Thread Number: 43136  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Does Anyone Remember This Guy
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Post# 451090   3/27/2022 at 00:54 (319 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

His name was Jerry or Gerald Rubin and he always used to flaunt Miele vacuums using Consumer Reports as his backbone. He would use a particle counter and compare the Miele's filtration to every other vacuum on the market and claim they weren't trapping the dirt. I can't find his videos anymore. I remember him being bald and very salesman-like.

Post# 451093 , Reply# 1   3/27/2022 at 02:08 (319 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I have and one of the videos is still on YouTube. Actually he was no where affiliated with Consumer Reports, the videos were all done at a independent vacuum dealer store that he owned or worked at the time.

Post# 451096 , Reply# 2   3/27/2022 at 06:57 (318 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
oh I remember

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He also was pushing a series of re-usable vacuum bags called like a forever bag they were very similar to the ones available for Panasonic. They came in a variety of styles including Kirby

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Post# 451114 , Reply# 3   3/27/2022 at 19:57 (318 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

"Consumer Reporter", not Consumer Reports. Looked him up and he claims to have tested air purification systems in the Philippines. Not finding anything about his store. Reminds me of my old boss (Not in a good way).

Post# 451116 , Reply# 4   3/27/2022 at 20:48 (318 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Is this?

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Is this him? I found an obituary for a guy mentioning he was a member of the VDTA.


Post# 451126 , Reply# 5   3/27/2022 at 23:54 (318 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I don't remember him promoting those shakeout bags. I did however remember seeing another vacuum store that was selling those forever vacuum bags.

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