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Old 11-04-2011, 02:13 PM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:22 PM
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Well, it sounds like a good deal to me, but to tell the truth, I have mostly Brother machines. I do have a Janome that is for LA only. With the shop owner warranty and all the extras, it really sounds good. Have you known this owner very long? I love my embroidery that I do with my Brother Innovis 1500D.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:19 PM
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That is a good deal. I tryed this machine once and it was wonderful to play with.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:24 PM
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That is an excellent deal for an excellent machine, especially with the balance of the warranties transferring to you. And, all those extras. If you're in a position to buy it, go for it. I don't think you'll regret your purchase.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:26 PM
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Sounds like a good deal.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:58 PM
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yes you can get great gently used machines from dealers, since it is warrantied by them I would go for it
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:42 PM
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Is it the upgraded or the Se? I have a mc 10001 and really like it.Sounds like a good deal. Check out Janome home site for all the details.Go to forum and ask questions or read the old posts.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:05 AM
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Take it and run...LOL. I sold one to my friend when I had my quilt shop five - six years ago and she loves it. I have used it a couple of times and loved it to. That is an awesome deal and if they give you some warranty, it is well worth it. All the extras are quite expensive if you have to buy them separately, so, this sounds like a really good deal. And yes, I would keep the smaller machine for retreats, vacations and a backup. Good Luck on your purchase.

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:34 AM
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That sounds like a really great deal. I am amazed and impressed with the dealer's warranty - 5 years?? Wow. That's awesome! I do like my Janomes. I now have a Brother 4500d only because of hoop size Which is funny since I have only used the big hoop once so far (shhhh! Don't tell my husband!!)
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:55 AM
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i would grab that machine before some one else gets it . you will not be sorry. you will love it.
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