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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?


3 posted on 01/16/2011 5:45:23 AM PST by tsmith130
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“Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?”

Probably kids that don’t have enough money to buy a new one.


7 posted on 01/16/2011 5:49:13 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?

Maybe the vacuum wasn't the gift!
8 posted on 01/16/2011 5:49:52 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?

I don't think we are in a position to judge. Might have been a boneheaded present, could have been exactly right. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. BTW, my Canon Rebel is reconditioned and is just as good a new out of the box. I think the previous owner used it as a paperweight. I always reconditioned goods, where available.

18 posted on 01/16/2011 6:07:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?

Ah, I just got my first good laugh of the day. Hilarious. Even a new vacuum would be a lousy gift, but a used one? I'm sure they don't have money and wanted to give her something and we should all be kind etc. etc. BUT I'm still laughing over it.
24 posted on 01/16/2011 6:31:58 AM PST by Shannon
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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?

Those who cannot afford a brand new one, those who know mom would be proud of their thrift, those who could find the brand she wanted only in a "refurbished" state.

One does wonder, however, exactly how "refurbished" it was if no one bothered to look in the vacuum cleaner bag.

28 posted on 01/16/2011 6:58:40 AM PST by madison10
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All I got for my 1970 high school graduation was a dictionary. It was the very pricey Oxford English Dictionary in multiple volumes but I could’ve bought a car for that kind of money.


36 posted on 01/16/2011 7:59:38 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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“Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner...”

Certain companies like Overstock.com offers refurbished vacuum cleaners for less than half price. If you want a really good one like a Dyson, would you rather pay close to $450 dollars plus or a refurbished one with a warranty? Okay, at some point, someone else owned the vacuum and returned it but it is better in most cases than buying one at a yard sale or thrift shop. Money is tight.... getting a brand that you like/want at less money is the way to go. IMHO (p.s. I have one in my closet and it works like a gem... no drugs in it)


42 posted on 01/16/2011 9:25:49 AM PST by momtothree
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Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?

Same person who might give them a washing machine so they don't have to go to the laundromat to wash the clothes. For working folks, utility saving gifts are sometimes well appreciated.

48 posted on 01/16/2011 5:04:36 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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