Dyson vacuums worth the money?

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foolish501

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Originally posted by: funboy42
We have the Hoover Fusion vac.

Been one of the best I have ever bought and the best about it is it has absolutly no filters what so ever to replace. Uses the same cyclonic technology as the Dyson but at 1/4th the price ;)


here here, the fusion really does suck (but in a good way), the dyson is so over priced compared to the hoover fusion, and they are the same technology.

when i bought the fusion it was exclusive to walmart, not sure if that's still the case, but anybody interested in purchasing a dyson, save yourself the money, and get the fusion.
 

Maximus96

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Originally posted by: foolish501
Originally posted by: funboy42
We have the Hoover Fusion vac.

Been one of the best I have ever bought and the best about it is it has absolutly no filters what so ever to replace. Uses the same cyclonic technology as the Dyson but at 1/4th the price ;)


here here, the fusion really does suck (but in a good way), the dyson is so over priced compared to the hoover fusion, and they are the same technology.

when i bought the fusion it was exclusive to walmart, not sure if that's still the case, but anybody interested in purchasing a dyson, save yourself the money, and get the fusion.

a lexus and a hyundai also have the same internal combustion technology, will you say the lexus is way overpriced compared to the hyundai? not that i'm advocating for the dyson, i'm just trying to get opinions but it looks like the majority of the dyson bashers/haters do not have actual experiences with the vac...whereas those saying dyson is good actually have one or used one before...
 

dullard

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Originally posted by: Maximus96
it looks like the majority of the dyson bashers/haters do not have actual experiences with the vac...whereas those saying dyson is good actually have one or used one before...
True so far, but you need one last line:

Those who have objectively rated both give the Dyson Ok marks, and cheaper vacuums Good/Great marks.

 

Maximus96

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Originally posted by: dullard
Originally posted by: Maximus96
it looks like the majority of the dyson bashers/haters do not have actual experiences with the vac...whereas those saying dyson is good actually have one or used one before...
True so far, but you need one last line:

Those who have objectively rated both give the Dyson Ok marks, and cheaper vacuums Good/Great marks.

fair enough. i guess i can alway buy from costco and return it if it doesn't live up to the hype and cost.
 

Unheard

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We have an 8 pound Oreck. Works great, and brings new life to your carpet.
 

JulesMaximus

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I bought a Eureka upright with bag and hepa filter online for $139. It's kind of a PITA on bare floors at picking up small particles of stuff (the brush spins too fast and likes to shoot them out the back of the unit) dog hair is no problem though and it works great on carpet. My only complaint is the lack of a handle for doing stairs. Otherwise it is fairly quiet and has a really long cord which I definitely like.

I'm with Consumer Reports on this one. Don't waste your money on the Dyson.
 

Maximus96

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Originally posted by: Unheard
We have an 8 pound Oreck. Works great, and brings new life to your carpet.

i always hear radio commercials and see the old guy on tv. what cracked me up on the tv commercials was when the woman emptying a bag from a different brand vac squeezed the bag and puffed the dirt out on purpose while the narrator tells you how cumbersome it is to empty the bags. Then she struggles to crawl up some stairs lugging an off-brand vac while the narrator tells you how incredibly light the oreck is. I seriously doubt the weight difference between an Oreck and any other vac is drastic enough that you go from crawling up stairs to walking up stairs.
 

Ornery

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The Oreck weighs NOTHING. It's tiny, and works OK. My mother-in-law had one... but it broke! :D
 

Ornery

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I don't know if so many Royal vacs are used by commercial cleaners around here because the company is headquartered in this area, or because they are truly good, durable bang for the buck. We've got an ancient one at our shop that still does the VERY heavy duty job after at least a couple decades.
 

Unheard

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Originally posted by: Maximus96
Originally posted by: Unheard
We have an 8 pound Oreck. Works great, and brings new life to your carpet.

i always hear radio commercials and see the old guy on tv. what cracked me up on the tv commercials was when the woman emptying a bag from a different brand vac squeezed the bag and puffed the dirt out on purpose while the narrator tells you how cumbersome it is to empty the bags. Then she struggles to crawl up some stairs lugging an off-brand vac while the narrator tells you how incredibly light the oreck is. I seriously doubt the weight difference between an Oreck and any other vac is drastic enough that you go from crawling up stairs to walking up stairs.

You'd be really suprised, I said the same thing when my father brought home the Oreck, and then I compared it to our old hoover. Night and Day.
 

CPA

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Originally posted by: dullard
Originally posted by: CPA
$10 says that if I ran my Dyson over the path you vacuumed with your Kenmore, there would be a lot of dust and dirt it would pick up that your Kenmore couldn't.

It's not just what you see on top of the carpet, but what's in and below the carpet. A Dyson will get all of that crap. And no filters and easy to dispose of the dust and dirt.
$10 that if that same Kenmore ran over the path that the Kenmore AND Dyson did that the Kenmore would pick up a bunch more dust/dirt that the Dyson couldn't.

What you (and others in this thread) describe is the most common vacuum salesperson gimmick. Use vacuum A then repeat with vacuum B. Guess what? Regardless of what A and B are, vacuum B will pick up stuff that A missed. The fact is, they don't pick up much with each vacuuming - lots is left behind. Thus B is not necessarilly better than A. Otherwise the reverse test would show that A is better than B.

The fact is that no vacuum gets everything even in a dozen passes or more. The Dyson, of course, requires more passes since it isn't as good as the Kenmore, but eventually they'd both get everything up.


lol, your last statement only proves that this was a poorly vieled attempt at discrediting the Kirby.

How about this, we line the Kirby up next to the Kenmore and run them parallel to each other and see which pulls up more crap in the first pass. The Kirby would kick the Kenmore's a$$
 

jEnus

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Cost a total of $1300 for my central vac - best damn money i've spent.
 

cyclistca

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Electrolux, cost me zero. Got it from my parents when they bought a newer one. I think the thing is almost as old as I am.
 

NaOH

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I'm about to pick up another Eureka Boss SmartVac for $50 bucks.
 

dullard

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Originally posted by: CPA
lol, your last statement only proves that this was a poorly vieled attempt at discrediting the Kirby.
I never mentioned Kirby at all. ;)

 

BoomerD

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Considering that Kenmore really doesn't build anything of their own, merely re-labels it...what is the underlying brand of the fabulous"Kenmore" you're so in love with?
 

bctbct

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We replaced a hoover with a dyson. Hoover bag lasted 6 mos between changing, dyson requires emptying the bag every other use. Dyson collects way more pet hair. I bought mine at kohls, 10%+30% discount on sale 221 OTD.
 

funboy6942

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Originally posted by: AMDUALY
sooo...the hoover fusion is a good buy?

I like it because it does what it is supposed to (suck carpet and it has great suction) and then what tottaly sold me was no replacing filters. There isnt one filter on the sucker at all that needs replacing. It uses the smae spinning thing the dyson does and if the filters need cleaning they are plasic and you wash them off.

Oh and the $129 price tag also helped us make up our minds as well :D