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Date: 2/14/13 9:05 PM

Hi
I've been trying to decide what to buy. Leaning towards janome 7700. But I'm super confused on price. Dealer said sale price is about 2799. This is same price as amazon. Most people seem to be reporting much much lower prices. Did something happen to it in the last year that made the price jump? I wanted to stay local so I have someplace easy to go for questions and classes. But I'm really uncomfortable negotiating about prices and yet I also feel like i will never make the decision if I don't feel like its a fair price. Ay advise is greatly appreciated.
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Date: 2/14/13 9:18 PM

I think the Horizons with the red face plate were selling for less at some dealers to close out inventory. The new 7700QCP is allowed to be sold by authorized dealers online and those models are pretty much set prices. I have a dealer near me who is very up front with their posted pricing and this one is being quoted as $2799 by him, too. Some Janome dealers offer online models in their shops and will match the online price. You can always ask for extra accessories as part of the deal, like some attachments you would really like. If you have cash you could offer their asking price as the out-the-door price with tax included.

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Date: 2/14/13 9:20 PM

Janome has introduced new models. They have allowed online dealers to sell it. When I looked at them last summer, I could get one with the Janome table for $2500. I haven't been to my dealer for awhile so I don't know if they are still selling the 7700. They sent me an email advertising the new models. It would be a shame if the price can't be negotiated.

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Date: 2/14/13 9:26 PM

I noticed when looking up dealers at the Janome site they apparently have to be qualified to sell certain models by way of training or other. One dealer a drive from me is noted to be allowed to sell the 8200/8900, the 12000 and can do internet sales. He has internet models for sale in his store. Another dealer closer to me does not have any of the logos by his name so I'm assuming from what I last saw in his shop that he can sell the 7700, 66000p and he had a few internet models, too. He just doesn't sell online.

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Date: 2/15/13 7:22 AM

I think if you a really interested in this machine you should as least go try it out at a dealer first. Secondly ask about the return policy. I would never buy a machine this expensive online without checking it out first. Also if you buy this online don't expect to take it to your local dealer for warranty service you will have to send it back to whoever you brought from. No dealer is going to do warranty service on a machine they didn't sell. Amazon isn't actually selling the machine they are but a store front. The first one listed is sold by Mr & Mrs Sew Vac in NY

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Date: 2/15/13 12:34 PM

Thanks for all your replies. I will buy locally. I just don't get why the price is so much higher now than last summer. Its seems that the only difference is the color.

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Date: 2/15/13 12:39 PM

Dealers have to service what they are authorized to sell no matter where the machine was originally purchased.

If the machine is still under warranty, they may not put what they did not sell at the front of the line for service.

If in doubt, contact the company that owns the brand or the distributor.

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Date: 2/15/13 1:04 PM

print a copy off of amazon.com and take it in. They'll probley come
down. Remember you have shipping with amazon. Included that in the price and maybe he or she could match that or really come close.

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Date: 2/16/13 12:26 PM

This is precisely why I'll never buy another Janome machine. Janome's customer is actually the dealer, not the consumer. Dealers will set the price wherever they want....It's maddening. The consumer is at the mercy of the seller and Janome doesn't care. And as for Janome dealers having to honor a valid warranty from another seller --- "fugetaboutit" They don't, regardless of the stated policy.

Janome makes a quality product, but the consumer is at the mercy of the seller, many of whom are unscrupulous. I own a MC6600P which I wanted to buy locally, but the dealer quoted $400 over the online seller. That's a big difference, and no reason for it.

You will probably get the best price online (if you research around) but if something goes wrong during the warranty period, good luck getting warranty service.



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Date: 2/16/13 12:47 PM

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Janome's customer is actually the dealer, not the consumer.


And how is this different from any other major sewing machine manufacturer?
Bernina?
Viking?
Pfaff?
BabyLock/Brother (not the discount store models)?
Singer (again, not the discount store models)?
Juki?
Any of the long-arm quilting machines (I'm not familiar with the brands)?

If you want a higher end machine, you are dealing with a dealer, whether in person at brick and mortar or online. That's the way the whole industry is set up.

That's the way the auto industry is set up, too.
The dealer model is the primary reason why the knitting machine industry failed, IMO. They depended on their dealers to market for them.

side thought: At least with Kenmore machines made by Janome, you will get the same quality as the Janome branded machines, often at a better price, you don't have to dicker the price with a dealer, they do honor the warranties, and will service the machines. You just can't get the TOL features machines that you can buy from a dealer until years after they are introduced inthe brands.

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