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Offline anditburns

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Re: Replacing DC04?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2020, 08:18:36 pm »
Spoke too soon about the DC14 - started making a weird noise before I'd finished hoovering the house :( I'm in Dundee if you know anyone who would repair a DC04 in the area.

Helpful link - thanks. At least some of the carpet is loop pile - so do I want to use a clutched vacuum set to the hard floor setting (wjere the brush is lifted)?

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Re: Replacing DC04?
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2020, 01:31:08 am »
Thanks! I was thinking about something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174379577157

That's too cheap to be reconditioned properly. Think 13% eBay/Paypal seller fees, leaves him £60. Say he paid a tenner for the raw machine, that leaves him £50.

Sorry for going a little  :offtopic: here...

Ouch am I pricing a little too cheap then?! I sold a refurbed DC14 for £55, and I make sure its done properly, full strip down and rebuilt properly and everything cleaned out properly. I do sometimes use a used motor but only if its in a really good condition, otherwise I put in a new motor!
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Re: Replacing DC04?
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2020, 01:44:46 pm »
Its just a question of numbers and how much you need to make really.

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Re: Replacing DC04?
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2020, 01:45:07 pm »
Same here, depends on your location and local idiotbook beer bums selling them for next to nothing.

The last one i sold was mint, new motor etc etc... i had it for sale for months and had to let it go for about £45/£50.
 
I no longer bother - can earn much better money at my bench on commercial electronic repairs.
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Re: Replacing DC04?
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2020, 01:51:04 pm »

I no longer bother - can earn much better money at my bench on commercial electronic repairs.

Similarly, we don't send them out any more, we just have a handful for the shop floor. There's not enough money in them really. Service work and repairs are a better use of the workshop.

We still do recon Sebos, subject to availability, but we get better money for those so its more worthwhile.

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