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Message Board > Sewing Machines > $30 rebate for Brother SE 400 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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$30 rebate for Brother SE 400
If machine is purchased between 11/1 and 12/31
Fannie Rebecca
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Date: 11/1/10 8:00 AM

If you buy the Brother SE 400 (very like the Brother SE 350 but with a UBS cable included to download 4x4" designs from the Internet) you can get a $30 rebate from the manufacturer. Check their website at www.brother-usa.com or www.brothermall.com

You need the sales receipt.

I am sad that I missed this sale. After months of research I bought my machine several days ago from amazon.com I missed the rebate; but maybe someone here can take advantage of it.

The Brother SE 400 is also similar to Brother's LB6770PRW Project Runway Sewing and Embroidery Machine. The difference is the rolling storage bag and the Project Runway Limited Edition name. You pay a higher price than for the Brother SE 400. If you take your machine to class, the rolling storage bag may be worth the extra money.

I paid $369.99 on Amazon.com I notice the Brother website lists a higher price. Amazon will give you free shipping.

This model is also being sold on ebay.com for a somewhat lower price. I was going to buy one from a seller with a good reputation. He charged $319.00 and shipped for free. Sadly, communication broke down two days before the auction ended and he didn't reply to my questions. One of my requirements is being able to rely on the seller to handle problems or exchanges if the machine doesn't work properly. I have read two consumer reports that their machines stopped working within a few days; but they were able to exchange it through Amazon without much trouble.

In the meantime, I am studying the lengthy manual which is available in pdf format on the Brother site on their manual page.

Product Manual on the www.brother-usa.com website.

(Scroll down to the very last machine on the page.) Brother website with details about the machine and rebate
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Date: 11/1/10 9:42 AM

Those are very good prices. You'd pay $400-$500 for a decent comparable travel/class/toter with needle up/down and many fewer features overall. even used 4x4 stand-alones are around $300 mark and they use cards! janome's 5x5 stand-alone is $500 and it doesn't sew too. not all the walmart brother machines are great but this one and its predecessor get consistently good reviews. I have always liked that little rig and felt it was huge bang for the buck--especially at something under $350!

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Date: 11/1/10 10:39 AM

Hi Frannie,
Welcome to PR! I have the little SE-350 and it has been a great machine for the price. Embroidery is fantastic for a small brother, I also have a larger older brother embroidery machine. I do keep the SE350 set up in my sewing room and it does a great job sewing and is a fun machine to use. You got a great price and what is cool about yours is you don't need to buy the extra interface from brother to get your designs to the machine. Now have fun buying thread and stabilizer
It is never ending! My brother machines use almost any of the embroidery threads, they have never been fussy about what I purchase. I have a HUGE stash of Maderia so that is what I run mostly. For my little brother I also picked up this hoop from All Brands (thought it was cheaper back then) and you can stitch out a larger area without rehooping. It works especially well for monograms and names because the 4.4 does get small. I also use and love the Embird editing software, you can convert formats, resize, split and do many things with it. You can download a free 30 day trial from Embird or Secrets of Embroidery. Secrets usually has it a little cheaper then the Embird site if you decide to purchase.
oh...need to add the stitch out size is still 4.4 but you reposition the hoop without removing the material and then continue to stitch. It will leave a stitch where you need to align your needle, pull up the next design and start stitching. The manual should cover this technique, you need to change one of the settings so the machine doesn't default to the center of your hoop to continue stitching.
Enjoy your new machine!!!
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Date: 11/1/10 1:31 PM

Thank you!

I can see how buying thread and stabilizers can get expensive quickly and I figured that into my expenses.

I am only going to use free designs to download from the Internet.

(Let's see how successfully I stick to that decision with all the tempting designs for sale!)

Love, Fannie

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Date: 11/1/10 1:37 PM

Quote: Fannie Rebecca
I am only going to use free designs to download from the Internet.



(Let's see how successfully I stick to that decision with all the tempting designs for sale!)



I said that ... already have pages bookmarked to buy designs ... my resolved lasted only until I saw the designs at emblibrary and DesignsBySick ...

All I can say is: May the Force be with you! ('cause it sure deserted me quickly ... )

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I don't really make mistakes ... I create "learning opportunities"! Murphy says: The better you match the thread to the fabric, the more likely you will need to rip some stitches out! I spend more quality time with my seamripper than I like ...
Yes, I DO love fabric!!
Happy owner of a band of Brothers: LX-3125, CS-770, CE5500 PRW, a PE-770 emb ... and now Kenmore 158.18032 and 148.12190
Blogging my "learning opportunites" at http://sewingmissadventure.blogspot.com/

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Date: 11/1/10 3:12 PM

Retired sets for $1 a set....can't beat those prices! I thnk she'll only have them up for a few more days.

Embroidery Library this is one of my favorite sites to purchase from, great freebies and sales all the time. This link will bring you to a coupon code "12 designs for $12" plus they have their 99 cent sale tab and freebie tab! Check them out!!!
I also use Embird to disect designs and the fonts you can buy for it are very inexpensive and you can do lots with them. JMHO..... have fun! I'd be lost with out Embird
Also remember you have a smaller hoop so stick with 4.4 designs or smaller. Would hate to spend real money and not be able to use them.
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Date: 11/1/10 10:20 PM

Thanks, I'll put those names into my file. I can last a few days since I will be learning to operate the machine for sewing.

Then I'll try the USB cable. I have 5 weeks to return the machine if I am disatisfied, so I want to try everything.

Love, Fannie

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