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Post# 440669   4/9/2021 at 14:03 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Seriously somebody's going to pay over $1,200 for a Fantom?!?!
I highly doubt the content in that box is intact.

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Post# 440675 , Reply# 1   4/9/2021 at 15:10 by vacuumkid47 (Sibley, IA)        

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The amount of people that would go crazy over the words "Brand New" and "Sealed". Those things were new like, what, $400, tops? Even then, a brand new, unbroken machine is a rarity, however, I would say sell that for $350, and that's my highest.

Post# 440688 , Reply# 2   4/9/2021 at 20:25 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I guess it's cool and all, but I don't really have an interest in having a brand new in box vacuum.

It just doesn't make sense to me, because if I get one, I'm going to want to use it. If I did use it, then I wasted all that money and it won't be brand new anymore.

I'm sort of the same way with even new modern vacuums. In all the time I've collected, I've only ever bought on brand new machine, and I still haven't ever used it!

With used ones I feel ok if it happens to get minor scuffs or scratches, since it probably already has a few. If it was a brand new vintage machine, I'd feel like it would never be new again no matter how much I babied it.

Post# 440690 , Reply# 3   4/9/2021 at 21:56 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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"Stop it. Get some help."

Post# 440702 , Reply# 4   4/10/2021 at 12:41 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Wile E. Coyote: (hitting keys on UNIVAC machine) "ROCK... FALLING. WHAT... DO... I... DO?"

UNIVAC: "Go back and take your medicine."


Post# 440713 , Reply# 5   4/10/2021 at 22:43 by ridgidwd0670 (se wood co ohio)        

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some time ago I've seen a Ridgid branded shop vac sell for nearly $1M

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Post# 440719 , Reply# 6   4/11/2021 at 01:11 by fooseofhoove (Minnesota)        

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It's now over $1,800 dollars?!

Post# 440784 , Reply# 7   4/12/2021 at 13:57 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Itís more than a little ridiculous. I like my plastic crap too! But that is just crazy!

Post# 440808 , Reply# 8   4/13/2021 at 09:39 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Look at the bidding history. "n....t" put in a $250 first bid. Same bidder is now high bidder at $2150.00 Is an old dust belching Fantom (which James Dyson despised) really worth that much? Or, could it be a shill bidder? We will find out when the item is or is not relisted due to high bidder failure to pay. If they are actually worth that much, I have one that's been used once. "Say Cheese Girl"!

Post# 440815 , Reply# 9   4/13/2021 at 12:47 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Cheese Girl

Post# 440825 , Reply# 10   4/13/2021 at 16:57 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I'm not a bagless vacuum fan to begin with, so maybe I'm not the one to judge. But just, wow.
Truth be told, I actually bought a Fantom Thunder a while back. (Maybe a couple of years ago?)
I only bought it because it was a low mileage, one owner, dirt cheap early version, and came with lots of original stuff. I used it once, just to say I tried it, and it's been sitting in the corner ever since.
If I had the sense I was born with, I'd sell it and free up a little space. Especially if someone was willing to pay this kind of money for it!
Okay...mine isn't new in the box. So, I'd take half of this price for it! 😉


Post# 440834 , Reply# 11   4/13/2021 at 20:46 by Ctvacman (CT)        

Where in western mass? Would you really sell it?

Post# 440861 , Reply# 12   4/14/2021 at 09:36 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I'm in the 'burbs, about 15/20 minutes from Springfield.
I know I SHOULD sell it. I'm just not good at such things. I find it far easier to buy than to sell.
I'm attaching a couple of pictures of mine. Bear in mind, they were taken when I first brought it home, and I hadn't cleaned it up at all. It looked significantly better after some TLC.


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Post# 440865 , Reply# 13   4/14/2021 at 12:47 by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
Very early Thunder

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Thatís a very early Thunder, as the first 12 amp models had the white and purple trim like the ďDomesticĒ counterparts. Pretty uncommon, as this style was sold at most, for a few months in 1995, going into 1996. That one was made in 1996. Itís in good shape too.

Post# 440888 , Reply# 14   4/14/2021 at 22:28 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Thanks Mitchell.
Knowing that almost makes me want to keep it. But, I'm more of a bagged canister/Electrolux fan.
Especially since it's a fairly rare example, it should really be in the collection of someone who would really appreciate it; maybe even run it once in a while.
I'm just not good at selling things. I wouldn't know what to ask for it, to be fair to both parties. I definitely wouldn't ship it. I have too much other stuff to deal with. Etc, etc.


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