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post #16 of 57
They have excellent performance for the price, they wil suck up more than the average bagged vuccuum, unilt they break down for the first time, and the second, and the third, and the forth, and the fifth, and et nausium.

Exccellnt at sucking, both physically and reliabilityty.
post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by chadbang View Post
And ask yourself, "Am I that much of a consumer that I need bragging rights to what kind of VACCUM CLEANER I USE?"
No one here is bragging. In fact, I've never talked to anyone about my vacuum cleaner in the almost 2 years I've owned it. We were asked a question, and those of us who own one are answering based on our experience. You are answering based on your prejudices. Again, reverse snobbery.
post #18 of 57
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
Don't knock it unless you've owned one. I've owned many cheap and expensive vacuums (I'm a middle-aged clean freak) and this one is the best I've had. There might be others out there, but I'm not looking anymore.

Don't get all "just because it's expensive, it must not be worth it." That's just as stupid as saying my R10s aren't worth it because you've never heard them before and are happy with KSC75s. Be happy with what you have, but don't trash something you never tried just because you didn't like the price tag. Reverse snobbery is still snobbery.
Maybe we should start up a vacuum-fi to test out current vacuums...only then can we say if Dyson is worth it!! Have you owned any current competitors of Dyson, boomana? That is the question....both sides can bicker about how well or how expensive the Dyson is. I know when I first was looking at vacuums, I was lured by the Englishman on my TV saying...ah, you want my product: I personally made it for you so that you never need a bag, filter, or any sort of cleaning...ever again!!..this is just a magical vacuum that never needs replacing because I'm just that good an Englishman. Well then I read costumer reviews, and I noticed it faired as well as Bissell or Eureka as far as reliability. And as far as maintenance, the only filters my Bissell needs replacing is the Hepa filters...just as Dyson does. So the argument that Dyson was presenting to me (that you're saving money by not having to buy bags or filters) seemed way outdated. That leaves suction power.....do both sides of this argument know how well the Dyson compares to a current Bissell or Eureka upright? I'm not seeing any evidence here....I haven't been able to test out a Dyson on my benchmark: my off white carpeting that turns black during doggie malting season! All I can say is I haven't been disappointed in the slightest as to how well the Bissell keeps sucking up that stuff.
post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by Davesrose View Post
Maybe we should start up a vacuum-fi to test out current vacuums...only then can we say if Dyson is worth it!! Have you owned any current competitors of Dyson, boomana? That is the question....both sides can bicker about how well or how expensive the Dyson is. I know when I first was looking at vacuums, I was lured by the Englishman on my TV saying...ah, you want my product: I personally made it for you so that you never need a bag, filter, or any sort of cleaning...ever again!!..this is just a magical vacuum that never needs replacing because I'm just that good an Englishman. Well then I read costumer reviews, and I noticed it faired as well as Bissell or Eureka as far as reliability. And as far as maintenance, the only filters my Bissell needs replacing is the Hepa filters...just as Dyson does. So the argument that Dyson was presenting to me (that you're saving money by not having to buy bags or filters) seemed way outdated. That leaves suction power.....do both sides of this argument know how well the Dyson compares to a current Bissell or Eureka upright? I'm not seeing any evidence here....I haven't been able to test out a Dyson on my benchmark: my off white carpeting that turns black during doggie malting season! All I can say is I haven't been disappointed in the slightest as to how well the Bissell keeps sucking up that stuff.
I've owned top Eurekas, Hoovers, Orecks (nice and lightweight) and a twenty-five year old Electrolux (loved that vacuum, but lost it in a fire) and cheapo Red Devils and some I don't remember. I never tried a Bissell. I'm sure there are equal or better vacuums out there for more and less money. If you or everyone can find one they like better for less, great. I don't know what English guy people are talking about, but I'm assuming it's an advertisement. My experience is when I complained about my cat's hair, my boss lent me his vacuum, and it worked so well, I went out and got one. I simply wanted to answer the OP's question with that experience, and I didn't like the way that one poster, who hadn't even owned one, was so ready to trash it simply because it was expensive. I don't think, in principle, it's any different than folks who post about headphones they've never heard, but have some definite opinions to announce one way or another. It just bugged me, but I'm tired, a bit cranky, and my house needs vacuuming

Not sure I'm ready for vacuum-fi. I think I'll just be happy with what I have, clean the dang floor and get back to listening to music.
post #20 of 57
Got a Kirby. Expensive, but it's the last vacuum I'll ever need to buy.
Learned that after buying several $100 machines that only last a year or so.
Major suction always.
post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
I don't know what English guy people are talking about, but I'm assuming it's an advertisement.
Yes, actually when I was looking for my current vacuum cleaner, the Dyson ads had Dyson himself on introducing his concept. That one day he was vacuuming with a baged vacuum, and didn't like it one bit. So he went to his drawing table and drafted up a bag less wonder. Years later, it's a thriving English vacuum company.

