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Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:34:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 11:36:00 AM EST by dayv27]
Got a Kirby G4 with the power drive at the local thrift store on 50% day. Paid $25. Put in $50 in parts. $75 later, I have the best working vacuum I've ever owned.

Think you, she may have paid a bit too much.


ETA: damn, first time I've owned a page, and can't own it because of the edit.

Damn, and on a Vacuum discussion. That SUCKS!!!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:35:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
OP, is this the one she bought?


I like the way you rub this




Into this

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:36:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By TDCJBoss:
If she uses it, it's the only vaccume that you'll need. Ever.

My wife is hell on Vaccumes, and she'll but a new one about twice a
year. She bitches about cheap parts, etc. The Kirby is a fucking TANK.

I WISH I'd've bought a Kirby when we got married.


Yes. Heavy as hell compared to most modern vacuums(solid steel parts) but they last. Feels like you could use it as a door ram.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:36:37 AM EST
It is a Sentria or some such shit. Hell it's not the money she makes about 7 grand more than I do. It's the fact she fell for the demonstration hook line and sinker. She has never been a gullible person other than agreeing to marry my sorry ass.

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:37:06 AM EST
I smell
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:37:20 AM EST
Did it come with the BJ attachment? Because for that price...
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:37:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:38:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheWatch:
It is a Sentria or some such shit. Hell it's not the money she makes about 7 grand more than I do. It's the fact she fell for the demonstration hook line and sinker. She has never been a gullible person other than agreeing to marry my sorry ass.


So have you told her she can get the G10 Sentria on ebay for $300? what was her response?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:39:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:40:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheWatch:
During the discussion she said didn't you just buy a rifle and optic for $1600.00 or so?

Shit.


Maybe, but you didn't pay $1600 for $500 worth of rifle and optics.

Take it back and buy another one just like it for less than half the money.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:40:47 AM EST
She said I wanted it and I bought it.

Hell we aren't hurting for money and if she's happy I guess we own a fucking Kirby.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:41:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I smell


+1

OP why cant you even post pics of the vacuum?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:41:48 AM EST
you overpaid.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:43:36 AM EST


Oh shit. Don't try to return it, or the salesman's wife will fucking kill you!
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:44:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By millfire517:
A Dyson vacuum is 1500.00 less and 10x the sweeper. Your wife failed, make her get back to the kitchen.


We have a Dyson, and while I agree that it's an engineering marvel that could suck a golf ball through a garden hose, it's an all plastic piece of shit that WILL break. I have made several repaired on ours. The Kirby is built like a tank, (and weighs almost as much). It will last forever.

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:44:09 AM EST
They should have at least a 30 day trial period to return it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:44:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
For $2000.00

Holy shit. I can't believe it.




I would have Fainted.

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:45:22 AM EST
I'm on my Kindle Fire. I would have to go get the laptop and take a pic of it while it's sitting in the living room floor while she's admiring it. I'm sure there would be a "are you putting that on your tucking forum?" argument then.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:45:29 AM EST
Don't feel too bad OP, same thing happened to me 6 years ago or so. It has been a good vac though....does that help?

Don't worry, I got even though. I went out and got some good GEN III NV. HA!!
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:48:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 11:48:34 AM EST by Harvster]

Originally Posted By TheWatch:
I'm on my Kindle Fire. I would have to go get the laptop and take a pic of it while it's sitting in the living room floor while she's admiring it. I'm sure there would be a "are you putting that on your tucking forum?" argument then.

You're not Thai by chance, are you?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:49:17 AM EST
Fucking autocorrect.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:49:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheWatch:
She said I wanted it and I bought it.

Hell we aren't hurting for money and if she's happy I guess we own a fucking Kirby.

She doesn't care that she spent $2000 on something that she could buy for $300????
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:52:07 AM EST
It's like I'm in an alternate universe or something. Today is the first day of my vacation and tomorrow is my birthday.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:52:36 AM EST
just looked up a pic of the sentria and that is one uglyass vaccuum . to be fair though in my house there is a Kirby G5
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:54:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
During the discussion she said didn't you just buy a rifle and optic for $1600.00 or so?


"Yeah, I bought a $2,500 firearm packages for about $1,600. You paid $2,000 for a $250 vacuum."

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:57:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By WhyTanFox:
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
During the discussion she said didn't you just buy a rifle and optic for $1600.00 or so?


"Yeah, I bought a $2,500 firearm packages for about $1,600. You paid $2,000 for a $250 vacuum."


And the rifles will still be worth what I paid in a year. Your vacuum? Not so much...
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:57:30 AM EST
I wouldn't be pissed off that she bought something expensive. I'd be pissed that she let you and her both get taken for a ride. Consider it like she just bought you a stock Colt 6920 as a gift, but spent damn near three grand on it.

Shit yourself appropriately.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 11:59:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 11:59:27 AM EST by BallisticTip]
I would say it better do the vacuuming on its own!
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:00:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
I would say it better do the vacuuming on its own!


Like a Kiroomba?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:00:55 PM EST
My parents have had a Kirby vacuum for 20 years with few hiccups. Another for at least 10.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
Not going to be any pics. Stay focused.

She bought a $2000.00 vacuum.


