Vacuum cleaner collector: ‘I would have paid for it myself’
A man who was in the middle of an epic fight to save his family’s old vacuum cleaner said he would never pay to have it removed.
The owner of the antique vacuum cleaner was selling it at auction, but has decided to give it back to the family for free, instead of buying a new one, in a bid to save their lives.
“I have not paid for the product, and if I did, I would not be the only one,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne’s The Weekend.
The man, who asked not to be identified, said he was desperate to have his old vacuum cleaners returned.
“It was just a gift from a good friend,” he said.
“We thought the family was going to be very happy with the gift.”
But I would never have paid to have the vacuum cleaner repaired.
I would have never been able to get it repaired, so I just don’t think it is worth it.
“He said he had received a text message from the man who had offered to help, telling him the vacuum cleaners would be delivered in a couple of days.”
When I got the text, I didn’t believe it,” he added.”
What I did was take a phone call to the seller, and I called him and said, ‘I’m going to get your vacuum cleaner back.’
“But he was shocked to hear that the man was willing to donate the vacuum in return for the money.”
If he really wanted to, he could have donated the money to the hospital.
But I’m sure he’s not doing that,” he explained.”
He’s just getting a gift, and he’s doing it for the family.”‘
I’m a great guy’: Vandals attack elderly owner of vintage vacuum cleanerThe man told ABC Melbourne he was trying to make a quick buck and was willing help the family.”
A lot of people are going to see the money that I’m giving, and they’re going to say, ‘That’s great!’,” he said, adding the family had already been told the item was a collector’s item.”
You know, I have a lot of respect for this man.
I’ve known him for a long time.
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