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Message Board > Sewing Machines > new Janomes 8200, 8900 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 11/1/12 11:33 AM

Anyone have any idea on pricing for these machines. I am absolutely in love with the 8900 and would buy it tomorrow if I had the funds. Would make a very nice friend for my 10001. I'm guessing about $2500-3000 for the 8900.

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Date: 11/1/12 1:19 PM

Retail for the 8900 is 4999.00. The dealer I checked out, would go as low as 4500.00. Outrageous !! I went to another dealer, and she said they have it on back order, and she couldn't believe the price when I told her. She thought they could sell it for 2500.00, but not sure. There is one more place for me to check out, they are exclusively Janome dealers and always ask the lowest price around.

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Date: 11/1/12 1:52 PM

That first price was more then I paid for my 10001 granted 10 years ago but still( jeez can't believe the 10001 is that old). No way would I pay near that for sewing machine only machine. If I had it I would pay $2500 for it. But still would have to do a lot more sewing to justify that price to hubby.

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Date: 11/1/12 2:27 PM

$2500 is my absolute high limit for a sewing machine & would have to justify any that cost over 1500.
I love reading about people who bought a bazooka TOL w/ a bazooka price & love them.
It just doesn't register w/ me, no matter how nice the machine. Hubby says if I start selling my stuff it would be different. But if I started selling stuff, I'd find room for some commercial machines that don't have the bazooka price tag.
My gripe is... it seems like when people started paying the bazooka prices, then they thought they could make the lower end machines more expensive... like if we can afford X amount, than Y amount won't hurt us.

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Date: 11/1/12 3:40 PM

I paid $1800 for my Singer CXL in 1997 but she threw in a serger with it. A good machine maintained well will last for years even the computerized ones. But we all want the bright and new stuff. I want it cos I quilt and the big harp size. I would probably do well to get the lower one as most of the difference is the amount of stitches and I'm sure I probably already have all of them on my 10001.

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Date: 11/1/12 4:59 PM

I made the mistake of while looking at the new ones, popping over and checking out the 12000. I think I could learn to live with the color. But that's way more then I could ever spend on a machine unless I won the lottery or something. I've always said if I ever did win the lottery, the third thing that I would do would be to visit the sewing machine dealership, First two being giving notice at work. And deciding what charities I would share it with. No one needs millions and millions of dollars not at my and my husbands age.

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Date: 11/1/12 5:11 PM

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NM gal, I wonder this too! I started out just wanting a large harp area---and could not believe the prices on some of the machines---glanced at the prices at Walmart and was shocked one was $599!!! Now I didn't read what all it did.....

But I can't talk too mach, b/c I am watching the Bernina 750 or PCP! LOL!! Though the longer I go w/o buying one, the more I think about other machines/ideas/options that may be cheaper....
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Date: 11/1/12 5:16 PM

From reading the Horizon 7700 yahoo group, it sounds like MSRP is $4999, and 7700 owners are bring told they can trade in for $1500-2500 plus their 7700, BUT that the 8900 is going for $2500 new.

It *seems* as if the 8900 is just an updated 7700 with minor improvements, so hardly worth paying a lot to trade up. Jmho.

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Date: 11/1/12 5:16 PM

A few month ago I was VERY interested in the 7700 and so I started calling and visiting the Janome dealers in my area. What I am most disappointed with all the dealers, is I think they all know (of course) how much each charges for the 7700 and thus they ALL are close to MSRP w/o any extras... No one would go below $2500----one even knew about the 8900 coming out and said that machines will be $5000!! I couldn't believe it!!

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Date: 11/1/12 6:33 PM

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like if we can afford X amount, than Y amount won't hurt us.

I totally agree this is the trend with Janome. they still have the 9700 and asking $2700 for it most places here! It is very obsolete now...small screen, small hoop, small harp, poor graphics (by comparison) with the almost impossible find ATA/PC card. I do think this new resurrection of the Necchi name for internet sales is going to mean much higher prices at the dealer. You'll see some very nice machines under Necchi label including the 7700, 6500, 6300. So I think there are probably some more Janomes coming to fill the mid-line gap, particularly to replace the 9500/9700 which will probably also wind up internet-only under Necchi label. Fine by me! it'll be much like the Kenmores were with same quality but lower price and no store-front.
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