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Date: 5/24/13 12:09 PM

I've done quite a bit of research, and have narrowed my choices to 2 brother machines:

XR9500PRW

CS6000i

If you are familiar with these machine, which would you choose? $15 difference in price.

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Date: 5/24/13 2:56 PM

Guess I'll jump in here. I have a hunch they are similar quality-wise. The 6000i has many more reviews on Amazon bc its been out longer...so there are vastly more positive reviews and also more negative reviews but overall...its a crowd pleaser. The PRW has fewer reviews but most are positive and none negative. For that reason, I think you'd be safe to choose the PRW and get the extra stitches and neat bag. I didn't look to see how many feet come with each machine but I noticed the PRW does have the extension table. Buy from a place that will accept returns so that if it doesn't pass muster, you can send it back for a refund.

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Date: 5/24/13 7:05 PM

Oh! You are talking about machines, lol! I assumed you'd meant to post in the General Discussion and thought oh wow this ought to be interesting...

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Date: 5/24/13 11:01 PM

Oh I *wish* I was deciding between 2 brothers. LOL!!!

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Date: 5/25/13 9:50 AM

I bought a PRW machine off eBay last year and was delighted with it. Lightweight enough to take to classes, yet feature-rich for the money. Either machine will be a great buy, but I see on Amazon that the csi comes with a hard cover.

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Date: 5/25/13 10:24 AM

Like the CSI for the extension table, but would prefer to give each one a test drive first.



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Date: 5/25/13 11:49 AM

I notice the CS600i is considerably heavier. Could this mean a sturdier machine? Considering this one myself; I would like the "lightning" stitch for stretch fabrics for one thing. Many of the Brother machines have it and I see now Bernina has copied it.

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Date: 5/25/13 12:56 PM

Lol! Me, too- I thought PR is getting racing stripes!

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