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Post# 186997   6/24/2012 at 12:21 (2,846 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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an imported Hoover? It sure looks like it.

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Post# 186998 , Reply# 1   6/24/2012 at 12:41 (2,846 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
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That is a US Hoover from the mid-2000s. I can't think of the name at the moment, but I am almost certain it was a Wal-Mart exclusive. One of the ugliest Hoovers I have ever seen.

Post# 186999 , Reply# 2   6/24/2012 at 12:46 (2,846 days old) by jdrums0789 ()        

I dont know about the vacuum, but I love the ad.

"Excellent Suck for Your Buck" LOL! I think I've heard that before!


Post# 187000 , Reply# 3   6/24/2012 at 12:54 (2,846 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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That is a Hoover Preferred. They were available at Walmart around 2005. I had almost bought one because they were only $60, or somewhere around that price. But they were out of them when I went to get one.

Post# 187004 , Reply# 4   6/24/2012 at 13:50 (2,846 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Those were actually very decent vacuums. I bought one, another collector Phillip Muller bought one, and I recommended them to a couple of friends of mine. Only one later had a switch issue down the road. I believe Phillip used his on his cleaning job, so his didn't last as long as the others in regular residential use. They were a bargain for what they were. I think later they were offered to dealers only in a different color and name but I can't recall.

Post# 187013 , Reply# 5   6/24/2012 at 15:21 (2,846 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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I forgot about that! There were lime green ones that were labeled as a Hoover Sprint I believe. And another collector told me these were made by Samsung.

Post# 187017 , Reply# 6   6/24/2012 at 17:38 (2,846 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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I've got the same vacuum and thoguht the same thing.The motor went screwy due to Vacuumly-Challanged owners.*Sigh*

-Alex.


Post# 187034 , Reply# 7   6/24/2012 at 21:06 (2,846 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

I remember those.... Never liked them because I thought they looked cheap and the power switch was halfway down the body....

Post# 187042 , Reply# 8   6/24/2012 at 21:34 (2,845 days old) by director12 ()        

They were Hoover's crappier models prior to TTi getting it.

Post# 187047 , Reply# 9   6/24/2012 at 23:29 (2,845 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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They had this exact same vacuum being sold under the Sprint name in Canadian Tire here in Canada, too. I think it went for about $130, if memory serves correct. Never did like these....they just looked so cheap & flimsy to me.

Rob


Post# 187090 , Reply# 10   6/25/2012 at 11:09 (2,845 days old) by director12 ()        

I'm guessing it's one of Hoover's worst vacuums invented. Their build quality isn't that good compared to Windtunnel.




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