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Thread: Would you buy this machine?

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    Would you buy this machine?

    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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    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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    That is a good deal. I tryed this machine once and it was wonderful to play with.
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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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    Sounds like a good deal.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    i would grab that machine before some one else gets it . you will not be sorry. you will love it.

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    Money wise it's sounds like a great idea BUT I have no knowledge of that machine. Good Luck!
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    Yes I would buy it

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    Sounds like a great deal, with the price of new machines, used machines are a good way to get a good machine without the $$$. Especially since this machine has all the extras you want.
    I've never had a Janome, but if you like it, go for it.

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    Yep, yep, yep.

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    Thanks to all for your input. You have pretty much confirmed what I already was thinking. Blessings to each of you

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    I wish I lived closer cuz I would get it myself. I have a Janome 7700 at home and when I go to my friends LQS I use her 11000. Here, they sell for $8,000. I had a chance about a year and a half ago to get a floor model from a LQS in Reno, NV for $4,300 and I am still kicking myself. I would totally jump on that deal!!! Good luck and I know you will never regret this buy. Bonnie
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    Does sound like a great deal!!

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    I bought a new Janome 11000 Special Edition for $7500.00 on special 1and 1/2 yrs ago. It's a version 2. I so love this machine. It's changed how I feel about quilting. Be sure to get a copy of the warranty. Check to see if it's been upgreaded to the special edition and if it hasn't check the cost to do so. The shop and dealer i bought it from has an excellent reputation. Haven't had any problem with it but a small one that may have been my fault. Dealer took care of it right awqway for no charge. I'd check to see how much the MC00E goes for before i traded it. If u trust the dealer, go for it. You will love this machine

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    I've never had a Janome, but this sounds like a good deal if you like and trust the dealer. Test drive the machine and get the warranty in writing, at least written on the receipt. I bought my Bernina 440 used, with a one year dealer warranty, and it's been a dream to sew on.

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    That's an excellent buy. I have the 6600 and love sewing on it. I would jump on an opportunity like that to get the embroidery. Go and try it out with some of your own fabrics, but do it quickly while the offer is still good!

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    Sounds like a very good deal to me. I bought my Pfaff from my LQS at a good price because it had been used for classes and demonstrations. I love it and I think it's a great way to get a good machine at a good price.

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    I would buy it!!! Sounds great and they are a wonderful machine.

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    Ask for a 30 day trial in your home and see if you really like it. Sounds like a good deal and if it is what you want, then go for itl.

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    All I can say is Buy it!!! I have the Janome MC 11000. Excellent machine. Can't go wrong with it. 5 years ago they were $5300.00. And a warrenty!!!! yes go for it!!

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    I have a Janome 11000 and absolutely love it. What a great bargain.
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