OT- Vacuum

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    OT- Vacuum

    We are looking for a new vacuum and are not sure what to get.  We have someone who would like to buy us one as a gift and is willing to spend some money on it..  We have a golden retriever, so as you can guess, we have lots of dog hair!  Other than that we want one with the option to do hardwood and rugs, and if it is a stand up have one of those hoses you can use to get into small areas. I've been looking into dysons, not sure if they are worth the money...  Anyone have a new vacuum that they love, or can recommend one?  Thanks!  
     
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    My roommate has this crazy vaccuum that cost over $1,000.  It scares me, but it is pretty amazing.  It vaccummed dry paint off the hardwood floors when I was painting my room.

    It also has all kinds of attachments, and cleans up well after our menagerie.  So, if your gifter is willing to spend that kind of money, I can find out what it is.
     
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    My roommate has this crazy vaccuum that cost over $1,000.  It scares me, but it is pretty amazing.  It vaccummed dry paint off the hardwood floors when I was painting my room. It also has all kinds of attachments, and cleans up well after our menagerie.  So, if your gifter is willing to spend that kind of money, I can find out what it is.
    Posted by lucy7368


    That sounds awesome, however lil' too pricey. thanks! 
     
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    A couple of my friends have a Dyson.  It's a great vacuum cleaner!  They let us use it once, and we were shocked as to how much it picked up.  You can get one of those starting at $400.
     
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    In Response to Re: OT- Vacuum:
    In Response to Re: OT- Vacuum : That sounds awesome, however lil' too pricey. thanks! 
    Posted by ajuly09


    Yeah... the most expensive vaccuum I ever bought was $40 at Target....I'm afraid to use hers.
     
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    The Dyson ball.  We got one and it is fantastic!  We got a less expensive one about two years ago as a wedding gift.  It was a Hoover and it died in about a year.  It was not cheap.  There was no way I was spending a couple of hundred on a vacuum that only lasted about 12 months, so we caved in and got the dyson. It's not cheap, but Sears and other places have them on sale on occasion and you can save about $100.  We have a mix of carpet and hardwood and also have a cat.  The wand attachment doesn't have much extension on it, but it's doable.  I have always hated uprights, but this vacuum has brought me around to the dark side. They do have a canister model as well if you really can't abide uprights.  I have allergies and the dyson really suck-s up all of the junk in the rugs and on the floor. 
     
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    We have a Dyson, but haven't used it yet.  We've been doing a lot of remodeling, so the only thing I'll use right now is the shop vac!  I think our Dyson was $495 (it was a wedding gift). 
     
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    I agree with others - the Dyson Ball is fantastic. It is far and away the best vacuum I've ever used. It picks up everything and it's light and easy to manuever.  It's totally worth the money, especially if you can get it on sale.  (We got ours at bed bath and beyond using a 20% off coupon and wedding gift certs.). We have the smaller model and it works just fine.  I usually need to empty it every other time I vacuum but it certainly has the capacity to clean our entire house, which has both carpet and hard wood.  If it's in the budget, definitely get a Dyson.

     
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    The Dyson ball.  We got one and it is fantastic!  We got a less expensive one about two years ago as a wedding gift.  It was a Hoover and it died in about a year.  It was not cheap.  There was no way I was spending a couple of hundred on a vacuum that only lasted about 12 months, so we caved in and got the dyson. It's not cheap, but Sears and other places have them on sale on occasion and you can save about $100.  We have a mix of carpet and hardwood and also have a cat.  The wand attachment doesn't have much extension on it, but it's doable.  I have always hated uprights, but this vacuum has brought me around to the dark side. They do have a canister model as well if you really can't abide uprights.  I have allergies and the dyson really suck-s up all of the junk in the rugs and on the floor. 
    Posted by ALF72


    these were my thoughts exactly, why spend a couple hundred on a not so good vacuum when we can spend a bit more and get one that will last.  I read that about the wand on the dyson vacuums, there is one that is more expensive but it has a better wand, not sure if it is worth the extra 100 yikes.
     
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    In Response to Re: OT- Vacuum : these were my thoughts exactly, why spend a couple hundred on a not so good vacuum when we can spend a bit more and get one that will last.  I read that about the wand on the dyson vacuums, there is one that is more expensive but it has a better wand, not sure if it is worth the extra 100 yikes.
    Posted by ajuly09


    If you look around for a good sale, it probably is worth it, depending on how much you use the wand.
     
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    Amazon also has sales on the vacuum if the Sears sale isn't for a while.  And there are always the 20% coupons for BBB.

    I couldn't stomach spending the extra $100 for the longer wand.  The wand is just for attachments like crevices and upholestry.  The beater bar does hardwood and carpet [the bristles retract and extend] so you don't need to use the wand for the hardwood.  The only thing I found a bit irritating is that the vacuum is designed for shorter women. I have to bend slightly at the waist to get the ball portion to turn. If I stand upright and just move it from side to side, it doesn't swivel like it does on the commercials; if I bend a bit, it does.  So if you are under 5'7" it probably works fine.  lol. 
     
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    dyson is good. Price is high upfront, but it works better than the cheaper ones. You also have to replace the cheaper ones often. So you end up paying the same amount eventually.
     
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    I have one of those "crazy" $1000+ vacuums. It's a Kirby. I got it as a gift. I don't like it and have used it once in the past year. Reasons I don't like it.
    - It's very heavy.
    - Changing from carpets to hardwoods requires a multistep process of removing parts from the vacuum.
    - It scratched my hardwood floor and lifted up a tile. 
    YMMV
     
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    We got the Dyson ball mini last year when the condo had to be practically sterile, it was recommended by the hospital.  I was seriously shocked (and disgusted) at how much cr*p it pulled out of our carpets.  We had them cleaned professionally & then I used the dyson again & even more came up.  I would never get another type!
    I just wish i had known I could use a 20% coupon at BBB, I was in a rush to get it & couldn't shop around.  But it's worth it, even at full price! 
    I haven't had a n issue with the wand, it's short, but useable.  Anything I can't reach I get with the hand vac.  Although I'm asking for a Dyson hand-vac for Xmas (how lame!)
     
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    Oh the joys of marriage, Ti!
     
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    I ditto the Dyson ball.  It is absolutely amazing and I could never get a different brand of vacuum!!  We also used the 20% BBB coupon which is a great savings!!  Last year one of my associates at work got married, and we got him the Dyson Animal (think it was purple) and he said it works wonders with dog hair! 
     
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    thanks all- i guess the dyson is the way to go! I feel better knowing that it is worth the extra dough! 
     
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