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Posted: 9/9/2005 2:08:09 AM EDT
The old Hoover is falling apart and we are in need of a new vacuum cleaner. My wife has heard good reviews of the Dyson. They are rather espensive, are they worth the extra money?

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:08:32 AM EDT
Yes, yes and yes.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:41:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 2:42:42 AM EDT by Keith_J]
They suck. But unless you can find an Orick elsewhere, it is the only brand available for several months. Orick was wiped out in the hurricane.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 2:58:28 AM EDT
Ratings from Consumer Reports ( I have the top rated Hoover and it has been great):

1 Hoover WindTunnel Self Propelled Ultra U6439-900
WindTunnel Self Propelled Ultra U6436-900 $300,
WindTunnel Self Propelled Ultra U6453-900 $280,
WindTunnel Self Propelled Ultra U6454-900 $280
$250 • • • • 21
2 Eureka Boss Smart Vac Ultra 4870 CR Best Buy $140 • • • 21
3 Kenmore (Sears) Progressive with Direct Drive 34922
Progressive with Direct Drive 34923 $230
$300 • • • • 20
4 Hoover WindTunnel Bagless U5753-900
WindTunnel Bagless U5767-900 $160
$180 • • 21
5 Eureka Ultra Whirlwind 4880D $200 • • • 23
6 Kirby The Ultimate G Diamond Edition $1330 • • • • 24
7 Riccar SupraLite RSL3
Simplicity Freedom F3500 $330
$330 • • 9
8 Dyson DC15 The Ball All Floors $600 • • 20
9 Oreck XL21-700 $700 • • 11
10 Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Self Propelled U6630-900
WindTunnel Bagless Self Propelled U6618-900 $300,
WindTunnel Bagless Self Propelled U6634-900 $300,
WindTunnel Bagless Self Propelled U6637-900 $300
$300 • • • 24
11 Riccar Radiance
Simplicity Synergy $800
$800 • • • • 21
12 Bissell CleanView II 3576-1
CleanView II Plus 3576-6 $85
$80 • • 17
13 Kenmore (Sears) Progressive 35622
Progressive 35623 $150
$180 • • • • 18
14 Kenmore (Sears) Progressive with Direct Drive 33922
Progressive with Direct Drive 34924 $250
$300 • • • • 21
15 Kenmore (Sears) Progressive 35912
Progressive 35913 $200,
Progressive 36922 $200,
Progressive 36923 $200
$200 • • • 23
16 Dyson DC07 All Floors
DC07 Animal $500,
DC07 Full Gear $530,
DC07 Full Kit $430,
DC07 Low Reach $430
$400 • 19
17 Dyson DC14 Complete
DC14 All Floors $430,
DC14 Animal $550,
DC14 Full Access (Best buy) $530,
DC14 Full Gear $580,
DC14 Full Kit $480,
DC14 Low Reach $460
$570 • 19
18 Eureka The Boss SE 5855BZ
The Boss SE 5856BZ $130
$130 • • 21
19 Sebo Automatic X4 $750 • • • 18
20 Dirt Devil Vision Self-Propelled M087900 $170 • • 21
21 Eureka 4D 5892 $150 • • • 24
22 Bissell ProLite 3561-2 $190 • • 9
23 Bissell Lift-Off 3750 $180 • • 22
24 Electrolux Aptitude EL5010A $300 • • • 19
25 Miele Powerhouse S184 $380 • • • 15
26 Dirt Devil Jaguar M085575 (Target) $50 • • 13
27 Miele ART Red Roses S938 5925521 $400 • • 14
28 Sanyo Performax SC-A116 $125 • • 16
29 Bosch Turbo Jet BUH 11700UC $235 • • • 20
30 Bissell PowerForce 3522-1
PowerForce 3522-5 $50
$50 • • • 15
31 Kenmore (Sears) Bagless 34720
Bagless 34721 $60
$90 • 16
32 Sanyo Dirt Hunter SC-F1201 $150 • • 23
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 3:21:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sawbonz:
The old Hoover is falling apart and we are in need of a new vacuum cleaner. My wife has heard good reviews of the Dyson. They are rather espensive, are they worth the extra money?




