Talk

Advanced search

Buying a discontinued model of sewing machine

(6 Posts)
Mummagumma Wed 10-Aug-11 13:28:22

Is it a bad idea? Would you be put off buying one? I'd almost made up my mind to get a Brother BC2100, which seems really well-liked with great reviews, but seems to be no longer manufactured (a fairly recent development). I'm also considering a Janome 525s. Not sure what to do.

kellestar Wed 10-Aug-11 16:12:15

I think over time most models of machine are discontinued. Often the parts are interchangeable. If it's a shop you are buying from, ask them what the spares/repairs are like. My machine is ancient, but most parts are standard, I have a local shop who specialise in repairs and he's been brilliant when it went a bit squiffy.

PurpleFrog Wed 10-Aug-11 16:50:47

If it gets good reviews it wouldn't put me off - especially since you might be able to find it cheaper since it has been discontinued!

InvaderZim Wed 10-Aug-11 20:20:31

Mine was an older model when I got it, as long as it's a good model from a reputable company you ought to be fine. I can still get different feet and accessories for my machine (now 10 years old) as these are all standard.

Mummagumma Thu 11-Aug-11 11:06:37

Thanks for the opinions. There is a very reputable dealership & repair centre not too far from here, so I'll go and have a chat with them. My current machine (Elna 2007) is a pain in the bum - don't want to make another mistake!

nickelbabe Thu 11-Aug-11 17:25:39

I wouldn't be put off.

Most sewing machine parts are standard anyway, even across ranges.

I have a Jones that was bought in the 1960s, and I can still get parts for it. smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now