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Post# 185213   6/11/2012 at 19:04 (2,847 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I hate people on craigslist! I found a lady with a Fantom Wildcat in the Tampa Bay Area, which I live in! She only wanted $5.00 for it! So I messaged her, and found out she lives an hour away from me, and so I tried working out a way that we could meet half way, I drive 30 minutes, she drives 30 minutes, and we meet up. Not only is it safer for both of us, assuming she was even real, but it would be more convenient for me. Instead she says "Go find your own patsy to go arround and annoy about a vacuum cleaner." So I chewed her out because she was rude when I was trying everything I could to make it work. Then she replies apologizing for being rude. Too late lady! I wanted this vacuum SO BADLY, as I have been trying to get one for years. But I will not deal with a lady who is being rude, and who cant send me pics, wants me to drive 48 miles, and for all I know, since she cant send me pics, it might be a scam?!?!

Post# 185232 , Reply# 1   6/11/2012 at 21:20 (2,847 days old) by ned_flanders ()        

There's no reason for her rudeness, but why would she take a loss on a $5 vacuum driving out to meet you halfway? If I am selling something that cheap, I am not going to deliver unless it is convenient. I remember selling a desk on CL years ago and someone wanted me to lower my price because they would be driving a long distance to pick it up. I basically said no, and I wasn't offended at all. I think some buyers and sellers don't know how to act using CL. I would've tried to reason with her. "If you send me pics...I'll drive all the way, or we can meet halfway no pics, otherwise I'm not interested." I have no idea why people get offended or upset over requests or low-balling. But you can't ask for much extra if they're basically giving something away. I don't get offended, but others do apparently. Sorry you missed out on that vac :(

Post# 185234 , Reply# 2   6/11/2012 at 21:25 (2,847 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
I agree

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However, it was the only way that I could get it, and had she been more polite about it, I would have been more than happy to offer to pay an additional $15 for gas and time.

Post# 185373 , Reply# 3   6/13/2012 at 09:30 (2,845 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
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Just last night 3 vacs were left on the doorstep of my vac shop.HALF of a Bissell LiftOff,Dirt Devil(using C bag) and----A Fantom Wildcat,offset handle,blue/green colors,flat nozzle,etc.So this may be the one you want and I don't!Haven't turned on yet.No small atts.Will check out but I don't need.Is somewhat dirty.If good enough maybe we can make it be in FLA.--Jimmy

Post# 185376 , Reply# 4   6/13/2012 at 10:18 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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If it works, let me know, I will DEFIANTLY be interested! Thanks! I am going to see if there is a personal email address, if and so I am going to email you so we can discuss the Wildcat. :D


Post# 185377 , Reply# 5   6/13/2012 at 10:43 (2,845 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Post# 185378 , Reply# 6   6/13/2012 at 10:58 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Sorry buddy, but you know how long I have been looking for one of these!

Post# 185379 , Reply# 7   6/13/2012 at 11:20 (2,845 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Well that's why I'll be the one that's jealous! Lets just hope you will get it! :)

Post# 185380 , Reply# 8   6/13/2012 at 11:28 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I REALLY hope I do too!

Post# 185381 , Reply# 9   6/13/2012 at 11:29 (2,845 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Post# 185389 , Reply# 10   6/13/2012 at 13:31 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Well lets just cross our fingers!! :D

Post# 185393 , Reply# 11   6/13/2012 at 13:54 (2,845 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
*Crosses fingers*

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Sorry to hear about that cranky lady on craigslist,Have had simular encounters at the flea market (Check my thread in the Off-topic sectoin).But coming from a house where Fantom ruled over the floors,I understand why why you'd want a Fantom,For Fantom+Fantomvacuumfan=Happy.Simple vacuum cleaner mathmatics :).


Post# 185418 , Reply# 12   6/13/2012 at 16:50 (2,845 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
bad news,maybe some good

Was dirty because of dried mud which means water.Will not run.Brush won't turn.Some rust on metal areas.Did at one time have another in attic,but much stuff was moved.Will look for it.This one was complete & and looked mostly OK but don't know if it's worth packing/shipping.Do you have friends/relatives that come to nearby North Carolina in summer as it seems much of Fla does?-Jimmy-423-543-7900.

