Re: Thinking of buying
The other issue is one that crops up when someone from Canada buys a machine in the US during the winter is where the machine is “metric” or “imperial”. Canadian dealers do not have the correct tools to work on a machine produced for the American market so if something goes wrong, the machine has to be worked on by a dealer in the US.
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:35 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Thinking of buying
That's a little risky. First, because the warranty on an Australian machine
is with Janome Australia, not valid in the US. Second, you will likely have to
pay Customs fees when the machine comes into the US. When the value is over
$2,000 (may be different now, this was a few years ago), you need to pay the
carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) before they will even deliver it. By the time you add
in the extra costs, you'll be at a price that a US dealer will meet and you'll
get to see it before you pay for it!