Friday, December 3, 2010
Brother® LB-6800THRD is the same as Brother® LB-6770PRW
...unless I am just overlooking something. No matter how hard I look, I see the specs are the exact same thing and the only difference is the name.
Check out the 6700 here from the Brother website: http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewing/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=LB6770PRW
The most thorough coverage of the 6770, i found here: http://www.mrvacandmrssew.com/brother-lb6770prw-project-runway-limited-edition-sewing-embroidery-machine-optional-grand-slam-embroidery-package-p-283.aspx
Costco's 6800 is here: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11528279&search=sewing&Mo=10&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=sewing&Ntt=sewing&No=8&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
And how am I so sure? Because I just went through this blog and in October 2009, I was eyeing this machine and sure enough 6770 was #. See the original post here: http://sewclueless.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html
So yes, a little over a year ago, I bought this machine from Costco... everything is the same except the title. The picture of on Costco's website still has not changed in since I bought it. Why are they doing this? It has to be the marketing. You don't want a machine that seems to be just sitting at a Costco Warehouse for a year right? Possibly. So just change the # of the machine. And like last year's deal, it comes with the 12 pack embroidery threads.
The only thing different this year, other than the model #, on the Costco's site is the ability to rate it. I have been wanting to give my machine 5 stars for the last year but the option was not available. But because it isn't a 6800, I won't do it now. It doesn't need another 5 star review anyway... it's practically perfect at 24 reviews already.
I say, if you want a sewing machine, go with this one. And Costco is like a Nordstrom's; something happens, take it back for the full purchase price. That gives me peace of mind if the machine croaks like my first sewing machine did (also from Costco) and was refunded cash and I spent it towards this one. Money well spent!