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#93386 Oct 12, 2012

Now you have my interest. I looked up the 380 and it looks like a nice machine. When I got my 640, my original intent was to get a light weight machine for taking with me. I ended up with a 640 to replace a 170. Am still looking for a lighter machine, LOL. What does the 380 weigh? And I can see the msrp, but what does it really sell for? I am so gullible, I never thought to deal on a machine, instead I paid msrp when I got the 640. Yeah, but she threw in lots of extra stuff though. I am so much savier now thanks to all of you, LOL.

So what can I expect to pay???

Judy >

> If I hadn't already made such a major purchase this year, I would get a

> 380 in a heartbeat for transporting needs. I really love that knee lift.

> I'm looking at possibly getting a 380 next year. I really want one just

> for traveling around. if I ever came across a good used deal on a 380, I

> would grab it.

>

> Pat



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#93393 Oct 12, 2012

I can't help on price but the weight of the machine alone is 17 pounds and with the Barbie case, foot pedal and knee lift in its canvas drop over cover it is 21 pounds. Easy to carry and wonderful to sew on.

Leslie



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#93396 Oct 12, 2012

My 380 did not come with the stand up barbie case. Can you buy them

separately?

Since the feet are the snap on ones that come with the machine, (and BTW

they are very well made and fit so

precisely on the shank unless you know they re snap ones it is hard to tell

they are not the reg. Bernina feet.)

The original 300's don't hang. Mine came with a little suitcase that is

padded and nicely made.

I love my 380 mostly because I got it for a great traded in to my dealer

price and it like new.

But also because it is such a nice machine. Not light, solid and smooth

but because it is shorter it is more compact

I find it easy to handle. I think it has to do with the balance of weight

in my hand.

Also I have become a lot more savey about pricing thanks to this group.

LOL...

Nancy







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#93400 Oct 12, 2012

Yes, these can be purchased, but they're not inexpensive. They run about

$50-60.

Kari~

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Publius



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#93401 Oct 12, 2012

It's hard to say what the model might be selling for in your area. In

southern California, the machines sell for substantially less than in

some other areas due to increased competition.

Kari~

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Publius



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#93410 Oct 12, 2012

Thanks everyone for the input on the weight and price of the 380. I will be able to get to one of the dealers in my area soon and will ask about trying out this machine. Am excited to compare it to the 640. (I know, apples to oranges, but I really want a take along machine)

Judy



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#93411 Oct 13, 2012

Just a comment about the Series 3. These are the 2 Series with a facelift!!

I thought 240 would be great for transporting! ......but I missed having NO

pressure adjustment on presser foot which I ALWAYS use for piecing -

especially when some quilting fabrics are finer- it reduced the fabric

'creep'. I also missed less needle positions (only 4 clicks to right

instead of 5) - made it hard to get scant 1/4"

I changed to transporting my 440 or 640 in a caravan and to any groups!

(The weight wasn't all that different!!G>) For my 440 I always use an

overlocker trolley bag which is small and neat and easy to transport!!G>

AB

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From: Judy

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 380 weight and price

Thanks everyone for the input on the weight and price of the 380. I will be

able to get to one of the dealers in my area soon and will ask about trying

out this machine. Am excited to compare it to the 640. (I know, apples to

oranges, but I really want a take along machine) Judy







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#93416 Oct 13, 2012

I got a 380 this summer to take to classes that don't need embroidery nd I paid about 1600 for it. It is lighter than a my 640 and I think it might be lighter than a 240 I had before.

Maryanne


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