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Offline Discountdysons

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How much?
« on: March 04, 2014, 07:58:06 AM »
Are they really worth that much? If so I need to put ours on eBay!

Offline Sleaford White

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Re: How much?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 07:18:50 PM »
Are they buggery! If it's got its hopper and it's clutch is ok, 40- 50 if the thing is mint.

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Re: How much?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 09:09:40 AM »
Seems a tad optimistic! Bet he would be chuffed if he got that for it!
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Re: How much?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 11:21:27 PM »
I'll be the differential.

A Zorbster is worth more to a man who *actually* wants a Zorbster. See here:

But as for general DC04's, we sell them at 89 delivered see here. We don't sell them on eBay so that 10% fee is removed. But next day UPS and packaging comes out at about 15.

They sell as fast as we can build them. But as an older machine they often need many parts, and almost always a new wand. So the finished product is as good as new really.

When you are churning out the odd one, you can make money at 40-50. You can pick bits from others and wait on parts for some to come along at right money. But when you can shift double figures over a busy weekend, you need to turn them out, and that means speed, and that means many new parts. So the odd one wants a clutch, a hose and a wand. That guy got a bargain at 89.

When you sell a lot, the odd one may go wrong. You need to make enough to bring a faulty one back here and there, fix it and send it back again. That will cost you over 20 to do.

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Re: How much?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 04:12:17 PM »
We would sell a clutched DC04, reconditioned, for 89 easily.

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