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What is a used embroidery machine worth?


Hi Dennis,

can you look at the below 6 heads for sale and let me know if you think these are in the ball park? tajima 1376


I wish they made a Kellys Blue book for embroidery machines but I havent found one. Here is a thought process that I use to value a machine. This is only my opinion.

Tajimas tend to last about 15 to 20 years depending on maintenance and use. The machines actually last a lot longer that 20 years but the support, and parts availability tends to end at about 20 years on most models.

As a rule, new machines sell in the ballpark of about 8,000 to 10,000 per head. A new 6 head Tajima will sell for about 50,000 to 53,000.  This depends on what you get with the machine, hoops, supplies and tools, training, support, and warranties.


   New Machines  New Price  $53,000
  10 years old        @ Half original Price  $30,000
  20 years old                         @ One quarter original price  $15,000
  Over twenty years old “Not recommended.”  Parts and service concerns.