then why do I always see so many for sale on ebay?
Do people get bored with the embroidery or feel guilty about the money
they spent? It seems as though Viking/Husqvarna users are always
upgrading...why is that?
Along the same lines, I bought an HV Iris used a couple months ago to
try machine embroidery. Now that I know I like it, I've become
frustrated by the additional expense of purchasing cards or an Amazing
Box and the additional software such as Embird. I've figured that it
will take an additional $425++ to buy the Amazing Box II (with card
included) and the basic Embird. This is more than what I spent on the
machine. So I'm at a standstill...do I sell the machine and use the
money to buy a better "used" machine with a card reader and different
media format included, as well as a bigger embroidery field? The
cards that the Iris takes are hard to find (my dealer would have to
special order any collections and would probably charge me $160 each--
and I haven't found one I really like on ebay.)
Since I bought accessories for this machine, I thought I'd stay with
Husqvarna...I am more familiar with the models than other brands.
What would be the best choice for someone on a budget of $1500 or so?
I've been watching Designer 1 auctions and they seem to end between
$1,800 - $2,000. Not many Designer II listing include embroidery
modules. The 950E seems like it would suite my needs but again I'd
need a card reader, etc. Which media card is better? I can't afford
a USB type machine. I need to choose between the ones that use
floppies and d-cards.
Also, if a machine uses the 3.5 in floppy disk...are these the same as
any IBM 3.5? Can you just save a design in the necessary format and
then put the disk in your sewing machine?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
- posted 13 years ago