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Post# 384870   1/26/2018 at 12:16 (266 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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At the Goodwill I work for, my new supervisor just insisted on pricing a G3 for $100 because her mom "spent hundreds on her Kirby". I told her that I hadn't ever spent more than $40 even on my truly vintage machines, to no avail. We have had G5's sit here for weeks at $30. Oh well. She also thought an old Pfaff sewing machine was worth "thousands".

Post# 384873 , Reply# 1   1/26/2018 at 12:52 (266 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        

So many stories about random prices for vacuums. I've bought a number of Kirbys from St.Vincent De Paul for $10-$20 in the past year. If I saw a $100 G3 I would laugh.

On the other hand, I bought an absolutely beautiful Bissell Grand Rapids sweeper from Goodwill for $10 last year. The cheap Kirby St.Vincent De Paul store has a horrible piece of junk Grand Rapids for $55. It's been there for many, many months.

Post# 384899 , Reply# 2   1/27/2018 at 01:08 (265 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Considering I bought a '97 Hoover Power Drive for $14 at Goodwill and the motor is on the very cusp of death, I feel sorry for whoever pays $100 for that Kirby.

In my area I have not seen any Kirby in a thrift store at all - ever. Not since I got my Kirby Classic 1CR at a Goodwill in 2011.

Post# 384910 , Reply# 3   1/27/2018 at 10:16 (265 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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A year or so ago, I walked away from a Kirby Ultimate G with the two-speed switch and all its accessories for $50 at Goodwill. It was a marginal call but I already had two Gsixes in better condition, one of which I had rescued from beside a dumpster and the other I had bought at the same Goodwill a couple of years earlier, in like new condition for the same price--$50 with all its accessories. I just couldn't see that I would be getting very much that I didn't already have and I could see that I would have had to spend a bit more on it put it to rights. Having already gone down that road with my G5, into which I have sunk way more money than I have on any other vacuum I own, I decided it wasn't the deal for me. At $35 or $40, I would have taken it without a second thought but $50 just wasn't doing it for me.

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