Spouse hounding me for one of those expensive cleaners. I am unable to find
other vendors than Oreck direct.
Anyone know of Oreck discounters or does the old guy have market all tied
up? Are they really worth it or is it the power of advertising?
<< Are they really worth it or is it the power of advertising? >>
Consumer Reports has recent articles covering home vacs. Very enlightening, so
worth checking out before you buy. IIRC, Hoover was among the better machines,
and bagless types seemed somewhat lacking. HTH
<< rant on >>
I have a bagless Kenmore and most likely will never buy a bagless again. I
make a royal mess whenever I empty the dust bin and really miss the
containment of a bag. Also, the unit is far from perfect catching dust which
almost cost me the electric motor. I noticed that it was not pulling very
well and that the air coming out was very hot. I cleaned the dust bin and
the HEPA filter, but there was little improvement. After taking the whole
thing apart I found another filter on the exhaust side which is not
mentioned in the manual. I had to take the motor cover off to get to it.
After a year of usage was clogged solid (no surprise here) and cleaning it
fixed the problem. I guess this makes the 90 day Sears warranty a valid
<< rant off >>
"Joe Bobst" < email@example.com> wrote in message
:)Spouse hounding me for one of those expensive cleaners. I am unable to find
:)other vendors than Oreck direct.
:)Anyone know of Oreck discounters or does the old guy have market all tied
:)up? Are they really worth it or is it the power of advertising?
I've had good luck using this site:
Pure huckster hyping. It's an ordinary item sold like something special,
with a price to match.
Same deal with Bose "wave radio". Look, it's just a $39 boom box, OK?
Magificently puffed, though.
Pretty much anything sold via Paul Harvey or Rush Limbaugh programming.
I have been using Oreck vac about 2years now and not impressed much.
It is very light and easy to handle. That's about yet. Roller gets tangled
by dog hair bad I had to replace it. Stores like K-mart Wal-Mart don't have
Oreck parts (even bags or belt) you have to buy at Oreck store or direct
mail order. Local Oreck store usually double or triple charge for those belt
and bags. I asked Oreck head quarter about those prices they said each store
has right to price what ever they want to not corporate thing. I buy those
items at E-bay which is not genuine product because of that ridiculous
price. If this one dies I will never buy Oreck again.
I looked at the Oreck products at a local Oreck store. They appeared to be
the cheapest products on the market. Their car vac ($95) looked like a $5
toy. I saw a article recently (maybe Consumer Reports, but not sure)
that rated dozens of vacs, and rated Oreck at the very bottom.
I truly believe that Oreck spends more money on tv advertising than they do
on their commercials.
12 years is a very long time in the appliance world. Most products have
been cheapened so much they no longer resemble or work like their older
counterparts. You'd probably not recognize the new models as being the same
brand if you put your next to it.
I don't think any of the Orecks are what their cracked up to be. A couple
of years ago we bought their top model upright. Every other time we
vacuumed we had to replace the belt as it had worn. No explanation from
the local Oreck repair service. We sold it at a yard sale and bought a
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