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Posted: 12/2/2007 2:17:42 PM EDT
Man this thing is a good vacuum it really suck up dog hair!



We got a $50 gift card with the purchase of the vacuum.


Are these as good as advertised?


The Animal version was $100 more, anyone have that one is it worth the extra money.


Should I turn in my man card?

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:19:37 PM EDT
I have a $100 vacuum. It pulls up all of the dog hair as well.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:22:58 PM EDT
For the money I would have bought a Kirby. Have had the G5 for a few years works like new. You can replace brushes ect.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:24:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:25:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sc_beerbarge:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.



Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:27:08 PM EDT
THE DYSON IS WORTH IT!!

My best friend has a Dyson and MAN I love that thing! I covet it so badly. One week, she let me use it. My house was never cleaner!! Sadly, I moved to a different state and bought my own shitty vacuum.

It sounds insane but a Dyson really is worth the extra money. It got up so much more of my dust, hair, etc.

Enjoy your Dyson! Enjoy your sucking!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:28:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sc_beerbarge:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:28:45 PM EDT

The Dyson IS worth it. The animal is not worth the extra money.

I got mine years ago.

-p.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:31:22 PM EDT
DYSON

The Official vacuum of ARFCOM!!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Man this thing is a good vacuum it really suck up dog hair!



We got a $50 gift card with the purchase of the vacuum.


Are these as good as advertised?


The Animal version was $100 more, anyone have that one is it worth the extra money.


Should I turn in my man card?



I posted this a couple of weeks back in another Dyson thread. I really really like mine.

BTW: The wife referred to below is an ex now. This story was possibly a contributory factor:
--------------------------
Hehe... I love my Dyson Animal... but it did get me into trouble with the wife summer a'fore last. Below is an email I sent to some friends about it...


I've been sleeping with my dogs in my garage workshop on a cot (wife and
sis-in-law been sharing the bed for a while) and needed to get the floor
cleared up of all the dog hair.

I brought one of my wife's prized possessions into the workshop to clean the
floor (lined with scavenged carpet scraps from an office building), her
shiney purple Dyson Vacuum

It is, true to the commercials, the most effective home vacuum I've ever
seen. has a cool, clear cylinder that the air whips around like a cyclone.

Well... Reaching under the workbench to get the hair, I hear the steady hum
(quite a quiet vacuum too) interrupted by a thump, and feel a corresponding
bump go past my hand on the flexi-tube. Immediately thereafter my dogs are
barking furiously at me.

I stop.. look in the fairly empty cylinder (I'd just emptied the first load
of hair) and see a mouse whipping wildly, then pulled to the bottom. I turn
off the vacuum and look. He gets up, rather dazed and stumbled round the
plastic prison.

I turned the vac on for a sec, just to see him levitate, rotate a few times
around the tube, and drop down to the bottom. The dogs go wild. I giggle.
The mouse swoons.

So I get on my knees for a better view, and do it again. I giggle like a
sniggering school boy. The dogs are prancing round and round at the sight.

And there was was, transfixed by the sight, hammering the power button on
and off like the laboratory monkey hitting the 'free sample' button at the
Crack research lab, giggling maniacally, over and over again.

"What the H E double Toothpicks do you think you are doing with my.... IS
THAT A FRIGGIN' MOUSE?!" my wife shrieked.

I stammered... "duhuhuhuhuhu."

"Oh My God. I can't believe I married you!" as she slammed the workshop door
and stormed into the house.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:38:12 PM EDT
We love our Dyson and we do have two dogs.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:40:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:40:55 PM EDT
A vac is a vac is a vac.
They all have one thing in common. THEY SUCK.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:42:18 PM EDT
Just think, for $400 you could have bought a case of .223.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:44:01 PM EDT
I got a dyson.... best vacuum i have ever had.. Hasnt failed me once
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:44:52 PM EDT
I'm looking into getting a vacuum cleaner myself. I've read that Dysons are indeed good, but there are other vacuum cleaners out there that clean very well, but cost less than 1/2 the price. If you are strapped for cash, worth looking into. Also, you have to pick between bag and bagless.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:45:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Palefrei:
*snip*



OMG, I'm crying...
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:24:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mort:
Just think, for $400 you could have bought a case of .223.



