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Post# 388691   3/21/2018 at 18:25 (211 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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A couple months ago I was in a thrift store, and I saw something incredible. At first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but it turns out I saw a soft-bagged Hoover Innovation for $10! The only problems were that the bag zipper was stuck, the brush roll clutch was bad, and the height adjuster wheels were frozen because of rust. I tested it out and the suction was great, So I got it and cleaned it up.
I will post pictures tomorrow.

Post# 388693 , Reply# 1   3/21/2018 at 18:45 (211 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Awesome! Those innovations are rare in the USA, while in the UK, they are called the Turbomasters and probably a bit popular over there. Why is that when you see something rare itís in rough shape sometimes?

Post# 388694 , Reply# 2   3/21/2018 at 19:00 (211 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
Not sure why,

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Awhile back I got a Bee vac super junior off Ebay. the machine was already in mediocre shape,but the back of the handle shattered in postage. Why does this always happen to rare machines and not plastivacs?

Post# 388710 , Reply# 3   3/22/2018 at 03:08 (210 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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When these vacuums were new - it was just another vacuum. 10-20 years after they ceased production it was just an old piece of junk.

It's like in the 1950's, the Model T Ford was seen as an old clunker and you'd be lucky for someone to give you $100 for one - of course now they're priceless to find one untouched.

The passage of time and the wastefulness of society combined with people's nostalgia for something and a shared desire and collectability eventually determines what becomes rare and what doesn't.

Luckily my Air-Way and Bee-Vac I have both arrived unharmed even though they were packed sloppily in cut-to-fit botched-together boxes.

Post# 388719 , Reply# 4   3/22/2018 at 07:31 (210 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I have both soft and hard bagged ones

But to me they are just another plastivac on par with a Elite or Eureka Bravo, I still plan on getting rid of most anything newer than the 70s before too long, If I can remember it new, I don't want it.

Post# 388728 , Reply# 5   3/22/2018 at 09:37 (210 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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You better put that hard bagged one on Ebay. If you search completed listing one sold for like $800 with bids. Not sure if it was a scam or not. Makes me sick as I had one in the late 90s that I threw away.

Post# 388735 , Reply# 6   3/22/2018 at 10:19 (210 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Sure, but everything is relative. Who knew back then they would be so sought after now? I can remember 30 years ago, a neighbor of mine parked a red and white '59 Cadillac 2 door in front of our house. My mom thought it was the ugliest thing, and it probably went to the scrapyard a long time ago. Today, it's the holy grail among Cadillac collectors.

Post# 388750 , Reply# 7   3/22/2018 at 17:44 (210 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
And it looks

Like new with the attachments in their box!

Post# 388947 , Reply# 8   3/24/2018 at 12:09 (208 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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