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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Used Ruby or new Topaz 50? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Used Ruby or new Topaz 50?
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Date: 10/13/13 2:15 PM

My Viking dealer has a used Designer Ruby for the same price as a new Topaz 50 (about $4000). The Ruby has only been used by the shop owner who is also the tech who does all machine repairs. The Ruby has never been sold or registered so it will have the full 20 year warranty included. I will test each one but I am wondering what you would choose, assuming you were comfortable using both of them. The Ruby has only been used for basic sewing. Most of the accessories are still in the plastic.

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Date: 10/13/13 2:57 PM

Mmmm! This is a difficult choice to make.
Is your dealer offering a normal Ruby or the Deluxe one?
$4000 for a normal Ruby seems alot to me.

I think the screen on the Ruby is larger than the Topaz 50 but I'm not sure which of these machine's have a larger (internal) memory to save designs in.
I think I would personally download the manuals of both and study the differences on the functions and stitches of each machine

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Date: 10/13/13 2:59 PM

I know I would have a hard time making that choice.

They both seem like great machines - I remember in the past the topaz could not do a much onscreen stuff as the Ruby. I dont know if that is true anymore.

You have two great options, lucky you!

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Date: 10/13/13 5:10 PM

Just my opinion, but that's what you're asking for. I'd choose the Ruby without a doubt.

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Date: 10/13/13 5:44 PM

Ruby!

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Date: 10/13/13 6:31 PM

I gave a look at the features of both machines and Yes I too agree with other members here.
The Ruby is better for me too.

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Date: 10/15/13 1:34 PM

Thanks for your input everyone. I am going to pick up Ruby tomorrow.

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Date: 10/15/13 9:19 PM

Congratulations

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Date: 10/15/13 9:19 PM

Congratulations

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Date: 10/16/13 2:12 PM

I went to pick up Ruby and discovered that the price ($3900) included the D5 software! Now I am doubly excited. Do I have a lot to learn!! Lots of fun in store for me. Thanks again, everyone.

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