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Thread: You hear jokes about people selling new cars for a $1 when it's a divorce situation..

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    You hear jokes about people selling new cars for a $1 when it's a divorce situation..

    I've been wanting a Janome Horizon12000 since I heard about them since I've been exposed to machine embroidery (due to this forum) and really wanted a larger hoop than the 5x7 I had! (seriously!) I'd started to save for the machine--here in Poland they cost new about 17,000 zl which is between 5-6K dollars. This seems to be a lot less than in the states.

    Last week, on Saturday (the 5th) when I was waiting for a lady at the dentist's office (I had been her transportation), I checked an on line auction here in Poland which is more or less like Ebay, but not. There was one advertised for what made me blink...

    When I saw this ad, it said, "brand new Horizon 12000" still with the plastic on it for just over 3K (I'm changing the money back into dollars). It was a Buy it Now. I called in the afternoon, checking several times to see if it was sold yet, but the seller was a new seller with "0" reputation--and usually you don't buy something so expensive without seeing it from a new seller. He just happened to live in our town (Warsaw), and not 200 miles away, which is what seems like usually happens. Apparently the seller put the ad up and then went away for the holidays and just got back on Saturday--the same day I saw the ad. I called on Saturday afternoon and made contact. I asked if I could see the machine and asked for a history of it. I had kind of wondered if it was stolen since there is a dearth of these machines for sale, second hand.

    However, the seller told me he was selling it for a friend of his who had bought it for his wife who had filed for a divorce--without ever even using the machine!!!! (Can you even imagine?)

    So they were selling this brand new machine (apparently purchased originally in Sweden), for 60% of the new price in Poland, but it is much less than people in the states are having to pay.

    I made an appointment for Sunday afternoon and we went and saw it, bought it and took it home. While we were there, he answered the phone from two other interested buyers. In a way I felt like I stole it, but in a way, I felt like it was a gift and was meant for me.

    All of the details just worked out...like my checking the auction (which I wouldn't have if I hadn't taken that lady to the dentist), and being able to come up with the money the next day and making contact with the seller because my husband told me, "Go CALL HIM" when I told him about the ad!

    I'm one happy/grateful lady.

    It had been a rough December because we do so much charity work in December including giving away a bunch of quilts, presents, etc. so I was really tired plus I got dreadfully sick on the 17th which lasted several weeks.

    But I know that a few of you can really be happy with me. Just wanted to share my good news! I feel so privileged. I've tested the machine and all seems to work well.

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    It's Karma for all the good deeds you do! Happy for you.

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    I am so happy for you. Especially knowing you are a person who will use it to help others (charity) as well as for your personal use. I think it was just meant to happen! Congratulations!!!

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    I am so happy for you! I know you'll enjoy your machine. I spent a week in Warsaw 12 years ago. What a beautiful city! Everyone I met was so nice. I have wonderful memories of Warsaw. Thanks for sharing your good news.

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    That is wonderful news, and obviously meant to be for you! Congratulations on your fortune and thanks for your Charity work - It is only the people like you that keep the sun shining on the World!
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    oh i have such a big smile reading this! so happy for you!!

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    That is wonderful!!!! Enjoy your new machinel!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You certainly were "in the right place at the right time" - congratulations!!!!!
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    Well you lucked out for sure. Enjoy your new addition. With a comment like that, your husband is certainly a keeper.
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    You lucky lady!!!!....
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    Oh my!! You must be so THRILLED! It was meant for you to have the machine, and I am so happy a humanitarian got it like you. Enjoy your new machine.
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    The lady said Karma for the good things you do! Awesome and you deserve it! Everybody also knows you will pay it forward!!! Have a great da!
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    You just made my day! I am so excited that you were able to get a 'deal of a lifetime' by everything falling into place!! I feel like it happened to me! Congratulations!!! What goes around comes around and it came back around to you!! Now start making it go around again! I am truly so happy for you. And I have a smile on my face now!
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    Some things are just meant to be. Terrific for you and enjoy(which I know you will)!!

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    Pleased for you - enjoy!
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    That is the power of wanting something and having it find it's way to you. I believe in that because it works for me all the time. Congratulations! I know you are thrilled.
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    I am sooooo happy and excited for you! It was meant to be....and I really believe you deserve it!!!!!
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    You are truly blessed to be a blessing to others!

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    I'm very happy for you justflyingin!
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    Sometimes if we are open to it things will find us.

    Congratulations! Have you got to play wit it yet?

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    Oh, i am so happy for you!!!

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    What a happy ending for you and the machine. now to post some of the great work you are going to do!
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    Sometimes things work out for the people they are supposed to.

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    You REALLY got a steal! I've been looking at one stateside, and "on sale"...it's $8400!!!! Congratulations!
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    Oh, you were really meant to own that machine! Congratulations and enjoy it.
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