12000 Machine for Sale
From: Sue Raabe susies.stitches@... [janome12000]
Sent: Mon, Apr 18, 2016 8:05 am
Subject: [janome12000] 12000 Machine for Sale
I traded two machines Janome 6500 & 350e when I bought my 12000 when it first came out. I got a really good deal on it. Three years later I got a really good deal from the same dealer when I purchased the 15000. It’s worth a shot to see what deal you get. You may not get as good a deal, but dealing with a local dealer you may get a better deal in the long run, as you don’t have to worry about meeting people in your home to look at your machines. I had extras for both machines. I kept the stabilizer and thread because I knew I would be using it on the next generation machine.
I agree with Virginia. I was waiting to hear of a new machine and then went ahead and bought the 15000. It is very little different from my 12000 and I'm sorry I didn't just wait.
Thanks for the advice, and also that this list isn't the place to list it. Sometimes I overlook the obvious . I was focusing on where to try selling it. I didn't realize the 12000 is 5 years old. I'll definitely keep that in mind when I list it somewhere. I asked my dealer what I would get in a trade. He said he couldn't afford to take a trade in. Maybe because he gave away the thread and stabilizer? Hopefully that, the large hoop, the thread stand, and the box for the feet, it will be more appealing.
I'm very grateful to have the safety issues addressed. It makes complete sense to meet at a safe place. It isn't a good idea to have strangers coming to the house. I'll have to figure out how to get it into the car, because I can't lift it, and it's probably isn't a good to keep it in the car. Maybe I can use the rolling tote with a stable ramp. I have one we got for our dog. and he never used it.
Thanks again for all the advice. Any thing I get for it will lower my payments on the 1500. Anytime I've financed a machine, it was 48 months interest free. To keep his prices lower, he finances them in house for 24 months. I can't imagine what the other dealers must give to pay the credit card company to do that. At least I have a direction to follow!
I attended the Jenny Haskins 2 day event where we had the chance to try out the 15000. The differences were things that made it easier for me, but may not make a difference to everyone. I really like the automatic needle threader; the machine I had before had one, and made it easier for me. The larger screen and colored icons were helpful as well. I don't know if it will make a huge difference, but I was the one who was tempted and acted on it. whatever I did can't be undone, and I accept the responsibility for it. Nobody made me buy it. The 15000 is still in the box, and I'm sure I wouldn't get enough for it if I sold it. Even though it's brand new, I'm sure people would prefer to buy one from a dealer. This isn't the first time I've done something impulsively, but this time I'm going to put it behind me instead of stewing over it. Compared to other things that have happened in my life, this doesn't rate anywhere near the top. The phrase that's it"s only money" seems to be appropriate at this point. Right now, getting something for either of them will reduce the monthly payments. All the replies I got from my original post have definitely helped me put it in perspective, and the safety suggestions made me realize that I wasn't thinking of everything, since I tend to rush into things without thinking it all through :-) Reading all your responses made me think, and use this as a sounding board. I appreciate all your advice. At last, I'm finally going to my first lesson (in 3 years) on Friday. After that, I have Jim and Diane's videos to help me figure things out. All of you helped me think of everything I need to consider.
Good luck. Ebay is a good source but be aware that both Ebay and Paypal take fees from the total sale which includes your sale price and any shipping costs you are charging the buyers.
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