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Message Board > Sewing Machines > I want a Viking! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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I want a Viking!
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Date: 5/23/13 5:56 PM

For a while, I've lusted after the Viking Sapphire 875Q. My boyfriend is asking me why THAT brand...what is so particular about it that it outdoes some of the others! I really don't have the best answer for him other than, I just want it! I've read reviews, seen it in action, checked on what people like (Sewing Advisor as an example). I figure he wants vehicles and I want this sewing machine. I don't want necessarily a Ruby or Designer Diamond that does a lot of embroidery. Can anyone give me a deadpan answer that will make him happy?

LOL...thank you!
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Date: 5/23/13 6:37 PM

I can't think of one specific answer, but you could relate it to video game consoles or brands of cars if he is a car guy...not that I've ever had to do that. ;)

Just because it sews, doesn't mean they are all the same. You just get a different feeling sometimes. :)
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Date: 5/23/13 8:37 PM

"Do I question which car you prefer?"

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Date: 5/23/13 9:13 PM

Love that Eden Rose!

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Date: 5/23/13 9:52 PM

Why is he even asking that? Does he sew? Tell him a bunch of us love it, too and that I recently sold a more expensive machine to buy one. HTH

And yes, the Eden Rose is so very pretty in person!

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Date: 5/23/13 10:14 PM

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Can anyone give me a deadpan answer that will make him happy?


My stock answer for situations like this: "I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you...."

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Date: 5/24/13 7:40 AM

My mantra which doesn't apply to everyone, but does in my situation " it's cheaper than a boat"

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Date: 5/24/13 10:01 AM

He sounds like such a guy. I'm assuming that he is asking a sincere question; otherwise you could say that it's the same as why you picked him. Silliness aside, bonding with a machine is real. There are a lot of very good machines, but they are all a bit different and so is the user experience. The layout of the controls, the logic of the commands, the ease of use, etc. are all very important and are what make something feel right.

If you haven't tested one, do it. I think that might make the Viking lust more understandable to him.

He probably thinks all sewing machines are interchangeable, when in truth it like Mac vs PC, Ford, vs Chevy, iOS vs Android. Viking vs Bernina vs Janome vs Pfaff vs Elna and so on.

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Date: 5/24/13 2:26 PM

Why don't you just show him the Husqvarna dot com website depicting all of the great "Manly Man" yard equipment and tools Husqvarna makes...then show him the part of the site's front page that says:

Passion for Power, Performance and Innovative Techniques

Tell him you just NEED all of that. LOL...

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Date: 5/25/13 7:41 AM

I have a Sapphire 875 and would not recommend. I have had it for 2 and a half years and have not had good results. It is in the shop now. Constant tension problems and the thread cutter has been replaced twice. I am looking at Janome and Bernina machines and will get rid of this "lemon" soon. Wish I had researched more before I bought.

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