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Multi coloured
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:36:31 PM »
My latest creation,  don't know if I should call it Mongrel, Harlequin or odsod  :biglaugh:

If you like it it is for sale.








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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 02:38:56 AM »
Super!  :thumbsup:

We use DC04's like that as loan machines. But we also sold a few as well because people liked them.

Its a great way of building a one-off quirky machine. I'll post a photo of a couple of ours if we have any in at the moment.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 02:52:43 AM »
Very quirky!

May I ask, whats your secret to changing the cyclone fins? Always wanted to remove them to  clean properly but lack the cahoonies to give it a massive yank or whack with a persuasion device
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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 04:06:42 AM »
Hold the handle with one hand twist and push the perforated bit down.  spray the bottom rubber with detergent first.  9 out of 10 times that works, if it doesn't I pull the fins down with pliers.  It helps if you have monkey arms and don't mind getting sprayed with crud  :sick0012:

My other half loves it but I'm not a fan of the DC07,  had to promis her I will do a DC14 when I get enough bits.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 02:20:41 AM »
Oooh I love that! It looks great! I have a DC04 in a similar "mis-matched" form. I would be interested in buying it if the price is right! Cheers  8)

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 02:24:51 AM »
Thanks, It's on ebay at 45 + 15 p&p with 10 people watching at the moment.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 04:28:03 AM »
Thanks, It's on ebay at 45 + 15 p&p with 10 people watching at the moment.

Stick a link up if you want?

It will be interesting to see what it does, and you may get more eyes on it.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 01:02:50 AM »
Well I am surprised, despite over 20 people watching no one placed a bid,  there must be a lot of conservative people on ebay.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 02:19:29 AM »
Well I am surprised, despite over 20 people watching no one placed a bid,  there must be a lot of conservative people on ebay.

You get that sometimes don't you? Put it on next week and it'll do well. You can never tell on there.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2013, 02:37:32 AM »
Very true, I had 43 people watching a DC05 at the same time and that sold for 35.  Will stick it on again a a week or so. 

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 04:26:31 AM »
About now is usually good. Many people have to plan their expenditure, and that revolves around the end of the month when they get paid.

We find in the last few days of the month and the early days of the new month stuff on eBay does well, and the online shop is very busy. Mondays are always manic as folk shop online at weekends. After say the 15th of a month, it is always a bit quieter, and getting quieter still until people are paid.

Seasonal times it drops off. Now for example, they are buying fireworks. In December they are buying Xmas presents. Late January they have winter utility bills. August school holidays they are in Spain or someplace. If its sunny they are in parks buying ice creams for kids and not shopping online.

A weekend of thunderstorms, at the end of a month, means people stay home and shop online.  :money:

There are many e-commerce studies on the subject. We defied most studies the last two years by being manic busy all over Xmas and new year. I didn't quite work out why people were buying Dysons and spares on Boxing Day for example; I put it down to people having time off work and getting away from family stuff they prefer to avoid by doing something constructive.
 
Of course, some people are unaffected by such things, which accounts for sales during periods that are otherwise quiet. I do find spending patterns online a very interesting subject though. We see the odd day where we think the email crashed sales were so few, and another where Google blessed us and we all work all day. Then we see another that is all French orders, then another where everything seems to be going to Newcastle. Or Wales. Or Cornwall.

How is it seven guys in Wales will buy a brushroll on one day? Then the next day 5 DC16 chargers will sell to Borders, Cumbria, Preston and Blackpool. Then the next day three to France? It can only be Google's changing algorithm.

We have days of low online sales that the phone melts on. Then we are knee deep in people in the shop. Other days, we don't see a soul in the shop but the online shop can be in meltdown. Google is a funny animal.

Its always worth timing eBay stuff to end at a good time for better prices. Although that said, auctions generally don't do so well for us. Fixed price sales are better.

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 06:16:50 PM »
Finally managed to sell his last week, user-name of winning member was twinckle  :))

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 06:18:48 PM »
What did you draw for it?

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Re: Multi coloured
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2013, 06:22:34 PM »
35  :(  better than nothing I suppose, but sold a DC07 Animal for 72 the same day  ;D

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