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Dyson Animal DC65 Upright Vacuum: REVIEW (Is it Worth Spending $500+ For A Vacuum?)

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Poll: Would you pay $500 or more for a vacuum like this? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you pay $500 or more for a vacuum like this?

  1. Yes, I look at this as a premium product that is worthy of its cost (10 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. I would look for cheaper options when looking at a new vacuum (18 votes [64.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.29%

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#41 of 48 Mike Frezon

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Posted July 08 2014 - 08:07 AM

Last vacuum I got was couple years ago and needing to be replaced, that one cost just under $200. $600 to hopefully get at least 8 years, probably more, isn't that bad when you look at it.

 

Exactly, Russell. 

 

My wife has been hedging on letting me pay a similar amount for a gas grill.  We need a new one...but while she "gets" the concept of spending a bit more to get a much better quality that will last longer, she doesn't feel good about spending that much on something she doesn't personally use all that much.  The other day I gave her the tour of the inside of our gas grill (all the thin metal parts which support the burners, etc. are deteriorated to the point of no return).  I showed her at a Lowe's store the other night how the Weber gas grills are so differently constructed.  She is now ready for me to pull the trigger. 

 

While there are some here who don't like bagless vacuums, I am still of the opinion that our purchase of a Dyson a few years ago was one of the best purchases we ever made.  AND...we got ours refurbished at a local vacuum shop for just $199.  You can also find Dyson refurbs occasionally on Woot for a similar price.  My daughter did and said it looked like a brand new vacuum when it arrived. 


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#42 of 48 schan1269

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Posted July 08 2014 - 08:17 AM

It almost this simple...

If you have allergies, you buy bag vacuums. And I can vacuum our floors (only the 5 bedrooms have carpet, rest of the house is wood) 30 some times before changing the bag.

#43 of 48 FoxyMulder

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Posted July 08 2014 - 08:22 AM

It almost this simple...

If you have allergies, you buy bag vacuums. And I can vacuum our floors (only the 5 bedrooms have carpet, rest of the house is wood) 30 some times before changing the bag.

 

I have allergies to dust, they stuck over 30 small needles in my arm to find this out.

 

I would say that anything with a hepa filter should be good, bags unfortunately let the dust back into the air, the Dyson hoovers, yes i said hoover, ( as we call them that in the UK ) are great at keeping the dust in, can't trust a bag for that.


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#44 of 48 schan1269

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Posted July 08 2014 - 08:46 AM

The hepa filter bag(as long as it seals* ) keeps dust in, till you unseal it to dispose of it.

*If your vac isn't sealing, fix it.

#45 of 48 FoxyMulder

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Posted July 08 2014 - 08:53 AM

The hepa filter bag(as long as it seals* ) keeps dust in, till you unseal it to dispose of it.

*If your vac isn't sealing, fix it.

 

Gotcha now, i don't think of the Dyson hepa filters as bags, my DC08 is an older but good model.

 

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#46 of 48 Aaron Silverman

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Posted July 08 2014 - 10:37 AM

I'm allergic to dust (and all kinds of other things). We just got rid of all the carpet in the house. Granted, this solution is probably less attractive for those of you living in less tropical climes.


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Posted July 08 2014 - 12:21 PM

I have an older Dyson DC04 that does a good clean. I keep the cinema seats clean as well.  ;) The power cord on/off tends to come lose most times, but its okay. I think this model is like over 14 years old?

 

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#48 of 48 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted July 15 2014 - 02:45 PM

We have an older Dyson that has a few intermittent issues (the dang thing is over 10 years old-- my wife had it before I met her) and upgraded to the DC-65 based in part on this review. There's a $100 instant rebate on it at Costco and I figured, with their generous return policies, we can always bring it back if we hate it.   







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