Kirby Vacuums

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  1. Idontplaynice

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    Let's talk about these. I have always wanted one, but I do not want: 1)strange and pushy sales people in my home, and 2) their full retail prices

    Thinking about buying them used. See them in pawn shops and CL. Anyone have one? How do you like it?
     
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    Why do you want a Kirby? What makes them special?
     

  3. Idontplaynice

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    They're the Rolls Royces of vacuums. Best motor, will last decades, STRONG suction
     
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    because the can reload your ammo , and pressure wash your house and change oil in your cars . thats special to me :cool::supergrin:
     
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  5. Adjuster

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    I personally follow the 'purchase a cheapy for 50$ every two years' replacement plan. I know Kirbys have a great reputation but the price is ridiculous.
     
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    I'm talking buying a used one for less than $200
     
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    We've owned one, but for the money and performance the Oreck is a better product. And a lot more user friendly.
     
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    Get yourself a used one. We purchased a used G4 and love it. I have the shampooer for it too. Great vacuum.
     
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    have had one for 20 years. pro -- it sucks great. cons -- price and heavy.

    your choice.
     
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    I used to sell Kirbys. They are heavy and clunky and have a lot of suck and last forever.
    That's why a lot of places like hotels use them.

    In the home however, You will find that the heavy and clunky vastly overshadows any advantages of the machine and the price is ridiculous compared to a smaller, lighter machine that will do the same thing.

    Yes, the Kirby will outlast the cheaper machine but for the same price you can buy 3 or 4 others.
    If you are a rug cleaning connoisseur, however, Kirby is the way to go. Get the shampooer and fluffer too.
     
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    I used to sell them. They are overpriced garbage.

    100% marketing and sales, the product is mediocre at best.
     
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    a) Hype

    b) The refusal to believe/admit that you fell for the hype.
     
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    Get a Rainbow. I have a Kirby sitting in my outside building doing nothing. Its just a dirt bag waiting to unload when u turn it on.
     
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    Great for working out! :nsb:
     
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    If you don't want a pushy sales person in your house, find a Kirby dealer and buy one from the showroom floor.

    As for the rest, I've had the kirby for... 20 years, maybe a bit more. One problem with it, had to splice the electrical cord when it got pinched during a move. Still goes strong. Have one for the downstairs that we're on the 3 or 4th one in 6 yrs of living in the same house. (one of the machines we replace was an ORECK, it didn't like pet hair and would clog at the drop of a hair clump.)

    You get what you pay for.
     
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    Listen to the two guys who use to sell Kirbys. Then go out and buy a Dyson Animal.
     
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    Sounds like my prom date


    *drum roll*

    Thank you... thank you..

    im here all week, try the prime rib!
     
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    Funniest. Post. Ever. Or at least for today!:rofl:
     
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    Do the Rainbows still use the water filter? I got conned into going to a Rainbow salesman seminar once. It was embarrassing.



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