My 2005 Miele canister vacuum electric hose needed replacement and Miele discontinued making it recently. A used hose is difficult to find, but I stumble searched into Vacuum Specialists' website and phoned them. They had a used hose in stock $100 and agreed to ship it to Florida for $20. I was a little hesitant being that they are located in Alberta, Canada. The used hose arrived as scheduled and was in excellent shape for used. Omar took care of me very well.