I live in South Africa and have a Bernina Deco 600. I bought it nearly 3 years ago second hand. For ages I just used the Bernina Cards (very expensive for what is on them). As I did more embroidery and got better I realised that I needed something more. My DH bought me a magic box just over a year ago and I have not looked back. I will be surprised if you manage to get a Magic Box without the card. The blank card has no number on it. Card #1 is the Alpha card. Send me a private message if I can help in any way. Sarah.
answering myownself...I discovered the PED Basic software, card & writer will accomplish my needs. Thanks to all for help.
I do think you will need a Magic Box. And blank card. That's what I use with the 330. Pain in the butt to install. But easy to use after that. I'll send you more info by email.
Thank you mysugarfootswife for all your searching on the www. Appreciate you so much.
I had one and used a Magic Box so I could use designs from sources other than the ones already on the expensive cards. I had to buy a blank card to put the designs on but it worked out well. Don't know if this will help you but might be something to check out.
I have the magic box card #1, but can;t locate the box. Wonder if anyone out there has one to sell. The only one I found was $400.00 complete; I just need the box.