Thread Number: 17438
My new finds...
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 187853   7/1/2012 at 18:09 (2,831 days old) by sanitairered (Michigan)        

sanitairered's profile picture
Today I went to Goodwill and came back with an Oreck XL CLassic for $14; all it needed was a new belt and bag. I also got a Fantom Thunder 11 amp for $30, which was extremely clogged, but now that it's cleaned out it runs great! I'm very pleased with my purchases.




Post# 187862 , Reply# 1   7/1/2012 at 19:25 (2,831 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

mieles7's profile picture
Nice vacuums! Does that Oreck have the Helping Hand Handle?

Post# 187873 , Reply# 2   7/1/2012 at 22:28 (2,831 days old) by sanitairered (Michigan)        

sanitairered's profile picture
Yes it does, but the power switch is on the base of the machine.

Post# 187875 , Reply# 3   7/1/2012 at 22:51 (2,831 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

mieles7's profile picture
I see. It amazes me that people would rather buy a new vacuum than fix their old one up. Exactly 1 month ago I bought a Riccar 8900 from Salvation army that only needed a new bag. Now it's become one of my favorite machines!

Post# 187877 , Reply# 4   7/1/2012 at 23:04 (2,831 days old) by sanitairered (Michigan)        

sanitairered's profile picture
I completely agree! My favorite machine is my Kirby G5 that I found at a thrift store. The only thing it needed was a new belt, and a bag obviously. It's crazy to see how wasteful people can be!

Post# 187885 , Reply# 5   7/2/2012 at 03:19 (2,831 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

jmurray01's profile picture
Tell me, where can I get an Oreck for that price ?

If I knew, you wouldn't see me for dust.


Post# 187886 , Reply# 6   7/2/2012 at 03:29 (2,831 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

jmurray01's profile picture
"I see. It amazes me that people would rather buy a new vacuum than fix their old one up. Exactly 1 month ago I bought a Riccar 8900 from Salvation army that only needed a new bag. Now it's become one of my favorite machines!" I'm not at all surprised Ian. Everybody (well, almost everybody) these days feels the need to "Keep up with the Joneses", so to speak.

So if a bag is full or a belt snaps, that is an excuse (in their minds) to say, oh well, may as well replace the old thing!

I'm not saying everybody is like that, there are people who genuinely believe that, from the adverts, new Vacuum Cleaners are better than the old ones, so decide to replace theirs for something they think is better. Of course 9 times out of 10 it turns out to be not so, but by then it is too late.

What I'm trying to say is, people see old things for what they are, old, not for what they do or to the quality they do it.

Sufficiently confused ? So am I.





Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      



Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In



New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.



                     


automaticwasher.org home
Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy