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Post# 126235   2/28/2011 at 19:55 (4,750 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

I don't usually like to post eBay auctions, I feel it drives the prices artificially higher, but be that as it may, I was wondering what the deal was with this seller? He keeps re-listing this U3101 Concept, even though he always gets bids. Does he have more than one? Also, how'd he come up with the year 1984? I thought the U3101 debuted in 1978? I see this time the auction comes with the tools and the Buster B canister.

- Karl

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Post# 126270 , Reply# 1   2/28/2011 at 23:06 (4,750 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
well, if it's ANY consolation,

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he spelled the plural of vacuums as vacuum's and motor's instead of motors. God... is grammar gone out the window?
Some people love to play games, even on ebay.

Post# 126271 , Reply# 2   2/28/2011 at 23:14 (4,750 days old) by nick (Hastings, New Zealand)        

he has it listed with a reserve, that means he has set an amount he wants for the vac and will not sell it unless bids reach that price, or if hes lucky exceed it

Post# 126284 , Reply# 3   3/1/2011 at 06:48 (4,750 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

He probably thinks it's a goldmine, and has a reserve of maybe $500 on it thinking there are people stupid enough to pay that for those two vacs.... :S

If they were brand new in box, maybe, but as they are, nope...

Post# 126320 , Reply# 4   3/1/2011 at 16:37 (4,749 days old) by alaskabob ()        

hoover tools are bojack
i do like that word
nice looking vac

Post# 126374 , Reply# 5   3/1/2011 at 21:08 (4,749 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
He thinks he has a goldmine...

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It has really become a problem with eBay. People who know nothing about vacuums think that just because it is old (more than a few years) it is worth a fortune. A couple of weeks ago there was someone who listed four Kirbys, a 500 series, a Heritage and two Heritage IIs and was asking $400 each. I emailed him/her and told them that none of the vacuums he/she had listed was worth that much. I did not get a reply. I seem to recall that he/she listed them three times, never sold them and have not been listed since. People should do a little research before selling things on auction sites. Check out what things sell for, what is too high a price.
What are you gonna do?

Post# 126428 , Reply# 6   3/2/2011 at 12:07 (4,748 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

I guess this seller doesn't mind paying to re-list it again and again. You would think after a few auctions to lower the reserve, or start the auction with no reserve at a price point that is fair. I would go for it maybe, were it a Montgomery Ward's or J.C. Penney labeled Concept, or maybe even a commercial Concept. I believe a VCCC member salvaged a one-off Hoover Dial-A-Matic from the vaults that was Montgomery Ward's branded. It had a headlight, don't think it had power drive. That I would give my right eye for....

- Karl

Post# 126482 , Reply# 7   3/2/2011 at 19:34 (4,748 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        
Stay far away as possible from him, buyer or seller

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I had put on eBay last year a complete medium gray 3.9 Kenmore canister from 1988 with the original molded hose (in perfect crack free shape) and he won it for $76 and had the nerve to ask for his shipping refunded because "it smells like smoke." Reluctantly I did cause I didn't want negative feedback, and then he wins a 1978 mid line Kenmore canister from a friend of mine and tries to pull the "refund my shipping" stunt by claiming "the cord is hot when the machine runs." Luckily I had forewarned him about this mike character and he did not budge, and I went ahead and blocked him from my listings.

Well, this mike relists my Kenmore several months later with a replacement hose and not the original Powermate and wants $99 starting bid with a reserve. I have no idea what he is smoking down there in Arnold, oh wait I do but that is a whole other topic.

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