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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Selling a sewing machine and embroidery machine. ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Selling a sewing machine and embroidery machine.
are these fair prices, too low or too high?
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Date: 9/26/12 7:17 PM

HI everyone. I have been thinking about selling my Brother NX200 sewing machine and a Janome 300E embroidery machine so I have space for a new sewing machine.
I have been debating on pricing and believe the prices I've come up with seems reasonable however I don't want it too lower nor to high but but in between to create a fair price for these machines. Here's the prices.

Brother NX200 sewing machine bought in October 2009, $300
Janome 300e embroidery machine bought in 2010, $500

I was having thoughts and suggestions from non-sewing friends to may be increase the price by about $100.
Brother NX200 $400 with increase
Janome 300E $600 with increase

Do you think these are fair prices. They are all in good working order I just don't use them very much.

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Bernina 1120
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Date: 9/26/12 7:55 PM

Your prices sound good to me. The 300e does use cards and so half of original price might be considered good. You may have to come down a tad on that one to move it but hopefully not. keep in mind if you're using craig's list people will want to offer a bit less so if you're not willing to do that, be sure to put FIRM in the ad. I find its best to mark up just a little bit so you can let your buyers think they're getting a better deal. But i've used FIRM also..and just sold one that way last month. If you're willing to hold/wait on a buyer, you could go with your friends' counsel...afterall, you can always come down some.
ETA: oh dear i just notice you're in australia! i have no idea about prices there..
-- Edited on 9/26/12 7:56 PM --

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Date: 9/26/12 11:39 PM

I am curious why you would ask for more than you paid for them when they are used and the warranty probably doesn't cover them anymore. Has there been a great price increase in your country? I do see that a Janome 634D serger I bought online new a few years ago for $350 is now selling new for about $700.

Do you have something like ebay that you could use to compare prices?

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Date: 9/27/12 0:33 AM

Oh sorry should have been more clear in pricing
I bought my Brother NX200 brand new for $699 My Janome 300e I bought it for $999 brand new.

The prices i've listed are what I am planning to charge for the machines.

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Date: 9/27/12 7:35 AM

I paid $1000 for my Brother 1200 combo machine. I posted my ad at $500 and took $400 for it. I was eager not to have to ship it (I always underestimate shipping charges and get burned, cause I pack it correctly!) So having a local buyer was a plus for me.
It is important to ask a little more for it cause yes, they are going to want to negotiate!

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Date: 9/27/12 9:07 AM

I was thinking about the how much I would really make out of it. The minimum price would be $500 or $550 for the Janome
the Brother would be $300...

If I sell my Janome for $700 and the brother for say $500, would this heighten my chance for me to achieve my ideal profit?

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Bernina 1120
Bernina 1130s
Bernina 750QE
Bernina 1150MDA
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Date: 9/27/12 9:54 AM

What are the dealers selling used sm for in your area? I would go a little less than that to ensure a sale.

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Date: 9/28/12 4:34 AM

Okay I created an ad online for my Brother NX-200. here's a link to it, let me know how it is, if their should be any changes let me know.

My selling ad
-- Edited on 9/28/12 5:26 AM --

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Janome 300E
Bernina 1120
Bernina 1130s
Bernina 750QE
Bernina 1150MDA
From Sydney

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Date: 9/28/12 10:10 AM

A couple editing issues:

"The stitch reference chart is on the fron of the machine.

on the front of the machine.

"Keep in mind these in perfection does NOT affect the way the machine operates and are still very practical."

these imperfections do not...., or this imperfection does not....

And a couple more thoughts; (1) What would the dealer give you on a trade-up? You could call and ask. Although it may depend on the trade-up model.

(2) Answers so far are being based on US prices and methods of selling and buying. This could be different in other coutries.


-- Edited on 9/28/12 10:25 AM --

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Date: 9/28/12 6:47 PM

Just looked at your ad. I have discovered that adding a picture of the machine with actual sewing samples generates more interest. I have looked at machines that seller said they worked but when really pushed admitted that they did not sew.
Good luck.

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