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From: gholloway
Date: 07-31-2006, 10:27 AM (1 of 9)
They have a trading post type show on Saturday morning for an hour and a lady has a Disney embroidery machine she wants to sell. She just brought it the first of July. She went to the local sewing machine dealer in town and found a used one that was like a step above this one. She said it had 2 hoops, 4x4 and 4x6, and several bobbins. I do not know alot about an embroidery machine but have been wanting one. She wants $350 but she said the price was negotiable. Does anyone know about this machine or think that is too high. I really need some help. :nervous:

Gayla :nc:
User: gholloway
Member since: 06-07-2006
Total posts: 58
From: ClareSS
Date: 08-01-2006, 04:51 AM (2 of 9)
Brother makes several moddles of Disney machines in different price ranges, from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Do you know which model she wants to sell?
User: ClareSS
Member since: 04-05-2006
Total posts: 17
From: gholloway
Date: 08-01-2006, 09:31 AM (3 of 9)
I believe it is the one that walmart has. I am not sure.
User: gholloway
Member since: 06-07-2006
Total posts: 58
From: Tom Land
Date: 08-01-2006, 07:49 PM (4 of 9)
That sounds like a fair price. However, since you are new to embroidery consider that not only won't you have any support, you won't have any warranty on a used machine. If it is the Wal mart model for not much more you will at least have a warranty if you buy it new.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 08-01-2006, 09:34 PM (5 of 9)
Does that include the writer box you will need to transfer the designs to the machine. I didn't know I needed that when I first started out and it's another cost that needs to be considered. Ask the lady if that includes a box you can write designs to a card and then insert the card in the machine with the designs on the card. You might want to check with a dealer for a test spin on a machine and find out all about it before buying one second hand. I bought my first PE150 from WalMart and didn't know I had to have a writer/reader box to expand my design capabilities. Just a thought so there is no surprises down the line.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: ClareSS
Date: 08-06-2006, 09:41 AM (6 of 9)
Check the WalMarts in your area. If it's the Brother SE 270D machine, many of the stores have been selling them at greatly reduced prices. I know a couple people that got them for $217, brand new with full warantee. was selling them for $349. brand new with a full warantee and shipping of only $1. And, they were selling the factory refurbished ones for $299, with a warantee, with shipping for $2.99.

I'd definitely check around before I bought a used one for $350.
User: ClareSS
Member since: 04-05-2006
Total posts: 17
From: ibesue
Date: 08-10-2006, 03:31 AM (7 of 9)
We bought the brother 270D from for 299 a couple of months ago. We are using the machine and its great for regular sewing. We are about to try to figure out how to use the embroidery part! The last new sewing maching I had was back in the early 80's, so you can imagine how surprised I was at all the gadgets and things this machine does!
User: ibesue
Member since: 06-23-2006
Total posts: 4
From: lmpatterson
Date: 08-17-2006, 11:37 PM (8 of 9)
I am considering buying one of these machines as well. Since there probably isn't anyone who can explain it to me, does anybody know of anything extra I might have to buy to make it work. Just so I won't have any suprises when I get it home and read "oh yeah, you need to buy ......."


User: lmpatterson
Member since: 12-13-2005
Total posts: 8
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 08-18-2006, 12:11 AM (9 of 9)
I have the 270d as well as the simplicity se3. I personally like my 270d best. I am considering the ultimate box or the ped basic to go alone with it. I have never used the functions of sewing on this machine. I had no need for them so dont know how it does with that.good luck with your purchase.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
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