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Post# 195646   8/16/2012 at 22:55 (2,781 days old) by kirby508 ()        

Read this one........"wet behind the ears" comes to mind.....

Kirby (Reseda CA)

I am Dealer Rep for a company called SVK in Simi Valley. I live in Reseda, CA and I do appointment settings as well as demonstrations in the comfort of your own home for a top of the line vaccum and carpet cleaner. Our new model is the Sentinental II its has twelve in one features and if your are interested in a free demonstration you can contact me at 818 943 3738 ask for Kevin
Location: Reseda CA
it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interes

Post# 195649 , Reply# 1   8/16/2012 at 23:03 (2,781 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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Setinental II!That's too good!
Oh,Which reminds me,Would you be intrested in the purchase of a Kirby Sand-A-Tronic?Or maybe a demonstration of a maritage 84?HAHA Just kidding!


Post# 195651 , Reply# 2   8/16/2012 at 23:21 (2,781 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        


Just get the Hoover Sentria from my town.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Brandon_W_T's LINK on Omaha Craigslist

Post# 195713 , Reply# 3   8/17/2012 at 08:00 (2,780 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
Hoover Sentria

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Brandon, the seller could be British, because I think the Brits tend to call every vacuum a "Hoover".  And don't they refer to vacuuming as "Hoovering"?  But I somehow doubt this seller is British! 

Post# 196043 , Reply# 4   8/18/2012 at 16:42 (2,779 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Yes we do dont we - and its very annoying, as a Kirby Hoover is a contradiction in terms, it comes beacuse in the olden days Hoover was the biggest selling manufacturer of vacuum cleaners in the UK, and this went on for years, so they eventually colloquially became known as hoovers but without the capital H. This led to the verb, hoovering, meaning to clean with a vacuum cleaner. Its a great example of trademark erosion isnt it. Also amazing is the number of Ebay sellers here who call them Hovers - as far as I know the only vac that hovered was the Hoover Constellation

Post# 196051 , Reply# 5   8/18/2012 at 18:14 (2,779 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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A "Hover" is a misspelling Steve unless I am otherwise mistaken.

It really irritates me people calling non-Hoovers "hoovers".

Even on eBay when I look at the Vacuum Cleaners and select the manufacturer Hoover it still comes up lots of other brands.

Generic trademarks get on my nerves to be honest.

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