Based on what? Based on other people's opinions? That's what the
reviews on Amazon and Epinions and the like are - other people's
opinions. If you don't value other people's opinions, does that mean
you're smarter than everyone else? Based on you being an auto
mechanic and taking them apart and putting them back together again?
That has some weight, so let's apply it to what Chocstraw opined: do
you think he's an appliance repairman and has had a large number of
unhappy customers with Dyson vacuums? Why wouldn't he have said so?
Why would Dyson give a FIVE year warranty if the things didn't last
(main reason people replace vacuums is because they break).
Or they <thought> they were broken. When I lived in the apartments, I
used to find at least one orphan a month sitting by the dumpster. Almost
always, all they needed was the string cut out of the beater bar, the
hairballs removed from the elbow in the plumbing, and maybe a new belt
to replace the smoked-slick or broken one. If they were shiny enough,
I'd get them running and drop them off at Goodwill, or give to friends
to sell in their garage sale.
That is one definite downside of moving into a house. Instead of 17
dumpsters that I would walk by every evening on my walk, now I get to
listen to idiot dogs barking at me, even after we have been introduced
You're bitching about two or three bills for sunglasses? Sheesh. You
really are out of the loop.
Yeah, they don't carry those at the Dollar Store.
Forget the dyson, get the purple kenmore, go out to a *really* nice dinner
for the price difference.
no affiliation, just happy with the vac. It really sucks (just had to throw
that in there)
There is a little missleading information in their commercials in saying
that they do not loose suction. Their claim is based on the use of cyclone
centrifugal dust separation. Not the first to use them. They are used in
industrial applications and have been used in many vacuums. However,
cyclones work best with large dirt, fine dust and even lighter bacterial and
viruses rarely get separated because they don't weigh enough to be affected
by the centrifugal force. Dysons sometimes mention they use a Hepa final
filter to clean the air. Hepa is not a standard and can mean many things,
but, to add any filter at the end of the exhaust can result in the filter
becoming plugged and reducing the amount of air that leaves the vacuum,
thereby loosing suction, which is what they advertise that it does not do.
I prefer central vacuums, with the exhaust blowing to the outside so that
fine particulate and other unwanted items are discharged to the outdoors,
not back into my house.
on 10/17/2009 11:58 AM (ET) EXT wrote the following:
I have a central vacuum, but sometimes you just need to pick up some
local debris and don't want to drag 30' of hose out and snake it to
wherever you need it.. My other vac is a Bissell combo upright/canister
vac that I bought in WalMart when I wasn't shopping for a vac. I spotted
that candy apple red machine on the shelf and had to have it. I think it
was about $150 USD
One of my relatives has a Dyson and is happy with it (or was a few years
ago the last time the subject came up). Said it was good for dog hair.
I have a lot of dog hair, but didn't want to part with that much money.
I bought a Bissell vacuum a few years ago on sale at Target. It's
theoretically designed for homes with pets, although I suspect that
might be an advertising gimmick. However it does a great job and pulls
out dirt and hair I never knew were there. They have a new one out now
that is "multi-cyclonic". I'd like that but only because it sounds more
high tech... no idea if it works any better. If I won the lottery, I
might try a Dyson, but for now I'm happy with the Bissell.
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