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Date: 1/31/14 11:47 AM

I have 2 husqvarna designer SE machines and want opinions on whether to trade them in on a husqvarna diamond. Has anyone done a trade in on a machine? thoughts please

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Date: 1/31/14 12:06 PM

"Has anyone done a trade in on a machine?"

That's is SO funny.
More to the point on this forum would be 'has anyone NOT done a trade-in on a machine?'

Snicker, snicker.

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Date: 1/31/14 12:22 PM

I have never done that but there is a lots of machine owners that do. I am glad because both my machines are previously owned and they are great. My friend has the diamond and she did trade. I believe she is glad she did. For me I will use my D1 and topaz 30 right on as long as they last.

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Date: 1/31/14 12:32 PM

One of the machines is in the shop I am being told that it needs a new sewing head so I wonder do I try to trade them both for the diamond at the repair shop

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Date: 2/1/14 10:14 AM

I've always done trade-ins -- I like bells & whistles so I always end up getting the latest machine. I had the SE and traded for the Diamond. The Diamond is a great machine so I wouldn't hesitate to trade in for it. If you embroider I think you'll really find the Diamond more versatile IMHO. Good luck with your decision.

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Date: 2/1/14 10:34 AM

I've never done a trade-in because I still have my previous machines. Usually I'm adding a machine that has different purpose, like serger, industrial, embroidery...

Whether you do a trade-in depends on how much you can afford to lay out for the new machine, or if you want to keep a back-up machine at home.

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Date: 2/1/14 10:58 AM

I've traded machines a few times, but it's always been an expensive transaction on my end. If you trade with my dealer, they use the MSRP as the selling price for their machine. I've always come out better selling my machine and buying the new machine instead of trading.

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Date: 2/1/14 4:01 PM

Honestly you get a better deal without a trade in - if you want sell one of them and use the money towards the new machine.

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Date: 2/3/14 8:00 AM

I have never "traded" either. My theory is to negotiate final price and pay cash. Sell your Od machine yourself. I am all about my final price to purchase. Selling my old machine myself is "found money". Sandy
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Date: 2/3/14 12:42 PM

The only way I think you can get a true picture of the trade in value is to get the best cash price on the machine you want and then ask what the price would be with your trade in. When I purchased my Babylock Evolution, I was thinking of trading in the Evolve and got a price of $2500.00 and my Evolve. I ended up getting the Evolution for less than $2500.00 without trading in my machine.
The upside to a trade in, I suppose, is you don't have to hassle with the selling, negotiating and shipping. I just kept my machine as a backup and may or may not sell it later. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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