Yes, I’ve been looking at sewing machines. I checked out the Janome 7700 on line. Then saw a blog that listed the price at $3000. WHEW! It had better clean house, do the dishes, wash and dry clothes, fold them and put them away at that price!
Then I checked out the Viking line of sewing machines. Still pricey! I have been by our local dealers of Janome and Viking and I have to say the Viking folks are way friendlier.
While in the Janome store, I got the feeling I was an intruder, an inconvenience, something to be barely tolerated. Not a good way to influence potential buyers. Are you listening Janome? Perhaps you should choose your sales people with a little more thought.
Now when I went by the Viking dealership, I was treated as an old, long lost friend. The sales person was friendly, knowledgeable and enjoyed showing me what the Viking could do. I was impressed!
Needless to say I got my new sewing machine from Viking..a Sapphire 875 to be exact.
I’m still learning how to use it, but so far I LOVE it! I have made a few simple things on it already. A set of placemats and napkins and a pincushion.
Just a little thought for all you sewing machine salespeople out there: How you treat your potential customers will make the difference in a sale or no sale.