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Post# 440069   3/20/2021 at 16:32 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Anyone seen any curbed vacs recently? This week I've seen two in my neighborhood, one was a cheapo Bissell Powerforce bagless purple. It was still there the next day, along with some ride on toys.

Today I saw some kind of Dyson - or at least what was left of parts to one.

I do wish last year when I saw that Kirby G4 down the street I'd have gotten it. But I would've been in big trouble!





Post# 440073 , Reply# 1   3/20/2021 at 17:46 by gregvacs28 (U.S.)        

The "ride on toys" sound interesting.

Post# 440076 , Reply# 2   3/20/2021 at 18:03 by gregvacs28 (U.S.)        

I did see a medium sized Shop Vac brand cleaner dumped with some old kitchen cabinets on a dead end road. And the spot was within site of a house. Strange to be dumping like that.

Post# 440582 , Reply# 3   4/4/2021 at 22:44 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Last one I saw was a Shark.
I'm not up on my newer vacs, so I couldn't tell you anything about the model or anything.
It was a very light blue color. Quite a nice color, actually, and it looked like it had just come out of the box. Clean, shiny, all the feature stickers still on it.
I'm out of room, not into new vacs, and not into bagless, so I didn't take it.
I know, many here think the trash is exactly where Sharks belong. Even though they're not my cup of tea, I still hate to see what's probably a perfectly good vacuum end up trashed, when it's most likely that someone just didn't maintain it properly.


Post# 440586 , Reply# 4   4/4/2021 at 23:38 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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There is always money to be made in cleaning up, fixing up, and reselling vacuums. I have seen 90's Hoovers going for over $200 on eBay fully restored. Also Sharks going for about $80+. It's pretty lucrative.

I have not seen any trash vacuums yet. I am just happy to see vacuums showing up in Goodwill again - sadly models I either already own or not that special - but it's at least something.


Post# 440612 , Reply# 5   4/5/2021 at 21:44 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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They seem to come in spurts here. I'll see two or three in the span of a week, and then none for many months.

Last week I saw some kind of bagless Hoover at the curb. It was there for a day or two and then someone must have picked it up. Rarely does anything stay on the curb until bulk trash pickup anymore. And with the new automatic trucks, the company won't pick up anything outside of the carts unless it is monthly bulk pickup day. So it stays there until someone comes along and takes it usually.

I have as yet not picked up any vacuums. Most of the ones I see are newer bagless stuff that just doesn't interest me.

And I'm practically at the point where I have to say "enough is enough" and only get vacuums that I am truly interested in collecting. Right now, for me that is mostly vintage metal vacuums.

I've tried cleaning out multiple times, I've gotten rid of most of the vacuums that I wasn't that interested in, or needed too much work.

But invariably I bring in more. At least now they are ones I really like though.


Post# 441133 , Reply# 6   4/22/2021 at 20:43 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I saw a maroon soft bag Hoover Elite on the curb down the street this morning. Had the hose with it, didn't see any attachments.

Post# 441163 , Reply# 7   4/24/2021 at 19:55 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I haven't seen a trash vac worth taking a second look at since I nabbed an Electrolux Diplomat LXE canister with replacement hose, wand and lighted power nozzle about a year ago. Somebody had cut the cord off of it but I lucked up on a cheap cord winder on eBay and had it up and running a week later. I'm still missing the suction control knob but I've disconnected the tubing that goes to it so the machine works just fine without it, even if it looks a little ugly with the knob gone. It's funny, you can get the suction control valves all day long but not the knob that attaches to it. I obsessed over it for a short time but at this point, I've pretty much accepted that finding one is just not meant to be.

Post# 441175 , Reply# 8   4/25/2021 at 15:05 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Update: I found my knob!

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Last night, after posting the above, I took another look on eBay and what did I find but an Electrolux 2100 (essentially the same machine as my Diplomat LX) being parted out so I finally got my knob. It's light gray, whereas the original was dark blue but it'll look just fine. It cost a bit more than I would have liked to have paid but given that I've never seen one for sale before, I went ahead and bit the bullet.

Okay, sorry for hijacking the thread. We how return you to your regularly scheduled programming...


Post# 441402 , Reply# 9   5/3/2021 at 13:17 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Saw one

Saw something black plastic upright with blue accents in the top of the bagless dust bin peering from the top of a dumpster when I was driving home. There are some apartments on the way home and the dumpster is easily visible from the main road. Guessing it was from someone who moved out. Often people throw away the cheap vacs when they move out if they are clogged with dirt and hair on the brush roll than bother to clean them out. I didnít bother to stop and check it out as I donít have much interest in the plastic vacs and there could have been something wrong with it too making it be an expense to get going.

Thereís always all sorts of furniture, or household items in that dumpster piled high, Iíve seen toilets, kitchen sinks, lots of furniture and the like there when passing by. Amazing to me how people just use the trash for convenience rather than donating to a habitat for humanity or other organization to reuse the item if itís generally reusable. Things donít get broken down and dissolved and recycled when we put them in the trash, they just get moved to another location and stored in a giant pile then covered with dirt. Not good for the planet. Whoever thought this was a good idea was wrong. Recycling should have been the norm from the beginning of time.

Jon


Post# 441403 , Reply# 10   5/3/2021 at 13:19 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Saw one

Saw something black plastic upright with blue accents in the top of the bagless dust bin peering from the top of a dumpster when I was driving home. There are some apartments on the way home and the dumpster is easily visible from the main road. Guessing it was from someone who moved out. Often people throw away the cheap vacs when they move out if they are clogged with dirt and hair on the brush roll than bother to clean them out. I didnít bother to stop and check it out as I donít have much interest in the plastic vacs and there could have been something wrong with it too making it be an expense to get going.

Thereís always all sorts of furniture, or household items in that dumpster piled high, Iíve seen toilets, kitchen sinks, lots of furniture and the like there when passing by. Amazing to me how people just use the trash for convenience rather than donating to a habitat for humanity or other organization to reuse the item if itís generally reusable. Things donít get broken down and dissolved and recycled when we put them in the trash, they just get moved to another location and stored in a giant pile then covered with dirt. Not good for the planet. Whoever thought this was a good idea was wrong. Recycling should have been the norm from the beginning of time.

Jon


Post# 442299 , Reply# 11   5/27/2021 at 17:49 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Our neighborhood just had a bulk pick-up day this week.
Someone around the corner had some version of Oreck out on the tree belt. I'm guessing it was a version of the XL, because the overall shape looked like the one we have.
This one, however, was green. I've seen white ones, and ours is the common blue. But this was the first green one I've seen.
I can't tell you any details about it, because I didn't look at it up close...just drove by at a slow roll.

Barry


Post# 442314 , Reply# 12   5/28/2021 at 03:24 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
I just picked up a three Motor Italian made

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Commercial wet dry vacuum, the most common use that they have are in car washes here, so that is absolutely awesome and I only paid $120 for it, It was originally 150 but since the store that it was at was closing sadly I got that

Post# 442315 , Reply# 13   5/28/2021 at 03:25 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Iíll see if

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I can get some pictures of it for you G&Gís




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