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Post# 366041   2/2/2017 at 20:11 (444 days old) by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

Hello Everyone,

I'm happy to have found this site! I have 3 Compact/Tristar vacs that I love dearly, and I'm happy to have kindred spirits here.
I have a turquoise Compact, a red Tristar, and a newer silver Tristar (early '90's), and they all still work beautifully! I've attached pictures of my blue and red.

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Post# 366083 , Reply# 1   2/3/2017 at 16:31 (443 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Compact fellow collector user !

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Sweet machines you have there i also own a compact electra interstate model c9 comapct which i adore dearly welcome to the site fellow compact tristar user collector ! if you have question regarding your machines let me know ! :)
Happy compact as new as tomorrow !

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Post# 366099 , Reply# 2   2/3/2017 at 23:01 (443 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

what an interesting design/machine! Welcome to the site.



Post# 366112 , Reply# 3   2/4/2017 at 08:26 (442 days old) by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

Thank you so much for the warm welcome! My first was the "silver bullet" Tristar from the early '90's and I had no idea of the history until going online many years later trying to find a part for it. I was delighted to see so many cool colors so had to buy a turquoise and red. The turquoise came with the "glitter" attachments and the matching carpet unit. There's a dark grey one for sale at a local antique mall with attachments, but I"m trying to stay away from it--lol!

I also have the "deluxe accessory kit" which I know went with the older models.

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Post# 366413 , Reply# 4   2/9/2017 at 00:39 (438 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Compacts are wonderful

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Compact/Tristar are wonderful machines i own a compact electra interstate c9 love it to peices its my fav machine to use .Welcome fellow compact colelctor

Post# 367682 , Reply# 5   2/28/2017 at 20:56 (418 days old) by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

Thank you! I love my Compacts!

Post# 367687 , Reply# 6   2/28/2017 at 22:52 (418 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Your welcome i have compact c9 but my logo on the side is gone wish i had a way to paint the 3 flower it used to have lol compacts are great machine !

Post# 367746 , Reply# 7   3/2/2017 at 18:49 (416 days old) by spacepig (Florida's Emerald Coast)        

I would love to have one of the flowery ones, but I really shouldn't be buying yet another vacuum! We did try and buy a newer vacuum a few years ago, figuring ours were too old. We ended up having to go behind the new vacuum with the Compact as the new one didn't pick up nearly as much! They're bulky and can be a pain to use, but they still work great.

Post# 367751 , Reply# 8   3/2/2017 at 20:29 (416 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Compact for life

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Compacts are like a tornado the y pick up every thing left behind nothing compares or beats it I love my Compact Electra C9 !

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