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Post# 385707   2/10/2018 at 02:14 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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In Oct of 2016 my house burned leaving me homeless and vacuumless. It was a total loss, I recently started back collecting welcome the first start of my collection I paid $5!

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Post# 385711 , Reply# 1   2/10/2018 at 07:21 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Oh how awful

I hope you find everything you ever wanted.

Post# 385712 , Reply# 2   2/10/2018 at 07:45 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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So very sorry to hear! Great start!

Post# 385718 , Reply# 3   2/10/2018 at 08:46 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Sorry to hear this.Now that you need more vacs I need LESS.I have been sorting to prepare to downsize and many modern and vintage vacs need to GO with many prices at $0--$20.Big selection of mostly quality vacs as opposed to Chinese colored plastic.
CALL ME!---423-268-4841
Jimmy,Elizabethton TN(easy drive from KY)

Post# 385730 , Reply# 4   2/10/2018 at 10:19 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I hate to hear of your loss but I'm glad you weren't injured. Most stuff is replaceable, after all.

Post# 385736 , Reply# 5   2/10/2018 at 11:01 by Paul (MN)        


I'm sorry for your loss but glad that the fire didn't claim you and you're now on the rebound.

Check out Jimmy's fleet. Good stuff. If I weren't so far away I'd go there again and get more.

(Any Minnesotans, Wisconsinites, or Iowans want to make a shared expenses trip? Anyone have a hitch for a trailer? Email me.)

Post# 385739 , Reply# 6   2/10/2018 at 12:37 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
Thanks everyone!

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Jimmy, I'll get up with you when I have more money. I'm pretty close about hour and half. I've been wanting another Electrolux canister and maybe some type of Hoover. But I like them all, I don't discriminate lol

Post# 385740 , Reply# 7   2/10/2018 at 12:41 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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Was a total loss and no insurance unfortunately.

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Post# 385743 , Reply# 8   2/10/2018 at 14:43 by jpsbgt (Oregon )        

Iím sure we all could help him a bit with the donation of a Vacuum to help rebuild his collection a bit

Post# 385745 , Reply# 9   2/10/2018 at 15:09 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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What a tragedy. Sorry to hear about it. If you'll send me your address via private message I'll see what I can rustle up to send you.


As others have said, you do have your life and health. Material things -- horrifically tragic as it is to lose them -- can be replaced.

Post# 385859 , Reply# 10   2/11/2018 at 21:54 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Post# 385862 , Reply# 11   2/11/2018 at 23:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So sorry about that. It mustíve been hard losing everything you had but Iím hoping everythingís going very well. 👍

Post# 385863 , Reply# 12   2/11/2018 at 23:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And I love your Singer Twin fan! I have one too!

Post# 385958 , Reply# 13   2/13/2018 at 14:00 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
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I received news today after it has been 2 years that I have entered stage 3 renal failure with diffused alveolar hemorrhage from my IG4 variant Anti GBM autoimmune. No dialysis for right now, just a few symptoms, at least I've already pulled through it once!

Post# 385959 , Reply# 14   2/13/2018 at 14:03 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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So sorry to hear about your health right now!

But... speaking of rebuilding your vacuum cleaner collection, look what I just got last Sunday night!


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Post# 385961 , Reply# 15   2/13/2018 at 14:19 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Wow Brad!

As if you didn't have enough to deal with.

Sending healing beams your way...

Post# 385970 , Reply# 16   2/13/2018 at 16:42 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        
Thanks so much!

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I love that Kirby classic 😍 Kirbys are my favorite I did get to keep 1 Kirby 3rd gen it was at my parents house. I know right I'll get through it I'm fine! But yes thoughts please. The chemo is a very low dose so I don't have any side effects usually. Any new Electrolux anyone?

Post# 385971 , Reply# 17   2/13/2018 at 16:59 by Brad845 (Harlan, Kentucky)        

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I can't message anyone Electrolux137 but I can put it here

Brad Hobbs
1102 Balkan Rd
Pineville, KY

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