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Whilst clearing out in the depths of our shop today, we came across a Ametek DC01 motor new in the box I forgot we had (for those who don't know, these are impossible to get now). Initially, we put it on our news section and social media in order it may find an enthusiast out there.However, on further thought, it occurred to me that we still have some brand new bins for DC01's, a bunch of good duct assemblies to choose from, new wheel sets, maybe one genuine hose left and most other stuff in good condition or new. So we *just about* have enough new or excellent stuff to build an absolutely pristine DC01. We normally sell recon DC01's at around £79 (and are withdrawing them from general sale in the new year due to scarcity of good motors and bin catches), but to build such a thing as this would swallow over £100 in parts alone. But it would be pretty unique as superb ones of these are rather thin on the ground now. The businessman in me says don't build one and simply sell the parts. The Dyson enthusiast in me says build a mint one with the brand new motor, as it may be our last opportunity to do so. But then what to do with it? If sold we would probably need £200 for it, so it will sit about waiting for a collector - and probably go to a good home. Part of me says build it, box it up and throw it in the attic for a few years, as this time in five years it will be a rare beast indeed. In the latter case, when we expand and/or relocate, it will end up in a glass case probably. So I thought I would solicit a few opinions here. What say you? Would you build it? And if so, what would you do with it?
In hindsight, we probably should have kept the new one in a box we got a few months ago. (Attachment Link)
Quote from: MVacs on January 01, 2014, 05:09:13 PMIn hindsight, we probably should have kept the new one in a box we got a few months ago. (Attachment Link) Depends, what did you flog it for?
Quote from: __russ__ on January 01, 2014, 06:20:27 PMQuote from: MVacs on January 01, 2014, 05:09:13 PMIn hindsight, we probably should have kept the new one in a box we got a few months ago. (Attachment Link) Depends, what did you flog it for?A shade under £300.
Brand new DC01 cyclone with a pack of 8 filtershttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dyson-Cyclone-Top-Assy-for-DC01-Part-no-02281-01-Plus-8-Filters-/201015422412?pt=UK_Vacuum_Cleaners&hash=item2ecd73edcc