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buying a dyson vacumm

Discussion in 'Domestic White Goods Forum' started by ianlecompte, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. ianlecompte

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    need to get a new vacumm as my trusty henry has ended his days.anyone know of any online retailers doing them at a good price ?
    i,ve seen them for about £140 in argos but what about recon units ?anywhere doing them.
    any advic :thumbsup: e would be great
    cheers
    ian
     
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    All the ones i've seen have died before there time, but maybe i've encounted 4 duds in a row.
     
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    Our DC01 is surviving nicely, about 8 years old now. Replace the belt and filters when you are supposed to and you will not be disappointed. Your best bet may be to go into an independent and negotiate a discount or get filters thrown in for free.
     
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    I'm afraid I'm with gaz on this one. Bought one, but won't buy another. It kept falling apart.
     
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    Dysons are no longer made in the uk and are not as well made as they used to be. If you stand a current model next to an older one such as yours Dr D then you notice things straight away such as the thickness of the plastic in places such as the moulded handles. :( That said there still a very good vacuum cleaner it’s just that the excellant reputation of the earlier models still carry the brand forward. My advice buy another Henry they come with a two year guarantee same as a Dyson! :)
     
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    I've never been overly impressed with my Dyson I find it very clumsy to use.
     
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    People have very mixed views about the Dyson.My wife insisted on buying one because she found our Henry too lumpy to lug around and was convinced the Dyson would work better.After 6 months we still have the Henry which gets more use.Another thing every time I go to the dump I see discarded Dysons which in itself is rather discouraging.
    Ive been informed that the Miele make the best cylinder vacuums. For an upright I think I'd go to a janitorial supplies shop and buy a professional machine. Kirby use to make the best ones but they were very expensive and I doubt they are obtainable anymore - their selling techniques were highly questionable.
     
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    Kirbys can still be found in Ebay btw and if in good order are well worth going for( if price is right).I used one for about a year and can certainly vouch for them - they are built like tanks and have amazing suction .Spares can be still be gotten hold ofas well.
     
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    I have had one for 3 years now and it has survived my missus dropping it down the stairs a few times (dont ask). I personally think they are great vacum cleaners and would recomend them in a shot. 10/10
     
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    Had a DC-01 and a DC-03, I hate Dyson's.
    The DC-01 caught fire and the DC-03 was just crap at picking up stuff.
    Last year we got a Vax, the same type as a Dyson, plus an upright carpet washer, plus a car vac for £99.99 , and it is one of the best vacs I have used. Recommend it anytime over the Dyson. The cylinder doesn't hold much, but you can ensure maximum performance as you have to empty it every dayish.
     
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    If you want an upright, I'd strongly suggest going for a Sebo, and if you want a cylinder, then go for a Miele. You really can't go wrong with either.
     
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    thanks everyone,some good advice there.well back to the drawing board i guess,i must admit,never realized that there not that goodi think i,ll just get whatever is at a good price.thing is i saw a dyson dc 4 i think on ebay,recon for £50 from a reputable seller.what do you think.?
    thanks again
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    i'm with Dr D. DC-01 since 96 only replaced filters, a belt and brushes. but i wouldn't buy one of the newies, they don't look half as strong.
     
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    our dc-02 is over 6 years old now and has never gone wrong. we replace the filters when we remember but have never changed anything else.
     
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    Dysons definitely have reliability problems, but are also probably the best performing vacuums.

    We're on our 4th one in ten years. Even though they aren't durable, IMHO it is still worth considering one as they do a better job of getting the place clean.

    I suppose it depends what you are going to be cleaning. If it is wooden floors or a place with little dirt coming into the house, then the extra performance will probably be wasted.

    But if you have deep pile carpets, kids, animals, lots of dirt coming from the garden, etc., then think about whether you'd be better off with a Dyson.
     
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    Dysons really suck.

    Tesco website or Amazon has been the cheapest for us when we buy a new one.

    Might not be the longest lasting cleaner on the planet, but at 4 or 5 years or so is not bad for the price and performance really.


    Mark.
     
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    I remember my parents having a Kirby in the 70s with all these weird attachments and gadgets that came with it. It might have made ice cream too. :D That thing was built like a tank and would break a toe if you walked into it. It was made to last many lifetimes.

    They must be expensive though if they are still made in America, unlike everything else which has moved to prison wage China. The same thing may be what has affected your Dysons along with a drop in quality.

    The Dysons they sell here in America are ridiculously expensive for what they do. Not sure where they are made.

    Lets face it, it's just a vacuum. I have a $50 vacuum that takes those inexpensive bags that has lasted me ten years, so far.

    The best thing is to do away with wall to wall carpeting completely as it is the biggest pollutant and unsanitary item in a home.
     
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    Yes got a Dyson ages ago before they became popular, I got a good discount on the vac because I took a 5 year warenty out n it and if I did not claim on it I got the money back. I think the expect most people to forget, I did not. I think ours is about 8years old at least.
     
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    Just looked underneath our fairly new Dysosn It says Made In Malaysia

    Maybe that explains the change in Quality over the last few years....

    Still works well though.


    The only problem with Kirby is the way they where sold, a link here:
    http://www.cockeyed.com/citizen/kirby/kirby.html (USA link but was the same here in UK)


    Mark.
     
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    Slightly off topic but, I agree, I remember the salesman being there for at least 5 hours, we had all the mattresses cleaned, curtains done, even had my paddling pool blown up!!! I think my mum bought it out of sympathy!!
     
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    One man's meat . . . Personally, I think SEBO are better.
     
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    They are still sold by door to door salesmen.

    It's actually nice to see some companies still doing something like that in this age of impersonal megastores selling junk.
     
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    :D

    Yes, 4 to 5 hours was normal for a 'free cleaning' from a Kirby salesman :D

    Then the price would drop from about £2500 after a series of phone calls to the 'Area manager'

    Some salesmen would clean just a stripe across a sofa, so it looked crap, the only way for the full clean to get rid of the stripe was to buy it.

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    Never let a salesperson in your home for more than a half hour. If they can't sell a product by then it isn't worth buying or selling.
     
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    That's what the Kirby salesman told us as he tried to sell us one. He said he loved Dyson households because they left the most mess for his Kirby to clean up....after he had gone off in a huff (no sale!) we Dysoned up after him and found plently left behind. Kirby? status symbol!
     
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    Its actully a very good machine but vastly overpriced which is why they tried to use American selling techniques overhere which frankly dont work for the most part .
     
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    They are mostly made in the far east although Reaserch and development is very much in the UK. An overrated machine in my view.
     
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    Ianlecompte,

    If there is still consider buying another "Henry" they are reduced in price @ Makro £64.99 + VAT (sssp £99.99 they say).
    Not checked anywhere else if this is a good price, just giving you a heads up.

    Greetings

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    GOOD MACHINE :smashin:
     

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