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    Regarding Sew Expo's and purchasing products

    Hi all,

    Was wondering if anyone has ever purchased a high end product, such as a sewing machine, or table, etc. directly from a Sew Expo they attended.

    Can you get good deals?

    Thanks
    Karen
    Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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    I did not purchase one, but my friends tell me that the deals are good at the show. You can test drive them, too. Have fun at the expo!
    April

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      #3
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      They sell the models that they have brought to demo and they are discounted at the show. Last year I nearly bought a sit down long arm for about 2/3 the normal price, but changed my mind.

      Also, that is how I have bought several products from Martelli, I got the rotating mat for $50 and it sells normal for $135.
      pat.

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        #4
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        I bought a Sew Ezi table. Luckily, they shipped it to me!

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          #5
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          Oh geesh I didn't realize they sold the machines used there, and at a discount!

          Ugggg was probably better NOT to know that!

          So, when is the Expo coming my way?????
          Cathryn

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            #6
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            Good info. I am very much praying to get a Janome with a big throat at a huge discount. I will not get my hopes up, but I will sure do a lot of wishing.
            Karen
            Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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              #7
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              I bought my Babylock longarm machine at a local quilt show. They had a couple of other longarm dealers there, Pfaff & Gammill I think. I bought the Babylock because it seemed to be the most user friendly for a newbie & the price was right. I got the machine, frame & every accessory they have (except the computer stuff) for $12,000. They financed with zero interest, that was what nailed the deal for me,, I don't like to pay interest but this was the same as paying cash.
              I know the dealer, they have been in business since I was in high school & they are very helpful.
              Hey, if nothing else, you get to try out lots of machines all in one place. I like to do that even when I'm not shopping for a new machine,, My Bad !!
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              Patt :icon_wave:

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                #8
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                I just went to the sewing expo here for the first time this past Saturday. I was planning on purchasing a sewing cabinet for my machine and local stores had told me to wait until the expo. There were only three dealers at the show with cabinets - Sylvia (which I feel is cheap quality particleboard), Koala (which I went with the intent of purchasing) and another called UniqueSewingFurniture.com I had not heard of Unique before. Koala was willing to take $350 off the price, throw in free shipping, a free insert and a free chair. But after comparing to Unique, it was hands down for me because it is solid wood furniture. Ended up purchasing with them. I felt like I got a good deal - free shipping, reduced price, and a free chair. Just the cabinet on their website stated $3900 and I got the cabinet, another set of rolling 4 drawers for storage and the chair for a little over $3100.00

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                  #9
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                  Wow!! Sounds like a killer deal. I agree, go with the solid wood product. It's sure to last longer than particle board & probably not quite as heavy to move around.
                  May the road rise up to meet you...
                  May the wind be always at your back...
                  May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
                  Patt :icon_wave:

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                    #10
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                    Kerrya. That does sound like a great deal. I about cried when I got a Koala table, the small size with the back fold down table on it for 2100. Great deal and I really had been wanting it a very long time but putting out that much money, UGH. I love it though. And i really love my machine flush with the table. Now all i need is a great deal on a Janome or other like it with that large throat space
                    Karen
                    Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
                      Kerrya. That does sound like a great deal. I about cried when I got a Koala table, the small size with the back fold down table on it for 2100. Great deal and I really had been wanting it a very long time but putting out that much money, UGH. I love it though. And i really love my machine flush with the table. Now all i need is a great deal on a Janome or other like it with that large throat space
                      Prices overall kill me too - but then I realize what my mom has told me over the years. Buy what you really want now because if you wait until retirement years, you won't get it. And I have lived my whole life on a basic Kenmore sewing machine that I got when I was a teenager (45 years ago)! So I really wanted a new machine with a quilting table style cabinet. I finally broke down and gave in. I figure this setup with the Pfaff Performance 5.0 machine should last me the rest of my life.

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                        #12
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                        I bought the large quilters cutting/sewing cabinet. Got the floor demo cheap since they didn't want to pack it up. They threw in the chair for free.
                        Have a Sewonderful Day,
                        Mary T.

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                          #13
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                          Yes, you can get fantastic deals. I got my Janome 8900 for $1995/three years same as cash at MQX in Portland in October.
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