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Spotlight: Elna El2000 Sewing Machine for $60, Previously $249 5yrs Warranty

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Regular price is $249 and VIP price is $99 which you can be by registering here.
Add something of $1 and you can use voucher $40 off $100
Online order is $8.99 extra and use code 9341222483754

12/5 11am: Going in and out of stock online, still available in a few stores.

This is part of Mother's Day deals for 2017.

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    Excellent find, used code, VIP discount & all worked, thanks so much

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    Perfect Christmas present for a teenage daughter. 😈

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      Or son… I'm a dude and it's such an awesome skill to have, I get cheap baggy clothes from op-shops and alter them to fit me how I like

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        You're a good person

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        Sewing can be brilliant for sports and outdoor gear, can knock up really good custom bags for various items. Exactly as you need them, better than anything you can buy on the market since you have made it for your specific usage.
        Generally want something a bit heavy duty which can deal with thinker tarp, canvas, shadecloth etc.

        Plenty of manly applications for sewing stuff.

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        Great to see young folk valuing the usefulness of a skill without regard for gender stereotyping.

        I learned to sew when I was about 8yo and after 25 years it remains one of my single most useful skills- much more so than many other DIY skills. Would have saved me many thousands of dollars.

        Altering clothes from op shops is a fantastic way to save money and still get quality, fitted clothing that is so often overpriced (and has a poor selection) for males. If you're a hiker the satisfaction of making your own high quality, custom spec gear is unbeatable. Around the house you can cheaply update furnishings, curtains etc etc.

        Keep it up! :)

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          I have always secretly wanted to learn sewing. Any ideas where to start as a beginner online?

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          @eatmygoals:
          In lieu of being taught I'd say that the best method is to choose a simple project then look for youtube videos and follow whatever video has the simplest approach. Also, most people use gutermann thread for all their applications, it's cheap enough and sort of a gold standard (try to break it and you'll see how good it is).

          A simple project would be something like clothing alteration, cushion covers, etc. These are super-easy, fast, need minimal materials (chosen from the most bargain of bargain bins), don't require templates and are among the most effective ways to save.

          Doesn't have to be something you want or need either i.e. a patchwork blanket for a friend's new baby will get you mega kudos. Then you've learned something and also made a cheap, thoughtful gift (plus it's also somewhat endearing if it comes out wonky).

          If you are still into sewing then I'd recommend you keep your eye out for quality bargain fabrics on clearance. Stuff like blockout curtain material, linens, vinyls, and upholstery fabrics. I rarely pay more than $4/m for fabric- go straight to the clearance shelves at spotlight and only search there; once you start paying full price (or even regular discount prices) for fabrics your projects quickly become unprofitable. I'd also recommend salvaging the odd seat cushion from couches that have become otherwise unusable- furniture foam costs a small fortune to buy from Clark Rubber.

          Then start fixing stuff around the house. For instance I've reupholstered our armchairs that the cat destroyed, made a cat bed that the cat prefers to the couch (no more hair on couch yay), done all the curtains, reupholstered a set vintage dining chairs, made a new highchair seat after the original became irretrievably disgusting etc etc.

          I definitely wouldn't recommend starting with ambitious aims like backpacks, down jackets, tents. Stuff like that quickly becomes way too technical with funky stitching, special threads and expensive materials, complicated templates. Keep it domestic until you feel confident.

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      LOL I was kind of joking. I remember a seam on my daughters sports shorts split and her step mum fixed them. I emailed her to thank her and she told me she got her sewing machine for her 15th birthday and was pretty cross because she wanted something else. But now she's glad she got it. I doubt that the average teenager would be thrilled to get a sewing machine as their main Christmas pressie. Obviously some would. I tried to orde this one last night for a gag gift but couldn't get my VIP card to register. It's great that there are apparently so many males into sewing. in high school, we were given the choice of shop and home ec. The clever boys took home ex because they knew they'd be around mostly girls and doted on.

