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Post# 110373   10/6/2010 at 03:39 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Hi how much would you guys bid in Rands for a kirby model 505 240volts with attachments and boxes?

Post# 110375 , Reply# 1   10/6/2010 at 04:37 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Sounds very intresting!! You got any pics??


Post# 110376 , Reply# 2   10/6/2010 at 04:51 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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I also Got my Kirby 508 (240 volt) From South Africa.
I can't remember how much it was... I think it cost me about 300 to 500 Rands plus postage to the UK that was quiet expensive as well. Mind you it was about a year or two ago lol so I'm a little foggy on the details lol

So are you got the chance to buy one?

Its still waiting to be restored.


Post# 110377 , Reply# 3   10/6/2010 at 05:29 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

I will try to post the havnt got all the attachments.only the rubber pipe,sprayer and the machine.its in an okay condition,but the guy whants 9000rand for it?dont you think its a bit too much?

Post# 110379 , Reply# 4   10/6/2010 at 06:20 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Ok I'd be Very intrested in it but not at 9000 rand which is over 800+ or $1300+ lol
I wonder why he thinks its worth that much for??

Look forward to seeing the pics:o)


Post# 110380 , Reply# 5   10/6/2010 at 06:20 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Of the kirby 505

Post# 110381 , Reply# 6   10/6/2010 at 06:24 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
It is nice:o)

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It is nice but not worth 9000.
What do you think its worth??


Post# 110383 , Reply# 7   10/6/2010 at 06:39 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

If i had 9000.00 i would have bought it,i would love such an old kirby.isnt it that model that has an extra smaller bag?i think the vintage kirbys is kind of rare in south africa. i Think 2000 rands would do for that seems the bag has faded

Post# 110384 , Reply# 8   10/6/2010 at 07:12 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Yep! 2000 rands is much more inline with what its worth.
esp with the handle grip tapped up and the bag being faded.

So is it a shop or auction the kirby is in??
If its a private sale offer 1000 cash.

They might except it.

Keep use infromed with what they say.


Post# 110391 , Reply# 9   10/6/2010 at 09:35 (3,528 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I would have to agree that, in my opinion, that's way too much for the machine given its condition. Yes, it's old, but really in just fair condition overall. The faded bag and taped handle are major "presentation" issues. Also the hose, which should be coal-black with vivid red and gold stripes, is rather faded. Then there's the fact that it's not a complete set.

It's 240 volts which does make it rarer than a standard 110v model but even at that, I can't see where it's worth $1300. But, then, I may be wrong--- there may be those to whom it would be worth that amount and would be gladly willing to pay it.

Post# 110394 , Reply# 10   10/6/2010 at 10:09 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Wish i can find a electrolux Model xxx here in south africa.i love that machines.if i had that kind of money i would have bought that kirby as its strange to see that old kirbys in sa. And i would give anything for a vintage kirby

Post# 110395 , Reply# 11   10/6/2010 at 10:23 (3,528 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Well you will have to save up and import a Electrolux XXX from the USA. That's what I did. You can run it off a Transformer if you want to use it.

There a great vacuum Cleaner. Very stylish. Just like the kirbys and many other makes and models of that era!!:o)


Post# 110403 , Reply# 12   10/6/2010 at 12:38 (3,528 days old) by Vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Isnt it a very long process to import a vacuum cleaner?i once looked at a xxx electrolux on ebay but i wasnt sure of the import process.

Post# 110410 , Reply# 13   10/6/2010 at 15:51 (3,527 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

A number of years ago, I won an Electrolux Model V that came from the Black Forest in Germany. The shipping cost was far higher than the machine but I was certainly glad to have it; especially since, oddly enough, it's a 110v machine!

It took nearly two months for it to arrive due to getting snagged up in Customs. (And this was pre-9/11... I can only imagine what luck it would take to get any sort of electrical apparatus across international borders nowadays.)

The sender declared its value only at the amount of my winning bid -- at our mutual agreement -- since declaring a higher value for insurance purposes would have meant higher tariff charges. The seller promised he would pack it carefully to ensure save arrival, and he did. It's one of the crown jewels of my collection.

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