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Post# 434233   10/26/2020 at 12:13 by Ilovehoovers (Celebration, FL)        

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I found an ancient Hoover on goodwill!

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Post# 434242 , Reply# 1   10/26/2020 at 16:26 by johnnyb59c (13240 n 3980 rd dewey oklahoma)        
wow

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thats awesome. if they'd ship and at a reasonable price I'd definitely bid

Post# 434249 , Reply# 2   10/26/2020 at 18:46 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yeah, I think shipping would be a killer on that. If I'm reading the description correcty, they're saying the shipping weight is 56 pounds. Wonder if somebody's foot was on the scale when they weighed it.

Post# 434259 , Reply# 3   10/26/2020 at 21:32 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Goodwill is notorious for over-weighing. One Kirby they were selling said the weight was 106 lbs.

Post# 434295 , Reply# 4   10/27/2020 at 20:12 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Mercy! I know Kirbys are heavy but címon!

Post# 434325 , Reply# 5   10/28/2020 at 11:29 by KestinFox (Renton/Washington)        
Unfortunately, it's the industry

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I wish it was just Goodwill jacking up their prices, but it's an issue across the shipping industry. It's all based on box size, not weight. Weight factors in a little, but not much. FedEx's shipping calculator was broken for me when I checked recently, but for UPS I could put in a 60" x 12" x 12" box and the shipping price stayed within a range of around $110 to $200 for the slowest shipping option from Michigan to Washington, with the weight varying from 1 pound to 150 lbs!

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