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Old 12-30-05, 12:11 AM
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need vacuum advice

I used to own an Eluctrolux canister vacuum with all the attachments - thing work awesome for years, but apparently it took a dump and I just don't think its worth getting it repaired because it will probably run at least $100+. I was thinking of just spending an extra $100-$200 and get a new modern vacuum (as with everything, technology has gotten better/cheaper). So, can somebody please give me some input or at least a reputable place for some reviews? I don't have a subscription to consumer reports. I'm trying to keep my budget under $250. I have tile, laminate and carpet floors and I also have carpet stairs. Roomba isn't going to cut it! I've heard that Sears has good vacuums?

Any help much appreciated!
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YOu could spend a bit more and get a Dyson. They make the best vacuums on the market.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
YOu could spend a bit more and get a Dyson. They make the best vacuums on the market.
No, Miele does. Dysons are just yellow and advertised so people at Best Buy think they're good. They're like the Bose of cleaning.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
They're like the Bose of cleaning.
Old 12-30-05, 10:30 AM
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Amazon has a couple of factory-refurbished Dyson models in the $275 range (after a $25 discount using the "HOHOHOHO" code). My wife and I bought the DC07 Animal for Christmas (when it was $244), and we don't have any complaints about its capabilities so far, although the plastic construction is a bit unnerving. And ours is purple. If only we could find an Acoustimass system to match...

I never even considered the Dyson at its normal price point, but I was willing to take a chance on it when it dropped under $250. We'll see how well it holds up.
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Re: need vacuum advice

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They're like the Bose of cleaning.
Who in turn are the Monster Cables of audio equipment.
Old 12-21-10, 05:55 PM
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Re: need vacuum advice

Miele if you can afford it.

Kenmores are rebranded Panasonics, so you can look at them too. I think they're second best, but they are the best value.

Dyson is vastly overrated.
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While the Dyson may be overrated, we like ours. I like not having to put in a new bag....because I never would. Thing would fill up, quit working well, I'd buy a new vacuum. So the Dyson has saved me hundreds.
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Dysons suck.
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Re: need vacuum advice

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Dysons suck.
Properly
Old 12-21-10, 06:29 PM
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I have a Oreck and I love it...very light and cleans great. Also have a 16 year old Panasonic that was #1 rated at the time, and still works great.
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Re: need vacuum advice

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While the Dyson may be overrated, we like ours. I like not having to put in a new bag....because I never would. Thing would fill up, quit working well, I'd buy a new vacuum. So the Dyson has saved me hundreds.
Your momma.
Old 12-21-10, 10:11 PM
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here we go with the Dyson bashing again. My Dyson is about 6 years old, used daily (2 kids in the house) and it works better than any hoover or eureka vacuum I owned prior to buying it. I got mine for $200 (price mistake on amazon years back, I was lucky to get it).

That said, I don't think I would pay $400 for one today, at $200 it is a great vacuum and has always worked well, but you can buy a clone at wal-mart for under $100 (and you can simply return it if you don't like it)

Looks like it is $69 now

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hoover-Whi...acuum/10258692


But if you need an expensive vacuum to show off to friends/family, this won't work
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My wife bought two Dysons - the typical push like a lawnmower type, and a hand held. They both suck. And by "suck" I mean they don't suck anything. I couldn't give you a hickey with either one. Thank God I have a $40 Sears Craftsman Shop-Vac for when we actually need something vacuumed.
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I have a Dyson and it's friggin' awesome. I don't get the hate...
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lol at the 5 year bump
Old 12-22-10, 12:03 AM
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Re: need vacuum advice

If sound does not travel in a vacuum, is it really silent inside a Dyson?
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Sound travels better through a coat hanger than a Dyson.
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Re: need vacuum advice

Maybe Dyson got better... cuz I love mine. Very happy.
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Re: need vacuum advice

Love our Dyson too.
Old 12-22-10, 07:28 AM
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so what makes these other high end brands (rainbow, kirby, etc) so much better? dyson uses a basic cyclonic separator - technology used in large scale plants all the time.
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I have a Miele that is going strong after 9 years with no problems or service. Same home, same conditions. We were going through Hoovers about 1 every 3 years.
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I love our Dyson. Works better than any vacuum I've ever used.

Hope guppie figured out the right model to get in the past 5 years.
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Kirby.
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Re: need vacuum advice

I usually go with the Kenmore canisters myself. But dog hair is the biggest reason for that.

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