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Has anyone tried that Dyson vacuum that isn't suppose to lose any suction power. My older brother bought one for my parents for Christmas and I've used it a couple of times and think its a piece of crap. It seems to suck up dirt and dust just fine but anything else it has trouble with. If there's a little thread on the rug you have to bend down and pick it out to make sure its not stuck even a tiny bit. Even after that you still have to run over it a couple times for it to get picked up. The wand for getting into small spots is terrible. Most vacuums you can add extension to reach further way but this one has a built in extension of about 2 feet or so. That makes it hard to ge into tight spots. For the suggested $500 price tag I would say its overpiced by about $425. Overall I give it a huge And I'm not the only one that thinks this, my twin brother and my sister both weren't impressed at all.

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My ex's work has one and they hate it too. Piece of crap, thats way over priced!
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Dude....you need to get out more...

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Has anyone tried that Dyson vacuum that isn't suppose to lose any suction power. My older brother bought one for my parents for Christmas and I've used it a couple of times and think its a piece of crap. It seems to suck up dirt and dust just fine but anything else it has trouble with. If there's a little thread on the rug you have to bend down and pick it out to make sure its not stuck even a tiny bit. Even after that you still have to run over it a couple times for it to get picked up. The wand for getting into small spots is terrible. Most vacuums you can add extension to reach further way but this one has a built in extension of about 2 feet or so. That makes it hard to ge into tight spots. For the suggested $500 price tag I would say its overpiced by about $425. Overall I give it a huge And I'm not the only one that thinks this, my twin brother and my sister both weren't impressed at all.
I like mine The only thing is I have to pull the Dow (dog) hair out of the beater occasionally or it loses pickup power. My old vacuum did the same thing but didn't work as well. Plus my old vacuum threw a LOT more dust up into the air.

Must obey the sheep dog
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Dude....you need to get out more...
well sorry for trying to keep my room clean (trust me thats hard with the amount of crap my brother has)
And I don't work right now so I do a bunch of chores around the house.

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haven't hasd any issues with mine. it cleans dog hair, bird feathers, and dirt all with GREAT power. i was shocked to see how much dirt was left by our other cleaner
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Re: Dyson vacuum

I'm thinking of picking up a refurbed one..
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Re: Dyson vacuum

Picked up a refurbed one off ebay shipped for $279. It absolutely rocks. My GF cleaned her whole house with her hepa-vac. I then redid it with the Dyson and picked up an entire containers worth of dog hair and dirt. It's very impressive and worth the cash, IMHO.
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Piece of crap, thats way over priced!
NOT! (Please don't post crap like this when you have no clue or first-hand experience.)

The Dyson is an excellent piece. We've had ours for just over a year. It's many times better than the plethora of "name brand" (GE; Hoover; Eureka...) models we'd tried over the years.

Keep the beater bar clean and empty the can when it's full. You can't beat it. Highly recommended.
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No one has any love for the Oreck XL eh? weird.
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..if you paid 500$ for the Dyson, under no circumstances should you visit a CostcoŽ store and go down the vacuums aisle
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Re: Dyson vacuum

Is this the guy on TV that says he was "disappointed with the lousy socktion"....

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NOT! (Please don't post crap like this when you have no clue or first-hand experience.)

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Sorry, didn't mean to hurt your feelings Taz.

Guess no one can have an opinion, (or opinion from hear say), with you around.
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