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Post# 4380   11/22/2006 at 13:03 (4,109 days old) by swingette ()        


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Post# 4384 , Reply# 1   11/22/2006 at 13:39 (4,108 days old) by charles~richard ()        

it's excessive for my budget. But I suppose if someone wants it and has the money for it, far be it from me to object!

It -would- be a bit more tempting if it didn't have that huge plug on it.

And is the Royal Special the same as the Hoover Special - e.g., a rebuilt machine?

Post# 4402 , Reply# 2   11/22/2006 at 17:14 (4,108 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Excessive for ANYONE'S Budget!!!

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There's NO vacuum that I want to add to my collection THAT bad. And that's the "starting" bid? I'll bet he don't get a nibble!

Post# 4411 , Reply# 3   11/22/2006 at 18:51 (4,108 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        

I remember sometime last year there was a Hoover 105(?) in very poor condition that someone had listed starting at $5000, and on the UK eBay, a Junior 370, again in poor condition starting at 500...some people really need to do the research before listing an item!

Post# 4412 , Reply# 4   11/22/2006 at 19:05 (4,108 days old) by charles~richard ()        
they'll find out...

... when no one bids. I used to write "are you out of your mind?!" messages to these types of sellers but they just get mad - don't really want to hear it and usually make some lame retort like, "I'll have you know the Smithsonian is interested in this fine priceless antique and has offered me a thousand bucks for it."

After they have to pay the high listing fee and don't get any bids, they'll get it.

Post# 4478 , Reply# 5   11/23/2006 at 06:02 (4,108 days old) by vintagehoover (NJ)        
Always an exception to the rule...

There's a Model 750 which has been listed continuously for at least a year now, with a starting price of $289...never gotten a single bid, and the seller has never seen fit to lower the start price...I'd hate to think how much they've had to pay in listing fees...

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Post# 4551 , Reply# 6   11/24/2006 at 02:33 (4,107 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

This is a problem-vintage vacs that are EXCESSIVLY priced-and out of the market.FORGET THOSE!!"Now may we put your antique vintage vacuum cleaner on the convenient monthly payment plan?"

Post# 4553 , Reply# 7   11/24/2006 at 03:03 (4,107 days old) by swingette ()        
oh jack

that poor poor hoover, put it out of its misery!

Post# 4562 , Reply# 8   11/24/2006 at 08:14 (4,107 days old) by ohio_tuec ()        

A shame really, I would love to have an early Royal for my collection, but not at that price. The seller is brand new to eBay, but once nobody bids on the item, he or she will get the hint.

Post# 4628 , Reply# 9   11/25/2006 at 18:00 (4,105 days old) by akabent (Orange County)        

Well, to quote my uncle, "Man, that guy is REALLY PROUD of that machine!" He will probably remain 'proud' AND its owner!!

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