by camylow 22 Apr 2015

So i often see others posting how they have 2 embroidery machines on here...I have been wanting to get a second one for awhile....Today I went to Montavilla sewing to pick up 2 small parts for my long arm quilter...anyway while i was there i browsed...oh they were having classes on embroidery tips and they were having sales on used machines (plus new ones which i cannot afford at this time). anyway i asked what machine is comp to my brother 4500D...so they were just finishing up reconditioning and giving a Babylock BLL a good cleaning....I asked how much and it was- $1500.00 0% interest for 18 months...hmmmmm ok i was going to think about it...meanwhile i went to get my parts i needed....the clip that broke was $2.50 not bad, but the stitch regulater (THAT WENT MISSING FROM MY MACHINE) $176.49 OUCH....so needed this part checked my wires/cords to see if they fit...didn't fit so they went to get another one that was suppose to work...OUCH OUCH that one was $286.56....oooh so maybe i could find one online...well then he said that he would throw that part in if i purchased the embroidery machine....welll then he walked around the corner and picked up the 100 spools of floriante embroidery thread....then he threw in a package of prewound bobbin thread...then into the deal went 3 packs of titanium needles...plus the part that was only $ 2.50....so if you figured the costs of everything i would have to buy individually minus the price of the machine....i supposedly got the embroidery machine for only a little over $600.00...well it sounds good on paper anyway.....The machine comes with a 3 year warranty on cleaning/service---parts---repair---- OK SO I DID IT...SUCKER THAT I AM... Now to find a way to bring the machine into the house tomorrow and all that thread without the hubby seeing it....I told the guy i wasn't sure how i would hide it from my hubby...he just laughed and said that was my problem....no help there....I AM SO EXCITED ANYWAY....

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by mi30kaja 25 Apr 2015

Love it. I was thinking as I was reading - SUCKER - but thought that was a bit rude then as I read on I see you called yourself Sucker. Enjoy your new machine, Your hubby will get over it and when he sees you making use of it he won't mind.

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mi30kaja by mi30kaja 25 Apr 2015

Sorry about this. My computer is running slow.

camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

oh well you got 2 flowers out of it...hehehe

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by mi30kaja 25 Apr 2015

Love it. I was thinking as I was reading - SUCKER - but thought that was a bit rude then as I read on I see you called yourself Sucker. Enjoy your new machine, Your hubby will get over it and when he sees you making use of it he won't mind.

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

I already have 2 baby quilts commissioned ....ill have it paid for sooner than i planned

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by blueeyedblonde 25 Apr 2015

Good for you -enjoy!

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

thank you....hope to start this weekend.

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by katydid 24 Apr 2015

Oh child, are you paying for it or is hubby paying for it? That is the question! Good luck!!!

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

well i am actually sending the payments, he just has to come up with the money...lol

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by wendymay60 24 Apr 2015

Forgot to say that when my hubby said he didn't know what to get me for my Birthday Christmas & our Wedding Anniversary which come all within 16 days I sweetly asked if he had any Idea what he wanted as his (BD is 1 Dec & our anniversary is 2 Jan) he told me his wish list so I told him I would like something to add to my sewing room (he pulled a face & said that it in the too hard basket) so we did a deal He would buy his & I would buy mine. so brought my machine home in a Big box which I opened on Christmas Day (I had already tested it or 3 week) I think it will be a long time before he'll want me to buy my own gifts. I Love my 2 machines but need more time in the days.

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fontmomma by fontmomma 24 Apr 2015

I needed a new sewing machine with a longer arm. He told me that as long as he didn't have to pay for it I could it. He also I had enough fabric (true) and didn't need to buy any more, but I'm tired of looking at the same thing. so when he left for work off to the thrift shop. I stashed it in my fabrics and he will never know.

camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

ahh the things we do from the dh's

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by wendymay60 24 Apr 2015

Tell him the truth. Just say too him as you said here that you always wanted a second machine & when you went to the machine shop to pick up parts for your machine, you saw a machine which you looked at then looked again & knew you couldn't afford it as it would be over $1500 but the temptation was so high when it was only going to cost $600 (which is the money value u paid) you looked into the history etc. then as you just couldn't pass such a good machine wanting a home, it is now in the car waiting to come inside, or if it's inside, you have found a home for it. if he asks where the home is take him in to show him how well it looks or just say its in your sewing room them change the subject quickly to the last thing he brought or what is on his wish list. Enjoy

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

he buys cars...mine isn't that much...yes its in the sewing room but not set up yet.

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by kalamazoo 24 Apr 2015

Good for you!!! Enjoy every second on the new machine. You got a heck of a deal!
Cindy

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

Thank you...I got my long arm from them so i think that helps

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by hightechgrammy 24 Apr 2015

WOW!!!! You got an excellent deal on an excellent machine! The three year service is $400! It's a steal! You really got a great deal!

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

Thanks...that helps justify it.

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by lucy1234 24 Apr 2015

i think you have done a great deal. let us know how you get on!! have a great day!!

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

I hope it was and just not paper wise.

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by pcteddyb 24 Apr 2015

Great Deal - Happy For You!

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

me too...

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by Patricia109 23 Apr 2015

Hope the move into the house went well.
Congrats on the great bargain. You saved him advertising expenses.
My DH doesn't notice a thing! Except what machines I have!
Though come to think of it, he hasn't noticed that one is missing - it is in the shop for service.

