I need a vacuum recommendation!

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    *We have a bagless Hoover Windtunnel. It does a nice job picking up dirt but for awhile it's been making a weird noise and it's pretty heavy so I do about half of our condo at a time take a break then finish the rest!

    I'd like to find one even on Amazon to buy since I like reading some reviews. I know we've had threads about vacuums before but thought I'd start a new one...

    *I'm looking for a good vacuum for mainly carpets
    *Pros and cons of bags vs bagless? (I can think of dirt as you empty the canister vs paying for bags...anything else?)
    *Less than $150 would be great since they all seem to be good for a few years or so so we don't want to spend a lot (Aka Dysons!). :)
     
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  3. stampin'teacher

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    Once I read your bullet points my advice went out the window. I have a Dyson and I love it, but I was able to use a large BedBath&Beyond gift card, so we didn't need to spend $$!

    I always liked Oreck vaccums. My parents have one and it worked well, and was very light and easy to handle. It's not bagless though.
     
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    Ha, sorry, I am also a Dyson lover. I thought it was idiotic to spend that much on a vacuum until we borrowed one from someone else because BF really wanted us to get one. It really is superior. It just works better and is set up in a way that makes more sense than any other vacuum I have used. We got ours for much cheaper by finding it on Woot.com - it was refurbished but we have had no problems.
     
  5. myangel52

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    Sorry - I am now in the Dyson boat as well. My husband found a factory refurbished model for about half the original cost, and I love it!!! I was also going to suggest Woot.com; apparently silverspoon and I think alike. I would strongly recommend saving up to buy one, because it is so worth it, so far, in our house.
     
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    I have never liked to vacuum. With my Dyson, I now look forward to it! My husband just said today how great it is. It really is worth the money. I never thought I would say that about a vacuum.
     
  7. TennisPlayer

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    okay I will see if I can find an awesome deal somewhere...We went to a vacuum store a yr ago and the repair guy didnt think much abt the dysons himself. ..Thanks for feedback.
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    For what it's worth, we have a Dyson and won't buy another. It simply doesn't live up to its hype.
     
  9. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    My wife is an expert on vacuums. She has had probably 5 in the 10 years we have been together. She studies them like Disney studied animal characters. We currently have the Hoover Wind Tunnel T series. Btw she vacuums everyday and sometimes more.
     
  10. TeachOn

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    We have a Miele: it's been working great for years. (Expensive, though) We have many dogs and cats, and trek in and out a lot (a few farm animals and gardening), so it has gotten quite a workout. They're German. (uhh, not the animals, the vacuum)

    We also had a spaceage Dyson (also expensive) which, as they say, sh-t the bed in dismayingly short order.
     
  11. BettyRubble

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    Another Dyson here. They do have a 5-year warranty and their customer service is great. We've had a couple small issues and they've been able to help us over the phone so I haven't had to drag the vacuum in to get it repaired.
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    Get bare floors? It's amazing how removing carpet tends to remove allergens.
     
  13. teach'ntx

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    We also love our Dyson animal version. We have had a few issues with the cord (but I believe that is due to user) and found a great little vacuum shop that repairs it for a minimal amount.
     

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