Post# 185422 , Reply# 13   6/13/2012 at 17:26 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Not really

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However, if you can find it, I will pay for shipping, as I want it so badly. Would you want me to buy it and pay for shipping, or just pay for the shipping?

Post# 185423 , Reply# 14   6/13/2012 at 17:28 (2,845 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Also, did you say

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It has the floor tool? If so, I would take that. Is there anything off of it that is salvageable?

Post# 185424 , Reply# 15   6/13/2012 at 17:46 (2,845 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I would be intrested in the....

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Rusted broken Fantom because I own a Westinghouse Unplugged which is the same look and everything as the Wildcat but cordless and it uses basically the same parts as the Wildcat and I could make a Wildcat out of it. Please reply. Also, would I have to pay for the Vac and shipping or just for the shipping? I could do both, but its just nice to know. Thanks.

Post# 185480 , Reply# 16   6/14/2012 at 09:25 (2,844 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

No atts with the bad one other than the hose.I think the hopefully good one from attic was moved to an area with about 50 Hoover Convertibles in front of.Might have had atts but dont remember floor tool.Will look.Have patience.Do you nned Fantom canister?Have maybe 4,various conditions.Not sure yet how many hose,wand,power nozzle.The 'bad' one would be close to free,the 'good' one would be cheap to resonable.Not sure of shipping as I think there is no good way to remove handle.

Post# 185481 , Reply# 17   6/14/2012 at 09:49 (2,844 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        


I'm sorry she was mean to you... I've had experiences where I go to buy something and the day I'm going to get it, the seller writes to tell me they've already sold it out from under me.... it is infuriating.

However, if it was a machine I wanted and at a price I liked, I'd have driven an hour or so to get it. I live in Orlando, and my Dyson DC 14, Dirt Devil Cruiser, and Hoover Z 700 all came from Tampa.... It was an hour drive, but I really wanted the Dyson and the other two were rare..... My orange Wildcat came from a thrift store about 45 minutes away. Were there any differences between the orange ones and the blue ones outside of color? Maybe just the included attachments were different?

I never buy anything without seeing a picture first... the handle could be broken off or it could be missing wheels or a cord. If you've got the extra money for the gas, it may have been worth it to drive all the way to her since you wanted the machine so badly...

I don't know how I missed seeing that Fantom (just looked up the ad.... the lady thinks vacuum is spelled vacuume, so I don't give her much credit for intelligence.... still better than the lady I found selling a "eurica vaccumne swiper" a few years ago), because I check Craig's List in Tampa, Orlando, and Lakeland every day! I wouldn't have wanted it, but I would have forwarded you the ad if I'd seen it first, because I know you've bee kind of obsessed with getting one ever since your broken handle episode.

Hope you find one soon!

Post# 185493 , Reply# 18   6/14/2012 at 12:15 (2,844 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
Broken handle episode?

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Fantomvacuumfan,Would you mind shareing that storie with us eager vacuum maniacs?


Post# 185495 , Reply# 19   6/14/2012 at 12:37 (2,844 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Rugsucker, Vacuumfreeke, and Super-sweeper...

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Rugsucker, I think I am good on the canisters, I have 2 Fantom Lightnings, so I think I am set there. I don't want the broken Wildcat, so if you have anyone else interested in it that is fine. Assuming you find the working Wildcat, maybe UPS can find a box big enough for it.

Vacuumfreeke, Yes, but you have to realize, Craigslist is known for its crooks. There have even been news reports about people who list something on craigslist, just to lure a victim to their house, and attack, rob etc them. And there were other things that didn't seem right about it. The listing said it had weak suction, and had been stored in the closet for months, not being used, because of it. However, when she emailed me, she said she only listed it the day I saw it because "She was moving and needed to vacuum before she left her old house". I'm not sure why you would use a vacuum with poor suction that you have not used in months to vacuum your house. Unless you don't care about cleaning your house, you must have bought another vacuum, since you have not used the Wildcat in months. Also, in this day and age, yes its possible someone would not have a cell phone, or if they do, a camera phone, however, it is very unlikely, so the "my camera is packed so I cant take a picture" reason didn't seem right to me. And honestly, I wouldn't have minded driving the hour, but it was around 8:30 at night, it would have been 9:30 before I got there, and 10:30 before I got home. Driving around in the dark, to a place I have never been to before, without having a clue if the item even existed, with a lady who just because I asked her a question, gets an attitude, just did not seem like the best idea to me.