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    Thanks OP, been on the lookout for a bargain sewing machine in order to shorten my own jeans/pants instead of paying $20 each time. Looks like a decent machine for this price, so here's hoping.

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      Benjamin button sort of deal?

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      Make sure you use a stronger needle for jeans. Not sure how the ones which come with this are, but I've had some bend cause jeans were a bit thick.

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        Thanks for the advice. Might practice on some old denim first. Are most sewing machine needles standard? Or do you need ones specific to your machine?

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    Thanks OP! was hoping it would drop so we could use the voucher.
    Here's some $1 items if anyone is looking for them:
    Just Bead It Bone Shaped Beads
    Just Bead It Flower Beads
    Just Bead It 2 Carved Flower Lentil Beads

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    Thanks OP for sharing this deal, ordered one online.

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    Thanks I'll give this to mum

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    Thanks OP, and your post was great including the $40 off code - so easy to order. (The website said low in stock)

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    thanks got 1 for m.inlaw

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    Good price. Ordered one.

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    That's fantastic! Made me wish i didn't already have a sewing machine (almost! !). Great find Op 😊

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    Got one, cheers! :)

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    Hmmm…good find, OP! Mrs C has been looking for a new machine for a while so this is quite timely.

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    Looks like it got ozbargained, since the only shop with it in stock is at least 180km away in regional Vic… lol

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    out of stock online

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      Yes, deal is over unless restocked. It will be like looking for a unicorn instore now. Only store with stock left in VIC is Wangaratta.

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    wow, must be the cheapest It's ever been.

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    damn. ozbargained. gone online. only showing stock in rural stores

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      Yep. Damn, closest to me is nearly 1000km away!

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      can still get it delivered?

  • +2 votes

    Those in VIC, try Roxburgh Park. Customer service said they had about 20. You'll need to check with the store for accurate stock levels.
    Other stores (as per system as of COB yesterday, please call store)
    Roxburgh Park 20, Hoppers Crossing 1, South Melbourne 1, Sandown 2, Bayswater 10, Bendigo 10, South Morang 10

    • +2 votes

      Better take a shotgun with you if you go to Hoppers Crossing.

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    This is a great deal. Good machine for the money, not grunty enough to do lots of denim (shortening legs would be okay, making jeans from scratch, no). But good for lighter stuff.

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      If you don't mind me asking, where or what should I look for if I wanted to work with heavy and normal denim? I have some quality old Selvedge jeans that're too small and damaged. I'd love to repair or repurpose them.

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        The Singer Heavy Duty is a good start for denim.

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        I would stick with the janome hd series. Should be able to find some kicking around on gumtree.

        Have a look around in youtube for videos on fusible or non fusible webbing. Jeans can be brought back that way.

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    Crap. Ozbargained. Teach me not to check at 5am in the morning!

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    Great price, shame they're out of stock :... I wonder if they'll get any more stock in?

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    Good luck finding one and even more luck trying to get someone to answer the phone.

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    For those still interested here's another cheapie: https://www.spotlightstores.com/sewing-fabrics/sewing-equipm...

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    Rang afew stores, was told this doesn't apply to sewing machines so…

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      Only a specific sewing machine according to the coupon. Call another 3 stores and you'll get another 3 different answers lol

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    Back in stock online, be quick!!

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    Is it the same as the Aldi one sold? They look almost identical?

    https://www.catalogueau.com/aldi/aldi-special-buys-week-18-2...

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      The Aldi one was called a Janome Stirling from memory. It will be sold out now I'd imagine. They only had overlockers left at my local store and that was last weekend.

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        Yes, Janome made a version and put Aldi's brandname "Stirling" on it.

        I think Janome and Elna are related too?

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          Actually reading the description within the Aldi catalogue, it does sound very similar indeed. Possibly this Elna and the Aldi Janome is the same machine just branded differently.

