Well, I knew it was inevitable. After being disappointed with all the “mainstream” software out there to make embroidery designs, I’m going back to what I know… P E Design.
I found someone on Ebay who had it for 40% less than the local fella. Every time I spoke to the local guy, the song changed – first it was “Oh, you have to buy 5 then upgrade to 7” (total cost = $1200). Then it was “Oh, you can buy 7 without having to buy the others, but you need to get a CD drive to attach to your machine” (total cost $1200, but he’d “let me” have it for $1050).
Quite frankly, I love how he services the machines, but I *think* the sales portion of his business is something I’ll stay away from. I do wish that there was a way to tell Brother just how bad it can be on this end – there is a “rule” (local fella told me this, so I don’t know if it is true) that buyers are not to buy out of their home states. Then… If this is the case, you HAVE to buy from the greasy guys who shouldn’t be selling used cars, but are now going after us women who merely want to enjoy our sewing.
The ebay seller was supposed to ship yesterday. I’m hoping that since I was experienced with 3 that 7 will be a breeze for digitizing – the kid already has grandiose plans and I’m two steps behind.