Sierra Sewing, Quilting, & Vacuums
8056 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511, United States
Sierra Sewing, Quilting, & Vacuums
Review №1

A wide selection in all the colors: solids, tone on tone, and prints. Well organized and appealing. I had plenty of time to make my selections without a salesperson hovering, but help was available if I wanted it.

Review №2

So friendly and knowledgeable, I thought my machine was broken and Brian worked his magic, had it fixed in no time!! Lori at the front seemed to know everyone and exceptional quality service. It felt like home and smelled nice too. Made me want to take a class too. Thank you for saving our ninja turtle costumes!!

Review №3

The staff is very friendly & well educated in what they sell. I was asked what I needed, what I sew, and I was shown the appropriate machine. There was no sales pressure to get me to buy more than I needed, but I ended up with a more expensive model because I asked about it and sold myself on it. Im very pleased. I love that they offer free classes in how to use your new machine.

Review №4

This is a nice shop. Most of the people that work there are very nice.They have great fabrics. I’m happy to have this store in Reno.If you want to learn how to quit this is a great place to start. I have taken lessons here and have learned a lot from them.

Review №5

I love this shop! Every time I visit everyone is so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommend for their vast array of machines, great selection of sewing furniture, and fabulous fabric section! The classes are always great too. Don’t miss this local gem

Review №6

All staff were very helpful and polite. Gave good information and help on doing a project.

Review №7

Everyone is so very helpful. Best selection of batik fabrics anywhere. I bought a sewing machine here and had another repaired. I was very happy with both transactions. My only complaint is the heavy sweet air fragrance they use. I dont care for it and it always takes me a while to get used to it when I go in. But then everyone else probably loves it.....

Review №8

Such an amazing staff, very helpful and knows the ins and outs of the products they sell. Even special orders like sewing feet they dont have on hand, easy to have them ordered, very professional. The shop have everything you can think of for your sewing/quilting needs. Would highly recommend this location!

Review №9

I have been going to Sierra Sewing for 20 years. The service is wonderful and they make you feel at home. They have a great selection of fabrics and notions. I have bought several sewing machines there too. I always take my machines to be serviced and the turn around time is quick.

Review №10

Great classes, experienced and friendly staff, gorgeous fabrics and every accessory you need.

Review №11

Having bought both a sewing machine and a vacuum with their knowledgable staff made my experiences very enjoyable. No heavy sales pitches but a lot of questions about what I would use them for and how often. Then a detailed discussion and price comparisons made my decisions easy. I have also spent a lot of time getting materials needed for my projects. I love the variety of cloth, threads and other supplies.

Review №12

I just purchased a Riccar upright vacuum and love it.

Review №13

Fabric is fabulous and the Kangaroo Cabinets do not come with a

Review №14

Friendly staff, very informative on their products, and the fabric selection is wonderful.

Review №15

I bought my Pfaff Icon here because Lauri was upfront and wasnt afraid to tell me her opinions. Ive used my machine every day since I bought it. After about 6 months I was starting to have issues, but it was right in the middle of the covid shut down. I called and Lauri she told me not to worry my warranty will be good no matter what.Well I was able to get my Icon in to the shop in February. Because I was under warranty they fast tracked my service. Parts were replaced but that wasnt solving my issues. Long story short, Jared and Lauri called Pfaff and explained my situation and I received a new machine!! The most important thing when you purchase such an expensive machine is the folks you are doing business with. I am so grateful that Sierra Sewing had my back. I would not hesitate to buy any future machines here. Not only will they do whats right, the store itself is well stocked.

Review №16

Everyone has here is always so helpful, as a guy they never talk down to me or treat me like I’m dumb. Love the selection of quilting notions

Review №17

It was such a wonderful experience. They were so helpful. I came back 3 times before I made a decision and not once did they push me to make a purchase. I had a very expensive machine that never really worked, sewing and embroidery. They knew it wasn’t running and still took it in as a trade-in. VERY pleasant staff!!!!