Super-sweeper, the broken handle story is that I found a green Fantom Wildcat on ebay for $19.99 back in December of 2010. I won it for the $19.99 plus $19.99 for shipping. When I got it home, I opened the box and was shocked to find that the vacuum was packed poorly. They taped 2 boxes together to make the vacuum fit, since the handle was not removable, but they didn't put any packing materials, such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts etc in the box, so the vacuum was free to move around in the box. The box was not marked which side was up either, and either the seller, when carrying it into the UPS Store, UPS themselves, or even possibly myself, put it down on the wrong side, causing the vacuum to slide to the top of the box, putting all the weight of the vacuum on the thin plastic handle, which snapped it where it attached to the vacuum. Nothing I did to try to fix it was strong enough to get it to hold, and a replacement handle was impossible to find, so I had to return the vacuum.

Post# 185496 , Reply# 20   6/14/2012 at 12:52 (2,844 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Oh btw

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Also Vacuumfreeke, after this whole ordeal, I looked her email up on facebook, just to see if I could find the person, and I found a profile that matched the email, and their first names were the same, however, the lady emailing me said he last name started with an M if I remember right, and the facebook profile I found, was a 15 year old girl in another state, whose last name started with a S or something like that. So I am pretty sure its a good thing I didn't go over there, as I doubt it was real. I meant to post that in my last reply but I forgot.

Post# 185531 , Reply# 21   6/14/2012 at 18:42 (2,844 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
Well I hope I...

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Get the broken one! I also hope you get the good one! ^-^

Post# 185541 , Reply# 22   6/14/2012 at 20:44 (2,844 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        


You don't have to explain, I understand completely! I'm not really paranoid about people robbing me on Craig's List... I wouldn't use it if I was... The driving around in the dark issue could have been solved by you going the next day that you were able to during daylight hours, but there were a lot of other issues. I have had people offer to meet me halfway for things, but I prefer to go to their house so I have an idea of what kind of people coming from and so I can plug the item in and try it out and make sure it works before I buy it.

Post# 185545 , Reply# 23   6/14/2012 at 20:59 (2,844 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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And I know, im just saying. The other thing was she was moving the next day out of state. It just didnt make sense to me haha

Post# 185602 , Reply# 24   6/15/2012 at 11:39 (2,843 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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As long as I get one, I will be happy lol Ive got a few people who have or think they have one, so maybe this is finally my chance!

Post# 185714 , Reply# 25   6/15/2012 at 20:37 (2,843 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I wonder...

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Did Jimmy ever find the one in his vacuum "warehouse"? I cant call him because I've ran out of mins. and can't but I don't think he's been on here lately.

Post# 185819 , Reply# 26   6/16/2012 at 09:39 (2,842 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Part of Sat & much of Sun will be warehouse day.The 50 Convertibles in front of is no joke.(Want to come for summer vac camp & help move them & MORE?)I do know where the Unplugged is and may or may not keep.Also found 3 wand & 1 hose for Fantom canister,unknown condition.Should know more Mon.Remember the word 'patience' from above.--Jimmy

Post# 185884 , Reply# 27   6/16/2012 at 18:15 (2,842 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I really hope you find one for Mike and that I can get one as well! Wish I could be there to help but i'm a little too far! :)

Post# 186005 , Reply# 28   6/17/2012 at 15:43 (2,841 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
There was...

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A Brand New Wildcat my friend Rob showed me, however, someone bought it before I messaged the seller :-(

Post# 186021 , Reply# 29   6/17/2012 at 20:05 (2,841 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I hope....

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You can get one soon! :) I know i'm annoying a little by saying this 24/7 but I want you to get yours so I can get mine!

