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Post# 164680   1/4/2012 at 20:48 (3,010 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        

It appears sebo is making hoovers now check this out 

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Post# 164687 , Reply# 1   1/4/2012 at 21:49 (3,010 days old) by kirbee ()        
Nope not sebo

it does look like one but not made by Sebo according to Hoover.

Post# 164691 , Reply# 2   1/4/2012 at 22:04 (3,010 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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I have seen a sebo knock-off like this called a U-Vac(I think)

Post# 164693 , Reply# 3   1/4/2012 at 22:06 (3,010 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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Post# 164710 , Reply# 4   1/4/2012 at 22:57 (3,010 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

I like it.... about time they put out something that resembles quality even if its only in looks. I guess it doesn't have a height adjust? I wonder what the brush looks like...

If it's not made by Sebo, at least we know who they copied! The U Vac looks like a Sebo clone....

Post# 164712 , Reply# 5   1/4/2012 at 23:20 (3,010 days old) by bravokid ()        

rubbermaid makes one to ????


Post# 164716 , Reply# 6   1/4/2012 at 23:57 (3,010 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
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That cleaner is most likely made by Sebo, and wouldn't be considered a "knock-off". I say this because the company that distributes it, Century 400, is a division of the Karcher Group -- whose other subsidiaries include Windsor, the company that sells the Sebo-made Sensor and Versamatic machines.

Given Century 400's connections to Windsor by dint of corporate ownership, it would stand to reason that the U-Vac is a genuine Sebo.

The Hoover Insight, on the other hand ... I would certainly be inclined to call it a "knock-off" because of some of the things it has in common with Sebo.  But, it wouldn't surprise me to see the words "Made in China" on the Hoover instead of "Made in Germany" (which is where Sebos and Windsor Sensors were coming from, last time I looked)!


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Post# 164786 , Reply# 7   1/5/2012 at 15:09 (3,009 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Gotta love plagiarism, some see it as ripping off a trusted design, others see it as a homage to a good design, you see it all over, Kirby and Royal, Amway and Dyson, Android and Apple, Eureka and Hoover, the former basing their designs on the latter... :)

But, when it comes to "Made in China", then they just seem to rip off anyone and everyone, and there's naff all "western" patents offices can do cos of the chinese government being the way they are, annoy them and they wave their nukes and remind us how much of our loaned money is in their banks, just to keep us sweet and obey their orders....... :\

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