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#1 of 7 Old 04-22-2006, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have discovered a stash of 5 vacuums in my hall closet. All of them have been repaired several times and none of them work well--I'd get better results quicker if I crawled on hands and knees picking stuff up!

My question is what should I do with them? I really don't want to shell out more $$ to get them repaired, I'd like to get one new one that works. But I don't want to just put them in the trash either.

Any ideas?
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Freecycle!
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If you put them out with your trash, someone will pick them up. If you add a little sign that says "repairable condition" they may go even faster.

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I would also try freecycle as a first option.. then you can add a little info about them. If that doesn't work, maybe you could set them out with the trash like a pp suggested or list them for free in your newspaper? (Ours allows free listings that are for free items)

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Donate to a shelter or somewhere that helps family's get back on their feet, they can fix them up and give them to needy people.

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Thanks for the ideas. Since ds goes back to school tomorrow at the YWCA, I will ask them if they are in need. If so, I'll cover the repairs so they go to good homes. Otherwise, out to the curb on Tues. with a little sign.
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Call your local vacuum repair shop and see if they want them. I just did that for my broken vacuum because I couldn't bear just throwing it in the trash, and I was surprised when they got all excited and said "yes".
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