Post# 186053 , Reply# 30   6/18/2012 at 09:43 (2,840 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

--the 'good' Wildcat & also found what happens when an otherwise great vac uses a brush,belt & brush motor that would be better suited to an electric broom style.And then makes access to the base difficult for the few that might finally wonder if the brush bearings should be periodicly cleaned of Hair,Strings & Threads.This was a nicely styled vac,good colors and decals,easy hose use,very good & simple valve to direct suction to hose or floor(compare with some complicated Hoovers)and more.The one from attic is metallic med blue,complete(except atts which I don't recall having and original.The problems on this and probably every other Wildcat that was used more than 1 month are overheated(from HAIR)belt end brush cap,torn(2 teeth)belt,bad belt pulley on brush motor and cracked left bracket extending from side of motor housing with spring around.Otherwise looks great,good suction motor,etc.The above problems combined with bankruptcy of Fantom probably mean that 99% were trashed.Did play with it long enough to find that you can remove upper filter cover,filter,4 screws under,disconnect switch wiring & remove upper handle.-to be continued-Jimmy

Post# 186067 , Reply# 31   6/18/2012 at 11:53 (2,840 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Can you tell...

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If the brushroll motor on the "good" Wildcat is still intact?

Post# 186068 , Reply# 32   6/18/2012 at 11:56 (2,840 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I know I will annoy you to death with this but does this mean that I can get one, if not both? I didn't cLl you because ny phone mins are up. (too much customer service phone calls!) Anyway. Talk to you soon!

Post# 186088 , Reply# 33   6/18/2012 at 15:10 (2,840 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
good Wildcat

Both motors seem very good.Havent checked 'bad' one for condition of belt,pulley,brush,etc.

Post# 186109 , Reply# 34   6/18/2012 at 15:56 (2,840 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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If possible, maybe the brush from the "bad" one could be salvaged and put in the "good" one. Also, I know its a geared belt, but what kind of belt is in the Wildcat? If its the same time that the Lightning and Cyclone XT used, I have 2, 1 which is brand new, and one that is used but still in good shape.

Post# 186146 , Reply# 35   6/18/2012 at 16:38 (2,840 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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How about I get the 1st water damaged broken one, you get the other broken one without anything "transplanted" from it, and than since I know how to fully disassemble the Wildcat without breaking any of the really annoying small, flimsy plastic tabs, parts, etc. and I also know you, I could send you the parts you need and I can just transplant them from my Westinghouse to the Wildcat. Thanks. Hope no one has any problems with it.

Post# 186147 , Reply# 36   6/18/2012 at 16:39 (2,840 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
If Jimmy

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Does not mind then that is fine with me.

Post# 186190 , Reply# 37   6/18/2012 at 18:50 (2,840 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Wildcats-1 north,1south

Looks like a plan shaping up.Will consider choices of careful packing and shipping.As above if you have not taken one apart prepare to use much of your brain & few of you muscles.I can't beleive this was to clean average houses with no easy way to clean brush.but I do like.Aren't you glad it went in attic & not dumpster?

Post# 186193 , Reply# 38   6/18/2012 at 18:58 (2,840 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I hope this plan works out! If you want to, ask your friend from Trenton when's the next time he'll be going down to Tennessee. If its not for a while, I would ask you to ship it, but if its not more than say 2 weeks, I would be glad to wait!

Post# 186194 , Reply# 39   6/18/2012 at 18:59 (2,840 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I have taken apart the Westinghouse Unplugged 3 times now to date, and it really isn't an easy feat but if your really delicate and patient, it will be pretty easy to take apart! :)

Post# 186208 , Reply# 40   6/18/2012 at 22:10 (2,840 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Sounds good :)

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And yes Jimmy, I am! Thank you so much!

Post# 186235 , Reply# 41   6/19/2012 at 09:32 (2,839 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Wilcats leaving

Szymon-Good chance my friend will be on the PA Turnpike close to you.Will know more soon.--Michael-Estimate I will need $50 money order,a few dollars for vac & then careful packing and shipping.-Either or both call me!-423-543-7900.

Post# 186257 , Reply# 42   6/19/2012 at 13:46 (2,839 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
That would be...

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Awesome!How much would you want for it, transport?

