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Dyson Models => Dyson DC03 => Topic started by: dawn on August 18, 2016, 03:47:44 PM

Title: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 18, 2016, 03:47:44 PM
it lead a sheltered life! spent more time in the cupboard than out in daylight, and served me well! was regularly and lovingly cleaned, that was until today! after being nagged by my hubby to get the carpet hovered and furniture put back in place after washing the carpets over the weekend, and like a dutiful wife I did as I was told this morning, which lead to its demise!

shoved the sofa across the floor to make sure it was clean, then proceeded to play tetris with the other sofa and tripping on my dyson and falling and in the process putting my full downward force with my foot on the front where the roller is! and then landing myself on the floor with the handle hitting the door! I am fine however the dyson suffered, the connection where the roller and motor are fixing to the joint of the bottom of the handle the plastic is broken and also it suffered a blow to the top of the canister handle

so off I went and bought a dc50!

so now I have a surplus dyson albeit rather wounded, I have been told tho that its worth a fair bit of cash even as it is? whats your thoughts? its the purple and green one
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Madrat on August 18, 2016, 04:08:54 PM
Not many about and to be honest not a big call for them, strip it for parts and put them on ebay. Or look for replacement parts and keep it upstairs.  If you put some pictures up in for sale bit someone might want it.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 18, 2016, 04:12:59 PM
I didn't want to be messing around stripping it, it has to go all as one, yeah ebay might be the place then, although what with the fees and such I was trying to avoid that
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: MVacs on August 18, 2016, 04:19:28 PM
Where are you based Dawn?
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 18, 2016, 04:20:58 PM
nr middlesbrough
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: MVacs on August 18, 2016, 04:25:14 PM
Looks like eBay or Gumtree. As a whole damaged one, I doubt it will pull over a tenner.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 19, 2016, 09:09:17 PM
I'd give you a tenner for it, where are you located? Most likely no where near Southend lol.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 19, 2016, 09:13:53 PM
nope definatly not near southend, I'm nr middlesbrough
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 20, 2016, 08:05:20 PM
That's a shame, I'd pay postage buy it would be a big headache for you especially if you don't send boxes by Currier often lol.

You know if you stick the thing as it is on eBay and state the things that are broken you'll find it will most likely rocket into silly money... You'll probably have to post it though... ;) 
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 20, 2016, 08:12:34 PM
well its all stripped down, thoroughly washed all parts that are safe to do so and disinfected aswell, and yes I would send items using a courier, I'm just waiting now for my security pen to mark the items with a uv light pen, far to many scammers and I don't want their broken items back after claiming mine didn't work! will be sorting out and putting on ebay in a few weeks time
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: MVacs on August 20, 2016, 08:13:57 PM
That's a shame, I'd pay postage buy it would be a big headache for you especially if you don't send boxes by Currier often lol.

Use parcel2go and you can book the collection. No pain for Dawn that way.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 20, 2016, 08:15:35 PM
Blimey I wasn't expecting that! I had put you in the category of lazy ordinary person that can't be bothered to mess with an old Vacuum Cleaner... But you've proved me wrong and you've gone up a few notches in my category list ;)

Nice work! So will you be sticking around on here?   
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 20, 2016, 08:16:55 PM
Use parcel2go and you can book the collection. No pain for Dawn that way.

I used to use Parcel2Go but I found they are expensive and also unreliable so I now use Myparceldelivery.com. Better website and also cheaper for the same companies and so far very reliable!
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Madrat on August 20, 2016, 08:17:46 PM
ipost is very good, use them all the time.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 20, 2016, 08:18:20 PM
ipost is very good, use them all the time.

I've never heard of those  :grinn:
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: dawn on August 20, 2016, 08:19:54 PM
it all depends on which item and what is the best way of it getting delivered, as to who I use, but for certain tho it will be sent tracked, I have been using ebay for far to long to know the ways that people try to get freebies
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Madrat on August 20, 2016, 08:20:34 PM
uk mail / i post  same company

http://www.ipostparcels.com/
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on August 20, 2016, 08:22:14 PM
it all depends on which item and what is the best way of it getting delivered, as to who I use, but for certain tho it will be sent tracked, I have been using ebay for far to long to know the ways that people try to get freebies

Oh yeah I've been selling since 2008 and there are a lot of tits on there lol.

uk mail / i post  same company

http://www.ipostparcels.com/

Ahh I see, I take that back I have used them lol.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: MVacs on August 20, 2016, 08:38:38 PM
I have been using ebay for far to long to know the ways that people try to get freebies

Ain't that the truth.
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 20, 2016, 10:35:46 PM
I'm just commenting so I receive notifications lol
It's nice knowing a Dc03 was still in use even in 2016! ;D
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Madrat on August 21, 2016, 11:47:45 AM
I have 2  ;D
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: Elgin on January 18, 2017, 06:10:12 PM
I have 2  ;D
what was the outcome than
Title: Re: i just killed my dyson dc03
Post by: RustySkull on January 18, 2017, 09:26:27 PM
what was the outcome than

The foot fell off.