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Really nice Hoover 63 on eBay, but the Seller has "Highdollaritis"
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Post# 108543   9/17/2010 at 14:55 (3,447 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Nice machine, but $500??

And that handle grip is not original is it? I thot the 63 had no handle grip at all.

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Post# 108549 , Reply# 1   9/17/2010 at 15:39 (3,447 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Some did, I don't know why some did and didn't lol. That is a nice vacuum,Id love to have it but you are right, Not for that price. The hood looks more warped than normal. Or is it me?
I got one out of the trash once and
It took all I had to put it in my car and try to clean it up.It was so disgusting, the smell alone was enough gag a magot. The fan chamber/plate was lined with about an inch of dog and or cat fur, urine was beat to hell but it powers on. I worked for hours and hours scraping and peeling. Bleaching and scubbing. I put all the pieces ouside to dry overnight and it still smelled so bad it filled the room just from bringing the base back in so I put it back in the trash.
I sure would like to find another. Someday =)

Post# 108552 , Reply# 2   9/17/2010 at 15:57 (3,447 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

Ick. I've found a few old vacuum cleaners in that condition as well. Odors that will NEVER fully disappear from vacuum cleaners:

cat pee
funky dog hair
cigarette smoke

If this 63 was BNITB with all attachments, paperwork etc., then maybe it would be worth $500.00. But, in my opinion, not otherwise.

(I once found a beautiful, mint-condition, not-a-flaw, tight-sealed woven Lux AE hose. The most perfect AE hose I saw since childhood. Big problem though: It was tinted a sickly green color instead of vivid gray and blue as should be ... couldn't figure out why until I smelled it ... UGH ... decades of old nicotine covered the thing. I found some kind of liquid stuff somewhere that's used to remove nicotine from walls. I don't remember now where I found it. I put some in a tub of water and soaked the hose for two days, then scrubbed the hose with a stiff bristle-brush. Some, but not all, the discoloration came off. But the stench of stale nicotine lingered. I still have the hose but it's sealed in triple layers of plastic bag and sealed shut.)

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