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Post# 143255   7/14/2011 at 21:46 (4,610 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Nice score this evening off of craigslist. These were about a 1/2 hour south of me and the woman had posted an ad saying she had 4 Kirbys in a yard sale there. I informed her I work during the day so attending the rummage sales during the week was a bit hard. She offered to pull them out of the sale and hold them for me. She was not sure what models they were, but when she told me $3 bucks a piece with a box of attachments I really did not care what they were at that point.....
So... here they are! A 560, Classic Omega and a Lengend 2 and Tradition 2. As some may recall, I picked a nice Omega up about two months ago all original except the bag, well, this Omega has the bag, I would have paid $12 for that alone!

Post# 143257 , Reply# 1   7/14/2011 at 21:47 (4,610 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

attachments close up... fyi... the sweet aire is full!

Post# 143258 , Reply# 2   7/14/2011 at 21:51 (4,610 days old) by hoover1 ()        

good luck with your new vacs!

Post# 143272 , Reply# 3   7/14/2011 at 22:39 (4,610 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Nice vacs! I would pay $12 bucks just for ONE of those! You really lucked out!

PS: What do you mean by Tradition II? Heretage II, I presume?

Post# 143273 , Reply# 4   7/14/2011 at 22:39 (4,610 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Erm, Tradition 2? I think you mean HeritageII... :)

And by the looks of things, you have a lot of polishing to do... :D

Post# 143274 , Reply# 5   7/14/2011 at 22:39 (4,610 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Great finds! I had a Kirby with that same bag. My friend says it's the original 562 bag he thinks. He has about 140 kirbys in his collection.

I gave him this one because he needed the bag and it wasn't an all original machine. It was free to me.

Post# 143277 , Reply# 6   7/14/2011 at 22:45 (4,610 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

@vac_whispere & twocvbloke:
I have been doing that ALL NIGHT (calling the heritage 2 a tradition 2). Somebody slap me upside the head!I ought to know better!

Yes, there is plenty of polishing to do, though the Omega will go for parts, and I am not sure when I will get to the HERITAGE 2 and the Legend 2. These are a bit too "new" for me but again for the price I could not pass them up!

Post# 143280 , Reply# 7   7/14/2011 at 22:48 (4,610 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

LOL. We all do it!

Post# 143286 , Reply# 8   7/14/2011 at 23:04 (4,610 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Well, I suppose it's no worse than people calling a Heritage 1 a G6, or a ClassicIII a Classic2, as often happens on ebay... :P

Post# 143287 , Reply# 9   7/14/2011 at 23:06 (4,610 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I know... I always think "vacuum civilians" as I call them are stupid for not knowing the name of their own vacuum...

Post# 143339 , Reply# 10   7/15/2011 at 11:01 (4,610 days old) by whirlsonicmore (South US)        

That's alot of metal for a little money.

Post# 143340 , Reply# 11   7/15/2011 at 12:11 (4,610 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
calling a Heritage a Tradition....

I recently saw a Tradition for sale listed as a Kirby "Meditation."  All those "-tion" words can get mightily confusing. LOL


That's an amazing haul for 12 bucks.  Your collection is growing by leaps and bounds.  I hope your wife is still handling the new hobby well!

Post# 143341 , Reply# 12   7/15/2011 at 12:26 (4,610 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

haha Neil! She is still pretty supportive of the entire thing, hopefully I will not push it too far!

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