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Post# 372137   5/13/2017 at 17:21 by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

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Post# 372138 , Reply# 1   5/13/2017 at 17:35 by bnsd60m9200 (Denton,TX)        

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Post# 372139 , Reply# 2   5/13/2017 at 17:43 by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

You do you not think I know that?

Post# 372146 , Reply# 3   5/13/2017 at 22:13 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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¿¿¿ What's this all about ???

Post# 372147 , Reply# 4   5/13/2017 at 22:45 by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

I'll tell you! I want and need to get rid of my collection ASAP and I offered it to anyone who would come and it ALL, no exceptions. In less than a minute I get this rude response. It has hurt me feeling and so I removed my offer. It's quite a collection, but now it's going to the dump. Greg

Post# 372151 , Reply# 5   5/14/2017 at 00:55 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

What are the vacuums in your collection?If folks knew what they are they are-other collectors may be interested.Just wanted to know to satisfy my curiousity.

Post# 372169 , Reply# 6   5/14/2017 at 15:04 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Hmmm... Seems odd somehow.......

Post# 372226 , Reply# 7   5/16/2017 at 19:04 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        


Post# 372240 , Reply# 8   5/16/2017 at 23:16 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
I certainly.....

wouldn't discredit the OP unless you know the full story. It's more than possible that someone here was incredibly rude to him. I've seen before that if someone is giving away vacs, they get rude replies because they don't want to package and send across the country.


If you can't get to Sumas, let him do what he has to do.....rather than insult him.



Post# 372257 , Reply# 9   5/17/2017 at 11:26 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is true.

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An owner may do whatever he/she wants with a collection. Sure, it would be a very sad day to see anything happen to machines. Some people can be very rude and insulting....they simply don't know any better. Some try to taunt others by saying... they'll go to a dumpster, crusher, etc. Go ahead! If you do, you do. I'm not going to run after someone saying, "Oh, please, don't. I'll take it'.
In all seriousness, though, a collection is one's to do with what they please. It's sad that some people can be so mean. Hopefully, some of these machines will find great new homes.... in the hands of grateful people.
Good luck with whatever you decide. I hope none of gets that dismayed by the bad manners of a handful of others.

Post# 372260 , Reply# 10   5/17/2017 at 11:53 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
Absoutely agree....

it is entirely their choice to do whatever they want with their collection.


One hobby I have....there was a dealer up in Canada that took truckloads of NLA NOS parts to the dump. I nearly lost my mind just thinking about it. But then I found out that he had been sitting on these parts forever with nobody ever coming FWD with any interest. It seems in talking with other rural Canadians, eBay is not that viable of a source up there after shipping & fees are attached. They use their own local services like a Craigslist.


If someone is doing the proverbial swan dive and threatening/taunting to take their stuff to the dump....let 'em....who needs the



Post# 372339 , Reply# 11   5/18/2017 at 20:43 by Smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        

I agree there has been a few on here that has really been rude and hurtful but i thought dont let the immature peaple get to you they just make there self look bad.

Post# 373757 , Reply# 12   6/13/2017 at 00:35 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
As a......

addendum to this.....Greg the OP, is a stand-up guy all around. He drove probably a half hr down from Sumas to deliver a number of vacs to me. I was in a hurry to get home across the state....he was more than kind.

One of the vacs was a new-in-the-box reissue Connie that I couldn't be more proud of.

So the moral here is definitely don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Ergo, don't assume anything until you know all the facts.


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