I hate being relatively nice. I try to avoid confrontation and if I do try, I screw it up. It didn't help that my jaw was so far to the floor I couldn't do anything today.
I was reading on the 7700 Yahoo! list about a Clear View Quilting Foot And Guide Set for Janome and that everyone loved it. I figured I'd head to a dealer and see if they have one. Unfortunately I made the mistake of telling the lady that I had a 7700 and that the Yahoo! group loved this foot. *The foot rocks as I bought one*
The next thing I know is that I'm getting scolded for not buying the machine at this dealer. She went on and on about about it and demanded to know what I had paid for it. Being stupid and nice I told her and about my trade-in of the 6600 and the price I paid. She sniffed and said that I could have worked out a deal here. I could tell by the look on her face that what I paid wasn't going to happen.
When she asked why I hadn't purchased at this store I told her bluntly that I was at the other place and they had one in the store. I bought it. It was nothing personal. I just was there.
She then questioned me on if I got free lessons at the other place and I told her no. I got another lecture on lessons and I told her that I lived too far away for lessons and didn't need them. I've had lessons at this place and I knew more than they did or it wasn't in depth enough.
I should have just kept my mouth shut picked up the feet, the bobbins, the needles and walked out. Or after the mistake of opening my mouth I should have just told her I didn't need her input and left without buying anything. Ebetray has the foot, needles and the bobbins.
To dealers and your sales staff:
Grow up. I can purchase any machine/supplies I want from any place I so desire. Being confrontational gets you nowhere and makes you look pathetic. I should have stood up for myself but I was too nice like my mom taught me to be. I only tolerate your services because I don't really have a choice. You didn't even have the 7700 machine in stock so quit whining.
This is why I buy online when I can. It's a pleasure doing business with a computer that doesn't argue with me about my purchases. I would love to shop at a brick store. You people don't make it worth my time and effort anymore.
I know there are good dealers out there. I just wish there were more of you.