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Hoover Model 69 NOS On Ebay
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Post# 126704   3/5/2011 at 17:27 (4,740 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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FYI, for anyone interested, there is a nos Hoover Convertible Model 69 on Ebay with a BIN $750.00.

No I am not selling this, but would like to have it....


Post# 126711 , Reply# 1   3/5/2011 at 18:26 (4,740 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Reminds me of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure:

"Sixty Nine Dudes!!!"


(Of course, there's a slightly seedy nature behind that!!)

Post# 126716 , Reply# 2   3/5/2011 at 20:33 (4,740 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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A brand new Constellation to go with it.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO compactelectra's LINK on eBay

Post# 126717 , Reply# 3   3/5/2011 at 20:41 (4,740 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        
Pet Peeve

I just need to rant about sellers on ebay who open rare factory sealed boxes to take pictures. grrrrrrr
Doesn't that drop the value if the box is opened? If I had the bucks for a nib vacuum I want to be the one to open the box or keep it sealed as I the buyer see fit!
Am I alone in my thinking? Rant over, now I feel better.

Post# 126729 , Reply# 4   3/5/2011 at 22:23 (4,740 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Well, how would they know what the contents are? Maybe the box could be filled with some kind of junk, or illegal narcotics or money or jewels! Or the machine may be in ruined condition, e.g., rubber bits gnawed by rats etc. As long as the box is not damaged when opening, I think the ebay sellers should open them.

Post# 126737 , Reply# 5   3/6/2011 at 01:23 (4,740 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

A seller would just about have to open it to verify what he is selling. For one thing, he'd have to look at it to check condition. For another, if the seller himself didn't look at it, the buyer could claim he got a box of bricks and wants his money back.

For vintage items stored in original boxes, climate is an important issue. Unless it is some kind of military equipment sealed in moisture-proof wrappers, items stored in cardboard boxes in humid climates can incur moisture damage. Cardboard absorbs moisture; when it evaporates, the moisture is released and can condense on objects stored within. "New in original box" isn't always a good thing. Good thing in AZ; bad thing in FL.

Post# 126739 , Reply# 6   3/6/2011 at 02:20 (4,740 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I actually don't mind as long as they don't run turn them on and use them....


Post# 126772 , Reply# 7   3/6/2011 at 12:56 (4,739 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
They both sold

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They were both relisted and someone paid $1100.00 each US for them .

Post# 126775 , Reply# 8   3/6/2011 at 13:44 (4,739 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Let's just take a moment to say,

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"WOW". Don't you wonder what else is still out there NIB?

Post# 126777 , Reply# 9   3/6/2011 at 13:50 (4,739 days old) by indyhoover ()        
$1,100 each!

Good God! I love Hoovers, and I have bought a couple that were pricey, but wow! I'm trying to think how many crates of Bollinger $2,200 would by me....LOL

Post# 126849 , Reply# 10   3/6/2011 at 21:56 (4,739 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Something about these two auctions doesn't quite seem to pass the "smell" test.

Why would the seller have canceled the auctions, relisted them at even higher prices, and then almost immediately attracted buy-it-now purchases on both of them?


Post# 126853 , Reply# 11   3/6/2011 at 22:59 (4,739 days old) by nick (Hastings, New Zealand)        
pass the "smell" test

some one made the seller an offer they could not refuse, so seller relisted it BIN for offered price. buyer did not want to wait for the auction to end. i say this allegedly but have seen it happen before

Post# 126856 , Reply# 12   3/6/2011 at 23:42 (4,739 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I'd accept that possible explanation, except for the fact that both auctions already had buy-it-now options on them.

Post# 126859 , Reply# 13   3/7/2011 at 00:43 (4,739 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

I saw those yesterday.

1st: (yesterday afternoon) - they had opening bids of $400.
2nd: (yesterday evening) - they had opening bids of $400; 69 had a BIN of $750, 444 had a BIN of $795
3rd: (this morning) - Buy It Now was removed from both items, model 69 had a bid on it.
4th: (tonight) - auctions no longer running.

Who knows. Incredible to even see the pictures, though.
Count on one hand the number of times you're going to see a NIB model 69...

Post# 126926 , Reply# 14   3/7/2011 at 20:08 (4,738 days old) by hamiltonbeachbo (Milwaukee )        

I agree Fred,
I guess NIB meant a lot to someone.
I love my "almost perfect" model 69.
Good enough for me .... and the price was only $75.

Post# 126942 , Reply# 15   3/7/2011 at 21:47 (4,738 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Those are nice vacuums. I especially liked the Constellation. on the BIN feature -- can't a seller set up an auction so that if someone bids, the BIN option is automatically removed? Not sure about that. And I'm not sure the seller would need to re-list through Ebay. There have been a couple of times that I worked out a deal with sellers behind the scenes and then just paid through Paypal. But both times it was AFTER the auction expired and no one had bid. So in this case, the seller could have done that and avoided Ebay fees. I don't know. I'm not sure how it all works. But these auctions have been interesting to watch.

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