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Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 01:03:51 AM

Title: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 01:03:51 AM
So on Sunday we had a lovely day visiting family in Rochdale and we were going to go home in the evening. Checked Gumtree and there was nothing in the area but there was a free DC01 in Stockport! Why not? ;D so I was worried it might have gone as the advert was over 20 days old (Surprisingly he still had it!) So we collected it and the guy seemed very nice not to have just thrown it outside. Had "loss of suction".

 When we got home , I switched it on and it was the noisy YDK motor (Noisier than usual) and checked and there was a TK Maxx receipt from 2014 stuck in the soleplate and lots of dirt and hay clogging the soleplate. There was sweet wrappers and crap blocked in the wand too. Everything else seemed fine! Even the rubber thing on the soleplate was lovely and tight. The soleplate is faded and has a crack so I cant put the 3rd screw on. The cradle is worn but not broken.

 Love it! Refurbished it and it works great ;D It came with a Henry stair tool and a cheapo vacuum combination brush and crevice tool 2 in 1 thing. I like the late wand. Non fadable! I like the purple release catch colour. I wish Dc07's and DC04's had this kind of purple. They seem to have a purple that looks dark blue

https://www.gumtree.com/p/vacuum-cleaners/dyson-dc01-vacuum/1145729061

Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: beko1987 on January 07, 2016, 12:53:12 PM
Nice! That looks very clean and non faded!
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 01:19:05 PM
Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Madrat on January 07, 2016, 06:24:52 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 06:43:54 PM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 07, 2016, 07:00:42 PM
The lad is nicking them out from under my nose now! Reddish is where our new shop is. You probably drove past it.
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 07:04:55 PM
Lol :P It was on Shelley road if I remember correctly, SK5
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: bluebumble485 on January 07, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
us yam yams get everwhere  good on ya ,I got one from Norwich once while on holiday ,wife not happy lol
you cant keep agood yam yam down  :))


Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 07:10:44 PM
Lol :biglaugh:
I always check the sites before we leave the city incase something juicy pops up ;)
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 07, 2016, 07:11:52 PM
Lol :P It was on Shelley road if I remember correctly, SK5

Yeah, nearby council estate. Did they have the wheels off your car while you were there?

You were this close (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/605+Gorton+Rd,+Stockport+SK5+6NX,+UK/Shelley+Rd,+Stockport+SK5/@53.4489456,-2.1667421,16z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb3ff5dbea883:0x8ea80b3f97a4c593!2m2!1d-2.1580466!2d53.4534344!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb3f1ab41ba37:0xeaf65c8b1f5c68a0!2m2!1d-2.1669933!2d53.4437345) to our new place. And this close (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/282+Abbey+Hey+Ln,+Manchester+M18+8RP,+UK/Shelley+Rd,+Stockport+SK5/@53.4538965,-2.1763556,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb6ad34f8675d:0x2437cc94e7520436!2m2!1d-2.1578208!2d53.4669482!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb3f1ab41ba37:0xeaf65c8b1f5c68a0!2m2!1d-2.1669933!2d53.4437345) to where we are now.
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 07:14:32 PM
Lol :P It was on Shelley road if I remember correctly, SK5

Yeah, nearby council estate. Did they have the wheels off your car while you were there?


You were this close (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/605+Gorton+Rd,+Stockport+SK5+6NX,+UK/Shelley+Rd,+Stockport+SK5/@53.4489456,-2.1667421,16z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb3ff5dbea883:0x8ea80b3f97a4c593!2m2!1d-2.1580466!2d53.4534344!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb3f1ab41ba37:0xeaf65c8b1f5c68a0!2m2!1d-2.1669933!2d53.4437345) to our new place.