Review №18

I shop here, they maintain and repair my sewing machines. I have taken at least a dozen classes (probably closer 2 dozen). I have received excellent instruction and/or service on every single one of my 50+ visits to this shop over the past ten years, including during the difficult days of COVID restrictions. It is one of my happy places. Great job to the entire staff. Thank you

Review №19

Sierra Sewing is one of my go to shops for great fabrics, notions, and friendly service. They even have Harry Potter trimming scissors! Love this place! Best sewing machine servicing in town, too.

Review №20

I took my older sewing machine in for a tune up prior to gifting it to my daughter-in-law. They were touched by the gesture and did the maintenance. I was very impressed by the selection of fabric and notions. The staff was very helpful when I asked about technical details of some of the display quilts. They also informed me of the sewing classes that covered what I was asking about. When I picked up the machine, the service quote was the price charged, no surprises. Since that visit, I have bought my quilting fabric from them due to the variety and quality of the fabric, and the positive personalities working there. The fabric selection supports more modern design concepts and classics.

Review №21

Great place. Service was excellent. They shared their knowledge of vacuum cleaners and have their own repair center in the store.I had such a great experience buying my vacuum that when searching for a new sewing machine I immediately went back to Sierra Sewing and Vacuum. Sue was very knowledgeable about quilting sewing machines. I really like the fact the machine came with classes to learn your new sewing machine better.

Review №22

I just adore Laurie at Sierra Sewing. I’ve been going there for years and she has always been helpful in a timely manner with a smile on her face and a cheerful attitude. You can beat the batik section of fabrics!

Review №23

I was able to sit down at several machines with Lori, who spent over an hour with me with several brands and ranges. She listened to my needs and I am very happy with my new machine. The rest of the staff is extremely helpful, as well. The store is well laid out and very beautiful. I will definitely continue shopping here.

Review №24

The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The fabric selection is awesome and of the highest quality. Sierra Sewing, Quilting & Vacuums is really a one stop shopping opportunity for the sewer. Stop by and you will not be disappointed.

Review №25

This store offers many wonderful classes. The teachers are all very talented and offer wonderful tips and ideas! There is a good selection of fabrics, and fun kits to expedite fabric coordination! Also, this store carries many wonderful sewing machines as well as help learning to use them!

Review №26

Every time I go to Sierra Sewing I am amazed at how helpful and knowledgeable the Personnel are. I have found that no matter what my question is they are knowledgeable and helpful. Plus they have a wide selection of sewing machines, fabrics, and on and on.

Review №27

Great store. Excellent selection. Very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous staff. My place to buy fabric and supplies in Reno.

Review №28

Great fabric selection.

Review №29

I always feel confident leaving my machine with SSQ&V for servicing. They are efficient and my machine always works great when I get it back!

Review №30

My absolutely loves that place. And you know happy wife is a happy life.

Review №31

Can not come to the building everything on line not good need to come to a sewing class inside a building where you sit down and getting help from a treacher to sew a ouilt oh well I miss the old day so much better

Review №32

I inherited a vintage sewing machine from my grandma. Since it had been sitting for quite a few years, I wanted to get it properly serviced. Sierra Sewing was excellent. Fast turn around (less than a week), social distancing compliant, friendly employees, and the machine hums right along now. I will definitely give them my business again in the future.

Review №33

Great place. Bought a machine there. Sales staff knew their stuff and I got what I wanted at a good price.

Review №34

I love this store, especially Laurie. The longarm quilting department is THE best!

Review №35

I always find the people who work there to be very helpful. They are very knowledgeable about sewing, embroidery, and the machines they sell. They have a variety of classes that are fun and educational for all levels. Also, they are making sure that all staff and customers are adhering to the safety requirements.

Review №36

Love the fabric choices here and the service is helpful and knowledgeable.

Review №37

I love going to Sierra Sewing! Their staff is kind and helpful and they have a great selection of fabrics. Their classes are so fun, too. I have bought two sewing machines and more fabric than I can use, so I can recommend them!

Review №38

The Salvation Army does not accept working and non-working sewing machines. Shame.So I call around and found this gem. I spoke with Sue, she was helpful and polite in answering my question.They accept old sewing machines that need service, repair it, and donate to organizations that benefit from the machines!While I was there, I browsed the shop. They have a extensive inventory of sewing machines, threads, thing-a-ma-bobs, what-cha-ma-call-its, vacuums, and high quality fabric for quillters. I left inspired as if I could sew a whole quilt and then some. Then I remembered, youre a beginner. Easy there! 😅

Review №39

Spammers who email you and ask you to review the site. However if you indicate you want to leave a negative review, they route you to email them instead.If people want to review you they will. Stop pandering for reviews.

