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Old 09-10-2010, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by hobo2000
That machine on Amazon, i paid full price for it last year for one of my granddaughters. Cost me almost $500. with taxes etc. That is a fantastic buy at that price almost half off. It is a great machine does alot of what the more expensive machines do great stitches.
Are you referring to the Brother CS6000i machine.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:34 AM
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I just looked at the link you sent and with the Consumer Best Buy seal and found what I have heard - it looks good
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:37 AM
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I bought several machines on the low end...wound up taking the ones I didn't like back...I think you need to sew on them to see if you like it.
I wound up with the brother.
But got mine at Walmart so I could return it easily if anything was wrong.
Now have 3 more brothers.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:44 AM
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Babylock and Brother are very similar. I would think they are made alike, so possibly made by the same or as an under umbrella clause...................
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:46 AM
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I purchased the Brother similar to your post from Costco. I loved it, it was light enough to take anywhere, had many great stitches. I wore it out in 13 months, and there isn't anyone who works on Brothers within 120 miles. I took it back to Costco. They didn't carry it anymore, but I was given a full refund. I bought a Janome Platinum and love it!
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:49 AM
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you can check on Craigslist in your area. check general and arts and crafts and also household. Sometimes you can find a great buy at a reasonable price. Dolores
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:56 AM
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I have two cheap machines. A jenome that I got on sale for under $200. But my prize is a very cheap Brother XL3750 that I think I paid $59 for at Walmart. I bought it two years ago to use because my Jenome was out for repair. It came with all sorts of attachments including walking and quilting feet and works surprisingly well. I am just teaching myself machine quilting and thought I would need to get a better machine. But so far, my dandy little Brother is holding up just fine. My poor Jenome is just sitting there waiting for something to do.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:59 AM
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I would buy used before I bought cheap.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:07 AM
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Check out Overstock.com. I got a lightweight Brother XL7700 reconditioned & it sews beautifully. It's computerized. Only paid $127 for it with free shipping too.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
I want to get a new sewing machine. Something with a few more stitches and a little more options. My first machine was a

Singer Tradition 2250 Portable Sewing Machine

I am currently looking at maybe buying this one from Walmart


I can't afford to spend much more than 150 bucks. I love my simple little singer. It works really well. Just kind of want a little upgrade but still nothing too advanced. This machine has a bunch of great reviews. Thanks!

You cannot go wrong with this machine. I have a Brother and I love it. It was bought when I couldn't even afford to spend $100. It has made 5 queen size quilt tops and have quilted all but one with it. Plus it has quilted many, many lap quilts for the wounded. I would say in excessl of 200. This was over a period of 8 years. I just started having a problem with it this week. Going to take it out of its case and clean and oil it real good and see if it solves the problem.

Happy Sewing!
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