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New Serger!
Janome 1110DX
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Date: 9/27/09 4:19 PM

My goal at the American Sewing Expo this weekend was to get a deal on a serger. I think I did just that. Yesterday I went to the show with several different types of fabric I have used in the past and I tried out 4 different sergers. The Janome, by far, was the nicest (except for the BabyLock that was 3x my budget).

I went back today and got $50 of the price (maybe could have gotten more?? I am not very good at haggling). But it was slightly over my original budget so I am very happy.

I just spent some time going over the manual and moving it into my sewing space. I will wait for a little while before I write a formal review.

I am now going to attempt to take back my lemon serger to the retailer (not dealer) it was purchased (not by me)from as I couldn't put it on craigs list (or the like) in good conscience.

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Date: 9/27/09 6:10 PM

Nice! Congratulations on your new machine. Are you willing to share the price you paid? It's ok if you're not, but it would be helpful if you were.

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Date: 9/27/09 6:29 PM

LinCee, I paid $450. I think I got a deal. I found 699 online after a 200$ rebate. The normal show price was $499.

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Date: 9/28/09 0:53 AM

Wow, thanks for sharing. Yes, I would agree that you got a great deal. Congrats! I hope you enjoy your new machine. Gives me hope that maybe a new serger is in my future.

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Date: 9/28/09 7:22 AM

Sounds like the visit was most worthwhile for you. Well Done. I hope you have a great time finding out about using the serger. This brand is one I am considering for myself. I can tell you are very excited!!

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Date: 9/28/09 7:35 AM

Congrats and enjoy your new serger.

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Date: 9/28/09 1:22 PM

Slightly related:
I recieved my first serger (LEMON) as a gift from my in-laws for christmas in 2007. I just took it back to Costco and they took it back and gave me cash back. That just made the new serger a bit cheaper!!! Love Costco's return policy. Now I don't have to figure out what to do with the old one.

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Date: 9/28/09 1:24 PM

There's a happy ending! After you have had your serger for a bit, be sure to post a review on PR in the machines section.

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Charmaine

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Date: 9/30/09 2:24 PM

Nice score! I have this serger and L.O.V.E it! I think I use it on every project. Wishing you many happy stitches!



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Date: 10/10/09 0:32 AM

Quote: NicoleHR
LinCee, I paid $450. I think I got a deal. I found 699 online after a 200$ rebate. The normal show price was $499.


where did you get this from at such a great price?
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