Actually, his biography is an interesting read....the man who fought all odds to prove the old vacuum companies wrong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson

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Originally Posted by boomana View Post
I simply wanted to answer the OP's question with that experience, and I didn't like the way that one poster, who hadn't even owned one, was so ready to trash it simply because it was expensive. I don't think, in principle, it's any different than folks who post about headphones they've never heard, but have some definite opinions to announce one way or another. It just bugged me, but I'm tired, a bit cranky, and my house needs vacuuming

True....people's tones on an internet forum can rile anyone up into wanting to vacuum At least, based on my experience and reading reviews, Dyson used to hold an advantage over other vacuum cleaners. But since many vacuum cleaners now use similar technologies, it doesn't seem to hold as many advantages. Well in the very least, if you buy a Dyson you're supporting a guy who's now sticking it to "the man" (though he's become "the man" now). Vacuum technology seems to be maturing at a faster rate then headphone technology

http://www.consumersearch.com/www/ho...ers/index.html
post #22 of 57
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I have four dogs and six cats. My wife swears by them.
By them or at them???
post #23 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, dyson sounds like the 'Apple' of Vacuum world. Actually I got a refurb Dyson DC14 fullkit from woot for $265.00 shipped. Except for only 6 months warranty, it looks like a good deal so we'll see.
Btw, I check Amazon review on Eureka, it doesn't sound promising
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...1133018&sr=8-1]
post #24 of 57
I have a decent vac, but my parents have a dyson and it's awesome. I don't think I would buy one myself just because I don't have any pets and the only room with carpet is my basement, everywhere else is hardwood.
post #25 of 57
What I first noticed about the dyson when i first used it was how smooth it was to operate. The other vacuums we had were a pain to maneuver around. The dyson just kina does the work for you. Maybe it has to do with the wheels it uses. I also liked how simple it was to clean. You just push a button and the clear container pops out. THen you just take it to the trash and pull the trigger thing and it opens for you and the stuff falls out. We have 3 dogs and it does a great job of getting all the hair out of the carpets and the extensions are intuitive enough to use that getting into tight spaces and behind stuff is easy. Just thought I'd throw in a couple more cents...
post #26 of 57
I had the Consumer Reports "Best Buy" Eureka 4870 and when it worked, the suction was good, but the thing was pretty poorly designed. It bogged down easily in heavier carpet (slight burning smell, and the belt had to be replaced after only 2 months of light use) and it was pretty heavy to manoever. The hose comes loose sometimes also. And it seemed to get louder after a few months of owning it. I went back to my old Sears (Panasonic) vacuum and gave the Eureka to my inlaws for their apartment.

Somebody above said that this is something you can trust Consumer Reports on. Honestly, after owning a few other "Consumer Reports" best buys for appliance ratings, I am starting to really distrust their ratings. I may give Dyson a chance for the next vacuum, but I don't see that they are the "Bose of vacuums" given the reviews I have read so far.
post #27 of 57
We have a central vacuum system throughout our house. That damn thing can suck the paint off the walls plus you only have to empty the bag every 6 months! It was a big initial investment, but we'll never need to buy a vacuum again. Plus, you only drag around a light 30 foot house instead of a heavier vacuum.
post #28 of 57
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Originally Posted by RYCeT View Post
Hi guys, dyson sounds like the 'Apple' of Vacuum world. Actually I got a refurb Dyson DC14 fullkit from woot for $265.00 shipped. Except for only 6 months warranty, it looks like a good deal so we'll see.
Btw, I check Amazon review on Eureka, it doesn't sound promising
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...1133018&sr=8-1]
Actually, I checked out the Bissell vacuum I have (well at least it was the predecessor to this....it's still going strong, so I can only assume the same about this one). You'll see it gets lots of reviews, but good overall ratings. The thing I like most about this design is that the vacuum is detachable.....so I can just use that on furniture and leave the sweeper portion somewhere else.

Highly recommend checking it out....if the Dyson is a R-10 of the vacuum world, the Bissell could be the K1000
http://www.amazon.com/Bissell-37601-...1142802&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Vacuum-Cleaners
post #29 of 57
I hate the Dyson add. Their commercials make me think of....BOSE!

But, the Wikipedia entry does make him seem like an honest inventor. I say, give it a try!
post #30 of 57
The problem with Dysons is that the canister gets pretty mucky very quickly - so you really don't want to look at it after a few months, and the suction is nowhere as strong as the Kirby that I own.

Plus the Kirby man comes once a year to give it a good seeing-to ;-) and replaces any worn/broken parts etc.

Best "hoover" in the world IMO.

--Jatinder
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