Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's called C-o-m-p-r-o-m-i-s-e.....

So..... I went to Sew Right with every intention of just trying a few machines out. Then I was to return home and do a little research, finding whichever one I liked online. WWWeeellllllll…… THIS is why I shouldn't be allowed to shop for big ticket items by myself...


This is Sew Right (… yes, right next to paradise…lol)

This is the bus stop back to Brooklyn...

This is me…

This is the big ticket item I was supposed to search for a better deal for online.... Rrrrright.


Alas, I do feel like I made a very good choice overall...The Emerald 183 by Husqvarna Viking... I went with a very good brand... I got everything I needed plus most of what I wanted. Yes, I spent on the higher (highest) end of my price range. But, I feel I walked away with a high quality machine from a high quality machine making company.

I mean, it WAS still about 150-200 less than the PRLE.... And that’s exactly what I'll keep telling myself... Over and over and over again... I mean... I just spent my iPhone money....:(

But, the drama over whether our not it was an impulse buy, and/or the cost of said buy aside, I think I'm in love. It’s big. It’s sleek. And it’s fast(er than the other machines I looked at... The Magnolia 7330 by Janome and the Quilter's Choice by Babylock.)

Another thing I keep telling myself is that I am getting quality care and service at a 'local' dealer (…Okay, so Union Turnpike and 223rd St. in Queens isn't exactly 'local' to Forte Green, Brooklyn, but I think it would be worth any trips I had to make.) I think this would not have been the case with an online purchase. I was already told I could come back and take a class on the machine anytime or if I had any questions all I had to do was call...

That kind of thing is big for me.


Today, Holla = Chaching!

4 comments:

Eileen said...

So glad to see you finally got a machine! It's so exciting....like buying a new car. Good luck!

Adrienne said...

Yay! glad you got your new machine!

toy said...

i phone money huh? lol
a mess, lol
well, it was worth the trip, I guess you really have to know what it means to take public transportation between the boroughs to appreciate the ordeal, lol
congrats!

MsMica...Sewnista in the making said...

Thanks yall!... I was soo popped last night from making the trip back and forth (never mind that I had to turn around 1/2 way back to Brooklyn because I forgot my sewing journal and had to go back to the store... I said never. mind....) that I didn’t even take the machine out of the box... but its only just now 7:21 am the next morning. I just brewed some coffee and I now it’s on!!