Yes, if I see a red cradle, it will get it (the grey one is the last of our new genuine Dyson ones though). The wand we used is perfect apart from a hairline crack on the side (as they do). If I find a better one I will swap it.
We could have polished more scratches out maybe, but how far do you go? We used G3 and the buffer on most of it anyway - which took about two hours. Red and purple components are actually quite challenging to get looking nice. Grey is much more forgiving.
I think we have a pretty nice - albeit not perfect - machine now. We used a new motor (which nobody has any more), brushroll, bin and insert, soleplate cradle, furniture guard, cable protector, cable stretch protector, brush tool and of course new HEPA filter and pre-filter. We used "as new" (which means the absolute best of the best of the last maybe 50 machines we broke)
flex, back hose, soleplate carrier and other bits.
Is it perfect? No it isn't. I'd maybe polish out more scratches. The tool adaptor and crevice tool have some marks. There is a break in the Dyson logo on the cleaner head. I'd prefer a better wand and newer wheels. But on the whole, its quite nice. Better than most. Much better than "reconditioned" needs to be.
What did it cost? Hard to say. The original machine was a fiver in a deal. Do we add the new parts at value or cost? Some bits we had in old stock bulk deals, so they probably cost nothing [to us] balanced against what we sold from the deal. But worth
is probably a better valuer. What is a new Ametek motor worth? We recently got £50 for a new, boxed DC02 one.
Time? I reckon five hours. Pay a fella £10 per hour and that is £50. Add the value of the motor, and the original cost of the machine, and we are up to £105.
Add various new (or as new) parts....... especially the red
HEPA filter bin flap, the new cyclone bin, and we soon pass £200.
This machine is worth more in bits.
If I sold it for £175 I would likely lose money. So we keep it in the attic...........