I have retired and live in Mexico. I had intended to buy that wonderful new sewing machine I had always promised myself before moving. That didn’t work out, so I am looking at buying thru E Bay and having it delivered to my daughter who can then deliver it when she visits next month. (The duty on a new machine is very high.) And a new machine in Mexico, if available, would have software in Spanish.
I shopped the Viking machines and seem to prefer what I saw there. But I wonder how frustrating it would be do learn the new technology unassisted. I am unable to find repair people here so far. I am concerned to hear so many stories about required repair with the new machines. The only service I ever needed in 50 someodd years was to have my old Singer tuned and greased before making my daughter-in-law’s wedding dress.