Choosing a dealer as well as a machine?
Hi all, I’m brand new here and have read through a lot of the threads. I’m poised to buy my first sewing machine. I haven’t actually “test driven” any yet, so that may end up answering my question for me, but here’s the thing.
I have gone to two stores in town: one carries Janome, the other carries Huskystar. My mom found an amazing deal on a Janome 423s ($300 cdn with case) in the city she lives in, and I’ll see if the Janome dealer here will price match.
Now, here’s where the thing gets tricky. I felt the lady at the Janome store was a bit pressure-y. (I say, “Hi, I’m thinking of buying a machine, and I have done no research yet”… 10 minutes later, she’s like “okay, so is this the one you want, then? I’ll just go ring it up for you.”) She was a bit more subtle, but that’s the feeling I got.
Then I went to the Viking store, and the lady there was great. I’ve actually gone back in a second time and I really feel she’s more of the “what’s best for you?” type, rather than “give me money”.
Like I said, I haven’t actually tried sewing on either machine yet, but I was wondering how much weight you guys think I should put on “salesperson feel”? 🙂
Edited 11/19/2004 1:54 am ET by Beverley