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Date: 1/8/14 10:40 PM

Just saw that HSN has Some Janome's back in stock. I love their flex pay.
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Date: 1/8/14 10:49 PM

Darlene Cahill mentioned that HSN is discontinuing Janome, so get them while you can.

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Date: 1/9/14 0:36 AM

The DC4030 is a super deal at $499 with all the extra feet. The machine alone is usually listed on eBay for $549 without all those extras.

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Date: 1/9/14 9:12 AM

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Date: 1/9/14 12:36 PM

I have been told by my dealer that when machine manufactures sale at retailers they use more plastic parts. I don't know if this is true or not but I do trust my dealer.

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Date: 1/9/14 1:12 PM

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I have been told by my dealer that when machine manufactures sale at retailers they use more plastic parts. I don't know if this is true or not but I do trust my dealer.

I wonder if it is similar to handbags, which are a lower quality when made for factory/outlet or for discounters. Coach bags made for the retail stores are higher quality both in materials and manufacturing than the bags that the sell at their own factory outlets and the ones they make specifically to sell at places like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, etc. Those are always identified on the label (but tricky to figure out if you don't know that they make two tiers of products). Are the Janome machines at HSN identical in model number? Are there any extra numbers or letters in the model numbers?

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Date: 1/9/14 2:55 PM

The machines sold on HSN are not any less quality than what is sold at a dealer. They are simply the same machine with a slightly different model number for HSN, Hancock Fabrics, etc.

The DC4030 on HSN is the same as what is sold through a dealer, minus the pink breast cancer logo. HSN is so good on including a lot of extra attachments that could add up quickly if you purchased separately elsewhere.

Now, there are some models on the lower end, mostly in the Brother machines, that do not have a full metal frame of support under the plastic exterior. Computerized components on these machines are attached directly to interior of the plastic housing. That being said, there are many owners who have sewed miles of fabric with no issue on these bargain machines.


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Date: 1/10/14 2:06 AM

@Karen149 - I am not suggesting there is an issue on these machines. But it would not make sense (at least to me) for a machine manufacturer to make the same machine for both the dealer and retailer.

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Date: 1/10/14 6:20 AM

I got a janome 493160 from HSN for Christmas, and It's the same machine as the 3160dc with a different cover. Plus I got a lot of extra feet and the price was great! It will be my travel machine.

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Date: 1/10/14 11:59 AM

The machines are the same - they make them in huge quantities at the huge factory in China or Taiwan. There is not going to be any money saved for a company to run two different factory lines for these machines. The is is oldest tale in the book at dealers.

I so wish they would concentrate on what they have for sale, and why their support can be better for you, and all that sort of positive vibe rather than all this eyewash they insist on churning out. There is this old tale and then the one about the other guy's machines being "hard to get parts for" and vague references to problems and fires etc. All too common. Used car dealers have gotten better, so why not sewing machine dealers??!!

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