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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Should I buy Babylock Ellure or wait for Ellure Plus? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Should I buy Babylock Ellure or wait for Ellure Plus?
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Date: 9/16/13 2:41 PM

Up until now I mainly do quilting which I really enjoy with a little garment sewing. I think I'd like to do some embroidering, but not a lot as my family has made it clear they don't want any clothes with embroidery on them. I'm thinking of a future grandchild and also use in my quilting. I have an opportunity to buy the Ellure (older model) from a person that just bought it two years ago. She's selling it because she has another embroidery machine. She's including a box to transfer designs and is asking $600 plus shipping, and we're just a couple of states apart. I have a lot of Babylock cards and don't really plan on downloading much with either machine. Is this a really good deal or would you wait until you could get the Ellure Plus? Thanks in advance for your opinion as having trouble making a decision.

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Date: 9/19/13 6:58 AM

Well I don't know anything really about Ellure or Ellure Plus. I do have an Ellisimo though and it does a no fail embroidery. You mentioned having a lot of BL cards- do you have another BL model but cant use the cards with it anymore?
At face value, if the Ellure offers you something you can't get with your current machine and you can make use of the cards you have and you can get future designs for it that you want, then it boils down to the price- if it is reasonable and if it is worth it. You can always offer less- perhaps decide what you would spend so you can use your cards and then you would feel better.

So is the price too high? Or is it the fact that it's old technology? Or both? Once you figure out what is holding up your decision then it may be easier. Write down the pros and cons of buying it.
Then write down the pros and cons of waiting for the Ellure Plus. See if that helps any.

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Date: 9/19/13 7:12 AM

Well I just looked online and an Ebay listing closes in 4hr and is up to $495.
Also looked on BL site this machine sews and embroiders and has quite a few features. And found that it was $1800 new.
You dont mention if you have a machine or if you are happy or need or want a second machine. So it looks to be worth $500-600.

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Date: 9/19/13 7:30 AM

I have an Ellure Plus, it's a little tank of a machine. I kept it when I bought a larger machine for embroidery, and use it for most of my garment sewing. I believe the Ellure and Ellure Plus are identical, other than the Plus has a port for a USB stick.

If you don't think you are going to do a lot of embroidery and are satisfied with the cards and box, the Ellure is probably a good choice.

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Date: 9/19/13 8:48 AM

I actually just bought a used BL Ellageo for about the same price because I wanted the 6 x 10 hoop as my Brother 8500D had only the 5x7 hoop and repositional hoop. I do alot more sewing than embroidery and really couldn't justify paying thousands for the new technology. I had no qualms about buying my Pfaff QE4 and Elna 740 new because I sew everyday; I do not embroider everyday.I did not care that it uses cards as I can use my Brother cards with it. I did buy from a dealer in case I have any issues. I am very happy with my purchase.

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