Review №40

My Bernina sewing machine was skipping stitches and the tension was off. So I took it into my local sewing store. Sierra Sewing has an on-site repair shop. My machine was cleaned and fixed and returned to me within the week. It sews wonderfully and I am very pleased that I have a local store that I can trust with all my sewing needs.

Review №41

I recently took up sewing (making masks.) Everyone is so helpful and nice. They stayed late so I could pick up a sewing machine after hours. The fabric selection is amazing. It’s my new favorite store!

Review №42

Nice place with good selection of fabrics and machines and accessories. Friendly staff too. The only reason for less than perfect stars is the owner was insistent that he did not have anything (presser foot) that would fit my machine. Strange because it seemed like he wanted to know more than me rather than help me find something. Ive been sewing for 45 years, not a newbie! So I twisted his arm to let me buy a foot and guess what? It fits!Yes I would go back but hopefully he has more of a “can do” attitude.

Review №43

FriendlyHelp find what you needGood classesGreat quilters to finish your quilt

Review №44

Sierra Sewing, Quilting and Vacuum is an absolutely fabulous store. There is a huge variety of items available for any level of sewist or quilter. They are well stocked and if they don’t have what you’re looking for, chances are they can get it for you. Aside from what they sell, what is most important to me, is the customer service. The second you walk in the door you are greeted by name. All of the employees are pleasant and happy to help. It is a very cheery environment. Always a pleasure for me to shop there. Just an overall awesome experience in every way.

Review №45

Sierra Sewing, Quilting and Vacuums is my go to place for my quilting supplies, machines and classes. I find the staff to be friendly, attentive and helpful, and should they not know, they happily find out! I really appreciate that they have an on-site service tech so my girls dont have to travel far from home!I love the fabric selection, the notions, pattern selection is wonderful! You can choose between patterns on disc or books/folders. They are a Kimberbell store, so they have a fantastic selection of patterns and special classes with exclusive patterns! What fun!If you happen to be looking for a machine, or help in general -- ask for Lori! She is fantastic! She will listen to the type of sewing you are interested and she will help you find the perfect machine for you!In my humble opinion, start with Sierra -- you cant go wrong with them!

Review №46

Wonderful store. Staff is so friendly and help you find the right sewing machine for you. I bought a Baby lock a few months ago and now a mid-arm quilting machine. Lori and Jared knew I was super interested in a gently used one and when she found one she let me know immediately. I am so grateful.You will definitely have a great time visiting Sierra Sewing, Reno.Pat Dutt

Review №47

I bought 2 machines from them over 20 years. I have my new machine serviced by them yearly. Their service is friendly, fast, and professional.

Review №48

These are trying times for everyone. Being at home and being able to sew helps remove some of the anxiety and gives a little comfort. Being able to call Sierra, ask for supplies and have them shipped to you have been wonderful. Sierra sewing staff has been helpful, cheerful, supportive and has provided the assistance needed. Thank you Cindy, Lori, Jerrad(?) and all of you who have been there for us. Be safe and take care.

Review №49

Nice selection of fabric and notions to select from for projects. The staff is always courteous and helpful. The list of classes is extensive and reasonably priced. I highly recommend shopping at their shop.

Review №50

I like so many others I pulled out my sewing machine for making masks. My machine was barely sewing stitches, I called to see if they could look at it and time it up. I dropped it off at 5:30 pm on Monday and told 3-5 days. Thursday morning I was called and it ready to picked up. My 30 year old machine is sewing like it did when it was new. The price was reasonable and I could not be happier with the work that was done. I highly recommend Sierra Sewing for all your sewing needs!

Review №51

This is a lovely store with a wonderful variety of fabric, machines, and supplies. It offers great classes. The owners, Linda and son Jared, are strong supporters of our local sewing community, including our Truckee Meadows Quilters guild. We thank them heartily for their generous donations to our fund raising efforts. We are very grateful to have them as part of our quilting family.

