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Post# 133521   4/21/2011 at 22:41 (4,688 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I was coming home from work Tues pm, and was driving through a "Ritzy" section, called the Hollywood section of Scranton. I spied a "handle" would know it anyywhere. It was the green Decade 80, has a hole in the back of the bag, AND, the cord was cut off. WHY do they do that?
Aside from that, it's in great shape. Now, I have 2 greens, 2 dark gray Decade 800(s).

Post# 133535 , Reply# 1   4/21/2011 at 23:00 (4,688 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

I have encountered that on many occasions (cut cords). Evidently persons cut the cords to obtain the copper wire for scrap purposes. Sadly, many a time I have seen good vacuums and the like victims of this.

Post# 133536 , Reply# 2   4/21/2011 at 23:03 (4,688 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
I'm glad you rescued it.

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Decade 80 is my second favorite Hoover. First is the Concept One. Hope all is good with you John.


Post# 133539 , Reply# 3   4/21/2011 at 23:38 (4,688 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Good save! I love the Decade 80.

I have actually seen KIRBY vacuums with cords cut off. CUT off. Not completely missing.

Ugh some people.

Post# 133541 , Reply# 4   4/21/2011 at 23:41 (4,688 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Sometimes it's not the people

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who throw out the vacuum that cut off the cord, but recyclers that do it for the copper when the machine is on the curb.

Post# 133547 , Reply# 5   4/22/2011 at 00:33 (4,688 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

How much scrap copper are you going to get from a cord-almost not worth it.

Post# 133568 , Reply# 6   4/22/2011 at 08:15 (4,688 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Not a single cord

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but if you collect them over a period of time, and not just from vacuums, and then burn the insulation off, it adds up.

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