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Old 05-11-2013, 12:28 PM
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So what to buy, a Tin Lizzie 18, a couple of years old but not out of the box yet or a 1 year old light use used Baileys 17 Pro with stitch regulator added. Both include frames, frame on TL only can go up to 10', Baileys has a Gracie Queen frame. I have not seen either one yet. Trying to decide ... I can go see the Baileys, about a 3 hour drive. The TL is still in the box, unopened. It would have to be shipped to me - seller paying half of shipping fee. both priced fairly I think.

Any advice is appreciated. Especially from users of either - pros and cons would be great.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:15 PM
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i know that Bailey's owners really love their machines
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hard choice, both are nice machines, good luck with your decision
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I have heard many bad reviews about the TL. Nothing bad about the other.
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Which one has the most features? Which one will you have the most help on? Guess those are a couple questions I would have.
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I'd be too scared to invest $$'s on something I haven't tried out before purchasing. Personally, I would also need lots of instruction (sounds like you could make a day or weekend trip to get the Baileys and maybe get a few hours of instruction, as well?)
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tezell0801 View Post
Tin Lizzie 18, a couple of years old but not out of the box yet

Is there a logical story to go with that. I'm suspicious of things like that. Someone spends a few thousand on a quilting machine then leaves it in the box?
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You may find this helpful. I havent read it. http://piraterodgers.com/tutorials/t...tuff/index.htm
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I don't have either machine, but I have heard/read about problems with the Lizzie and nothing but good things about the Bailey and their service. When we have the space and the money, I'll be getting the Bailey.
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I have also read many bad reviews of the Tin Lizzie and the negligent customer service. I have only read of a few happy owners of that machine (on this Qboard, I think). There are lots of used longarms available on different websites. Pm me if you need help with that, and I can refer you to some. I wouldn't buy something I couldn't test drive, especially when it costs as much as a car, lol!
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