(Closed) I just spent $1,600 on a vacuum….now questioning it. What vacuum do you have?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: How much did you spend on your vacuum?
    We bought a $200 or less vacuum and we really like it! : (109 votes)
    49 %
    We bought a $200 or less vacuum and we are sooooo NOT happy! : (6 votes)
    3 %
    We purchased a mid-level vacuum and we hate it ($200-$600)! : (4 votes)
    2 %
    We purchased a mid-level vacuum and we are very happy with it ($200-$600)! : (81 votes)
    36 %
    We shelled out the big bucks and it sucks (not in a good way) $600+ : (2 votes)
    1 %
    We shelled out the big bucks and it sucks in a good way (i.e., you are happy with it) $600+ : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 61
    356 posts
    Helper bee

    We have a Dyson – worth every penny!  And even though it wasn’t cheap, it was still way less than what you spent on yours and it is amazing.  

    Post # 62
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    madeline2017:  we’ve got a Kirby. But it was a purchase my Darling Husband made before we’d even met.  A door to door salesman caught him at home after a few beers, lol, he caved.  But, I love how well it works.  I love that it can also shampoo the carpets.  It’s awesome for cleaning up after a dog, a cat and a bird.  The only thing I hate is that the hose isn’t attached so every time I want to switch to the wand, I’m on the floor disconnecting the beater bar, pulling off the front, reconnecting the hose and THEN I can get back to it. 

    All that said, whenever it bites the dust, I wouldn’t buy it again.  I know there are awesome vacuums available for way less money.

    Post # 63
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    madeline2017:  I have a Dyson that my husband’s grandmother insisted on getting us as a housewarming present like 5 years ago. It’s just MEH and I don’t know if it’s worth the money. I think my mom’s Eureka was better, and I probably would’ve bought a shark or something.

    I would return it- for that kind of money you could have several vacuums with different functions.


    Post # 64
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love my Kirby, no regrets.

    Post # 65
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    My miele vacuum is awesome. Paid around $380 on sale (AUS dollars). It’s a German brand. 

    Post # 66
    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a Shark. We were originally going to get a Dyson, but this particular Shark had better reviews than the Dyson (in fact some people ditched their Dyson for this Shark) and was less expensive. I think it was $150-$200. 

    I’d love a Kirby one day though.

    Post # 67
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Always had HVAC the vaccum of vaccums lol

    Post # 69
    1272 posts
    Bumble bee

    I bought a refurbished Dyson for $150. Never had any problems with it. My only regret is that I can’t use a carpet freshner with it.

    Post # 70
    9456 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I just don’t have carpets… just area rugs I can replace every few years and a $50 dirt devil vaccuum.

    Carpets are nasty, as PPs have pointed out–you can run any vacuum over and over and over and it’ll always pull out more stuff.

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