Review №52

The Staff at this store are so outstanding and friendly that I ALWAYS look forward to going there. If I need help with a machine or a project they take the time to understand the problem and make suggestions. Their input addresses the problem, is willingly provided, and really appreciated. Ive taken several classes; they are creative and the teachers encourage me to learn new techniques that otherwise I would never tackle. Thank you, Sierra Sewing, for making your store a GREAT sewing haven! - Sarah

Review №53

The Sierra Sewing family offers a diversity of sewing and embroidery machines as well as long arms. They offer classes for all levels that are fun, fun, fun! Lastly they have a variety of fabrics including an expansive selection of batiks to die for.

Review №54

Wonderful way to escape world problems. The entire staff is helpful and kind. I took a class from Cindy and she was an angel dealing with us rookie sewers. Sierra sewing caries quality everything. I appreciate quality materials if I am going to spend time on a project.

Review №55

Sierra Sewing is a friendly place. They have excellent classes in a nice classroom. They have a good selection of fabrics. They sell and service several brands of sewing machines. They sell vacuums as well. I love Sierra Sewing and highly recommend this store for all your quilting needs.

Review №56

Great place to get fabric, sewing machines and get a quilt quilted. They all love what they do. Friendly staff.

Review №57

This is a wonderful, helpful quilting store! All of the staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to to have their expertise available.

Review №58

Great quilt, sewing machine center. I have used them often for quality fabric purchases, plus I recently updated my 30 year old sewing machine by purchasing a new one from them.

Review №59

My favorite place! I began sewing a year ago and the ladies at the store have made the journey so much fun. My classes have been with Cindy Rand and I couldnt be happier. I am afraid of taking a class with anyone else because she is so endearing. I bought my sewing machine from her, I took my first learning to quilt class with her, have taken two other Quilting classes with her and I just cant seem to stop! Sierra sewing has opened up my world and it is wonderful to discover sewing/quilting and new friends.

Review №60

I’ve had a wonderful experience at Sierra Sewing and many other places. They support our quilting community with training, special promotions and donations to support all our good works. They are visual everywhere in our communities. Thank Sierra Sewing for all you do for us all.Sincerely,Carol Lee Davidson

Review №61

Super knowledgeable and kind staff. I always leave with supplies for my current projects, and always get ideas for the next ones. The project classes are very worthwhile also.

Review №62

Sierra Sewing is so helpful in helping pick out fabrics for projects. They have such a friendly staff and always there to answer questions or help in any way they can. The classes are always fun and there is a class for everyone.

Review №63

Superb customer service . I called this am ( april 16th ) to inquire about a basic sewing machine. ( for making masks of course) The phone was answered promptly, different options explained according to my budget and sewing needs . I purchased a machine and my husband picked it up 20 minutes later. They brought it to the car, put it in the trunk- all staff wearing gloves and masks . The machine I purchased was on sale at a very good price. I hope to actually get to visit in person someday .

Review №64

Could not ask for nicer people to help you. I take my machines in for service. Great selection of material, and classes are great.

Review №65

I purchased a Babylock Regalia long arm quilting machine in August 2019. The new machine successfully quilted two and one-half quilts before the motor froze up from thread intake to the inside of the machine. Sierra Sewing came and picked up the machine at my cost, repaired it at my cost. When the machine was returned it didn’t work because of a computer problem, so they took the machine again. I requested my money back and they refused. When they bought the machine back I finished the one-half of the quilt that had not been completed. The machine skipped one inch in width spots and then the thread broke twice and now Sierra Seeing refuses to service it. I would never recommend that anyone buy from this company and it is clear they sell machines that do no work as they should and then they refuse to take care of the problem and could care less about the consumer. They are are deceptive in their sales. You better beware if you chose to buy from this company.

Review №66

Very helpful, knowledgeable and not pushy about sales

Review №67

I absolutely love the family feel of Sierra Sewing...i have bought and brought several machines to them. The last time, they could have taken me to the cleaners. I brought 2 machines in that i thought i broke. They could have charged me an arm and a leg but they brought the repair man to look at it and i had mixed the bobbins. No charge..and he gave me an easy hint on how to keep it straight.. love their honesty and integrity

Review №68

I want to thank Shana for all her help and patience with me...over something as easy as threading the needle on my new sewing machine...everyone in the store was very nice... the ladies that were there taking classes were nice I plan on going back and taking some classes...

