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Post# 413722   9/12/2019 at 12:40 (300 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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Is this a Patriot vacuum? I don't recognize it. Any idea of what year it might have been made in?

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Post# 413725 , Reply# 1   9/12/2019 at 14:39 (300 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Yes, that's the current model being sold. They changed to a single stage motor called the ARC Engine, added the middle wheels, added variable speed settings for air cleaning, made the HEPA filter fit closer to the canister, & introduced the Sebo ET1 powerhead.

Post# 413727 , Reply# 2   9/12/2019 at 15:44 (300 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
Love my older model with the blood red accents!

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How much does a new one usually cost these days?

Post# 413728 , Reply# 3   9/12/2019 at 15:56 (300 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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If it's for sale and a reasonable price go for it. It's got the most airflow of any (regular) canister i've measured so far. It's a little on the loud side but eh no machine is perfect.

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Post# 413739 , Reply# 4   9/12/2019 at 21:40 (299 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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thanks for posting this info!!! wow those are some big numbers for a tank vac! I found this at an estate sale, if they sell it for cheap enough, I'll pick it up.

Post# 413771 , Reply# 5   9/13/2019 at 21:31 (298 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I actually had them mail me a information packet. It's $3250 suggested retail price. The air filter is $199.
The manufacturer of the Patriot left TriStar and started making Patriots.
I don't have one but it's a vacuum I'd love to own. Pounce on it.

Post# 413781 , Reply# 6   9/14/2019 at 09:35 (298 days old) by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I use mine to clean my store. My pal Ryan in Colorado got it from a thrift store for $15. He asked everybody in our vacuum cleaner collectors group if anyone wanted it, and I put my hand up. I love it. The S shaped extension Wands make using that power nozzle very easy.

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Post# 413795 , Reply# 7   9/14/2019 at 20:31 (298 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
the one I posted

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sold today, I went there today to make a low ball offer....but the last day of the estate sale is usually 50% off...and this was....sold before I got there ( I delayed my arrival in hopes that it hadn't sold and they would 'deal')...sold for $75. Its okay, I was only interested in it for a really cheap price as I'm mainly an upright guy....but have 5 canisters already!!!

Post# 413796 , Reply# 8   9/14/2019 at 20:42 (298 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
aw man!

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$75 was quite a deal for it the power head alone in a used state typically sells for more than that.

Post# 413798 , Reply# 9   9/14/2019 at 20:48 (297 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I don't know if it's a cannisters maybe a large cargo van. You could drive it home.
The cheapest I've seen complete is $300 it was sold within a few hours. I seen one for $500 it took a week to sale.
You could store a few vacuums inside it.

Post# 413809 , Reply# 10   9/14/2019 at 22:36 (297 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Here is a picture of the mailer I got a couple months ago.

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Post# 413816 , Reply# 11   9/15/2019 at 01:16 (297 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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Post# 414190 , Reply# 12   9/23/2019 at 18:07 (289 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Can you tell me

What would justify a 3295.00 price tag on any canister vacuum cleaner? Probably hand built, not assembly line. It isn't offered in 24 carat gold with jewel encrusted attachments, and it doesn't call you at work to remind you to pick up some bags on the way home. So what is the reason for the pricing? Anybody?

Post# 414204 , Reply# 13   9/24/2019 at 00:34 (288 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Good grief!!!!!For THAT price you could buy 2 NEW NSS M1 vacuums with attachments!!!!The Patriot is a nice high quality vacuum -But NOT worth that price!!!The person setting prices has been inhaling too much dust that vacuum picked up!

Post# 414205 , Reply# 14   9/24/2019 at 00:35 (288 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Or you could buy 2-3 new Kirbys for that price!!!

Post# 414236 , Reply# 15   9/24/2019 at 22:08 (287 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
$3,295 USD for a Patriot?!?!

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NO WAY would I pay that kind of money for a TriStar knockoff! I could buy 2 TOL Miele C3 Brilliant canisters with MORE features, better bags, better quality HEPA filtration system & has just as much suction & airflow & cleans just as well. Even the Aerus Guardian Platinum would be a better choice than that Patriot!


Post# 414240 , Reply# 16   9/25/2019 at 00:18 (287 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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If this thing is aimed at the industrial market - this is why they jacked the price up. A business can afford it even if Joe Schmoe cannot. I would wager this is sold in catalogs or by pamphlets given out in janitorial meetings. A good cleaning company would clear $4 grand in one day more than likely, pennies to them.

A lot of stuff sold in business catalogs is stupidly priced, but I think businesses go for that "the more it costs the company the better it will be" thing.

Post# 414243 , Reply# 17   9/25/2019 at 03:06 (287 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If the Patriot was aimed for a commercial market-----the NSS M1 would be the BETTER buy by far!!!!A business would not likely Buy a vacuum such as that-and bear in mind many businesses contract their cleaning.

Post# 414312 , Reply# 18   9/27/2019 at 16:48 (285 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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It's suggested retail price. They sell usually 1200-2000 exact pricing for a kirby door to door. If some idiot overpays for the vacuum that's his fault. The pig vacuums run $1800-$2200 so not 2 pigs or 2 Kirby's if we're going for suggested retail price. It makes consumer feel good they got a deal at $1500. I'd love one of those. The person who left TriStar and formed company builds better vacuums than tristars. You have to give credit one of only a few vacuums made in USA.

Post# 414323 , Reply# 19   9/27/2019 at 18:49 (285 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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There are a bajillion Tristar knockoff DTD vacuums out there. Just pay to slap your name on one and boom, you have a product. I do want to find and original Compact to see how it stacks up against my Electrolux.

Post# 414339 , Reply# 20   9/28/2019 at 00:23 (284 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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If I guessed pre c6 compacts it would be similar I'd give edge to compact. If you are later up to 1990 compact would own Electrolux. Patriot id pick over TriStar. I say this just research the person who defected and started selling Patriot vacuums. I like the design and emphasize on using space craft material like internal engineering Corp did.
The pigs use straight air machine. They use cyclonic which even bag being full doesn't big machine for.

Post# 414340 , Reply# 21   9/28/2019 at 00:52 (284 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Whenever I bought new Pigs they were $900 each.Then the tools were extra.The machine came with the hose,outer bag and two paper disposable insert bags.Like Kirby the dealer sets their price and how good a customer you are to them.The place I deal with-been using them for many years.The company I buy from mentions their sales are going more and more to cleaning contractors.The businesses they sell to buy items like paper towels,potty roll,hand soaps for dispensors,and trash can liner bags.

Post# 414341 , Reply# 22   9/28/2019 at 00:55 (284 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

And just about any backpack vacuum out there would be another better buy over the Patriot-face it the Patriot is a home vacuum with an inflated price!

Post# 414346 , Reply# 23   9/28/2019 at 05:57 (284 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
That could be said

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Not to get too far off topic but being overpriced could be said about any door to door brand. The P3 is a very strong vacuum spec wise. I've yet to perform sand pickup testing, yet, but I feel it will probably do well. It does have more airflow at the cleaner head than any canister tested yet. which is odd considering the FS6 backpack has more raw flow but the Et-1 must be have a more efficient air path than the EBK-340C

Post# 414359 , Reply# 24   9/28/2019 at 14:32 (284 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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It's what there official website says they go for. We all know you never pay retail.
Door to door vacs every vacuum has suggested retail price.

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