That is what is truly sad.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:27:47 PM EDT
We have a Dirt Devil that works well. A Dyson would be great, I just can't justify spending >$400 on a vacuum.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:29:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 3:30:30 PM EDT by gene5]
my friend the vacuum mechanic, says yea there good till they break, then they get expensive to fix.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:31:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sc_beerbarge:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:33:06 PM EDT
I am tileing my house. When the last carpeted room is gone, I will post photos of an upright vacuum after a fresh exposure to tannerite.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:34:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By sc_beerbarge:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.


wiredtom.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/owned.JPG




Congrats you are an Internet Tough Guy!111
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:35:28 PM EDT
Coworker has one, says it is great.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:41:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By sc_beerbarge:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Should I turn in my man card?



You turned it in long ago.

Hope it's not to loud and bothersome for your neighbors.


wiredtom.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/owned.JPG




Congrats you are an Internet Tough Guy!111


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:41:52 PM EDT
If my wife spent that much on a vac, I'd have called the cops.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:46:20 PM EDT
the best for the money by far
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:46:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Palefrei:
SNIPPY .............................

"Oh My God. I can't believe I married you!" as she slammed the workshop door
and stormed into the house.



I read the story out loud to the wife for a good laugh. She shook her head and said with a little disgust " Great there are two of you guys...."
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By u-baddog:

Originally Posted By Palefrei:
SNIPPY .............................

"Oh My God. I can't believe I married you!" as she slammed the workshop door
and stormed into the house.



I read the story out loud to the wife for a good laugh. She shook her head and said with a little disgust " Great there are two of you guys...."


Nope ..... theres 3
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:34:48 PM EDT
Consumer reports ranked it 10th behind Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka all at less than $300.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:39:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fmwright:

Originally Posted By u-baddog:

Originally Posted By Palefrei:
SNIPPY .............................

"Oh My God. I can't believe I married you!" as she slammed the workshop door
and stormed into the house.



I read the story out loud to the wife for a good laugh. She shook her head and said with a little disgust " Great there are two of you guys...."


Nope ..... theres 3


Make that 4. I'd have thrown some cheese in the canister, too.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:39:39 PM EDT
You did fine. The Dyson is the best vacuum cleaner on the market today.

Well done!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:40:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk:
Consumer reports ranked it 10th behind Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka all at less than $300.


While I'm convinced CR is pretty much always full of shit (with cars in particular), I do think the Dyson is overrated.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 4:48:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk:
Consumer reports ranked it 10th behind Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka all at less than $300.


I bought a CR "best buy" about 6 years ago. I think it was a Hoover. It was $200 at K-mart on sale. It lasted exactly 2 years before it went to hell. Plus it was a bag model, so I spent money constantly on bags.

In August 2003 I bought a Dyson. Don't remember the model, it was the one Costco sold at the time. I think it was $400 something. That Dyson is still going strong as the day I brought it home.

CR is full of shit on this particular item.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:26:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ras_Thavas:

Originally Posted By cjk:
Consumer reports ranked it 10th behind Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka all at less than $300.


I bought a CR "best buy" about 6 years ago. I think it was a Hoover. It was $200 at K-mart on sale. It lasted exactly 2 years before it went to hell. Plus it was a bag model, so I spent money constantly on bags.

In August 2003 I bought a Dyson. Don't remember the model, it was the one Costco sold at the time. I think it was $400 something. That Dyson is still going strong as the day I brought it home.

CR is full of shit on this particular item.


+1 I vouch for the Dyson as well.. If you can afford it then get it. it is well worth the money and does an excellent job at cleaning. Anyone who claims a vac. is a vac. has not had the pleasure of cleaning their home with one. Period. Kirby's suck, Kenmore's suck, Hoover's suck but Dyson's Suck Harder. If you care about the cleanliness of your home and the air you breath as much as you do your guns you will invest in one and be happy you did afterward.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Man this thing is a good vacuum it really suck up dog hair!



We got a $50 gift card with the purchase of the vacuum.


Are these as good as advertised?


The Animal version was $100 more, anyone have that one is it worth the extra money.


Should I turn in my man card?



I wouldn't spend that much on a vacuum unless it vacuumed itself, did the dishes, took out the garbage, and mowed the lawn.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk:
Consumer reports ranked it 10th behind Kenmore, Hoover, Eureka all at less than $300.


The problem with CR is that they factor in price too heavily.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:45:27 PM EDT
Got my $499 Dyson for $13...don't ask!!!
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