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Vintage Royal: Five-Hundred Bucks!
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Post# 102142   6/30/2010 at 03:26 (3,735 days old) by swingette ()        


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Post# 102145 , Reply# 1   6/30/2010 at 06:34 (3,735 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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A typo perhaps!

Post# 102146 , Reply# 2   6/30/2010 at 06:38 (3,735 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
I think I paid $3.00 for mine

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And that was too much! It won't even pick up dust!

Post# 102147 , Reply# 3   6/30/2010 at 06:43 (3,735 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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There must be something wrong with it...they are great little cleaners...


Post# 102149 , Reply# 4   6/30/2010 at 06:49 (3,735 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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That's what I think Morgan, next time I get my hands on it I'll give it a good going over.

Post# 102159 , Reply# 5   6/30/2010 at 09:30 (3,735 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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According to both the instructions and the wiring schematics, this is from 1983-84 (the schematics read 6/13/83 and a revision date of 10/28/83; while the instruction book was printed 6/84).

Still, if he wants $500 for it, I'd suspect this example to be the most complete.


Post# 102164 , Reply# 6   6/30/2010 at 11:32 (3,735 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

The guy clearly is an idiot.

Or, rather, a greedy idiot.

Post# 102184 , Reply# 7   6/30/2010 at 14:29 (3,734 days old) by kenkart ()        

Has been smoking something VERY strong!!!!

Post# 102187 , Reply# 8   6/30/2010 at 14:46 (3,734 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I sent the seller, questioning the price. It will be interesting to see if he/she responds.

Post# 102191 , Reply# 9   6/30/2010 at 15:23 (3,734 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
I agree with Charles...

He appears to be either an idiot, totally misinformed, or the most extreme eternal optomist. I choose door number one.

Post# 102192 , Reply# 10   6/30/2010 at 15:26 (3,734 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
More likely, ....

(And/or hopefully,) Morgan has nailed it; perhaps it was a typo. If not, I refer back to door number one.

Post# 102201 , Reply# 11   6/30/2010 at 17:38 (3,734 days old) by powertank ()        

Yeah, I like Royals and I think they're worth their price but... that is a pretty new prince and they aren't exactly rare...

Post# 102202 , Reply# 12   6/30/2010 at 18:05 (3,734 days old) by midcenturymike ()        

I have a Prince, in burgundy. Its great for cleaning up the white mess left behind by my pussy, but I find I have to empty out the bag after each use to maintain its performance. Perhaps the '9' key on his keyboard sticks.

Post# 102285 , Reply# 13   7/1/2010 at 15:10 (3,733 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Hello Mike (midcenturymike)...

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I don't want to hijack this thread, so...

See link below. If the link does not work, here it is:

Cheers & hagd all,


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Post# 102286 , Reply# 14   7/1/2010 at 15:22 (3,733 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I sent the seller a message yesterday questioning the price. I told him I didn't think it was worth much more than $10. I received a reply today and he asked if I would buy it for $11. Maybe he was being sarcastic, but isn't that kind of backdoor offer against Ebay policies?

Post# 102288 , Reply# 15   7/1/2010 at 15:36 (3,733 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I misread the seller's message. Clear sarcasm. He wants to know if I'll sell MINE for $11.

Post# 102298 , Reply# 16   7/1/2010 at 20:10 (3,733 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

SO, the guy IS a greedy idiot, and is a prick to boot!!

Post# 102325 , Reply# 17   7/2/2010 at 07:35 (3,733 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Royal Prince

I also Think these little handvacs are great little machines. I have three of them and they are good for quick pickups and Dachsund dog hair all over the velvet furniture..

Post# 102340 , Reply# 18   7/2/2010 at 10:25 (3,733 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I have one as well [and have had several others over the years, including one branded "Regal"], and agree it's one of the best hand vacs ever.

Post# 102352 , Reply# 19   7/2/2010 at 13:15 (3,732 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
in case this veritable Gentleman hasn't noticed yet

those enlightening devices can be had for a modest fraction of his price:



Post# 102361 , Reply# 20   7/2/2010 at 16:29 (3,732 days old) by lux1521 ()        

I haven't posted in quite a while, but I just had to comment on this one. It's in great condition but its one of the most common versions. If you take their asking price and divide by 7 you'd be in the ballpark of a good finishing price when the royal hand vacs are in a popular cycle. At the moment they don't seem to sell too well to begin with.

I think I probably paid less for all eight plus Royal hand vacs in my collection than this one.

Post# 102594 , Reply# 21   7/5/2010 at 12:32 (3,729 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Royal Price only $500 !!!

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WOW !!!

Post# 102613 , Reply# 22   7/5/2010 at 20:07 (3,729 days old) by kenkart ()        
As my Aunt says!!


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