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10 Amp Fantom Fury on OfferUp
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Post# 455376   8/1/2022 at 16:30 (570 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        

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I found this 10 amp Fantom Fury on OfferUp; the price seems reasonable and the seller is offering to ship it. The machine was fully taken apart and cleaned, inside and out. However, it doesn't come with any attachments.

I have been after a 10 amp Fury for such a long time now, as it is my dream machine. However, if I do commit myself to buy this one, my #1 rule is to preserve it as a collector's item. Learning from my past mistakes with the 12 amp Fury I had a few years ago, I will NOT use a Fantom as a daily driver in this day and age.

What are your thoughts?


Post# 455380 , Reply# 1   8/1/2022 at 17:23 (570 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Go for it

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Chicagomike is a member of this forum he's got other vacs for sale and he seems to do a very nice job on his restorations

Post# 455417 , Reply# 2   8/2/2022 at 15:35 (570 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Mike is a wonderful guy, and he does GREAT work. He makes all the T-Shirts for the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Convention each year in September. AT the Convention last year, he put a new Armature in a 1946 Premier upright. He's very meticulous. I'm proud to call him my friend.

Post# 455453 , Reply# 3   8/4/2022 at 01:08 (568 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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His photos of his restorations on here are also very helpful for people that are doing the same thing and working on a vacuum that can be confusing to take apart.

Post# 457219 , Reply# 4   10/3/2022 at 20:25 (507 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        
Sad news...

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I checked OfferUp the other day, and unfortunately, Chicagomike has now delisted all of his vacuums for sale, including the 10 amp Fury. This means that I won't be able to buy this Fantom anytime soon.

Post# 457252 , Reply# 5   10/5/2022 at 14:28 (506 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Opportunity knocks

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But if one waits too long they may lose it.

Post# 457262 , Reply# 6   10/5/2022 at 22:36 (505 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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May have pulled them off that site. This doesn't mean he doesn't still have them for sale if you know how to reach him.

Post# 457265 , Reply# 7   10/6/2022 at 03:25 (505 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I asked him about it Tuesday he told me someone from Indiana bought 5 Fantoms (I think) from him

Post# 457282 , Reply# 8   10/6/2022 at 18:38 (504 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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That answers the question. The point is if Mike is selling it you won't find a machine in better condition than what he is selling. There is a reason people buy vacuums for $500 plus. Next time buy it.

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