Thread Number: 45001  /  Tag: Classified Ad Finds
Who wants a $550,000 Kirby?!
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Post# 466849   10/17/2023 at 13:05 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Post# 466857 , Reply# 1   10/17/2023 at 14:28 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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Jeez. Would it break their hearts to throw in free shipping for someone who's willing to spend over a half mil for a vacuum?
That's it. I'm not buying it.

Post# 466880 , Reply# 2   10/17/2023 at 21:39 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
I would

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If I had a choice between that or the 24 carat gold Royal had before they went out of business.

Post# 466882 , Reply# 3   10/17/2023 at 23:34 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Who is stupid enough to spend half mil on that?????Go to most any thrift shop,swap shop and get it for a tiny fraction of the price asked.Also yard sales.

Post# 466885 , Reply# 4   10/18/2023 at 07:51 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I hope nobody scarfs it up before I do!

  Sorry. HAD to!

Post# 466896 , Reply# 5   10/18/2023 at 14:11 by convertible18 (Utica, New York, USA)        
holy SHIT

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that price is ridiculous, i almost threw up looking at it. they literally said "needs to be cleaned". I wonder if they made a typo? idk, they can spend the money to auction it

Post# 466908 , Reply# 6   10/19/2023 at 08:58 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        
I asked

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I asked the seller if they realize they had a buy it now price of over a half million dollars? I asked was this a typo or a joke. I'll let you know if I get a response.


Post# 466909 , Reply# 7   10/19/2023 at 09:05 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
What a laugh

I have a fully restored/polished Heritage with all attachments (most unused, including the chemicals) that I would be lucky to get 300 for.

The half-mil BIN price must mean that he wants just bids, and not BIN. OR a total mistake.
The 110 starting bid would be likely all he would get for it, esp. with 50 to ship.

And how many inaccuracies and laughs can you find in his description below?
"This Vintage Kirby Heritage Vacuum comes with 20 plus Carpet Cleaner parts and has only been used once. It is compatible with Kirby G3 and has a 1.5L capacity. The Brushroll is included, and the unit is electric corded with unknown power. The unit weighs 8lbs and is made of plastic with a brushed chrome finish. The vacuum has features such as Dryable, Click Lock, and Multifunctional. It is a great addition to your household cleaning tools and is perfect for those looking for a vintage touch"

Used only once? Maybe once carelessly in a 20k sq ft home. Too many battle scars and stains on the metal.
Chromed plastic? Nope
8 lbs? Not close
Dryable? Huh?
click lock? not in my sense of the phrase
compatible with Kirby G3? The hose end attachments maybe?
unknown power? He couldn't have looked at the sticker on the bottom?

A vintage touch? Finally a YES!

Post# 466913 , Reply# 8   10/19/2023 at 10:59 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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I was scratching my head a bit at that description too, Rob.
It kind of sounds like when you're trying to read an owner's manual or assembly instructions, and it's a bad translation from whatever language it was originally written in.

This post was last edited 10/19/2023 at 15:09
Post# 466942 , Reply# 9   10/20/2023 at 09:26 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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Well I guess they fixed the post. It looks to have been a bad typo after all.


Post# 466946 , Reply# 10   10/20/2023 at 14:42 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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Well, it's better than half a million; but, still too much.
The opening bid price is better now too. Maybe I'm just biased, because I got a working G4 with a bunch of accessories for free.

Post# 466995 , Reply# 11   10/23/2023 at 10:23 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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I did hear from the seller who said it was a typo and thanked me for pointing it out.


Post# 466999 , Reply# 12   10/23/2023 at 14:16 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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Thanks for the update! That's good to know!

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