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Post# 380452   10/30/2017 at 21:55 (290 days old) by AmwayClearTrak (Honolulu, HI)        

Hi guys. I recently found a Fantom Thunder that was being sold near me. The person wants $100 for the vacuum. Looking at the photos the vacuum seems to be in pretty good condition still, it even comes with a hose extension and some other stuff including an extra bin. So would $100 be a fair price?

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Post# 380454 , Reply# 1   10/30/2017 at 22:05 (290 days old) by FantomTechGuy (US)        

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That is a very good deal! It comes with a HEPA filter, extension hose and a new bin. I'd buy that myself if I was near it!

Actually, that bag may have something I want...
If you buy it let me know what's in that bag!

Post# 380478 , Reply# 2   10/31/2017 at 14:18 (290 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Go get that vacuum IMMEDIATELY! Don't even hesitate or think about it. With the amount of extra goodies that Fantom has, it's very good overall condition, & the fact this was arguably Fantom's best model, $100 is a steal. They should have put a $2-- on that at the very least.


Post# 380524 , Reply# 3   11/1/2017 at 12:09 (289 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Personally, I wouldn't pay money for a Fantom. I have a Thunder and a Fury, but they were both free. If you really want one and you find a pristine one (its still possible, both of mine are) for a price $30 or less, thats about the most I would say something like this is worth. Due to the lack of parts or filters, such a thing really can't be used all that regularly, I just drag it out when I feel sentimental about wanting one back in the 90s...

Post# 380582 , Reply# 4   11/2/2017 at 16:20 (288 days old) by AmwayClearTrak (Honolulu, HI)        
Response to Ultralux88

I can see where you're coming from, but this is my one shot at buying one. Fantoms don't pop up very often on the Hawaii CL. Last time I saw a Fantom vacuum (Cyclone XT model) on CL was 2 years back. And unlike how most of you guys on Vacuumland go to garage sales or thrift shops I don't do that very often. This Thunder seems to be in a much better condition then some other Thunders I've seen on the forums and also comes with some extra items such as an extension hose, HEPA filter, bin, and other things in that bag. I'm planning to pick up the vacuum today, I'll see if I can get the price lowered when I meet up with the person.

Post# 381490 , Reply# 5   11/17/2017 at 17:44 (272 days old) by AmwayClearTrak (Honolulu, HI)        
I now own a Fantom Thunder

I finally picked up this vacuum yesterday, and guess what? Didn't have to pay a thing. I also got the extension hose and extra bin but he forgot to give me the extra filter (not too worried about it right now). Anyways the Fantom is in pretty nice shape, only things wrong with it is that the bulbs are burned out, tip of the handle is cracked, some deep scratches on the plastic, missing 2 of the attachments and that's about it. Everything else was perfectly fine.

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Post# 381497 , Reply# 6   11/17/2017 at 19:28 (272 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

I kind of wish Fantoms were made in Japan.

Post# 381500 , Reply# 7   11/17/2017 at 20:38 (272 days old) by FantomTechGuy (US)        
Fantom Thunder AD

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In photos 5 and 6, I was wondering if I could buy that AD. If so, contact me at
Thanks for your time.

Post# 381503 , Reply# 8   11/17/2017 at 21:08 (272 days old) by AmwayClearTrak (Honolulu, HI)        

I have a scanner here at home, is it okay if I scan it for you?

Post# 381510 , Reply# 9   11/18/2017 at 00:18 (272 days old) by FantomTechGuy (US)        

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That's fine, thank you!

Post# 381511 , Reply# 10   11/18/2017 at 01:04 (272 days old) by AmwayClearTrak (Honolulu, HI)        
Need some help.

Does anybody know what/where this metal spring belongs? Yesterday while I was cleaning the brush roll this spring fell out from the light cover area.

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Post# 381512 , Reply# 11   11/18/2017 at 01:12 (272 days old) by FantomTechGuy (US)        

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That spring belongs to the bottom of the Fantom, it's used to assist the upright motion and mobility.
Email me if you need some assistance

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