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Date: 11/2/13 10:46 AM

I'm looking for a new machine and been reading about the Bernina 750. I found in Sewing World Magazine UK ( August 2013 ) Choosing a Sewing Machine Part-3 list the Bernina 750 at $2,695. I know tax, shipping and handling will be added, but still the prices in Europe are much lower than USA. I would think that Canada prices are lower also. I know the advantages of having a dealer near to do servicing, but with such a big price different, has anyone ordered a machine from another country. If so please explain the pros & cons of it. And a reliable dealer to check out in Europe or Canada. LOVE PFAFF ALSO.Thanks!!!

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Date: 11/2/13 11:08 AM

Was that dollars or pounds? If dollars, it can't be right.

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Date: 11/2/13 11:16 AM

That "$2,695" is actually 2,695...pound sterling. Which is $4,500.




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Date: 11/2/13 11:26 AM

If you order from out of the country and have it shipped, you'll have a hefty customs fee to pay. It could also be damaged in shipping. Plus it may not have the voltage for the USA. Those are the cons I can think of so far. It' so much better to buy from your local, trusted dealer.

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Date: 11/2/13 12:16 PM

Thanks, I'm new at this. It has been over 30 years since I bought a SM. The children are grown and I ready to stard back sewing. I now know the price to expect when I go to my local dealer. A friend also told me that there is a differnt in voltage, but we didn't think about pounds & dollars. Thanks for the information. I knew it was too good to be true. Thanks.
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Date: 11/2/13 3:09 PM

I think the voltage difference alone would make this a no-go.

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Date: 11/2/13 5:30 PM

Visit as many sewing machine dealers as you can find.

Try out all the models of the various brands.

Tell the dealer what type of sewing you will be doing and you want to test drive many different brands.

Take notes about the machine as well as the dealer/staff.

I would prefer a helpful, knowledgeable dealer over any particular brand.



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Date: 11/2/13 6:11 PM

I will check in NC & GA. because there are so few dealers in SC and I remember when the gentleman listed prices by states because he had such trouble in getting the price of the SM he wanted for his wife. SC had higher prices than any other state. I think it's because there are so few dealers in SC. I'm not going to rush into it. I would love to have a Berina 750 or Pfaff performance, but might choose a Juki F600.
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Date: 11/2/13 10:14 PM

The machine may be dual voltage, some are-- I would check with a dealer. There was a UK Bernina dealer on Ebay for a while that shipped worldwide. I have no personal experience with the seller. I'd probably try and find a used one before I bought new from overseas, if I wanted a deal.

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Date: 11/3/13 8:55 AM

Thanks, I think I will be looking for a dealer in driving distance since I was reminded of the pricing. However, if anyone know of a reliable dealer in NC or GA, please let me know.

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