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          @sparkles: id be very surprised if that was thr case. The janome machine aldi sold most recently was a rebadged 216-s. As you can see from the following photo its a different machine to this.

          http://rs.160791.mrsite.com/images/thumbs/0000000931824.jpeg

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    Also stock showing in Bayswater, VIC now

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    refresh. They have new stock
    I just got one

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      gone again? add to cart not clickable

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        Still have stock .. you have trouble keep refreh

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          haha yeah I did this and finally managed to get it to cart but after I applied the promo code and clicked on checkout, it removed the item from my cart and got a message saying its been removed since there's no more stock

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    Appears to be completely sold out. Can you get these at this price in store?

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      should be able to but the problem is which store still stock these…in VIC alone, the closest stores for me showing stock is between 220-300km away

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        1000 km away from brisbane :(

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    Thanks OP!
    I managed to get one at 5am this morning.
    Good present for mother's day!!

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    Does it have a automatic needle threader?

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    Back again.
    Manged to complete transaction this time.

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      missed it - chatting with boss :(

      will try again later.

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    no use - it gets removed from the cart.. :(

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    I just managed to buy one. Just keep refreshing your browser it becomes available intermittently. Cost me $68 including shipping :)

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    I grabbed one of these for $93 delivered a few months ago… It seems good for the money, it does the job better than expected…

    I've been using it for manly type jobs, repairing tent, making webbing straps, making campervan curtains, all kinda heavy duty stuff but it seems to handle it all ok.. (using a denim needle and tough nylon thread)

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    Got one.. Thanks OP!!

    And guys don't forget to buy the threads to make it over $100.
    It's like buying gun without ammo :)

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      or buy ammo from ebay? Will it be cheap there?

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    Damn! That's cheap. The one I bought from last deal for $89 or something is still unopened.

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      I have $70 sitting here in Brisbane.

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    finally managed to get through the checkout process. hopefully its not a website glitch allowing for over-orders though as its a mission getting one.

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    It's in stock again

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    Got one for missus. Keep refreshing and be quick to finish the checkout.

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      had one - pay with paypal… disappears…

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        happened to me too, you just got to keep at it. :)

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          Keep trying

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          @parousia54:
          finally got one

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          @blehgg:
          Added to cart 3 times and paid with paypal for it to fail each time over the course of the day.

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          @BartholemewH:

          you can do it!

          just gotta type quicker!

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    Got one OP. Great deal thanks.

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    Thanks OP. Managed to check out with one piece just then. Had to refresh every now and then for a while, but hopefully the order confirmation means it went through!

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    Just bought the last one in Albany WA, thanks for this post, perfect timing for Mother's Day for the wife!

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      Why are you getting your wife a mothers day pressie? She's not your mother :D

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        cause u cant trust a 1 year old with a credit card

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        Because the two bUrd Jnr's are at 3 years and at 4 months and not quite capable of going to the store!

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    It Was out of stock online, but after 15 mins its back again.
    Just bought one online, $99+$1.05 Decor -$40 code + 8.99 = $69.73, with email confirmed.

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    I got one just now :D

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    Sounds like stock levels are hanging by a thread?

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      imagines warehouse workers digging boxes out….

      "Hey just found another one!"

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      Thats sew predictable

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    There are two left in Lismore NSW, says not in stock online but they are on the floor, thanks

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    thank you, got one just before lunch :)

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    Wow nearest store with stock is 500km away from sydney~ I give up

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    Spent a couple of hours refresshing my browser, but whenever it showed as available I was never quick enough.

    So I purchased one over the phone from the Wangaratta store - they were happy to ship to me in Brisbane.

    Interestingly, I didn't have to buy any else with it - the shipping cost was included in the total to take it over the magic $100.00 point, so the $40 discount applied!

    And great service from the staff at the store!

    Thanks OP - this is something that I would never have sufficient use for to justify paying the full price, but this makes it great value!

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      How much did you end up paying all up?

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        how much was shipping?

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      I paid $67.99 all up - $59.00 + $8.99 shipping.