In shock here

Ladies (and gentlemen), I am in shock. I don't shop for
sewing/embroidery machines, since I've got plenty right here, but I
received an email from a local LQS tonight that has me totally shocked.
They are offering a special sale on their TOL machine, the Bernina 830
- they say "Our Price: $9,999 List Price: $11,999" I've noticed that
most email from various sellers never give the prices on machines - I
can see why! How many people are buying these machines, especially with
the current state of the economy?
Reply to
Pogonip
Write your congresscritter! If they really wan to kickstart the economy, forget about $8,000 toward a first home or $5,000 for trading in your clunker (car), ask them to offer a $5,000 incentive to purchase a SEWING MACHINE! I'd jump. ;->
Beverly
Reply to
BEI Design
But at that price, you'd have to come up with another $5K. With that, you could buy two Singer XL6000s. It's hard to believe that the Bernina 830 is worth that much more. What does it do? Make dinner? Clean the house? Change the oil in the car?
Reply to
Pogonip
> Ladies (and gentlemen), I am in shock. I don't shop for sewing/embroidery > machines, since I've got plenty right here, but I received an email from a > local LQS tonight that has me totally shocked. They are offering a special > sale on their TOL machine, the Bernina 830 - they say "Our Price: $9,999 > List Price: $11,999" I've noticed that most email from various sellers > never give the prices on machines - I can see why! How many people are > buying these machines, especially with the current state of the economy? > -- > Joanne > stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com >
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also consider that likely does not include all the add on items either.I paid just about $12,000.00 each for my last 2 vehicles new.It baffles me to pay that much for a sewing machine.
Reply to
Ron Anderson
Good point, Ron. When I got my Singer XL-6000 and my fancy Singer serger, *all* the feet were included. That's not the case with Bernina, I don't think. The Bernina feet are very expensive, too. I bought a house once for $10K. So, the price really got me. Of course, that house is now worth nearly $1M, but I haven't owned it for about 40 years. ;-)
Reply to
Pogonip
I suspect that your "average" person doesn't buy the newest and most up to date model. Only those with a lot of money (or a lot of debt!) are buying machines at $10K. I have a Janome 9700 that I bought 3 years ago. I suspect it was originally released in 2002 or 2003. It was 3 models behind the "newest of the new at that time, the janome 11000. It does everything thtat the 11000 does a few less fancy features, but it works for me and was only $1600. Jon
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Dr. Jon R.N.
Merciful Heavens! I have two sewing machines, both completely mechanical. The old one is 30, the "new" one is about ten years old. Recently I had a little problem with it, but our wonderfuul Ron told me how to correct it.
For $12,000 I could have my clothes made for me by a local dressmaker for several years into the future, and I prefer to embroider with a needle in my hand.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans
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Olwyn Mary
I wonder if that's the one that they use on Fons & Porter's TV show? That thing is HUGE!
You wouldn't be carting it to a workshop, that's for sure.
Cindy
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teleflora

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