I'm looking for a sewing machine for my wife for Christmas. She is wanting to do quilting, and the like, with some clothing fixing here and there. So, we went to a Brother dealer here in town. Lady told me, "oh, don't buy a sewing machine from Walmart..." she went on to tell me how they are cheap. So, she shows me two machines, $270, and $550. It's the SB700T, and SB3129, respectively. I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I ought to buy these. I attempted a Google to find reviews for the SB700T, and what'dya know, Walmart sells brother machines. Nice... so the lady told me a bold faced lie. So, is what she's trying to sell me a souped up Walmart version? I found a machine on Walmart.com for $200 - model SQ9050. The specs, for what I can tell, seem either the same on some items, and even better than the $270 SB700T. I just don't understand. What's happening here? Is the Brother dealer in town just desperate for a sale, and telling me not to shop elsewhere... or is she truly being honest about the quality of sewing machines sold elsewhere? I'm also frusrated because I can't seem to find *any* reviews on the SB700T or SB3129 models. Help? Anyone?