Review №69

The staff has always gone out of their way to help. They have great instructors and sell high quality quilting products. They also have quilters on staff.

Review №70

The staff is very helpful even over the phone. They go the extra mile to explain everything and to help you. I highly recommend them.

Review №71

I’ve been a customer for probably over 20 years. The staff has consistently gone the extra mile for me when I have difficulties with a project. It’s always a pleasure to visit the store - browse their merchandise, too.

Review №72

The absolute kindest and most helpful people. Also great quality on the products.

Review №73

The employees of this store are always helpful and patient. Very willing to share their knowledge of sewing and quilting.

Review №74

Very helpful staff. Good selection.

Review №75

I always enjoy coming to this store. The staff is always helpful, courteous and smiling. The store has so many examples of things thatcreate interest, a wonderful array of fabrics, and the classes are fun, the teachers helpful and the students (me included) are always given the can do attitude. The store has everything you need from the first choice of patterns and fabrics to the completed quilting of the project.

Review №76

Jerad and Lori have always been very helpful others not as much. So if I need a question answered I look for them

Review №77

Woohoo for my Babylock Solaris!!! Best place to buy & service sewing & embroidery machines in Nevada.

Review №78

Fixed up my vintage sewing machine for $99, which is very reasonable. They were able to service it out of its cabinet even with it having a knee pedal and uneven feet. Staff were courteous and attentive, and they were nice on the phone. Helped me get the machine in and out of the car. The fabric here is expensive, but I recognized a lot of designer brands such as Robert Kaufman that you cant get elsewhere in town.

Review №79

The best quilt shop in Washoe County. The staff is always helpful and they do it with a sense of humor.

Review №80

When I started sewing a few years ago, I bought my first machine from Sierra Sewing. The knowledgeable staff, instructors, and varied course offerings provide instruction and support at every level of sewing experience! Ive learned so much and had such an amazing time! The selection is unparalleled - everything you need to get you sewing and to keep you creating!

Review №81

If I could give zero stars, I would. Brought my shark vacuum in to be fixed and they convinced us that it was not fixable. Which I thought was absolutely not true. In hindsight, they clearly just wanted a sale and our already expensive former vacuum should have been able to be fixed, but I digress. SO, we bought a $400 vacuum with the $100 warranty — with tax we spent well over $500... and AFTER we wrapped up the purchase and our card was charged they stated that there were no returns or exchanges. It was in a very “Oh by the way” manner. Talk about a bait and switch. We used the vacuum twice; and it stopped working. I brought the vacuum back to see if they could help me with it, and the lady who sold it to us very clumsily opened the vacuum also dinging and bending the area that needed to be opened... and said “Oh, it’s the pine needles from your Christmas tree!” I asked if they could unclog it real quick and she stated that they wouldn’t clean the vacuum out for us unless we used our free cleaning that came with our warranty.... And that it would take A WEEK. They said, to go to Home Depot to buy a special “tool” to get the needles out. I’m sorry, I have to buy more junk to help unclog this broken vacuum? The vacuum we wanted, never clogs as we experienced with our older model. Bought the tool and it did nothing, vacuum was still not useable. Seriously? I worked in customer service and retail for years, if someone brought in a new machine that broke after two weeks AND they purchased the warranty? I’d fix it right away, or at least give a reasonable turn around time... AND I wouldn’t make them use the free cleaning... THAT IS REAL CUSTOMER SERVICE... I washed my hands of these people and went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy a different vacuum, not that I had the money for it. And you know what they did? They took the vacuum and bags we bought and gave us store credit for it because they felt so badly about how we were mistreated by Sierra Vac and Sew. NEVER BUY A VACUUM FROM THESE PEOPLE, they clearly only care about their commission.

Review №82

Sierra Sewing Reno is the only store that services my sewing machines. And, is also the store I shop for most of my quilting fabric and other quilting needs.