Post# 186323 , Reply# 43   6/19/2012 at 16:49 (2,839 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Wildcat to PA

As the 'bad' one leaves my doorstep,very little.If my friend will be close to you I'm sure some gas money would be helpful.Remember Mr. Bells invention-423-543-7900.

Post# 186342 , Reply# 44   6/19/2012 at 17:34 (2,839 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
Got it!

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Ok. I will now just be patient! Also, my monthly mins. on my phone are up so I cant call anyone, and my house phone has only local calling.

Post# 186561 , Reply# 45   6/20/2012 at 20:09 (2,838 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
Just checked....

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today, and I will be getting more mins. for my phone on the 14th of next month. If we don't work things out by than, I will call you!

Post# 186679 , Reply# 46   6/21/2012 at 17:18 (2,837 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Sounds good, give me a few days to get some money together and I will let you know.

Post# 186738 , Reply# 47   6/22/2012 at 09:19 (2,836 days old) by director12 ()        

I've noticed Michael, you also need a Crosswind 600, but it's extremely rare.

Post# 186745 , Reply# 48   6/22/2012 at 09:45 (2,836 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I have NEVER seen one. I mean, I have seen pics, but they have always been on or other sites that sold them. I have never seen one in person, anyone on youtube or vacuumland that has one, or one on Ebay. :(

Post# 187003 , Reply# 49   6/24/2012 at 13:15 (2,834 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I found a good....

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website for looking for Fantoms on craigslist all at once! Here it is...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO szymonrules's LINK

Post# 187425 , Reply# 50   6/28/2012 at 10:25 (2,830 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
Hey Rugsucker

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I just want you to know I am still interested in the Wildcat, I am just trying to get some money. Don't think I have forgotten about it :D

Post# 187427 , Reply# 51   6/28/2012 at 10:28 (2,830 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I'm waiting for your friend to swing by here!

Post# 187457 , Reply# 52   6/28/2012 at 17:56 (2,830 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

to FL,OK now I learn meaning of patience.--to PA,real chance of this in 1-2 weeks.

Post# 187458 , Reply# 53   6/28/2012 at 18:11 (2,830 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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:) I can't wait!

Post# 187911 , Reply# 54   7/2/2012 at 12:31 (2,826 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Sorry, its taking me a while to come up with money, its been tight the last month or so, so please forgive me, I don't want you thinking I am not really interested, because I am!

Post# 187939 , Reply# 55   7/2/2012 at 16:21 (2,826 days old) by vacuumfreak95 (Aransas Pass, Tx)        
Fantom WildCat

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My grandma got a fantom Wildcat when they first came out. She had it for a year and the handle broke off. I think it must have been a defect in the plastic because she did not vacuum often at all and the machine still looked like new. When the Fantom broke she got a bagless Hoover windtunnel witch she also broke only I don't know what happend other then she said she threw it out.

Post# 187962 , Reply# 56   7/2/2012 at 18:02 (2,826 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Understand.Am patient.Wildcat is sitting in back looking pretty.

Post# 187973 , Reply# 57   7/2/2012 at 19:56 (2,826 days old) by director12 ()        

I agree, the Wildcats had a problem of the handles breaking off. When fantomvacuumfan got one, it was broken off, he couldn't fix it, so he returned it (he got it from eBay for $98 back in early 2011).

Post# 188627 , Reply# 58   7/6/2012 at 13:15 (2,822 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Sorry to bother you for the millionth time, but any news on the Wildcat? Thanks! :)

Post# 188755 , Reply# 59   7/7/2012 at 11:03 (2,821 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
With any luck...

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I am going to be selling my Dirt Devil Broom Vac, an if so, then maybe I can put together the money to finally get the Wildcat. *Crosses fingers*

Post# 188876 , Reply# 60   7/7/2012 at 16:52 (2,821 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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ready, so whenever your friend swings by here just email or post a reply to this thread and we'll go from there!

Post# 189034 , Reply# 61   7/8/2012 at 15:41 (2,820 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I know...

