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My $63.99 Miele... Todays Bed Bath & Beyond Bargain Find
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Post# 404351   1/20/2019 at 19:59 (439 days old) by danorob1 (Central New Jersey)        

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I had to make a return at B.B.B. this morning, so I was at the door when they opened at 10:00am this morning...
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After making my return I headed over to the clearance section as I always do, and what do I find but 3-Miele Canister Cartons with various clearance labels on them...
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Most were the $599.99 C2 Electro canisters marked down to $399.99... which to me is not a bargain...
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Then there was one carton that was marked from $299.99 down to $79.99... I figured it would be a beat up piece of crap - The carton was falling apart on one end... I could see it was a Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Vacuum in White that looked to be in good shape... I noticed it had all the tools, holder, wand, and hose and figured what the hell... If it was beat to crap I would just return it...
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I picked up the other items I also stopped in for, and headed to the register... I know that Miele is one of the brands that you can not use a 20% coupon on... The cashier finished ringing me up, and I ask what coupons I should use... She tells me to give her 5-20% coupons - My total of five items included the Miele... She took the 20% of with out blinking... So I got a Miele for $63.99...
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I get home and open the carton to start unpacking and nearly fell over - It was new and had never been used... There was NO dirt in the bag - It was snow white inside - There was no Dirt on anything - What's stranger is that it had a new HEPA Filter installed, and the clean air filter and cage were in the carton as well - Along with an extra dusting brush...
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I can not for the life of me figure out why it was marked down so far...
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I have no use for it, but was not leaving it for $63.99...
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For me I just can not leave something behind that is a great bargain - Last week they had Drones on sale that were $49.99 and 90% off so $5 each, plus she took 3-of my $5 off $15 coupons as well - So I got 10 of the drones and will give most of them away to anyone I know that has kids...
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God knows I still have four of the Hoover Air Revolves on the shelf in the garage, along with the NIB Eureka 6980 that I just purchased... This will go back into the box until I find someone who can use it...

I will let the picture to speak for themselves...
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Dan


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Post# 404352 , Reply# 1   1/20/2019 at 20:18 (439 days old) by Johnsmith96 (East Coast)        
What a find!

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Once I was at Kmart and saw a friend and her mom shopping. She had a Bissell spot bot pet (175$) in her cart. I said to her for that price, I'd buy a whole upright unit. She then told me the worker scanned it and it was 34.99! There were two left! I wasn't letting that pass by! I didn't even care if they are not super powerful. They make great wedding gifts!

Post# 404353 , Reply# 2   1/20/2019 at 20:57 (439 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
Congratulations Dan!

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A great vacuum and a great story! Enjoy!

Post# 404356 , Reply# 3   1/20/2019 at 22:04 (439 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Nice!

The price you paid lets you know just how much the store buys stuff like that for wholesale. Besides, it was probably just marked down because of the damaged box, and kept getting marked down until somebody bought it. If you don't want it, you could always sell it on craigslist for a neat little profit!


Post# 404358 , Reply# 4   1/20/2019 at 23:59 (439 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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The Miele C1 came out in 2015 according to YouTube videos. Most People don't go to BB&B for a vacuum, so I am sure that that Miele was old stock that was never bought and just got shuffled around the store for the past 4 years or it was found in a warehouse cleanup and put out for sale. Also someone likely opened it in-store to look at it and then decided they didn't want it.

Post# 404359 , Reply# 5   1/21/2019 at 00:02 (439 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Going into big box stores around after Christmas and spring when they are re-cataloging inventory can be quite amazing to see what old junk they found in the backroom that they pull out and are trying to hawk a price for. I've found 15 year old digital cameras on Walmart's clearance table before they were trying to get $80 for, and the boxes were so faded and beat up.

Post# 404369 , Reply# 6   1/21/2019 at 12:00 (438 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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This design of C1 is the old design from about 10 years ago. The new C1 models use the bigger bag.

I was told that these older models are now made in China. Does the ratings label say “Made in PRC”?


Post# 404370 , Reply# 7   1/21/2019 at 12:20 (438 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
wow

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I Would have bought it as well. I"d prob buy from ya if I didn't have to dealign shipping cost. great find

Post# 404372 , Reply# 8   1/21/2019 at 12:54 (438 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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Yes, the Compact C1 is Miele's S4 series in drag. But they're now made in China and still use Miele's FJM bag. At $63.99 you got a super deal!

Post# 404375 , Reply# 9   1/21/2019 at 14:59 (438 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks Oreck XL! I think Miele is making the old S5 in China too - you see promotional sales for these in Canada, too.

Post# 404384 , Reply# 10   1/21/2019 at 19:16 (438 days old) by danorob1 (Central New Jersey)        

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So it turns out that it is "Assembled in China from components of Germany and China" - But the build quality still seems to be up to Miele's High standards...
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What was surprising is that it was only Manufactured on 10/2018 - It really is brand new -
The one thing I don't understand is the rating with and without power nozzle - This one does not accept a power nozzle because it does not have a power nozzle socket on it...
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I read the the motor is the same Vortex German Miele Motor as in all the other canisters... Anyone know if this is true...
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Dan


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Post# 404393 , Reply# 11   1/21/2019 at 22:01 (438 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Likely that sticker gets put on models with or without the power nozzle outlet option.

Post# 404397 , Reply# 12   1/21/2019 at 23:04 (438 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Thanks Dan! Nice to know the build quality is good. These little compact Mieles have a really cool look to them...very nice find!

Post# 404428 , Reply# 13   1/22/2019 at 16:03 (437 days old) by relhall ()        

German motor (same as the S4000's).
Chinese assembly.


Phenomenal deal!



Post# 404462 , Reply# 14   1/23/2019 at 11:47 (436 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Bravo 👏 👏 @danorob1

You are the vacuum deal finder !


Post# 404849 , Reply# 15   1/30/2019 at 22:28 (429 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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Nice! And I thought that I got a sweet deal with my C2 Electroplus marked down to $300 from $600 at BB&B. Mine was also due to the box being damaged.




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