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Post# 168126   2/3/2012 at 11:39 (2,987 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I was given a free ticket to a home and garden show at our local arena. As I was perusing the area, I cam upon an Electrolux demonstration. They were showing a new "Lux" machine as well as uprights. On the wall was a big poster of ALL the machines up to now. I saw all of the cleaners that y'all love so much.He was making a big pitch to a woman, "If you buy this TODAY for $1300.00, I'll throw in an air purifier, valued at $500. You'll never buy another vacuum again". She replied, "Hm I already spent $500.00 on a Dyson. I'll have to think about it". He looked at me and said, "What about YOU, sir"? I replied, "Sorry, I work for HOOVER", but, I enjoyed your sales demo". He replied, "Opps, sorry". I don't really work for HOOVER, but, I should have.
Just thought I'd share. The new white plastic was very reminiscent of the old ones.

Post# 168185 , Reply# 1   2/3/2012 at 22:39 (2,987 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Like Your Style , John

Great response line. You didn't tell a lie, now did you ? In a way, you are always pitching Hoovers of many decades to Vacuumland people,as well others ! Right !
You did Good.. Glad you noticed the display of the decades of Electorlux and
Electrolux Areus ! two generations !

Post# 168188 , Reply# 2   2/3/2012 at 23:06 (2,987 days old) by billybud21 ()        
I wish I could think of things like that to say.

I need to be as quick with my whits as you! Great retort!

Every year we go to a similar event and the trusty Aerus man/woman is there. I really like Aerus vacuums, but the whole gimiky, will throw this in, make a deal now vibe is not for me.

Why can't you just buy a box of bags and they will just throw in the vacuum as an added bonus?


Post# 168194 , Reply# 3   2/4/2012 at 01:46 (2,987 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

HMMM-Lux salesguy-be tempting to point to the chart of older Lux vacuums and say"I want one like THAT!"point to one of the metal classsics!don't like Luxes new vacuums.Meile,Sebo,others are better.

Post# 168196 , Reply# 4   2/4/2012 at 01:57 (2,987 days old) by Sanifan ()        

We'd all love to see that chart! It's not available on the web, is it?

Post# 168206 , Reply# 5   2/4/2012 at 05:57 (2,987 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Rememberr the old 'Lux place out here had such a chart on the wall and a small one on the counter.Kinda like the charts of old Compacts-TriStars and Kirbys.they too had charts of their older machines.Quite handy-surprized it isn't on the web somewhere.

Post# 168211 , Reply# 6   2/4/2012 at 07:19 (2,987 days old) by sarasvacshack ()        
Here it is....

PDF File of that poster from AerusHome dot com.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO sarasvacshack's LINK

Post# 168254 , Reply# 7   2/4/2012 at 11:31 (2,986 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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That's it, bigger than life on the wall. I must admit, I have had to run 2 of them in my life. One was at the rectory, the other belongs to a friend. He had recently undergone a colostomy, and I offered to clean his house. He had to "go and change his bag". I changed the LUX bag as well. It was acting up on me. NEXT time I cleaned the house, I came armed with a Convertible 70 (Delft Blue) He was aghast! I reminded him that I was doing this out of the kindnes of my tiny, little heart (like the Grinch, it's 4 times too small) {luckily, the ONLY organ involved in THAT}. Imagine I had to look at TWO bags that day.
I still have, for sale, the Electrolux GOLD polisher, I think it went with the anniversary canister. I know: I'm horrible.......te he

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