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Dyson vacuums, worth it?

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by Falldog, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Looking to buy a new vacuum, are Dysons worth the extra cost?
     
  2. Neon

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    I don't own a Dyson, but I do own a $50 Dirt Devil and it's been serving me well for a couple of years now, so I do know you can get good stuff for less money. How big is your place? The extra money might be beneficial in terms of work hours, and with a bigger apartment/house, you'd naturally use it for longer than I do in my tiny one bedroom NYC closet.
     
  3. Ballbuster1

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    We love ours. Got the upright that has that ball thingy.

    We have 2 dogs and it's amazing how well they work.

    Cleans way better than the Electrolux we had before.
     
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  4. fletcher

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    Dysons suck.

    But seriously, do some googling. Ive read that you can get better machines for a fraction of the price. Dont waste money when you dont need to while saving up for that house.
     
  5. Jacuzzi Billy

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    My parents, who are normally frugal with their money, spent over a grand on their vacuum. I'm still in shock. I've used it before, it is maybe slightly better than my $70 Bissell. I have no advice, I just wanted to share that.
     
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    DC40 model:
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    It cleans great, easy to use and no bags to change.

    Empty it and flush with water.
     
  7. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I got mine cheap on Woot. Refurbished, but so what?

    I also have a Roomba, one of the models that's programmable to run at certain times.

    I use the Dyson once or twice a year for a proper cleaning of the house and for spot work while the Roomba cleans 3 times a week while I sit on my ass. The Roomba keeps up well, but I'm a fairly neat single man with no kids or pets.
     
  8. Nothing Sound

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    The only reason we got one is because a refurb was $200 where my girlfriend
    works and she gets a 20% discount on top of that. As far as a vacuum goes, it works good.

    Would I pay $400 for it? No.
     
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  9. Shootr

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    Yep, for pet hair there is nothing better - I was partial to my eureka until I married into the Dyson, but with a Chow in Arizona - it picks up hair and better still - it empties easier too.
     
  10. MayrMeninoCrash

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    We've had ours going strong for 7 years now. We lent it to our neighbors a few months ago, and they were amazed at how well it worked for them. We love it, and think it's worth every penny.
     
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    YES YES YES!!!

    I have a DC25 all floors....We got it at least 5 years ago...I have a dog and a cat and it kicks ass at getting up pet hair. If you can find someone to borrow one from first vacuum your floor with your old vacuum and then use the Dyson...you'll get 2x as much from where you already did.

    It has great attachments, hoses etc. It's easy to empty which is a good thing because you will fill the entire canister on one room if you have pets. I really can't emphasize how much dirt a dyson can find. It looks like a magic trick.

    I got mine at Sears w/ an online discount 10% code and it was on sale...

    Dyson has an excellent warranty as well...If anything breaks they just mail you the part.
     
  12. Kugzilla

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    I've used the dyson animal for three years and think its swell
     
  13. Bill Lehecka

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    DC14, bought refurbed from Woot... Although when I registered it, I got the 5-year warranty instead of the 6 month one (possibly got a model that was just returned because of buyer's remorse).

    Best vacuum I've ever owned. Might not be worth $400, but a refurb model should work great. That being said, once you use one, you might be a little grossed out. The amount of dirt I vacuumed up the first time I used one was mind-boggling. Then again, I was using a cheap vacuum before that.
     
  14. steve500

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    I wanted to hate Dyson because my gut instinct is that over-marketed products are crap (ionic breeze, Bose, etc), but they really are great overall. I especially like how modular/easy to "maintain" they are, such as popping the brush out to snip out hair.

    Check out slickdeals and eBay (tons of like-new refurbs).
     
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    Are all of you letting your wives post in this thread? :action-sm
     
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    Yes, that pop out brush is fantastic...you can cut all the hair off the beater roller..
     
  17. HandPanzer

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    How do you put your penis into it?
     
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  18. Norm Stansfield

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    You should just drive her over to a clinic. Let the professionals handle it.
     
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  19. Falldog

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    Well I was thinking either the DC33 which is only $250 but lacks the ball or the $89 Hoover which also has bag-less cyclone technology stuff.

    The cheapest Dyson with a ball is the DC25 that I can get for $350 at Costco.
     
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  20. Pigdango

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    I was grousing about the price, so when she first bought it, my wife vacuumed the entire house with our old vacuum and then did the same with the Dyson. As Bill said, the results were impressive, but horrifying. Had to empty the canister like 4 times.

    It's worth it. Especially if you have pets.
     
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  21. Johnnyboy

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    I got the DC41 (Pet Upright). But I would never pay $400+ for it. I got it with miles on my Credit Card. It works great, but if I had to buy it, I would have gotten a Shark or something like that. A friend has one, and works just about as good as my Dyson.
     
  22. flyerfan116

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    Agree with most other above, Dyson is a great product. It's crazy how much more it picks up over other vacuums. You used to be able to get them at bed bath and beyond a little cheaper with the 20% off coupon, but i don't know if they put a stop to that or not.
     
  23. steve500

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    The ball is highly worth it! They're going for $300 on eBay plus no tax
     
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    Check QVC too. They run specials on them from time to time.
    That's where we got both of ours.
     
  25. Falldog

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    They don't seem to have the two lower models but with a 20% coupon that should bring them down to the same level.
     

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