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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Hubby said I could spend $3500.Which one???? ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Viking Designer 1 or SE?
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Date: 4/8/08 6:01 PM

Hi, I just found this website and it's wonderful! I've been reading everything for 3 days now! This is the thing, my dh has finally said I could buy a used SE embroidery machine when I told him the Joann's near me said they would probably sell for around $3000.00 when the new ones come out. They'll sell me a SE Limited right now for $5499.00 and I guess the $1000.00 bonus bucks applies. But now I don't know whether I'm better off buying a new Designer 1 for $2999.00 or waiting and getting a used SE later. The only reason mew would be important is for the warranty. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Date: 4/8/08 7:27 PM

Dalnna,
Ask your dealer about buying a demo machine and shoot for the SE. If they don't have one, ask them to find one!! You get the full warranty with the demo machine...just lots of money off!! When I bought mine (Got the D1 and the floor model 936 serger) I also got 12 months same as cash financing. If you can be patient and wait for a demo you'll get a lot more for your money!! My mom got her SE the same way last year....I think it was just after Viking's big convention, which I believe is coming up soon??

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Date: 4/8/08 9:34 PM

If it were me, i would go for the DSE. the D1 is reportedly going to be discontinued.. i would not be suprised if there are no further updates to the D1. The DSE will most likely continue to be updated and has alot of great features that you won't find on the D1. I agree with the previous poster as to getting the DSE used from a dealer. the new viking will be released this year and there will probably be people trading in their DSE's for the new machine..

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Date: 4/9/08 11:25 AM

I received an email from Viking saying that they have a program now that if (I think) you buy an SE, you get a dollar for dollar tradein if you get their new TOL machine when it comes out in June. I didn't save the email but I know there was a link to Sue Hausmanns blog and she talked about it (again I think!) Anyway try going to Viking site and see if the info is there. I will hunt through my computer and see if I can find the blog.
ETA: Found the email! Here it is:
Who doesn't love a Shopping Spree?
Husqvarna Viking is sweetening the deal for you. Right now, you can visit your Husqvarna Viking retailer and purchase a Husqvarna Viking Designer SE Limited Edition and you get SEW much more! In addition to an extra value package worth over $2,000, you will get a $1,000 Husqvarna Viking Shopping Spree. Just think of the accessory feet, embroidery hoops, kits, and more that you can make your own with this shopping spree! Don't forget to ask about the financing opportunities as well. Check out the Shopping Spree.
But there's more!

You're excited about what is coming from Husqvarna Viking and you want to start sewing on a Husqvarna Viking right now; We've got the program for you! When you purchase a Designer SE Limited Edition right now, you can participate in the Husqvarna Viking Full Exchange Program. The Exchange program allows you to exchange your Designer SE Limited Edition for the brand new Husqvarna Viking Model coming this summer. Visit your local Husqvarna Viking retailer for details.





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Date: 4/9/08 3:11 PM

Thanks for all the responses but the cheapest (and that's a word I use with humor when talking thousands of dollars!) is $5,499 for the floor or demo model. I only have $3,500 to spend. DH will not go any higher and he doesn't even realize how much all the extra's will cost yet! Maybe I need to be looking at a different machine? It seems I always go for the best but maybe another machine will be just as nice. I really do need a new sewing machine though. I'm using a Brother from Walmart and I'm not happy with the way it sews at all. Please keep thoughts coming!

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Date: 4/9/08 3:41 PM

Does the D1 include the embroidery arm? I paid $3k for a D2 with embroidery arm 6 years ago. That was a good deal at the time, but now I would assume $3500 would get the embroidery included in the D1.

Just wondering. I love my D2, by the way. Nice machines.

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Date: 4/9/08 3:56 PM

yes, it does include the embroidery arm.

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Date: 4/9/08 4:15 PM

Mrs. Moos is right about the sale, but the machine you need to buy now for that offer is the "Limited Edition" version which I believe is more than the reg. SE. If you can be patient and WAIT, I know you'll find deals this summer when they release their new machine....especially after the launch. The market will be flooded with all those ladies trading in their Limited Edition SE, which only helps the prices of the other models. Tell your dealer your budget and you want 12 months financing (and maybe with that you can get hubby to let you spend a bit more)....it really helped mine...same thing....I was able to talk him into buying my serger for me, too. I got my D1 4+ years ago for $3000..."open box" machine, full warranty, 12 months same as cash financing. My mom got a similar deal on her SE....I'll email her and ask what she paid :)

And call around other dealers, as well. Some are more willing to deal than others....especially with demo/class machines.

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Date: 4/9/08 4:27 PM

My mom paid "just under $6000" for her open box SE almost 2 years ago.....so if you can....wait. I would bet you'll be able to get a used SE for under $4000....and get deals on goodies, too

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Date: 4/9/08 8:41 PM

Hi,

I had a Designer 1 with floppy drive for several years. I loved that machine. Would highly recommend it but make sure you get one of the new models that uses the USB stick rather than a floppy.

If you can wait until June when the new machine comes in, you would be able to get more machine for the same $. If not, I wouldn't hesitate to get the D1. I just bought the Designer Limited Edition with the intention of trading it in later this year for the new machine( that is if my expectation of a larger embroidery field comes true).

I have had Brother machines, but like the Viking hands down.

Char

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