Its a really nice vacuum...I hope she bought it from a relative who she dearly loves for that price though.

you should post pics
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:03:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
It is a Sentria or some such shit. Hell it's not the money she makes about 7 grand more than I do. It's the fact she fell for the demonstration hook line and sinker. She has never been a gullible person other than agreeing to marry my sorry ass.



Sounds like she put her foot down already. My advice is go back to the kitchen and make her a sammich
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:03:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
I would say it better do the vacuuming on its own!

If you put the floor buffing brush on it and lower the head all the way, with the drive system engaged, it will move under it's own power. Hang on to the cord while sitting on the couch, reel it back in, re-point it, then let 'er rip again.

Good clean fun.

I bought mine used for $200. It's either a G5 or a G6. I can't remember.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:03:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
I smell


Why would anyone lie about this?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:03:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:05:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:06:39 PM EST
We bought ours off of ebay for a few hundred bucks. It's people like you that make this possible for people like me
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:07:18 PM EST
Back in the early 60s, when I was a kid, a pushy salesman came into our apartment and did the hard sales job for a vaccum. The whole works, getting dust from our bed, etc.

He didn't listen to my parents repeated "NO"s. Finally, after half an hour, he wants us to agree to buy it for just $400. That's like $2,000 today.

My father was disabled, my mother was working as a waitress in the ghetto, and we were living in a lower-middle class dump. He could see all that. Idiot.

He left in a huff.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:08:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By FlashHole:
We bought ours off of ebay for a few hundred bucks. It's people like you that make this possible for people like me

This. I almost felt guilty buying it as cheap as I did, because I knew some sucker paid an assload for it at one point in time.

I said almost.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:09:11 PM EST
If you are still within 3 days, call them for a refund and pickup.

You can find those all day long on Craigslist for cheap.

Good vacuums, but way overpriced. This coming from an idiot who bought one from a "friend" who was selling them, at full retail several years ago.

Send it back and get one off Craigslist or Ebay. Your rifle and scope could be sold tomorrow for the same price you paid, her vacuum cannot so that argument is invalid.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:09:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 12:11:09 PM EST by Subnet]
BTW (I've known a couple of guys who did this for about a month), you can haggle them down to ~$700 on a brand new one, without too much effort.

EDIT: But you're still better off going used. They haven't appreciably improved in well over a decade. Maybe two decades.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:11:42 PM EST
Wife fail. She should have never left the ktichen to answer the door.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:17:59 PM EST
After getting pissed about a 2000 fucking vacuum cleaner, id be more pissed she let some slackjawed Kirby salesman in the damn house
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:22:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
I would say it better do the vacuuming on its own!

If you put the floor buffing brush on it and lower the head all the way, with the drive system engaged, it will move under it's own power. Hang on to the cord while sitting on the couch, reel it back in, re-point it, then let 'er rip again.

Good clean fun.

I bought mine used for $200. It's either a G5 or a G6. I can't remember.

Do you like that thing? The neighbor is trying to give one to me, but I am not the vacuum pilot so IDGAF. His feelings will be hurt if I don't take it. Is it worth using?
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:32:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 12:35:49 PM EST by Subnet]

Originally Posted By rangermonroe:

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
I would say it better do the vacuuming on its own!

If you put the floor buffing brush on it and lower the head all the way, with the drive system engaged, it will move under it's own power. Hang on to the cord while sitting on the couch, reel it back in, re-point it, then let 'er rip again.

Good clean fun.

I bought mine used for $200. It's either a G5 or a G6. I can't remember.

Do you like that thing? The neighbor is trying to give one to me, but I am not the vacuum pilot so IDGAF. His feelings will be hurt if I don't take it. Is it worth using?

I don't use it much anymore (I have hardwood floors throughout, now), but it's a VERY nice vacuum, yes. I like it better than a Dyson.

It does a pretty good job of cleaning carpets, too.

I used to have two of them (buying used rocks!) - one upstairs, and one downstairs. It's heavy and I didn't like lugging it up and down the stairs.

When I moved, I gave one of them to my mother in law.

EDIT: Of, you were talking about the brush. I used it on linoleum in my last house, but to be honest...I could take it or leave it. It's kind of gimmicky, but try it out. It can't hurt.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:39:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By mlarke:
Originally Posted By TheWatch:
For $2000.00

Holy shit. I can't believe it.


I had the guy down to 400 when I told him to get the fuck outta my house. The kid that cleaned everything was cool though.

My wife got him down to $400. The thing really is a tank.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:43:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By ske714:
Originally Posted By millfire517:
A Dyson vacuum is 1500.00 less and 10x the sweeper. Your wife failed, make her get back to the kitchen.


We have a Dyson, and while I agree that it's an engineering marvel that could suck a golf ball through a garden hose, it's an all plastic piece of shit that WILL break. I have made several repaired on ours. The Kirby is built like a tank, (and weighs almost as much). It will last forever.



+1.

I bought a NIB Kirby a year ago for about $1000.00

I gave my 2 year old Dyson away.

No comparison.

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:44:22 PM EST
I bought a used Kirby G4 off of eBay for $95.

Great vacuum, but $2K is a little WTF though...

Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:45:33 PM EST
What is the deal with Kirby vacuums? Three topics in the last week on them.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 12:48:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2012 12:52:06 PM EST by Rustygun]
Damn! Looks like a Daniel Defense carbine for you and a lesson on how not to be high pressure sold for her. Don't let her near a car lot or insurance salesman.She is a now tier 1 vacuum operator.
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