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Subject: Sewing machine tune-ups/repairs--surveying pricing


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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 09:17:06am

I take my sewing machines to a local shop that sells many brands-and they usually charge $65-$90 depending on the brand and model(computerized machines cost more). However, I just purchased a used mid-arm machine(Janome)that is a straight stitch only machine, all mechanical and when I dropped it off the guy told me they cost $199 to do a tune up--I was shocked!!! Wondering what the typical rates are in other parts of the the US-I am in the midwest, fairly large city.

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Did you ask why? Is it difficult to find parts for, or access, or require an unusually delicate touch? I paid under 100.00 for someone to stop by (I am in his route) and tune up my singer 20U. It cost about the same as taking it in somewhere, but without the two week wait. (NT)--Thursday, January 30, 07:52:17am

I think Bernina and Janome are about the same in terms of cost of servicing. High, but they have a monompoly because no one else can by their parts. (NT)BJThursday, January 30, 01:47:41pm
  • *buy (NT) -- BJ, Saturday, February 01, 07:57:26am

If you are in the DC area, I would highly recommend Jeff Carper of Alverton In-Home Service. He is at the Hancock Fabrics in Gaithersburg every Mon but he does on-site service/repairs! I had him come to my shop and service 6 machines and it cost me less than the Bernina dealer charged me to service 1. Great work, lots of good tips, and very personable. (NT)BJ - Irish Seams, LLCThursday, January 30, 01:51:04pm


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