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

so far so good...buts its under the table for now...i have to finish organizing sewing room

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by tlp22 23 Apr 2015

Good for you. Would love a 2nd one myself.

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camylow by camylow 25 Apr 2015

I waited for awhile before thinking i needed one then waited a few more years before i acted.

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by greysewist Moderator 23 Apr 2015

What a great deal that sounds like. He really wanted to sell to you. Well done! Hmm might have to try the old line like with shoes and other clothes. "Oh, that's been here for ages -hadn't you noticed?" :)

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camylow by camylow 24 Apr 2015

that's right on my mind...ill wait a little bit

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by lindaavolio 22 Apr 2015

FANTASTIC ! ! ! What a buy .... Congrats girl !

Hugs
Linda

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

Thanks Linda...I usually find really good deals when im not looking. if i look there never is one.

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by graceandham 22 Apr 2015

You cleaned house! Congratulations. The thread is a real coup.

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by chenille 22 Apr 2015

Woo Hoo! Do the Happy Dance!! I am so excited for you.
Hugs, Nadyne

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

I have been flying high itching to get going on it...

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by lbrow 22 Apr 2015

Oh Deanna I 'm so proud for you. This is great news. I have a Babylock
elegante 11 and love it. Congratulations on your good deal! Hugs lillian

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

oh goody, if i get into trouble, I'm calling on you....

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by Leaha 22 Apr 2015

Congratulations. If he says anything just tell him it followed you home...can I keep it? It usually gets a chuckle and grin from mine. End of subject. Hope you have lots of fun with this newest acquisition.

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

my dh knows me too well, but i guess he always comes home with a different car, so i can always use that on him....

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by bevintex 22 Apr 2015

Even though I have 2 machines I cannot embroider on both at the same time, It would drive me crazy.

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graceandham by graceandham 22 Apr 2015

Bev, i thought that too. Set one up with a hoop FULL of FSL lace designs, all one color and start it. Then give your attention to the #2 machine with something that requires more tending. Every so often, glance over at your FSL tree ornaments or whatever.

camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

I think I will set the bigger desins on one and do the ones that have more thread changes on the other....im' not really into fsl, but maybe now I can start.

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 24 Apr 2015

You are going to LOVE the new machine! It is awesome!!!

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by airyfairy 22 Apr 2015

How wonderful. I wish you many happy hours with your bargain.

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

Thank you....

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by clawton 22 Apr 2015

I would say you got the deal of the century!!!

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

I sure hope so....i know most of it is paperwork, but I thought it was pretty good...It was just about ready to go on ebay

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by susiesembroidery 22 Apr 2015

It is a fantastic deal! You will enjoy having a second machine - it is so nice to be able to do something else when, especially while you are doing lace, you want to do something else too. Good luck and enjoy the new one too.

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

THANK YOU

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by basketkase 22 Apr 2015

Congrats!! You will be so happy to have 2!

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

I hope so...i get anxious just watching 1 move along when i know i have to stitch out multiple designs.

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by pennyhal2 22 Apr 2015

Life is good! Enjoy your new machine! I'm glad you have a good dealer. It is so miserable when a dealer doesn't help.

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

it is good. sometimes its fun finding bargains...

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by 02kar Moderator 22 Apr 2015

I'm so happy for you! I love my Babylock machines. Your dealer sounds like mine with all the goodies too. Go have fun stitching with your new baby.

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

tomorrow i plan on trying it out. it is suppose to be one step below my 4500D...so i think it will be comp to the Brother 4000

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by dragonflyer 22 Apr 2015

Congratulations...is this the Ellageo BLL machine? You will have a wonderful time with it I am sure...

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

yes i think it has BLL2....its hiding in the car at the moment...

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by mrskiki 22 Apr 2015

Congrats on the new baby. Does she have a name yet? And good luck with the husband. Mine notices everything these days! Hugs. Nan w

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

no, I haven't even named my other one after all these years/

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 24 Apr 2015

You can name them names that go together!

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by asterixsew Moderator 22 Apr 2015

Congratulations. You have put the reasons why its good to buy from a dealer and not from a supermarket or the like. You will continue to get good service for years (and maybe another machine or two) Have fun sneaking a new machine into the house. Can you send your husband out for a while as you are bringing the new machine in?

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

good news..he has to work first thing in the morning so i can put it in my sewing room ...throw fabric over it while im at work...think i can manage it...after awhile i can say i have had it for awhile...lol

asterixsew by asterixsew 23 Apr 2015

Oh lovely

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 24 Apr 2015

Oh Silly, just go up to him and say, I have something I really need to tell you, and I'm not really sure how.... He'll think is something really bad...... then when you tell him about the incredible deal you got, he'll be fine. And.... if not you could always sell it and make a profit!
He'll say to keep it, of course. If he buys cars, he'll understand!

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by spendlove Moderator 22 Apr 2015

Congratulations!

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camylow by camylow 23 Apr 2015

thank you...

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by mops Moderator 22 Apr 2015

Congrats with the new addition. You'll love using it and I hope it will give you hours of pleasure!
Hope hubby loves it too :)

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camylow by camylow 22 Apr 2015

HOPEFULLY HE DOESN'T SEE IT...HEHEHE...

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