Does anyone here own a Kirby vacuum?

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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:46 pm

I'd love to read about it mdl28 if you wouldn't mind sharing.


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Postby mdl28 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:00 am

Well it is pretty much as described by others. We were loaded up in my boss/company owners new Tahoe and were taken to different cities and pretty much dropped off at one end of a block and were to be picked up later that day at the other end. Kirby in hand I would go house to house knocking doors until I would find someone to allow me to give them a free carpet cleaning. I did have proper training before hand and had access to my owner at my own will through a quick phone call. We would go to quarterly seminars and conventions where we would get further training and awards were handed out. I worked there for a little over a year and sold 50+ Kirbys. Payout on each all depended on the buyers credit. It was anywhere from $500 to a sure $50 if sold at lowest price or to D credit. The machines were very good and did what they claimed to do. I eventually had to quit due to graduating high school and starting college and the company had started to fall apart a bit. Don't get me wrong, I may be painting a better picture than what this company actually is but my experience can be the exception. I just listened, worked hard and made some money in the process, I really am a neat and clean person in general, so cleaning someone's house for me was sort of fun and I did a good job at it. Which helped me make the sales. I was also always made a base salary of $150 a week regardless of a sale or not. In general this job was pretty crumby for the most part and attracted some different type of sales people, but I was a kid and just rolled with the punches.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:13 am

That whole thing just sounds so shady. To me seeing the Kirby vacuum sales people at your door is just slightly above seeing certain people who come around to "save your soul". I like to tell those people they are too late, Satan already gave me a lifetime of riches for it, can they do better and things like that.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:02 am

MemberSince99 wrote:I like to tell those people they are too late, Satan already gave me a lifetime of riches for it, can they do better and things like that.


Answering the door naked with a shotgun over your shoulder is fun too.
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Postby s.jessica » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Might not be as good as a Kirby, but this is what I just bought: Shark - Rotator Lift-Away Professional HEPA Self-Propelled Bagless 3-in-1 Upright Vacuum - Model: NV501

$249 new, gets excellent reviews and seems to compare fairly well to the Dyson.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Shark+-+Rot ... nsionType={adtype}:{network}&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!{keyword}!{matchtype}!{adwords_producttargetid}!{network}!{ifmobile:M}!{creative}&kpid=7039049&k_clickid=568fb93e-e38f-2e89-03e4-000053182882#tab=reviews

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Postby BirthdayBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:00 pm

My wife has a slightly cheaper Shark model, and we couldn't be happier with it. Does everything a Dyson can, for substantially less money. I'm sure you'll love it.
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Postby Sevenfeet » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:20 pm

What I like about the Dyson is that it's true it was designed by someone with engineering know-how and a mind for the practical, and even making it look good. The unit is really easy to disassemble if you want to...all the major pieces snap together. The only thing I couldn't do myself was replace the power cord. There's a part for it from Dyson, but they leave that to the dealers/repair shops.

My wife and I had an old Hoover unit that she'd had for a while, and I had another vacuum who's brand I couldn't remember when I got married. When we bought the Dyson, we vacuumed at area of the house with both old (bag) vacs, then followed it with the Dyson. After the Dyson completely filled its cannister with crap the others didn't pick up, the others found the trash heap.
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