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Thread: Singer Machine on HSN

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    Singer Machine on HSN

    I wrote them to ask what the harp space is. I'm wondering if anyone has a similar machine. This one will be on the market next year, and comes with many extras.

    http://www.hsn.com/products/singer-1...achine/7199536
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    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new Singer, an old Singer yes, but this is my personal opinion. I would go to a dealer and see what they have in new machines and also for trade ins that are usually higher end machines, that the person has traded up and get it for a much better price than if the machine was new.

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    Singers used to be a great machine. I still have mine I got in 1980.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new Singer, an old Singer yes, but this is my personal opinion. I would go to a dealer and see what they have in new machines and also for trade ins that are usually higher end machines, that the person has traded up and get it for a much better price than if the machine was new.
    I agree totally.
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    Harp looks very small to me. I have a Singer bought in 1962 and a clone. All metal parts and bobbins.
    Check out All Brands and see what they have. I bought a Brother 1500, great machine, great price. Great for piecing and quilting. 9" harp.
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    I think I would shop around a bit.

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    I also saw it. The harp looked small - the entire machine looked small - but lots of extras. Not sure how easy it would be to return it after using it a week or two. May be worth it.
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    I checked it out after seeing this post.. the amount of extra feet it comes with is impressive.

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    It all really depends on what features you want and how much you're able to spend. A lot of folks are against Singers, but I got the Singer Quantum in december, and totally love it! I also have a 45 yr old Kenmore that I will never part with, it is a true workhorse, even survived a flood! But I don't think they make any machines like those anymore, but not very many features on it either. Also, check Amazon, I got my Quantum (regular 329, for 249 w free shipping)
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    I bought it!!! Plus I have my first singer I bought in 1973 plus 2 other singers, also 2 brothers and a simplicity I love them ALL. Just depends on what you want or need.
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    I have the first Singer Quantum model. It's a great machine. I haven't had one problem with it in all these years. It makes a straighter stitch then my Bernina.
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    I glanced through all the replies. Just posting my own personal experience purchasing a machine through a home shopping show...don't get me wrong I am fan of tv shopping shows but once you buy something like a sewing machine you don't have dealer support to turn to if you have a question. Now my take on new plastic machines-I would rather buy a older machine w/ metal gears..JMHO
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    I watched it presented on HSN that day and if I needed a new machine I sure would have ordered it!!! My first machine was a Singer and I had it for over 20 yrs and it never gave me problems. During a move it got damaged so I had to replace it and I got a Brother which I also love. The machine they had as the Today Special on HSN had SO many extras and it does a lot more and has better features than my every day machine that I have now and still love. Yes, if I had needed a new machine that I would have ordered it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltymom View Post
    2 brothers and a simplicity I love them ALL.
    Is it the Brother Simplicy embroidery machine the one you have? I do and I love it. It's never given me any problems. In fact, all three of my machines are Brothers except for the vintage 1928 Singer I "came across" last year. My first machine was a Singer and I loved it.
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    I have a singer Emb I also bought from HSN and no problems plus yes there is a singer 800 no. to call for questions to which I have called and got great service!!! Also I have Darlenes facebook page and her no. she Does respond. So buying from HSN since they frist aired only returned 1 thing. Glade I ordered the Todays special should be here by end of week!!!!
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    Thanks for all your input. It seems like a very light machine. She did carry it in to the show in a tote. I was impressed with all the extra feet too, but I think I'll keep adding to my Janome feet collection which also fit my Brother -- and keep debating whether I should buy a Janome MC 10000. I know it costs too much, so I keep talking myself out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a new Singer, an old Singer yes, but this is my personal opinion. I would go to a dealer and see what they have in new machines and also for trade ins that are usually higher end machines, that the person has traded up and get it for a much better price than if the machine was new.
    I totally agree with you, also it is obviously a dressmaking sewing machine NOT for quilting!

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