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What's Up w/Me and Vacuums?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I have had cheap ones, expensive ones, mid-priced ones - nothing lasts. I take good care of my things, so it's not like I abuse them. Have a small place, but vacuum daily due to long-haired furry babies. BTW, I've tried Oreck and was underwhelmed big time.

If I knew that Dyson would last forever, I'd invest in one. Can't understand why nothing lasts more than a couple of years. It's time to start shopping around again, any advice?

(p.s. face is SLOWLY healing, but at least healing. which is a huge relief.)
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    Check amazon and ebay. You might be able to find one discounted. :( Hope all goes well on your hunt. Just a word of advice. If the vacuum isn't working very well, make sure it is set to "floor" and not "tools." yeah. that didn't happen to me this morning or anything. Just a friendly piece of advice.


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    1646 days ago
    I LOVE MY DYSON ANIMAL!!! They have a 5 year warranty.

    like you, I seemed to only be able to get 2 years at most out of any vacuum I bought. And none really did a good job cleaning up the dog hair. Twice a year, Sears has a mega sale. I'd been thinking about the Dyson for a long time, and when Sears had it for half price, I bought one. I've had it for several years (at least 3 or 4) and never had any problems.

    Yes, it's expensive. But I could have bought several Dysons for what I've spent in 10 years on vacuums.
    1646 days ago
  • NANCY-
    So glad you are healing.
    Good luck with your vacuum hunt,
    1646 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I really do like dysons - of course, DH always finds a deal. My first one lasted 7 yrs - actually still does work, but is a little cranky sometimes. So now we have two. Maybe I should send you my old one?
    1646 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2013 7:44:40 AM
    Well the best vaccum I have ever had is the one I have currently. I have had it since 2001 and at that time it was very expensive yet I would buy another one in a second. It has picked up the hair of two shedding Labs and now 1 shedding Lab and a Jackabee for years. Our initial $1000 investment has paid off in a huge way and if it broke tomorrow, I would say we got our money's worth most definitely.

    The model is: TRISTAR EXL

    Now I am sure they have come down in price since we bought it 12 years ago. Previously we burnt out 2 vaccums with HEPA filters, so we were happy to have one that worked so well.
    1647 days ago
    Sorry....I can't help you with that one....but you reminded me that I need to vacuum!

    I'm glad your face is better. emoticon
    1647 days ago
    We opted for all wood floors and tile bathrooms. Dust mop takes care of it all in a couple of minutes.
    1647 days ago
    My Amway one is still going after 20 years! (Not sure if that is because it is a good vacuum cleaner, or I just don't work it hard enough....) .

    So glad that your face is healing, even if it more slowly than you would like.

    Be gentle with yourself; I am sending you lots of warm, healing energy!

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    1647 days ago
    They don't make anything like they used to!
    I bought a little Miele canister (for $350- lied to my dh about how much it costs) 2 years ago and I love it- but I don't have any pets and I still keep an upright for deep vacuuming every few weeks.
    Check Consumer Reports- the March 2013 issue rated vacs, and they even rated them for 'pet hair'. Most libraries have them if you don't subscribe.

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    1647 days ago
    I wish I could help, but vacuums and I have a hate-hate relationship. Have never found one that lasts or that doesn't drive me to cursing. Hope someone else can help.
    1647 days ago
    I had a vacuum years back that I really liked, and now I can't remember the name of it. It lasted a long time until it fell off the truck when we were moving. I hope you find one that works, but all this stuff is made in China anymore so it isn't made to last!

    I'm glad your face is healing!
    1647 days ago
    I totally agree. I bought a Hoover Windtunnel I paid $300 and it lasted less than a year. I have an ancient Electrolux that has outlasted everything. I have had to buy new hoses for it.
    1647 days ago
    glad to hear your face is healing, and I never have real good luck with vacuums, whatever price pay, but I do not like the bagless ones, they are nasty to clean, and I do not think I have ever had a good strong one, but that is my opinion,
    1647 days ago
    I used to have the same problem with vaccums. Now it is lawn mowers. emoticon
    1647 days ago
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