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Post# 192709   8/1/2012 at 21:11 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

A buddy of mine has been keeping a lookout for Kirbys, and he gave me a call over the weekend with what he found.

We ended up with quite a bit, and a couple unexpected treasures...

1 Heritage II Legend
3 G4
1 G3
5 Electrolux
1 Kenmore canister
1 Rainbow E-Series 1-speed - near perfect condition with box!
1 Rainbow E2-Series 2-speed - in very good condition!

Total cost... $250!!!

We're keeping the 2-speed Rainbow. The 1-speed is being listed for sale on Craigslist. I'll post a link once it's listed.

Everything else will be added to the to-do list...

Post# 192710 , Reply# 1   8/1/2012 at 21:12 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

Another pic

Post# 192712 , Reply# 2   8/1/2012 at 21:12 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

And another

Post# 192714 , Reply# 3   8/1/2012 at 21:13 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

And another...

Post# 192715 , Reply# 4   8/1/2012 at 21:13 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

And another....

Post# 192716 , Reply# 5   8/1/2012 at 21:15 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

And one more...

This is the 1-speed Rainbow I'm listing on Craigslist.

Post# 192717 , Reply# 6   8/1/2012 at 21:16 (2,802 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Wow, congrats... I don't like those Kirbys (not bad, but too old for my taste), but what a score with the Rainbows, Kenmore canister, and Lux Guardian! Congrats!

Post# 192718 , Reply# 7   8/1/2012 at 21:30 (2,802 days old) by redgeminipa ()        
Craigslist post

Here's the post. I'm shooting high, but very open to negotiations.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO redgeminipa's LINK on Altoona Craigslist

Post# 192733 , Reply# 8   8/2/2012 at 00:43 (2,802 days old) by djkain2007 ()        

omg..... i want one of those white electrolux or the orange one!!!

Post# 192734 , Reply# 9   8/2/2012 at 01:58 (2,802 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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How much for the orange E-lux upright and canister? I would like either one or both as i've been looking for the upright forever!

Post# 192776 , Reply# 10   8/2/2012 at 07:39 (2,801 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

We still have to check them all over. The only ones I got done yesterday were the two Rainbows.

The one I really wanted to get from him, he wouldn't sell... Kirby Sentria for $10!!! GRRR hahaha

Still, I can't thank him enough for finding this deal for me.

Post# 192778 , Reply# 11   8/2/2012 at 07:54 (2,801 days old) by ncovert (Grove City, PA)        

I like that duct tape on the mini emptor of the second G4

Post# 192790 , Reply# 12   8/2/2012 at 09:09 (2,801 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Sweet mother of God... That is some line up! I'm drooling...

Post# 192791 , Reply# 13   8/2/2012 at 09:10 (2,801 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"(not bad, but too old for my taste)" Too old ? TOO OLD!?

Post# 192802 , Reply# 14   8/2/2012 at 10:59 (2,801 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Jamie, I only like the G5 and later for the G series.... simply aesthetically speaking, but I can see why others would like the older models...

Redge.... what kind of shape is that Kenmore Progressive in? Usually those models have missing power nozzle wheels and broken handle release pedals...

Post# 192803 , Reply# 15   8/2/2012 at 11:02 (2,801 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Great collection

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I have everyone of those Kirbys NIB . I love Kirbys , Aerus & Rainbows vacuums .

Post# 192814 , Reply# 16   8/2/2012 at 12:27 (2,801 days old) by kenmorekid ()        

The Kenmore is in near excellent shape, just some scratches, nothing major though. All the attachments look to be unused. I have a soft spot for Kenmore canister vacs! As far as the 2 orange lux's we are debating on weather or not to keep them since they match our intensity!

Post# 192815 , Reply# 17   8/2/2012 at 12:29 (2,801 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

Don't forget... they match the Pronto 2-in-1, too ;) <3

Post# 192818 , Reply# 18   8/2/2012 at 12:40 (2,801 days old) by redgeminipa ()        
The duct tape...

Yeah... duct tape. I haven't even looked at it yet to see how bad it really is.

For $10 each, if the only thing I get from these 5 Kirbys is a bunch of parts, I'm still happy with the deal. My buddy plugged them all in, and they do all run.