Review №83

I paid $16 for a general purpose foot and they dont offer refunds even with a receipt. The staff at the counter seemed friendly though.In response to below: I didnt give my name when I bought the foot. No one asked for it either, so Im not sure what you mean by in our system. Also, I dont even necessarily want to return the item. Just stating what it cost. My receipt does say you dont accept returns, which is helpful for people to know! :) Thank you for reaching out to me though!

Review №84

Wonderful local resource for all things sewing. Knowledeable staff, many classes, great fabric and machine selection.

Review №85

I have been going to Sierra Sewing for sewing machine purchases maintenance and repair, fabrics, accessories, advice and classes for 25 years; by far they are the best in northern Nevada.

Review №86

This is a wonderful store! I went in searching for a new vacuum as my Dyson is terrible. They carry Miele brand vacuums and it is absolutely wonderful compared to my Dyson. The staff was very friendly and helped me to find what would work best for me, not just try to sell me something more than I needed. I didnt look around much more but they have a very large fabric and sewing machine selection as well. I will definitely recommend this store to my friends and highly recommend to all others as well! Thank you!

Review №87

This place is so terrible its seriously affected my patronage of the other businesses in the same complex just so I can avoid it.

Review №88

Everyone at Sierra sewing is very helpful and welcoming. I purchased my embroidery machine there and they bundled everything up for me and offered a great price. Every time I go there with my machine they gladly help me get the machine out of my car. I had knee surgery and I have a hard time lifting the machine so this make such a difference for me. When I purchased my machine I got several embroidery patterns but they all came on CDs and I don’t own a computer that has a CD reader on it (who does anymore really). I really wanted to get working on my machine as soon as possible and they downloaded my files onto a USB for me. They always go above and beyond. I highly recommend Sierra Sewing. They also have a great fabric selection and have amazing classes!

Review №89

Being a new face, gets you zero attention, I was shocked not to get a hello when I walked in, considering the cashier was four feet away from me! chit chatting is more important then customer service. Ive never walked into a sewing store that was so clique-ish.

Review №90

Absolutely outstanding customer service over the phone! Spoke to Anna and she was able to answer all my questions regarding signing my daughter up for sewing classes as well as purchasing an entry level machine! SO glad I called them first! Thanks Anna and Sierra Sewing Center!

Review №91

LOVE this store! Everyone is so nice & friendly! They have great classes! Customer service for your machine is excellent!

Review №92

Everyone is always friendly and anxious to help me when I go into the store.Teachers are great and I love the Batik section on the fabric side.

Review №93

The staff was very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

Review №94

Great store. Full service. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Always willing to answer questions. Baby Lock, Pfaff, Viking. Sergers, embroidery machines, sewing machines and vacuums. They have it all!

Review №95

I took my sewing machine in the other day, because it was jammed, they fixed it right away. The service is fast and friendly! !

Review №96

Very bad Customer Service over the phone at least. Bought a machine on line that was damaged in shipping works fine. Didnt even see what I had and wanted to charge me $65.00 to look for less then 5 minutes for a figure of cost. Tried to explain that they didnt even have to plug it in. Not the first time Ive call and got a response like this. Be aware very aware!! Maybe money hungry!!!

Review №97

This is my go to sewing store they sell several brands of sewing machines, I like baby lock sewing machines they have a repair service, authorized dealer for babylock sewing machines and they also do the long arm quilting service

Review №98

Lots of great fabrics, and sewing machines. Happy quilter here!

Review №99

Very good customer service, the quilters are awesome, and the staff are very helpful. I dont get a chance to come very often but have always had smiles and help from staff.

Review №100

Love the store and the staff. Great material and excellent value

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4.6 Rating
  • Address:8056 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 775-823-9700
  • Embroidery shop
  • Sewing shop
  • Fabric store
  • Home goods store
  • Quilt shop
  • Sewing machine repair service
  • Sewing machine store
  • Vacuum cleaner repair shop
  • Vacuum cleaner store
Working hours
  • Monday:10AM–5:30PM
  • Tuesday:10AM–5:30PM
  • Wednesday:10AM–5PM
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:10AM–5:30PM
  • Saturday:10AM–5:30PM
  • Sunday:10AM–5:30PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • In-store pickup:Yes
  • In-store shopping:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Quick visit:Yes
  • Checks:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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