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Post# 132085   4/12/2011 at 17:34 (4,706 days old) by KC_Kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

This past weekend I went to a bunch of estate sales in KC and didn't find much except for a couple of Hoover Constellations. The odd thing is they were at the same house. They were priced at 4.00 each but it was half price day so I thought I'd be paying 4.00 for both of them. When I went to pay the person taking the money must have not understood me or something and said it would be 2.00 for both of them. So I got a pretty good deal on the lot. They looked like most all the attachments were there too and there were extra bags. One is a model 86 and the other is a model 858. The hose on the 86 isn't in very good shape but I just happen to have another Constellation with a bad motor but a good hose so I can just use that hose on this 86. It even had a Hoover plastic bag, probably from the local Hoover store that is no longer open.

Post# 132086 , Reply# 1   4/12/2011 at 17:39 (4,706 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

That is a stellar find!!! Green with envy here :)

Post# 132087 , Reply# 2   4/12/2011 at 17:47 (4,706 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        



What a lovely find, and "such a deal!" The Constellation really is a fun and fabulous vacuum cleaner. Smile

Post# 132090 , Reply# 3   4/12/2011 at 17:59 (4,706 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
You really cleaned up!

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I had to say that! I love both of them.Laughing

Post# 132115 , Reply# 4   4/12/2011 at 21:10 (4,706 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


What a steal for 2 beautiful machines! They look oh so good! With lots of goodies to go with!

Post# 132118 , Reply# 5   4/12/2011 at 21:17 (4,706 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow it seams that people just find the best things at estate sales ill have to go to one since i have never gone to one before.Cool

Post# 132121 , Reply# 6   4/12/2011 at 21:24 (4,706 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Me neither!

I have never been to an actual estate sale. Only yard sales.

Greg Nunn always goes, and he finds the most amazing machines ever. He found a garland green and gold trim all original hoover 6?7?, and a constellation 82 and attachments and all, and so much more!

UGH!!!!! GREG, next time you go estate sailing, take me! :)

Post# 132135 , Reply# 7   4/12/2011 at 23:19 (4,706 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Dear GOD!!!!!

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What a find!!! You got 2 SUPER machines at SUPER prices! Best of luck with them.

Post# 132609 , Reply# 8   4/16/2011 at 14:47 (4,702 days old) by vacwarlock ()        
hot finds!!!

nice work KCK

glad some folks are saving older machines after meeting some online

who are destroying old vacs to make their machines more valuable

Blessed Be!

Post# 132799 , Reply# 9   4/17/2011 at 19:22 (4,701 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

I went to my first estate sale last year and found my Tacony Beveldere for free (the thermal reset switch was tripped and pressed it in and it worked)it had $20 on it

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