I still have to get shop setup in the basement since we moved. I have enough Kirbys to get done to keep me busy for a very long time. On top of these, we have probably 6 more that I have to do, and my aunt told me yesterday that my uncle picked up another one for me at his auction for $10. I have no clue what it is, but she said he told her it has accessories with it.

The last $10 Kirby he picked up for me was a Heritage 84 that's all original and pretty rough, but it runs. Plus, it has (I think) all the attachments, including the shampoo system, sander and Turbo (not zip) brush.

He also got a Heritage 2 with the granny nozzle in very good condition for $90. That's a bit high for my taste, but I guess it's worth it for the collection.

As for reconditioning and resale, I prefer G-Series and newer. The Tech Drive is a big selling point for those who like a Kirby, but have trouble pushing & pulling the weight, especially on certain carpet.

Post# 192859 , Reply# 19   8/2/2012 at 17:30 (2,801 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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well if you guys decide not to keep them and sell them than please tell me!

Post# 192879 , Reply# 20   8/2/2012 at 20:36 (2,801 days old) by kenmorekid ()        
Mini meet

We would love to host a mini meet if anyone is interested! We have some machines that were not sure what to do with, so the possibility for trade and sale is in play! We would also like a collectors opinion on some of the vintage ones as well. If you would be interested let me or Ronnie (redgeminipa) know!

Post# 192907 , Reply# 21   8/3/2012 at 00:07 (2,801 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Where in Altoona did you find this lot? I'm in Port Matilda!!

Post# 192933 , Reply# 22   8/3/2012 at 07:39 (2,800 days old) by redgeminipa ()        


My buddy ran into a Filter Queen (he thinks) distributor around the Mount Union area who was looking to sell off his trade-ins.

There were probably 15-20 more cheaper vacs that he bought from him as well that we weren't interested in. The guy told him it was about 8 months worth that he had in storage.

Post# 193041 , Reply# 23   8/3/2012 at 13:49 (2,800 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        

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Call me old school here, but I've not seen anything posted about that old Silverado Electrolux sitting there. If you decide you can live without it and would part with it, let me know. I only have one Silverado and wouldn't mind to add another to the collection!

Great haul by the way! I love running across deals like that, though I have to say that beats anything I've found in a LONG time!!!!

Post# 193199 , Reply# 24   8/4/2012 at 11:23 (2,799 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

Thanks! As I said, they still need checked over. Mike was having trouble getting the white Electrolux to turn on. He opened and closed the tank, and it worked, but wouldn't turn on again.

We'll post an update once we get to checking them over more.

Post# 193322 , Reply# 25   8/5/2012 at 02:42 (2,799 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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nice line up of kirbys i just found a G6 2000 at the flea market with all the tools the caddy the zip brush and the shampooer in the box for $20 onlt thing i did to it was replace the cord and polish it up and runs good . i went to this one booth they had a two Sentria one had the tools the other one didnt and they had a diamond and they diamond is in bad shape and they want $200 for both of the sentria and $ 400 for the diamond im happy with my G6 im gonna feel bad for who ever buys that diamond

Post# 193323 , Reply# 26   8/5/2012 at 02:44 (2,799 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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oh and everytime i look at a g3 i always think them cords look dirty but its just the way they were made

Post# 193502 , Reply# 27   8/6/2012 at 08:56 (2,797 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

The G3 cords always discolor with age. It's a shame, because the cords are usually in good shape, but they just look like crap.

Post# 193512 , Reply# 28   8/6/2012 at 11:32 (2,797 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        
G3 Cords

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There was a rubber cleaner on the market here for Grey and light colour Interior trim of cars that often discolours that I used to use on G3 and other silicone based cords that discoloured, It worked a treat, I haven't bought it in years as most G 3's that we get in now days have a busted cord normally were it goes into the machine so we just replace with a new one. The cord from the ultimate G looks really nice on the G3's The grey ones don't

Post# 193793 , Reply# 29   8/7/2012 at 21:13 (2,796 days old) by redgeminipa ()        

All 3 Electrolux canisters (older models) work good. I checked them out today. I think they'll clean up nice. I might get around to doing that tomorrow, then I'll be putting them up for sale.

The Silverado's power nozzle has a goofy reset button. If you push it, the head turns off. If you give it a slight turn, it comes back on and works good. I'm sure it's a cheap fix.

I'd prefer local... shipping could be a pain.

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