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any interest in a original Kirby 505 bag?
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Post# 154376   10/6/2011 at 20:07 (4,531 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

So I've got my 505 with original bag, but I don't want to use it because I don't want to ruin the bag. If money was not object, I'd just buy a new bag and emptor and keep the original safe and sound somewhere. Unfortunately, money is an object. So I wondered if anyone would be interested in buying the 505 bag so I could use the money to buy a new bag and emptor. If you've got an emptor for a 505 in usable shape that you'd be willing to send me, we could take some $$$ off the price. I was thinking somewhere around $200, but make me an offer.


Post# 154382 , Reply# 1   10/6/2011 at 21:04 (4,531 days old) by thissucks ()        

i may be able to locate one, maybe even another complete 505.

email me at if you want me to hunt around.

Post# 154400 , Reply# 2   10/6/2011 at 23:25 (4,531 days old) by sfcoronet (San Francisco - Bay Area)        

Is that a crazy price to ask? The 505 on ebay last week sold for about $400...

Post# 154409 , Reply# 3   10/7/2011 at 03:46 (4,531 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I think it would be best to retain it's value by keeping the bag with the vac, at least in the sense that it's stored safely but still available to hand if you came to sell it...

If you're careful enough, you should be able to roll the bag's spring off the emtor in order to remove it, and then you can safely put it away (preferably in a vacuum-sealed bag), of course removing the slide/hanger first, then all you need is a replacement black flap-top bag which doesn't cost a lot really, and you're set... :)

Post# 154415 , Reply# 4   10/7/2011 at 06:48 (4,531 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

People go wild over the old 500 series bags. I know when I got my 510 and posted pictures everyone was just talking about how the bag was original and in good shape (like the rest of the vacuum didn't even exist! lol) I paid $100 for the 510. I think $200 is not unreasonable considering you might only come across them every couple of years, and the machines themselves would be much easier to find (with non-original bags).

Post# 154424 , Reply# 5   10/7/2011 at 08:07 (4,531 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi, Graham.
I've sent you a question via your e-mail.
Let me know if you get it ok.


Post# 154556 , Reply# 6   10/8/2011 at 14:29 (4,529 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

That completely loses the value of the vacuum to get rid of the original bag. Then it wouldnt be all original anymore!

If I were you, I would keep that bag and keep that bag safe.

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