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Post# 379276   10/5/2017 at 11:42 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Well, lately I have slowed down dramatically on the number of vacuum cleaners I am purchasing. For one thing, eBay and the like have driven the prices of these older cleaners through the roof, but also because I would like to focus more on models I don't already own......this however was an exception....I ran across this vacuum on an online estate sale auction website and the bidding was quite low, so I decided to place a bid. Quite frankly, I totally forgot about even placing a bid on the machine, so imagine my surprise when I opened up my email and there's one from the auction company saying "Congratulations, you've won!" So, while I needed another Electrolux Model XXX like I need a hole in the head, I wound up with a decent example of a post-war machine in a cool faux leather case, all for the whopping sum of $2.00! Oh well, can't argue with that I suppose!

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Post# 379278 , Reply# 1   10/5/2017 at 12:19 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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The CASE. That was used by Electrolux salesmen DURING the war (WWII) to carry their sample, as there were no new Electrolux cleaners that could actually be sold. That's a very rare case, it's worth tons more than the machine. Congrats.

Post# 379281 , Reply# 2   10/5/2017 at 12:55 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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The case is a great find. I have two of them in beautiful condition.


Post# 379304 , Reply# 3   10/5/2017 at 18:30 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Real Nice, Steve! One of these days ill find a nice, running model 30 to replace my Dormant, tarnished machine. Congrats!


Post# 379319 , Reply# 4   10/6/2017 at 00:06 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
Wow......

just wow! Not a fan of the Lux's that old, but I know a find when I see one...lol.

 

Kevin


Post# 379331 , Reply# 5   10/6/2017 at 10:12 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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For $2, that might well qualify as a deal of the century.




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