Torn between the ES2000, CS6000i, and the BC1000 I've been debating which one I should decide on. I went on the brother website to review the manuals on each one and they are pretty much the same. I'm a beginner but would love to turn this into a hobby. The CS6000i appears to come with "bonus" items such as quilting arm, case, etc. I also saw a larger table. As for the others I'm not sure if the extra accessories are included or even necessary. Any guidance?
I've researched this unit for my wife & found these Brother machines a similar series: Sixty-stitch BC 1000/CP 6500/CS 6000I/CS 6000T/EX 660 Seventy-stitch HS 2500/CP 7500/XR 7700 Seventy-seven-stitch ES 2000 Eighty-stitch XR 9000 It seems cosmetics, number of stitches, and low price variations are the only differences
I'm in the same position as you, but have to include the XR 7700. Still haven't decided. And new vs;. refurbished! Some come with the same waranties but about 1/3 less in price. Haven't loked into the BC 1000 but I will. Good luck.
What did each of you decide on? I just signed up for a sewing class and I want to purchase one of the Brother sewing machines and I find myself debating between the Seventy-stitch HS 2500/CP 7500/XR 7700 or one of the others. Any advice will be appeciated. Thank you.