Sam, you got an awesome deal for a Janome! We bought ours in December and its a Bernina Deco that was originally 1100.00, but Bernina USA had a huge end of the year sale and we ended up walking away with it 30% off. I know that is not a huge %, but Bernina rarely marks anything down. We also bought the software, yikes, it was more than the machine! We also waited for a sale and got 20% the software. I think it usually retails at 1200.00. It only monograms, but I have no sewing ability, so it works for me.