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Old 02-10-07, 05:56 PM   #1
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Anyone here have a Dyson vacuum?

I'm in the market for an upright vacuum. Does anyone have one of those expensive Dysons that the guy with the funny accent shills on TV? Or are they some sort of scam?

Any other recommendations for an upright vacuum? I know there are some fastidious folks out here...
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Old 02-10-07, 05:57 PM   #2
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They suck.
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Old 02-10-07, 06:01 PM   #3
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Alright wisenheimer. Now that the vacuum joke's out of the way....
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Old 02-10-07, 06:03 PM   #4
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I've heard of zero complaints about Dyson vacs, so if you don't mind paying the price, its worth it.

Some vacs use bags, and its a pain to replace them, so check to see how available the bags are.

Other vacs are bagless (like most Dysons), but use HEPA filters... so if those are needed, make sure to see about how available those are.
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I have a kirby. Dysons seem cool though.
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Old 02-10-07, 06:09 PM   #6
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I have a Dyson.....oh wait, that's a Dyson Sphere!
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Old 02-10-07, 06:12 PM   #7
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I have a kirby from the late 50's. It's pretty sweet.

I used my parent's Dyson this past December - it's like unleashing outer space on your floors. If you've got the money to justify on a vacuum, definitely grab one.
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Old 02-10-07, 06:21 PM   #8
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I have heard from someone that CR (consumer Reports) did not rank them high at all and they are expensive.
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Old 02-10-07, 06:35 PM   #9
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Never buy anything advertised on TV.

Consumer Reports would be a good place to start.
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not sure i would spend $450 on a vacuum.
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WE had an Oreck and it was absolutely horrible. I spoke to a friend who did had a cleaning service and they used the Dirt Devil Reaction which is very similar to the Dyson but only 1/3 of the price.. Very nice attachment, super long cord and works great. The wife wanted a dyson and I said no way are we spending another 500+ on a vacuum cleaner so we bought the DD and it has worked out for us..

http://www.dirtdevil.com/Products/pr....aspx?id=52248
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Consumer Reports would be a good place to start.
I'm too cheap to pay for Consumer Reports. I find the information provided out here on Foo to be top notch. Actual experience and advice from people I somehow trust, though it has taken me nearly two years to know how to separate the trustworthy from the jokesters.

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Old 02-10-07, 06:58 PM   #13
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I don't vacuum regularly enough to have much of an opinion about my vacuum. It's not a Dyson... just whatever was on sale at Costco when I started grad school.
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I spoke to a friend who did had a cleaning service and they used the Dirt Devil Reaction which is very similar to the Dyson but only 1/3 of the price.. Very nice attachment, super long cord and works great.
Thanks for the tip.

Any supplemental costs regarding bags and filters? Easy to find and not too pricey?
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Old 02-10-07, 07:13 PM   #15
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I recommend the specialized hardrock upright vacuum.
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I have my parents very old Electrolux, thing is at least 25 years old and works great. Only problem is that the thing takes bags
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Old 02-10-07, 07:44 PM   #17
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I'm in the market for an upright vacuum. Does anyone have one of those expensive Dysons that the guy with the funny accent shills on TV? Or are they some sort of scam?

Any other recommendations for an upright vacuum? I know there are some fastidious folks out here...
Dyson are awesome vacuums. Well worth their money. One has lasted where a generation did not.
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Old 02-10-07, 08:04 PM   #18
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I have my parents very old Electrolux, thing is at least 25 years old and works great. Only problem is that the thing takes bags
Werd! Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.
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I'm in the market for an upright vacuum. Does anyone have one of those expensive Dysons that the guy with the funny accent shills on TV? Or are they some sort of scam?

Any other recommendations for an upright vacuum? I know there are some fastidious folks out here...
Their expensive i know that for sure.
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Ever heard of the library?

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I have my parents very old Electrolux, thing is at least 25 years old and works great. Only problem is that the thing takes bags
Ahh... bringing back memories of Jon Fishman busting out the covers while playing his vintage 'lux from the '50s. You think Prince's "Purple Rain" at the Super Bowl was awesome? P'shaw. Fish rockin' the vacuum to that song was priceless.

(I'm looking for an upright, by the way...)
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We have a Dyson as well and it's a great vacuum.

We needed something good to pick up all the dog and cat fur.
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Yeah, but Foo is right here at my house! This is much faster than doing research on my own and trusting some chart with circles filled in or half filled in or whatever. That's confusing to me.

Foo is also confusing, but in a way that doesn't make my eyes strain.
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Why don't you just buy whatever you find first at a yard sale? The best upright I ever owned was free from a dumpster.
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Foo is less confuxing?
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