Buying Brother Sewing machines from overseas shops
Buying Brother Sewing machines online
You can get really good deals and more value for sewing machine bought online. There are a couple of things you have to look out for or your purchase can quickly turn into a expensive nice to look at sewing machine.
- Make use of the this official calculator to see if you'll need to pay import duties. Any overseas online purchase under $400(NZD) is normally import duty free.
- Make sure that your sewing machine or electrical appliance voltage is rated correctly for your country. New Zealand uses
240v and most products bought from America and some parts of Europe uses 110v for their electrical appliances. If you plug the electrical sewing machine straight into a New Zealand wall plug the screen will flash and likely be damaged. You can still use and buy these products but you will need a Voltage Transformer Step Up/Down converter 110/120 Volt - 220/240 Volt.
- Some sewing machines can be set from 110v-240v or back again. You should've no problem but you may still need to by a 240v power cord. The power cord socket on the sewing machines are normally generic and uses a standard 2 point power cord.
- The purchaser normally carries the cost of shipping the sewing machine back for any repairs under warranty.
- Most new appliances are fitted with a fuse and if now damage was done to your electrical appliacnce replacing he fuse should get it going again. The modern electronic boards are well protected and you should still be able to have them repaired by knowledgeable sewing machine technician. This links shows how to replace a fuse on a Janome DC2014 that blew. It will show how to remove the front cover and where to find the blown fuse or fuses.