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Post# 385228   2/2/2018 at 08:50 (291 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

Good morning to all. Here is your chuckle for the day.

These people are to funny because they are clueless. A 2 inch Shopvac attachment advertised as a vintage Kirby attachment.

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Post# 385229 , Reply# 1   2/2/2018 at 09:01 (291 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Sadly, we shouldn't be surprised.

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Tons of mis-information is out there. How many times have you seen that? Plenty. People are always spewing facts that are: enhanced, made up, etc.We see it ALL THE TIME.

Post# 385428 , Reply# 2   2/4/2018 at 21:55 (288 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You could use the hose attachment on a Kirby. If you put in emptor fee adjustments you could have a bottom part of a fill tube make a custom bag unit for your shakeout vacuums.

Post# 385439 , Reply# 3   2/4/2018 at 22:34 (288 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

I'm really not surprised at all. I have seen it many times. Just find it funny that the seller believes it would fit on a 1 1/4 inch hose. Clearly they didn't try to fit it on the end of a Kirby hose or don't know what a Shopvac is.

It is liken to selling a Hoover attachment with the locking pin on it as an attachment for a Kirby vacuum. Similar attachment, different fit.

Post# 385448 , Reply# 4   2/4/2018 at 23:16 (288 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Some people are the dim bulbs in the chandelier of life.

Post# 385457 , Reply# 5   2/5/2018 at 03:55 (288 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I'm sure that it likely came with a Kirby they bought or sold and assumed it was for the Kirby. I got an Electrolux G from a Goodwill on eBay that came with Rainbow and Eureka tools last year. I didn't know they weren't Electrolux tools until I googled "r logo vacuum attachment" and seen the Rainbow logo matched the logo on the tool.

I just bought a Hoover Powerdrive from Goodwill that came with 3 dusting brushes, only one was the original to the machine, the other was from a Dirt Devil and a Kenmore.

Post# 394496 , Reply# 6   7/7/2018 at 23:11 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
corrected him

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I tried to be a help to a seller on ebay today after reading this older thread.....he had 3 auctions for 'vintage kirby' stuff...none were actually Kirby, he seemed appreciative too, he got lots of parts in a box, like someone here suggested, and assumed it was all Kirby. I just told him I wanted to protect him from having returns and given bad ratings for misinformation, and , not to mislead potential customers. looks like it worked!

Post# 394500 , Reply# 7   7/8/2018 at 07:16 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Good on ya!

I don't know if you've ever had the opposite experience, but just know that it can happen.

I used to be big into collecting kerosene lanterns.
If you look at auction listings for them, it's staggering how many people describe them as railroad lanterns.
If you do even the slightest amount of research, you pretty quickly learn what different lanterns were primarily used for.

I once contacted someone who had a road warning lantern described as a railroad lantern.
I very politely filled them in on what it actually was; figuring that it could be an honest mistake on their part.
I was told, in no uncertain terms, to mind my own business.
They'd call it whatever they wanted.

Obviously, they knew it wasn't railroad related, but they were looking to get more money for it from a buyer who didn't know the difference. Sad.


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