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Old 10-19-2019, 05:21 AM
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I have seen the request many times for inexpensive machines for new sewers/quilters, daughters/granddaughters. Costco currently has a Brother XR3340 for $139.99 thru Oct 27th. Not sure if they have to be purchased online or in store.

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Old 10-19-2019, 05:29 AM
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Jane, I know nothing about Brother but I do know that Costco has an excellent return policy.
What I've noticed lately are those Eversewn machines look really nice and not expensive either.
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When the 'big box' stores sell inexpensive Brother machines, they are usually 'throw away', meaning they can't be repaired at a cost that would make it worth it
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I would go with Eversewn
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I think I would also go with Eversewn purchased from a dealer so you know where you can go for service, questions, etc. I visited some quilt shops in Colorado where they were having a charity sew-in and several ladies had Eversewn machines and they were very happy with them.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:23 PM
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I have to agree with QuiltnNan, I'd go with the Eversew.
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Maybe so, but my Brothers have been very reliable and last for years. They are usually excellent starter machine for anyone. at a good price, too.
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My sister bought her Brother machine through Costco many years ago and she is still using it. I did giver her a FW a few years ago which she uses as a traveling machine. I know several people that have the Brother machines bought at Walmart and are very happy with them. For someone that doesn't know if they are even going to like to sew I would hesitate to buy an expensive machine.
You could also invest in an old Singer that has been refurbished - they are heavy and have a nice stitch.
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:58 AM
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I have said on this forum many times that I am still using a Costco version Brother machine that is over 15 years old. I also have another one - a little newer and with a few more features. And a really basic one at one son’s house and a different low end one at the other son’s House and over the years none of them had any issue, didn’t need a dealer and no need to replace. I am intrigued by the Eversewn but I don’t need another machine. Mine work fine with any thread and have a nice stitch.
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I would say and from experience, you should always, buy from a dealer.

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