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DC08 head needed?
« on: October 27, 2011, 08:54:18 PM »
Do you have a floor head that would fit a DC08 that I could buy online, it doesn't matter what kind or colour I just need a main head and how much?
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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 12:41:05 PM »
I'll have a look today for you.

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 01:28:25 PM »
I'll have a look today for you.

Thankyou!  :tiphat: :bow:
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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 10:55:38 PM »
All I have is a main turbine head like this:



or a mini turbine head like this:



Both from a lavender one. They will want the brush rolls cleaning but both work fine.

Probably 30 and 15 respectively would cover them inc delivery (new is 55 and 40 respectively). If you wanted one or both, you can use the top button on >> this page<<. They hold their money because they are so hard - almost impossible - to get used in good condition.

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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 11:29:52 PM »
All I have is a main turbine head like this:

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or a mini turbine head like this:

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Both from a lavender one. They will want the brush rolls cleaning but both work fine.

Probably 30 and 15 respectively would cover them inc delivery (new is 55 and 40 respectively). If you wanted one or both, you can use the top button on >> this page<<. They hold their money because they are so hard - almost impossible - to get used in good condition.

Oh dear, I don't think that would we quite cost effective as I bought it for 5 and wanting to sell it soon for 40  :'(
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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 11:31:34 PM »
Forty quid?  :o

You want closer to 100 for a nice looking DC08 that is complete really. A new head is 55 (even posting one is almost a fiver). So if a used one is worth half, a motor is worth a tenner, a cable rewind a tenner, a hose a fiver, a telescopic wand 20, there is 70 already in parts. A few hours to mint it up............ then a little profit. A complete recon one has to be a hundred at least.

You would make more breaking it for spares. That's what we do with most cylinders.

I wish I could buy them at a fiver.  :duh:

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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 11:39:01 PM »
Forty quid?  :o

You want closer to 100 for a nice looking DC08 that is complete really. A new head is 55 (even posting one is almost a fiver). So if a used one is worth half, a motor is worth a tenner, a cable rewind a tenner, a hose a fiver, a telescopic wand 20, there is 70 already in parts. A few hours to mint it up............ then a little profit. A complete recon one has to be a hundred at least.

You would make more breaking it for spares. That's what we do with most cylinders.

I wish I could buy them at a fiver.  :duh:

Well I just sell them in the local buy and sell group in my town, as on ebay I'd have to post it and stuff  :angryman:

I was considering selling it for spares but then again it'd have to be on ebay with postage again.

Also it doesn't have any tools and the floor head has a huge rip which I really can't afford to replace  :))

It's not going too well really!
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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 11:53:59 PM »
In your position with one of those, if the parts are mint, I would strip it and clean everything and eBay it on a  "buy it now" on month long listings in pieces. Yes, its a pain pecking out listings and photos etc, but if you save every one you do, and the photos, you can use them over and over again when you buy similar machines.

The fees are 17% in total, but you get postage on top. List them with part numbers in the title and list RRP @ Dyson with a link. For example, the telescopic wand 910415-05 costs 36.23. So its worth an easy 15 + 6 postage. 21. Postage will cost you 4.41 Small Parcel Rate (forget 1st class). 10% eBay fee on the 15 + 40p to list it. 3.4% + 20p Paypal fee on the 21.

Lets do the sums: 21 gross received - minus 4.41 postage; minus 90p Paypal fee; minus 1.90 eBay fee = 13.79. You would be showing an eight quid profit on the machine before you sold the cable rewind, the motor, the hose, the cyclone and any other bits.

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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 12:29:21 AM »
In your position with one of those, if the parts are mint, I would strip it and clean everything and eBay it on a  "buy it now" on month long listings in pieces. Yes, its a pain pecking out listings and photos etc, but if you save every one you do, and the photos, you can use them over and over again when you buy similar machines.

The fees are 17% in total, but you get postage on top. List them with part numbers in the title and list RRP @ Dyson with a link. For example, the telescopic wand 910415-05 costs 36.23. So its worth an easy 15 + 6 postage. 21. Postage will cost you 4.41 Small Parcel Rate (forget 1st class). 10% eBay fee on the 15 + 40p to list it. 3.4% + 20p Paypal fee on the 21.

Lets do the sums: 21 gross received - minus 4.41 postage; minus 90p Paypal fee; minus 1.90 eBay fee = 13.79. You would be showing an eight quid profit on the machine before you sold the cable rewind, the motor, the hose, the cyclone and any other bits.


That seem VERY complicated! I may just have to buy the head and I may give it to my mother-in-law as part of her Christmas present (wife's suggestion), that's me told! But that gives her an excuse to phone and make us go round! Oh no! :-X
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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 01:20:40 AM »
I am fortunate that my MIL lives 3000 miles away. No Xmas visiting for me.  ;D

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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2011, 01:29:46 AM »
I am fortunate that my MIL lives 3000 miles away. No Xmas visiting for me.  ;D

You are so lucky!

By the way do you have any of these adaptors? I was just wondering if you would mind trying it to see if it fits in a DC08 wand?

If it does I'll buy one (2.45 from Dyson directly! Didn't know they did ANYTHING that cheap) and phone dyson and say the velour strips on the DC22 head have came off and they'll replace it as they have before! I am great at saving money  :biglaugh:


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Re: DC08 head needed?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2011, 02:56:34 AM »
There are loads of adaptors that look like that. We have a box full. When people ask for them we just pass the box over and say "have a scrabble in there".

Without a part number, I couldn't identify that. Dyson change tools each model now and then make an adaptor so an old unit will fit the new machine. They do not release much adaptor info.

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