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Date: 5/14/13 6:11 PM

Has anybody recently purchased at 530 or 550? The dealer I am working with has current prices set at 3499.00 for a 550, and 2879.00 for 530 with BSR. I really think that when I looked at these two machines last year the prices were several hundred less. I know they are frequently on-sale, so, my question is... what price should I hold out for?

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 5/15/13 7:24 AM

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Date: 5/15/13 7:59 AM

MSRP: 530 $3099 550 $4399

Prices vary between dealers. Also based on locality.

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Date: 5/15/13 8:13 AM

I saw the 530 for $2999 this weekend, was still more than my friend could spend right now but seemed a good price esp. in a high price place in socal

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Date: 5/15/13 8:18 AM

Mike,
Recently (about six weeks ago) I purchased a B530 for $2199.
However, it took some heavy negotiating to get that, she didn't want to budge from her everyday price of $2899.
Mine didn't come with BSR but I didn't need it anyway.
There's a big difference in pricing among dealers. In Idaho and WA the everyday price of the 530 is $2199, that's how I was able to get her to come down.

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Date: 5/15/13 8:42 AM

I bought my 530 in December (although it didn't arrive until February). It was during a Bernina Canada sale, $1,997.

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Date: 5/15/13 9:04 AM

I paid $2282 for my 530, (normally $2499 at my dealers)because I got it on the $150 off sale, and then got another 5% off for paying cash. Mine did not come with the BSR. Were I you, I would negotiate the price down to one without the BSR, and buy one used online at SIFS. They come up frequently enough there. You could save hundreds that way.

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Date: 5/15/13 11:25 AM

About 6 weeks ago my dealer had 530 for 1999 no bsr. And 3100 for 550 with bsr. I went with 630 instead no bsr.

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Date: 5/15/13 11:44 AM

Have you considered any other brands? Or, different Bernina dealer?

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Date: 5/15/13 2:08 PM

I bought the 550QE last year during a Bernina tax free sale for $2999 out the door. The stores have to figure tax locally so technically, the machine cost $2742. The tax rate is quite high where I made my purchase.

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