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hoover model 61 for free San Mateo CA
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Post# 393468   6/18/2018 at 07:39 by frank (San Mateo)        

Just dont want to toss this in the trash
I'm sure it could be used for parts or project
all works except the bellows to bag are gone
the zipper bag was magivered but motor and rest are in tact

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Post# 393472 , Reply# 1   6/18/2018 at 10:29 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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How much would you like to ship this to 48867

Post# 393489 , Reply# 2   6/18/2018 at 19:15 by frank (San Mateo)        
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I called local UPS and 18x18x48 at 25 lbs is 175 $ to Michigan
If you know anyone makeing a drive from San Mateo Ca Bay Area I would be happy to meet them and drop off. Moving in two weeks and it's got to go to the curb.

Post# 393491 , Reply# 3   6/18/2018 at 19:28 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Can you possibly just send me the bag and I know the handle will come off if you remove a bolt at the bottom if the shipping is a bit due to the handle just the bag is good.
Thanks again

Post# 393493 , Reply# 4   6/18/2018 at 21:07 by Electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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Actually that machine shipped via USPS should run around $60 to ship. I have shipped heavier machines for about that. This machine will require 2 boxes, one for the base and the other for the Handle and itís not that difficult to pack.

Post# 393508 , Reply# 5   6/19/2018 at 01:56 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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You're gonna mainly be billed for the height. Tall boxes have additional dimensional rates because they take up more room in the truck. I've bought a bunch of Kirbys from here in my home state and I only have to pay $15-$20 for shipping even though they weigh about 30 lbs.

I tested UPS and FedEx and got ~$120 and ~$140 respectively. USPS quotes $148. Those are all for Ground options, the cheapest listed and the slowest times (+/- 2 weeks arrival)

Any way you look at it, San Mateo is as extremely west in this country as you can get, and hauling it clear to the midwest in the middle of Michigan is going to rack up the rates.

If you can remove the handle and fold it flat into a smaller box, that would halve the rates, but they won't get much cheaper than what Electroluxxxx quoted.

Donate the vacuum to goodwill or an antiques store if no-one claims it. Don't throw it on the curb for a scrapper to grab and get 50 cents for it. They stopped making these 60 years ago, each one thrown out is one less on the planet, and then the prices of them go up and up. That's how I had to pay $85 for a Hoover 700! Those are getting hard to find.

Post# 393511 , Reply# 6   6/19/2018 at 06:11 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Actually if I can see the inside of the bag I will be glad to see this go to another good home I 2nd the last post I am inspired by whoever macgyvered the bag and I have a good mind to do one with one of my bag rings.
Thank you very much for all of your help

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