Nope, it was fine! Everything was tickety boo ;)
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 07, 2016, 07:17:05 PM
Woah :o

I would love to pop down one day ;D
Ironically, in that area a lot of rhe names of the roads are the same as in Birmingham lol
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Madrat on January 07, 2016, 08:23:40 PM
I was looking last year when we were in Cornwall, but there was nothing  :(
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 08, 2016, 12:16:22 AM
Woah :o

I would love to pop down one day ;D
Ironically, in that area a lot of rhe names of the roads are the same as in Birmingham lol

As you were ten minutes away, I am surprised you didn't pop in to take a peek at the gleaming Fantom Fury's and have a brew.  ;D
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2016, 01:52:16 AM
I wish I could have come, sadly it was at night though  and on the 3rd Jan :( Maybe next time though! Would be amazing ;D
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Dyson2000 on January 08, 2016, 02:01:09 AM
Its not very often you will see a ad like that, Great Score!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2016, 02:03:50 AM
Thank you! ;) I think it's my first free Dyson, I don't recall getting one for free. Got some pretty dirt cheap ones though! Like a working DC07 All floors from the carboot sale for 3 with some tools, just needed a hose repair and refurb ;D
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 08, 2016, 02:31:29 AM
I wish I could have come, sadly it was at night though  and on the 3rd Jan :( Maybe next time though! Would be amazing ;D

Next time you are nearby, do PM me before and pop in. The new place will have a 'museum' area with a dozen or so rare machines (Fantom, Rotork, all De Stijls ever made, Beko's awesome DC03 clear, brand new DC05, etc), a free coffee machine, an Airblade in the toilets, and you will get the guided tour and meet everyone.

Same invite goes out to any of our regular forum contributors, Dyson collectors, Dyson enthusiasts, customers, etc.
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Dyson2000 on January 08, 2016, 02:44:01 AM
I apologie for me butting in, I wish I could come it would be great shame I live in the Dumfries and Galloway area. Are people allowed to bring their own Dysons down?
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2016, 02:57:01 AM
I wish I could have come, sadly it was at night though  and on the 3rd Jan :( Maybe next time though! Would be amazing ;D

Next time you are nearby, do PM me before and pop in. The new place will have a 'museum' area with a dozen or so rare machines (Fantom, Rotork, all De Stijls ever made, Beko's awesome DC03 clear, brand new DC05, etc), a free coffee machine, an Airblade in the toilets, and you will get the guided tour and meet everyone.

Same invite goes out to any of our regular forum contributors, Dyson collectors, Dyson enthusiasts, customers, etc.

Sounds incredible!  8) ;D I can't wait to go next time :thumbsup:  :icon_nod:
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 08, 2016, 03:13:10 AM
I apologie for me butting in, I wish I could come it would be great shame I live in the Dumfries and Galloway area. Are people allowed to bring their own Dysons down?

Not butting in at all!

Funny you should say that. I was away over new year until a couple of days ago, but I found out today that while I was away, two people drove down from Scotland to buy a recon machine each. They had another errand to do in the north west, so en route they diverted to us. I thought it pretty cool that people have read the site and the forum and decided to bail down from over the border. We had couple from Glasgow a couple of months ago who had read the site, wanted some parts, and decided to have a long day out and visit somewhere nearby while they were at it. 

We get people from Yorkshire, Lancashire, the Midlands, Birmingham and all over the place that just drop by, collect a few bits, say hello, and comment on the site or forum. We had an American guy a few months ago who had a relative he was visiting an hour away. So he decided to call on us just to say he reads the forum, likes it, and say hello. He collects all kinds of vacuums in the US and was really happy to visit a Victorian era shop in the UK full of Dysons.
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Madrat on January 08, 2016, 03:21:02 AM
I'll get there one day, as long as the coffee flows.  :coffee:
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: MVacs on January 08, 2016, 09:04:52 AM
I'll get there one day, as long as the coffee flows.  :coffee:

Got one of these coming.  8)

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Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2016, 11:41:16 AM
Omg people drive all the way from Birmingham :O that's impressive!
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2016, 11:42:40 AM
Ps that coffee machine looks nice! Would be really fun if all the regular members come for a big meetup ;D
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: beko1987 on January 08, 2016, 12:24:42 PM
One day you will have someone drive up from Oxfordshire...

Summer forum meetup?
Title: Re: My free Dyson DC01!
Post by: Madrat on January 08, 2016, 12:47:27 PM
 :thumbsup: