Tell me about your (cheap) vacuum

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  1. lilmisses1014

    lilmisses1014 Comrade

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    My husband and I are moving in about four weeks. Our new apartment has carpet, which means we need a new vacuum. The one we currently have was meant for a dorm room (I had it in college and grad school), and it, ehrmmm, sucks.

    While I would love to buy a Dyson, our current finances simply will not allow for it. I'd like to stay under $100, but won't suffer if we end up spending around $150 for a new vacuum.

    We're not pet owners, so we won't need anything that sucks up pet hair.

    Any suggestions? Brands that are awesome? Brands to avoid?

    Thank you!! :)
     
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    Or doesn't suck, as the case may be....

    So, here's my opinion. I have a Hoover Windtunnel. Mine is the bare bones, bagged version. It's not self propelled, it doesn't have all the fancy attachments (just a few basic ones), and it's the lowest strenght motor they make.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my vaccuum. I have pets and sons, so you know I require a lot out of a vaccuum. I especially love the little light that's red when it's picking up dirt and green when it's not.

    I spent $120 on it. Worth every penny if you ask me.

    (btw, I hate bagless vaccuum's in general, so that's why mine is bagged).
     
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    I have a Bissell Pet Hair Eraser. It is bagless, but I love it. The attachments are easy to use. I think it was $130 at Target.
     
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    I have a Hoover upright that my Gram bought for me when I graduated college (14 years ago). It wasn't expensive, less than $100 at Sears. It is still an awesome vacuum. I keep looking at new ones, but can't make myself buy one. It's a Hoover Convertible. I'm sure they don't make this one any more, but Hoover vacuums are pretty reasonable on price and seem to really hold up.
     
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    I have the Hoover Windtunnel that is probably the next step up from the basic one. I got it at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon so it probably came to about $120. I never buy anything in that store without a coupon!
     
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    Bissell Cleanview II Bagless...it has such suction that it leaves grooves in the pile of the carpet. Cheaper than a Dyson, but not inexpensive.
     
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    Thank you all so much!!

    mmswm, my husband and I prefer dealing with the bags as well, since we both have allergies. I always seem to make a mess with our current vacuum. However, if it's a good vacuum and we find a great deal, then I'll buy one that's bagless.

    It sounds like Hoover is a winning brand, though! :)
     

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