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Old November 11th, 2015 Nov 11, 2015 5:11:26 AM -   #16 (permalink)
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you probably never owned anything other than a Melco and have don't know how other machine brands work.
 
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Old November 11th, 2015 Nov 11, 2015 5:20:22 AM -   #17 (permalink)
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While Melco may not be the best machine(it's a good machine) it does have the best support. That is a Absolute Fact! Melco's phone support, free training you get with the machine and extended warranty are better then any other machine brand out there. Melco also = Assembled in the USA!

I have worked with Hirsch and ZSk and many other companies and I can tell you for a Absolute Fact that Melco is the most honest company I have been in contact with. They do business the right way and you would be hard pressed to ever find a Melco Customer who is unsatisfied with the support they get from Melco.

I could tell you things about ZSK, Hirsch(Tajima) and a few others that would make your head spin.
 
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Well I am in Canada and support from I think is different I called Melco in USA a few months ago and I am still waiting for a phone call back
 
 
Old November 11th, 2015 Nov 11, 2015 5:25:32 AM -   #19 (permalink)
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Well I am in Canada and support from I think is different I called Melco in USA a few months ago and I am still waiting for a phone call back
You're clearly not serious about sorting it out then are you, who would wait months for a call back - surely you would call again and again until its sorted....

As I said user error.
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not user erroe I could do two shirts no thread breaks works great then next shirt 30 thread breaks the new EMT 16 has a new rotary hook that cuts thread and is Engineering failure and I think melco is just figuring this out now. I know many users now threw this forum and others that are experiencing the same problems.
 
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Well I am in Canada and support from I think is different I called Melco in USA a few months ago and I am still waiting for a phone call back
Well I am sure your ZSk came from someone in the midwest(won't mention names) and just wait til you need it fixed is all I am saying. A old ZSK dealer is here in my state and the stories I could tell you would make you sick to your stomach. The stories my SWF customers have from the same dealer as well.

I am not saying you don't have a great machine because ZSK is the best machine and I will never dispute that. All I am saying is I like to work with people who are honest and forthcoming and so far Melco is the only company who has demonstrated that to me.
 
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Well maybe you can ask Melco to call me. But I think by next summer I will be able to sell this machine at greatly reduced price and I can't wait. I will probably loose anywhere from 3-5 thousand dollars but I can't wait
 
Old November 11th, 2015 Nov 11, 2015 3:19:17 PM -   #23 (permalink)
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I currently own One ZSK Sprint and 7 month Old Melco and if I could afford to give away the Melco I would. No comparison at all the Melco can run at 1200 stitches but with all the thread breaks I get, the ZSK running at 1000 stitches per minute with no thread break is much more productive. I have owns Brothers back 1992 and Tajimas and Barudan's,. I would recommend ZSK, Barudan's and Tajima's but I will never recommend a Melco.

Must be user error. We have 4 xts units. Just finished 150 unstructured hats in 6 hours myself on 7k design. Only thing stopping the machine was empty bobbins and me not keeping up on hooping. They all work very well but the best is the one with over 60 mil stitch count.
 
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Don't buy a SWF lol I got one many years ago from YES, worst decision in my life, yes i use my machine daily but my god what a pile of **** with support! Considering i bought new and for a good bit of money(£12k+) for a single head machine i could've got a lot more for my money in a machine never mind support

Stocks always gets a good rep, i'd phone them
 
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Well I am sure your ZSk came from someone in the midwest(won't mention names) and just wait til you need it fixed is all I am saying. A old ZSK dealer is here in my state and the stories I could tell you would make you sick to your stomach. The stories my SWF customers have from the same dealer as well.

I am not saying you don't have a great machine because ZSK is the best machine and I will never dispute that. All I am saying is I like to work with people who are honest and forthcoming and so far Melco is the only company who has demonstrated that to me.
I'm so confused, on some post you are referring people to ZSK and the Mattina's and on other post you are saying how bad the customer service is and the Midwest distributor is terrible to deal with. So did you change your mind or what's the real story?
 
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I'm so confused, on some post you are referring people to ZSK and the Mattina's and on other post you are saying how bad the customer service is and the Midwest distributor is terrible to deal with. So did you change your mind or what's the real story?

Glad I'm not the only one who got lost.
 
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Do we really need to add coments to a thread that has been dead for almost a year without adding anything?
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Do we really need to add coments to a thread that has been dead for almost a year without adding anything?
I agree. The 2 posters are harassing someone who had deleted their account apparently since their name is now a number. Why start a argument with someone who left the forum? The EMB guy is some sort of plant put here my Stitch It.
 
Old September 21st, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 5:12:38 PM -   #29 (permalink)
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I would recommend that you contract out your digitizing and embroidery. Find someone to do it for you while you build up the business. Embroidery sales are relationship based for the most part and it's a tough nut to crack. You do not want a machine sitting around with no work for it.

Contracting the design work out lets you see how it's done and then you own the files. You can buy software and master this part of the process next.

Contracting the embroidery work out lets you focus on building volume to pay for your machine when you buy it. That way you aren't "gambling" on the machine but instead of having it earn it's keep once you buy one.

As for brand you buy.... consider your local support options. You will need someone to work on it, and you will need parts. There are essentially two paths... Melco is highly digitized, and everything else is mostly mechanical. They both stitch about the same. Talk to other shops in your area and ask them what they like and why.

DO NOT buy on price or put much stock in what the sales person tells you. They are all going to puff smoke at you to make you think their machine is the best.

Embroidery is a hard, technical business with high margins once you master the basics.
 
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I agree. The 2 posters are harassing someone who had deleted their account apparently since their name is now a number. Why start a argument with someone who left the forum? The EMB guy is some sort of plant put here my Stitch It.
Wait. Aren't you the person with the number as the userid?
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