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Date: 6/16/14 9:38 AM

I read this Craftsy Blog post this morning. It's part of their buying an embroidery machine series. I almost want to ask the Mods to make this a sticky cause it's spot on and important.

I think too many people focus on how much money they can save when buying a machine, but they don't throughly investigate the dealer. Saving money and sticking to your budget is important. But will the money saved be worth the hassle of having to work with a bad dealer?

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Date: 6/16/14 9:47 AM

Those of us with machine embroidery experience emphasize the same as what Craftsy has offered; test drive before you buy and that includes machine, owner and staff.

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Date: 6/16/14 12:10 PM

As PattiAnnJ said, you can read that advice here on PR in about every other thread on finding a dealer/machine to purchase.

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Date: 6/16/14 12:42 PM

I haven't done any sewing in about 2 decades except for the occasional hand sewn hem. I hadn't bought a sewing machine in 40 years. Because of the information I found here I went to a dealer (for me local means 25 miles away) First I talked to the owner on the phone. She was going away so she referred me to one of her employees, told me what days she would be at the store. When I stopped in the employee already knew about the phone call. She was very helpful and I was able to test drive the machine. I ended up buying a Janome DC2013, on sale because it was last years model, for $399, so I even got a better price then on line and now I feel like I have somewhere to go if I encounter any problems, plus I can come back for a free sewing lesson any time in the next year. All in all a great experience. Now to start sewing.

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