There are many here who swear by them, I don't have personal experience but a friend of mine owns a very successful carpet cleaning business; His personal vacum is a Dyson and he gives it a huge endorsement. He said it works better than anything he tried and he is one picky bastard, and finds something wrong with everything. I know this because he is also a customer at the shop and I have to throw him out every time he brings in one of his cars. He's cool but what a PITA!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 5:33:17 PM EDT
If Walmart sells them, (and they do), I'd say look for something else.

The fact that they don't authorize dealers to repair them is a downside and a half as well.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 5:34:37 PM EDT
So if Wal-Mart sells seomthing that doesnt make it good?


Originally Posted By icemanat95:
If Walmart sells them, (and they do), I'd say look for something else.

The fact that they don't authorize dealers to repair them is a downside and a half as well.


Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:06:21 PM EDT
Yes, it's sucks good but the attachments are cumbersom and it has problems going under furniture.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:07:14 PM EDT
They are good, but a Kirby is better.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:10:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 6:11:03 PM EDT by KnobCreek]
$500 for a vacuum cleaner is insane

Get a bag with bags. Less mess less issue with clogged filters.

I speak from having been sucked into the expensive, high tech vacuum bologna. Unless you're the "Boy in a Plastic Bubble", the extra cleaning power is senseless.

Use consumer reports. The recs on vacuum has been good to me. I won't same the same for other items. Buy a $200 vaccum and use the rest to purchase the ammo required to blow the old one to pieces.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:12:03 PM EDT
I will noy buy one because of the dork in the tv ad.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:13:08 PM EDT
Yes, and Yes
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:13:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:



They suck. But unless you can find an Orick elsewhere, it is the only brand available for several months. Orick was wiped out in the hurricane.




Orick reopened it's plant today.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:14:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
I will noy buy one because of the dork in the tv ad.



Plus it's in the American Airlines on-board magazine. Everything in that is overpriced for it's use.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:16:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
They suck.


They're a vacum cleaner, that's what they're supposed to do
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:18:36 PM EDT
Everybody saying yes just want you to be a victim of paying half a thousand dollars for a 50lb vacuum cleaner. Be afraid. Be very, very afraid
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:20:39 PM EDT
i have 60 dollar Dirt Devil that is just as good as an Orick. I cant belive people still buy into the name on something they buy.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:23:12 PM EDT
I have a Kirby and I love it. Dont buy from a salesman. You can find one at a shop for less than half. I bought the shampoore and wouldnt do it agian. Works but you have to empty and refill to often. I spent 700 bucks and had it 10 years. I would have worn out 3 or 4 200 dollar or cheaper ones.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:23:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
i have 60 dollar Dirt Devil that is just as good as an Orick. I cant belive people still buy into the name on something they buy.


Yeah, no shit.

My dad walked into THD at the beginning of the summer wanting a Weber Grill, got a Charbroil, it was much better.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:23:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Yes, yes and yes.



+1
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:27:44 PM EDT
I work in a repair business that repairs products rated by Consumer Reports. I would never buy anything using their reports as a guide.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:27:48 PM EDT
I have 2 dysons, 15 cats, 3 kids, and they WORK. There was a good thread on them 2-4 months ago on Glock Talk in GNG. Right now I wouldn't consider anything else, except a shop vac.

John
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:33:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScrubJ:
I work in a repair business that repairs products rated by Consumer Reports. I would never buy anything using their reports as a guide.



