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Post# 389720   4/3/2018 at 12:49 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I went to my local thrift store today and saw this. It's a direct air shark. Never knew that shark made one. They want $20 for it. The base of it is cracked. Dose anyone know anything about these and should I go back for it?

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Post# 389726 , Reply# 1   4/3/2018 at 14:56 by mariotron (Texas )        
If say get It!

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I never seen one before but the name sounds familiar and it a bagged shark so it has to be rare.

Post# 389729 , Reply# 2   4/3/2018 at 15:44 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Never mind the Shark.....go for the Eureka Rugulator Vanguard next to it!!!! That's one of the best vintage uprights!

Post# 389737 , Reply# 3   4/3/2018 at 17:58 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I have had one of those for a few years, I think another collector gave it to me. I haven't fired it up for a long time, but remember it being a decent performer similar to an Oreck. I remember trying unsuccessfully to find bags for it, but a Kenmore canister bag 5055 I believe fits it, that's what I used. I'd pick it up just for it's uniqueness but ask them to lower the price due to the cracked base, and no bag availability.

Post# 389778 , Reply# 4   4/3/2018 at 23:47 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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It definitely looks like the overall style (apart from the weird oval shaped bag door) is designed the same way as Orecks. I wish someone put a video up on youtube of one I am curious as to what they sound like. Those are rare shark machines.

Post# 389803 , Reply# 5   4/4/2018 at 12:51 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I ran out of time yesterday to come back for it but going to go back today and hope it's still their witch it probably is. Quite excited to get it and see how it works. This probably going to be my only shark in my collection

Post# 389925 , Reply# 6   4/6/2018 at 02:14 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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It seems like someone here was just recently talking about some rare Shark upright....wonder if it was this one? Something about it being the first vacuum Shark made or something?

Funnily enough I seen the Shark Euro Pro X handheld version of this vac at Goodwill in january, it sat there for 2 months before it was sold, and then funnily enough, a knockoff called the "Orca" took its place. strange times!

Post# 389960 , Reply# 7   4/6/2018 at 13:52 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I got it today. It sounds exactly like a oreck.

Post# 390008 , Reply# 8   4/6/2018 at 21:25 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Interesting, I though it would. Is it possible you can post a video of it running?

Post# 390285 , Reply# 9   4/10/2018 at 19:20 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I will try to this weekend

Post# 390458 , Reply# 10   4/13/2018 at 21:09 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Rick, yours came from me.
Yes those are very rare now. Commercial? I dont believe so but I coumd be wrong. I had a hard time parting with mine but I was happy to gift it to an Oreck guy lol

Post# 390461 , Reply# 11   4/13/2018 at 21:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I never seen anything like this before! Iím sure is rare! But I would say itís around the early 2000ís.

Post# 390919 , Reply# 12   4/23/2018 at 09:16 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Did you get around to filming it yet?

Post# 390922 , Reply# 13   4/23/2018 at 09:36 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Early 2000's is right. I had mine in 2005 and it was a few years old

Post# 391059 , Reply# 14   4/25/2018 at 22:32 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Sorry eureka 1998 I been busy. This weekend for sure tho

Post# 391110 , Reply# 15   4/26/2018 at 21:00 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Cool dude. I understand if you cant though if you are still busy.

Post# 391176 , Reply# 16   4/27/2018 at 22:04 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Link is to the video. It's not the best but hope you get the idea of it

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Post# 391182 , Reply# 17   4/27/2018 at 23:12 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Cool video!

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Ialways did figure these would sound like Orecks. Thanks for showing it off. I did not know you had a youtube account, I will subscribe.

Post# 391185 , Reply# 18   4/27/2018 at 23:39 by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Thanks for the subscribe. I don't normally post videos on it as I don't really have time. I did have a Instagram that I only post vacuum stuff if you are interested. Its evil vac man I post weekly on that.

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