s. The 6600 even when used is a work horse and will last a lifetime. When buying a machine this large buy it from a dealer and a close dealer. Don’t buy the knock off singer one on amazon because if you need help or warranty work you’ll have no one that can help you immediately. Labor warranty work has to be done by the dealer who sold it to you. Your dealer can make all the difference.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:33 PM
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Who has ever had enough fabric? Not I. But I do agree with do you want it versus do you need it. This is my problem with a lot of things! Have a great evening!
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Watson View Post
There is a Singer S18 which is identical to the Janome 6500P and is made for Singer by Janome and it is a couple of hundred dollars less. Just a thought.

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I have the 6500 now for almost 12 years and really like this machine but would buy the singer S18 because it is the same machine but cheaper. That is what I would do if I needed to replace the Janome 6500. I feel no need for the 6600 or later models.
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:55 PM
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I think that only buying what I need is surviving, not living. If I can afford what I want then it's mine.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:09 PM
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You guys are great! Thank you for all of your ideas. Now to make up my mind. Hmmmm.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I think that only buying what I need is surviving, not living. If I can afford what I want then it's mine.
I have to disagree with this statement. Only buying what I need is much more than surviving as long as I'm doing it by choice to simplify my life.

To the OP, you already want it and can afford it, so have at it. I'm not familiar with either machine, but if I were buying, I'd certainly want the stop/start thingy.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:01 PM
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Life is short, go test drive and see if its an investment you want to make. I don't regret purchasing my high end brother. If you can afford it why not?
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I am not familiar with the Magnolia 7330 but I know I could never part with my 6600... we are bonded for life.
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