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Posted: 11/2/2006 8:08:59 AM EST
We need a new vacuum cleaner. It seems like I buy a new one about every year to year and a half. I pay $120-$150 at Target, use it till it breaks, and throw it away. Is Oreck, or any other manufacturer out there, really that much better to justify a $400+ price tag?
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:15:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2006 8:17:19 AM EST by Danger_Close]
Do they suck?


Yes, all vacuums suck. [edit smiley]
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:16:44 AM EST
They suck very good. I bought one two years ago.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:21:38 AM EST
Get a Dyson.
You will not be dissapointed.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:22:41 AM EST
Spring for the Kirby.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:23:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 8:23:53 AM EST
I bought my grandma a Like new one on Ebay last year for $119.

It looked like new. It's silly to pay $400 for one.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:04:42 AM EST
Good advice. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:05:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:

Get a Dyson.
You will not be dissapointed.



+1
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:07:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Scottman:
Spring for the Kirby.
Gag.

I have an Oreck XL. No attachments, no hoses, no goofy shit. Best edge-cleaning of any upright vacuum I've ever seen. The Dysons may be the Tacti-Kewlest thing to have, but when I vacuum, I don't want to haul all that extraneous shit arount the house. With the lightweight Oreck - and its 30' cord - I can do my whole house in less than 5 minutes.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:08:03 AM EST
Nothing sucks like an Electrolux
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:08:47 AM EST
I second any Dyson motions.

"Those things can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch!"
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:11:59 AM EST
Dyson - end of discussion.

I was showing the mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law the Dyson when they came to visit. They were very impressed. Grandma says, "how did you find out about these things?" Wife shouts out, "he heard about them on AR15.com - he thinks those guys know everything!"
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:20:03 AM EST
They all have issues. I use hand me downs from my mother. I have a pre-dyson. Can not say much good (or bad) about it. I clog it all the time, and now it needs some new seals, and prehaps some other issues. Am replacing it with an oreck this weekend b/c my mother replaced the oreck with a self propelled wind tunnel. The oreck is a bear to use on thicker carpet - but my house is all fairly low pile so it should be ok.

I am not sure if which vacume ruined my mom's carpet. Might have been the Phatom, the Panasonic, or the Oreck (got ruined after the Kerby was put to pasture).
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 11:35:48 AM EST
Go to a vacuum store and ask about teh Dyson. We bought a Royal, all metal, skateboard wheels and an all metal fan. Looks old school, but will not break.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 12:29:34 PM EST
our oreck is sitting on our patio and will probably get thrown out. kept eating belts and we're probably just going to buy a new vacuum instead of repair it. my dad bought a kirby almost fifteen years ago and i think he still has it. damn thing worked great when i lived there, anyway.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 2:06:16 PM EST
Not worth $400.00 that's for sure. Ours (Oreck XL) has been falling apart left and right, all the plastic parts just wear out too quickly. Repairing is expensive, too.
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 2:07:23 PM EST
The Oreck is very light and is made in the USA. Yes - it sucks with best of them. Best thing is you can go the Oreck dealer and buy parts if you need them. Try that with the Dyson!
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 3:27:40 PM EST
10 years and still sucking away. Wife is a neat freak uses vac 4-5 times a week. Highly recommend it.
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