My lovely DH is buying me a new sewing machine for our anniversary and I have NO idea what to go for. I've only ever had second hand unreliable ones, so this time I want a VERY reliable, non-temperamental machine. I've always fancied an overlocker, too, but I don't know if you can use an overlocker for just basic sewing too?
I have a budget of around £200 and its not going to be used for anything heavy really, as I don't have lots of spare time.
I have a Janome. I got mine from John Lewis and they state that they are their best sellers and, for the person I spoke to, very reliable. In her 15 years in that dept/store she had never seen one returned!
The advantage is that there are models in every price range and the accessories are easy to get hold of.