(Closed) Dyson Animal vs. Shark Navigator?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Shark!!!! I have one and love love love love it! I use it everyday and it’s seriously my favorite thing to use as an appliance in the house! It’s easy to use and gets the job done fast without hassel!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

for like 6 months or so! I’m with you on the animals! We have one dog and 2 long hair cats! If we don’t use it everyday we have tumble weeds of fur everywhere!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I heard really good things about the Anmial I put 1 on our reg so we can bout it with the discount after the wedding!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used Sharks at the restaurant I worked at, and they are really convenient but after a while they always stopped holding their charge and had to be plugged in all the time if you wanted to use it to do a large room. I got one when I moved to an apartment with carpeting, and after about a year the same thing happened. If I want to use it I have to make sure its been plugged in for several hours. So then it kind of loses the convenience, which was that you could just grab it when there’s a problem.

The only other thing I would note is that I have long hair, and a cat, and the hair wraps itself pretty tightly around the brush part of the vacuum (that description might not make sense, but I can’t think of another way to explain it). Every now and then I have to take a razor and cut the hair out. Still works, but kind of annoying.

But its still really handy- that point aside, and affordable. I think you’re supposed to let the battery drain completely before you recharge it, so maybe I didn’t do that a few times and it shot the thing.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve heard terrible things about Dyson vacuums.  I got my vacuum from a specialty vacuum shop (I wanted to invest in a vacuum that will last me for many years to come) and this shop also does repairs.  I wasn’t even considering a Dyson as I’d heard poor things about them prior to this, but the owner of the shop, without prompting of any kind, told me they get in more Dyson vacuums for repair than ANY other vacuum brand.  They’re just poorly constructed, all plastic, and break easily (yet are really expensive for some reason – go figure).

I don’t know anything about the Shark Navigator but if you want to get a good vacuum that will last for a long time and not have repair issues, invest in one that has a metal beater brush and other metal components instead of the all plastic things.  They’re much higher quality and will be able to withstand more use (especially with lots of shedding from your pets!)

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I have a friend who swears by Shark products and has never had anything bad happen with hers. I have not heard anything good about Dyson products.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I have a Dyson and I LOVE IT. I used to sell vacuums at Sears for several years and Dyson were the brand that we mostly sold because they are great vacuums. They also offered the highest percent commission which the store chooses based on the quality of the product and how likely it is to be returned. A Dyson was so unlikely for a return that they paid us $130 to sell just one. I think that says a lot about the product. Even Kenmores didn’t make us that much! The Shark products? Those were kept in home furnishings and did not count as a ‘real’ vacuum. Ha! I had one early on and the engine definitely died before my dorm room was clean. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I got a Dyson Animal for last Christmas and I adore it.  I have 3 dogs and I’m a veterinarian so I bring home all sorts of other dirt and hair.  I used to spend so much time upclogging my old vaccums but this one has never lost suction (except for the one time my friend’s kid used it to suck up a whole box worth of crayons).  Plus, I spend so much less time vaccuming because it does such a good job each time.  The first couple times you use it is disgusting because you realize everything that was being left behind, but you can also really see the difference on the floors.  I can’t say enough good things about it; definitely worth it IMO. 

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