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Thread: Would you buy this machine?

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    I have to agree with everyone here, run don't walk and get that machine before someone else does! That is a great deal with the warranty and all the extras!
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    Make sure that the warranties are from the manufacturer and not the LQS. There are many LQS' going out of business (unfortunately) and unless the warranties are from the manufacturer you will be paying additional monies.
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    sounds like a good deal

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    Sounds like a good deal. I would NOT get the Bernina 550. I have one. I have a Bernina 1230 which is a truly wonderful machine. Bought the 550 and am disappointed in it. Vibrates when I sew. Clacks along. Stitches are ok, but not as nice as the 1230. Go for the Janome!

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    I have a MC10001 and love it. I played with the 11000 and would love to trade up, but my money is going to another project right now. Buy it, take the classes to learn all of its features and enjoy every minute!
    Make sure you don't just learn the basics and stop learning the machine. It has so many cool things! It takes a while, but I SO worth it!!

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    Lightbulb Something to think about

    Quote Originally Posted by tnnslvr View Post
    I have an opportunity to purchase a "gently used" Janome 11000 from my LQS for about $3200. The machine was originally purchased at this small shop and was a trade-in for the new 12000. It has lots of extra "goodies" that were purchased by the previous owner including 2 additional hoops, the extension table and several additional "feet". The shop owner will warranty the electronics for 5 years and all other hardware for 20 years. This shop sells a new 11000 for about $6000, but it would be without all the extras. I also have a Janome Memorycraft 200E that I can trade in for an additional $400 off the $3200. Would you make this purchase? I have looked at the new Berninas and really like the 550 but it doesn't have the embroidery option and I don't want to lose that. I also have a 12 year old Bernina 1008 for basic sewing that has been a workhorse for me and the trade-in on that at Bernina is almost nothing. I'd rather keep it as a portable machine for retreats and vacations.
    Here is a 550E ... If you stick with BERNINA all of your current accessories (feet and such) can be used.

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    I've never sewn on a Jenome; but that sure sounds like a great deal to me. I'd go for it. The warrenties sound fantastic. I like all the "extras" you'll get.

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    since you can get the warranty info in writing and have the shop handy to keep her going, I think it is great...trade in or not!

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    What happens if the owner closes shop??? Did you check other shops? Did you call Janome they will talk to you I have a Janome & they are great people .

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    I would not trade in my oldest Bernina; keep it so you won't be without a machine should something happen to your new Janome. I would only hope that the 20 year warranty would be valid for that long; the shop might close, etc., so I would want to make sure I still have one useable machine. Otherwise, sounds like it might be a good deal.

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    My mom has one and it sews like a dream! I would jump on it as long as you get the warranty with it. She bought a floor model too (for a lot more than that), and it hasn't been a mistake. And... I'm lucky enough to get to play with it every now and then! The only thing I wish it had was the acufeed system like the Janome 6600, I use it almost exclusively.

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    Great machine! Great deal! Go for it!
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    Get it!!! I have 3 Janome models and love them all, I'm sure you will too.
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