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Thread: What to buy - questions and help needed.

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    What to buy - questions and help needed.

    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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    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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    Quote 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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