I got the Brother 1034D last year and LOVE it!! Oh what a difference it makes... now I'm FAST lolol.... and neat, too
I've checked reviews on the net and there are lovers and haters; I think if you're on a limited budget it's a great machine, if you can afford to spend more then go with a Babylock - I'm limited - budgetwise - so I've added it to my stable of brother machines, and I'm very happy with it.
You can get it on ebay, but I found the best price at WalMart online.
They say in one of the books I bought that you can actually make your own ribbon with it LOLOL haven't tried that, though.
Sabine in Illinois