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I keep posting on here, but I just wanted to say that I will get more mins on my phone tomorrow I can call about the Wildcat! :)

Post# 189225 , Reply# 62   7/9/2012 at 16:50 (2,819 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Both sounds good.Am still patient.My friend may not want to go through narrow,congested Center City Philly as he has had that pleasure,but will be very close soon.Call when convenient.423-543-7900.

Post# 189297 , Reply# 63   7/9/2012 at 21:24 (2,819 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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That's not a problem, I know how it is here! Also, I'll call on the weekend!

Post# 189770 , Reply# 64   7/13/2012 at 11:31 (2,815 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Half way towards having the money for the Wildcat :)

Post# 190531 , Reply# 65   7/18/2012 at 22:41 (2,810 days old) by vacuumfreak95 (Aransas Pass, Tx)        
Wild Cat!

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There is a Fantom wildcat on ebay for 10 dollars right now!

Post# 190532 , Reply# 66   7/18/2012 at 22:49 (2,810 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I'm the high bidder on it. Hopefully no one else bids. I was not gonna post about it here cause I don't want to lose out on it, although I doubt anyone else will bid. *crosses fingers* I would be DEVASTATED if I don't get it.

Post# 190542 , Reply# 67   7/19/2012 at 00:05 (2,809 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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The seller and I were able to work out a deal to do a BUY IT NOW, so it is officially mine! Hopefully, this one arrives in one piece! Rugsucker, assuming this one makes it in one piece, from my talks with him, Szymon would be interested in both wildcats you have, however, you will need to talk to him to find out for sure. :)

Post# 190627 , Reply# 68   7/19/2012 at 17:14 (2,809 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Glad you found one.Hope all works out.Did talk to Szymon and both going north is a possibility.Be careful on base as screws are hidden under trim.-Jimmy

Post# 191752 , Reply# 69   7/27/2012 at 18:30 (2,801 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I haven't been able to contact you at all because your email returns as sending failed permanantly and when I call you your line is disconnected. Anyway, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks!

Post# 191755 , Reply# 70   7/27/2012 at 18:34 (2,801 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I forgot to say, please email me unless you have my number because I don't fell comfortable giving it away on here!

Post# 191757 , Reply# 71   7/27/2012 at 18:36 (2,801 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Post# 191759 , Reply# 72   7/27/2012 at 18:43 (2,801 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Thanks again Jimmy!

Post# 191878 , Reply# 73   7/28/2012 at 09:37 (2,800 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Fantoms to PA

Please remain patient(unless you have many $$$ for packing and shipping).My friend in NJ has been delayed a few days with car repairs.2 Wildcats & 1 Fantom are waiting in my station wagon to be transfered to my friends wagon after his visit of a week or so.Now that the Wildcat is not needed in FLA they can all be yours!,Jimmy

Post# 191885 , Reply# 74   7/28/2012 at 10:06 (2,800 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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That's not a problem, when do you think a good day would be to call you?

Post# 191898 , Reply# 75   7/28/2012 at 11:52 (2,800 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
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Hey, FantomVacuumFan, I just made a vacuumland account, I'm so happy!!!
Again, congrats on that beautiful wildcat. I would suggest to keep it as a collectible,not a daily driver. I know parts are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find for those. did you know that consumer reports gave this a bad rating in 2002? They said it had high dust emmisions. They state in that issue that fantom went bankrupt,and they suggest to return them to retailers if they have dust problems. I have the magazine. When I get a camera and a camcorder, I post the page online.

Post# 191901 , Reply# 76   7/28/2012 at 12:20 (2,800 days old) by director12 ()        

FantomFan, you are correct in the Wildcat's bad rating from 2002.

Post# 192248 , Reply# 77   7/30/2012 at 10:18 (2,798 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
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I saw the picture fantomvacuumfan posted on the sticker on the wildcat. You know, for the longest time i thought it was made in china, but its good that this was made in canada.

Post# 192263 , Reply# 78   7/30/2012 at 12:21 (2,798 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Yes, I did know that, however I would love to see the video still. Yeah, the Wildcat will only be a collectible thing, its not going to get, daily, weekly, or monthly use.

Post# 192713 , Reply# 79   8/1/2012 at 21:13 (2,796 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I will call you Friday if that's ok with you.

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