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Post# 1120368   6/15/2021 at 14:48 (984 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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In about 10 days my son and i get on an airplane and say good bye to San Diego for good.
At this point i donít have time to sell off my vacuum collection and so i am giving it away to anyone and everyone who shows up.
No shipping at all whatsoever, sorry no time.
I really just want to save as much from the scrapper as possible.
Contact me if you can be here in the next week or so.
Mostly i have vacuums from the seventies on up....Kirby, Hoover, Sanitaire, Oreck, Fitter Queen, Electrolux, Panasonic, Kenmore, Interstate, Simplicity, Riccar, Royal (lots of Royals!), on and on....canisters, uprights, not to mention my favorite...commercial vacuums!
Probably 150-180 vacuums in all.
Ideally we all converge on my storage garage over the weekend and disburse them in the span of two or three hours depending on interest.
Whoever takes the most gets first pick. If someone wants them all, step right up!
Public Storage, Sorrento Valley, San Diego.

Post# 1120690 , Reply# 1   6/18/2021 at 11:12 (981 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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Is anyone out West responding to this? It seems like quite an opportunity.

Post# 1120691 , Reply# 2   6/18/2021 at 11:35 (981 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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So far people have made arrangements for Saturday and Sunday morning.

It took many hundreds of visits to thrift shops and the like to amass this collection.
I really donít want that effort to go to waste. I can far more easily replace the money lost, but many of these vacs i only ever saw one of, e.g. Eureka self propelled upright, which i use as a daily driver.

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Post# 1120692 , Reply# 3   6/18/2021 at 11:38 (981 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Early on i started to notice the vacs i saw one year were rare or non-existent the next.
So i tried to grab these increasingly rare odd ball vacs if and when they popped up.

Post# 1120941 , Reply# 4   6/21/2021 at 11:33 (978 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Do you have any vintage Kirbys from the 50ís 60ís or 70ís you are giving away or not?

Post# 1121197 , Reply# 5   6/23/2021 at 22:45 (975 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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All the vacuums are now gone.

Post# 1121198 , Reply# 6   6/23/2021 at 22:46 (975 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
All the vacuums are now gone.

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To good homes?

Post# 1121310 , Reply# 7   6/25/2021 at 02:00 (974 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Post# 1121311 , Reply# 8   6/25/2021 at 02:02 (974 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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A handful of collectors grabbed about two dozen, all they could fit, one wanting to come back for them all. He couldnít get the storage space so i passed the hoard onto someone looking to sell them off overtime.
If anyone is interested you can contact me for his number.
My storage is now empty and probably already rented out again.
I am running around attending to last minute details before we fly on Saturday.
Everyone who made the trip went away very happy with what they got.

Post# 1121314 , Reply# 9   6/25/2021 at 03:03 (974 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Good to hear they didn't end up in the trash.

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