Friday, March 9, 2012

Call me a Snob if you must...

If you read my previous post, you'll remember that my much loved sewing machine died earlier in the week.  I tried to put on a brave face; but I was actually dreading having to shop for another machine...I know how dare I.  Yet, one doesn't realize how much the industry has changed not only in 5 years; but 15.  It's overwhelming.

My old machine didn't have luxuries like needle up/down, an extention table, etc. so realizing that some of these things are standard now, made me very happy.  I spent much of Wednesday night researching brands, reading reviews and mapping out local dealers that carried a variety of brands and styles.

I spent most of Thursday checking out the competition, test-driving other machines and in the end I just couldn't do it...I couldn't walk away from Bernina.  If that makes me a Snob, then fine; I'm a Snob.

In my research, I just found that some of the other machines which to me seemed like they should have cost less, actually cost hundreds more then the machine I had my eye on.  After all was said and done, what really sealed the deal was three things.  First, I learned about a promotion where I could knock off $100 from the SRP putting it within my price range.  Two, that I could actually finance the machine instead of having to cough up all that money at once.  Three, that all of my presser feet (including the Walking Foot that I had purchased only a year and a half prior) would still work on my new machine. 



We are all comfortable with certain things and gravitate towards them...Ford vs. Chevrolet, Taco Bell Tacos vs. Jack in the Box Tacos, Pizza Hut vs. Domino's, Target vs. Walmart. 

When it comes to sewing machines, I'm a Bernina-Girl.

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Congrats on the new machine! May you spend many happy and productive years together! :)

Cara said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see it in action!!!

Jan-Maree said...

If you were happy with your old Bernina and can find a new one that you are happy with then I think I really makes sense to continue with a Bernina and not just because your walking foot fits. My sewing machine guy says Berninas just go forever and I am certainly happy with mine - though if they could find a way to make it lighter......

laura said...

oooooo...it's BEAUtiful!

Kyndra said...

Congrats on the new machine!!! I hope you absolutely love it!

Splendorfalls said...

Welcome home 330! I'm excited for you!

Anita said...

Hey, a reliable, working machine is all that matters here! If I could afford a Bernina, I'd take a peek. =) I was hoping to get away from Brother - only to find that BabyLock and Juki are made in the same place! Now that really limits me. Boohoo!

Have fun with your new toy!

Nancy said...

which is why i have a babylock for sale...I am a proud Bernina Snob!
Congrats on the new machine...I've never seen that model...will have to check it out...

Anonymous said...

Kirsti-she looks beautiful! Looks like my model and I have been very happy with it. Have fun, Julie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yay!! I'm a Bernina girl too. My sweet hubby surprised me 7 years ago and gifted me with a Bernina. I have loved it so much. Enjoy your new machine.

Annie said...

Happy days are here again for you! Can't wait to see what fun things you create on your new baby!

Cindy said...

Me too! You just can't go wrong with them!

Laura said...

Welcome to the club! Berninas are the best :)

Moneik said...

Congrats on the new machine! I'm sure you'll love it and get lots of use out of it. I know it's hard to change brands when you're use to one. I'll be a Bernina girl in a few years.

H2Ogirl said...

So not a snob! The feet working on this machine puts me over the edge. . . I can't wait to see what you do with this beauty. Yeah!

Post a Comment

Thanks for Commenting...so what do you think?
Love it, Hate it, Have a quick story to tell...