What do you repair so I can keep an eye on CR in that/those categories. I agree with you that CR is not the bible for quality. I just say that it's worked for me in the Vacuum category for my most recent two purchases.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:37:11 PM EDT
Back to the Wal-Mart comment: I firmly believe that most any product sold by WM will eventually be made to WM's specs (cheaper) rather than those that made the product desirable in the first place. I'm not a WM basher, that's just the way it is in American retailing today.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:40:20 PM EDT
You could get a Eureka super broom. Not really a vacum but you cant believe the amount of crap they pick up. Mine has duct tape holding the handle on but there 20 bucks at Walmart. I use it to pick up popcorn and crapso I dont fill up the Kirby bags
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:40:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 6:41:32 PM EDT by KnobCreek]

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Back to the Wal-Mart comment: I firmly believe that most any product sold by WM will eventually be made to WM's specs (cheaper) rather than those that made the product desirable in the first place. I'm not a WM basher, that's just the way it is in American retailing today.




Well, they're shooting clays work pretty well. I only use them as target sthough so I've not truly run them through the paces.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:41:44 PM EDT
dyson's are good, i have one with a warranty from best buy. I honestly felt like i had new carpet in high traffic areas because it pulled the fibers up so much. A great investment!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:43:43 PM EDT
You reall y think manufacturers have a "Wal-Mart" spec to make just for them?


Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Back to the Wal-Mart comment: I firmly believe that most any product sold by WM will eventually be made to WM's specs (cheaper) rather than those that made the product desirable in the first place. I'm not a WM basher, that's just the way it is in American retailing today.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:44:40 PM EDT
We bought a Dyson Animal last weekend after lots of people talking about how good they are.

Well, we vacumed the upstairs with the Hoover and then with the Dyson and it picked up a hell of a lot of junk after the Hoover. It's quieter than the hoover and we like it really well. I'm happy with it so far.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:44:44 PM EDT
My God. I just realized I'm following a thread about vacum cleaners on a Saturday night. Time to push away from the keyboard grab a beer and go set on the deck.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:49:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
My God. I just realized I'm following a thread about vacum cleaners on a Saturday night. Time to push away from the keyboard grab a beer and go set on the deck.



It's Friday night, dude. Either you've already had too many beers or you live in ILL USA, Micronesia.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:50:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 6:58:06 PM EDT by ScrubJ]

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
You reall y think manufacturers have a "Wal-Mart" spec to make just for them?


Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Back to the Wal-Mart comment: I firmly believe that most any product sold by WM will eventually be made to WM's specs (cheaper) rather than those that made the product desirable in the first place. I'm not a WM basher, that's just the way it is in American retailing today.




I didn't bring this up but... Wal-Mart beats its vendors down on price. After a point, the vendors have to do something keep Wal-Mart's business. Cutting cost by reducing quality is a common practice.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:53:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScrubJ:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
You reall y think manufacturers have a "Wal-Mart" spec to make just for them?


Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Back to the Wal-Mart comment: I firmly believe that most any product sold by WM will eventually be made to WM's specs (cheaper) rather than those that made the product desirable in the first place. I'm not a WM basher, that's just the way it is in American retailing today.




I didn't bring this up but... Wal-Mart beats its vendors down on pruce. After a point, the vendors have to do something keep Wal-Mart's business. Cutting cost by reducing quality is a common practice.



I agree. Their PRUCES are low and the quality is not the best.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:54:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
Everybody saying yes just want you to be a victim of paying half a thousand dollars for a 50lb vacuum cleaner. Be afraid. Be very, very afraid



Actually the Dysons- although super expensive, they are actually one of the ligher vacuums that you can get.
I work at S-Mart, and we did a side by side test between the Dysons when we first got them and every vacuum on the floor. The Dyson outperformed all but one of the vacuums we had. The only one that did as well was a Kenmore Canister vac. I almost got a dyson, but then we had a Kenmore progressive one that went on clearance, and I got it super cheap. So I was happy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:02:20 AM EDT
Get the Hoover Fusion. Its a Dyson for 1/3 the price. Works great. Check it out.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:08:34 AM EDT
get an oreck xl....just as good as dyson and 1/2 the price.
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