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Anybody own a Dyson or Miele(?). I'm considering both. They've both gotten great reviews and seem to be great machines. Cost is fairly similar for both. Going to have two cats, so a nice vacuum is a must. Thanks for any input.
 

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Anybody own a Dyson or Miele(?). I'm considering both. They've both gotten great reviews and seem to be great machines. Cost is fairly similar for both. Going to have two cats, so a nice vacuum is a must. Thanks for any input.
 

Johnny_M

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what the hell?? dude its a phreakin vaccuum cleaner!! 30 DOLLAR flee market brands do just as good as any 500 dollar vaccuum. save your money and buy something cool with it.


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Johnny_M

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what the hell?? dude its a phreakin vaccuum cleaner!! 30 DOLLAR flee market brands do just as good as any 500 dollar vaccuum. save your money and buy something cool with it.


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Wrong, wrong, wrong. You are SO wrong.

I bought a Dyson "Animal" last year. I love it. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and has amazing suckitude. ;) Like you, I have two cats, and this thing makes short work of the cat hair.

I never thought I'd say this about a vacuum cleaner, but it's just COOL. I love the way everything fits together, with built-in storage for the attachments, the way the extendable hose works, never having to deal with bags again, even the purple color. It's a triumph of industrial design. It truly is the vacuum cleaner for techno-geeks, and it's been worth every penny I paid for it.

And yeah, it's not cheap. But, heck, it's not like you buy vacuum cleaners every year. I did the research, and decided to go with the best. No regrets at all here.

Oh yeah, here's an earlier thread on Dyson:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=170147

In that thread a few people mention that canister models are better than uprights. Dyson now has a canister model if you want to go that way.
 

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Wrong, wrong, wrong. You are SO wrong.

I bought a Dyson "Animal" last year. I love it. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and has amazing suckitude. ;) Like you, I have two cats, and this thing makes short work of the cat hair.

I never thought I'd say this about a vacuum cleaner, but it's just COOL. I love the way everything fits together, with built-in storage for the attachments, the way the extendable hose works, never having to deal with bags again, even the purple color. It's a triumph of industrial design. It truly is the vacuum cleaner for techno-geeks, and it's been worth every penny I paid for it.

And yeah, it's not cheap. But, heck, it's not like you buy vacuum cleaners every year. I did the research, and decided to go with the best. No regrets at all here.

Oh yeah, here's an earlier thread on Dyson:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=170147

In that thread a few people mention that canister models are better than uprights. Dyson now has a canister model if you want to go that way.
 

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Thanks for the opinion, but I'll have to respectfully disagree. I'm willing to bet there's an equal number of people out there who say "a $500 dollar speaker? a $30 speaker out of a white van will sound just as good!"
 

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Thanks for the opinion, but I'll have to respectfully disagree. I'm willing to bet there's an equal number of people out there who say "a $500 dollar speaker? a $30 speaker out of a white van will sound just as good!"
 

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We are in the market for a new vacuum as well. I was all set to plunk my money down on a Dyson, then came across this site.

Dyson

Now I'm not so sure I'm willing to invest that kind of dough on one. Granted that is a UK site and maybe the issue was corrected before being made available in America. If it's been corrected, that could explain why there are a ton of refurb Dysons available on the net. Which is what I was considering. How long have you Dyson owners had your vacs? According to the comments, problems seem to pop up after a year or two.

Right now we are leaning toward this Eureka model.

Eureka

Not that I put much weight on Consumer Reports, but this did get a good review from them and the online customer comments I've been able to find back that up.

-Dave
 

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We are in the market for a new vacuum as well. I was all set to plunk my money down on a Dyson, then came across this site.

Dyson

Now I'm not so sure I'm willing to invest that kind of dough on one. Granted that is a UK site and maybe the issue was corrected before being made available in America. If it's been corrected, that could explain why there are a ton of refurb Dysons available on the net. Which is what I was considering. How long have you Dyson owners had your vacs? According to the comments, problems seem to pop up after a year or two.

Right now we are leaning toward this Eureka model.

Eureka

Not that I put much weight on Consumer Reports, but this did get a good review from them and the online customer comments I've been able to find back that up.

-Dave
 

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I bought a Dyson Animal model a little over a year ago. Has to be the best vacuum cleaner I've ever purchased. Yes they are a little expensive but I've also purchased my share of $200-300 Hover and Eureka models and they don't come close. I have lots of pets and it's amazing how much pet hair this thing picks up. You can save a little money by getting the other models they sell. Costco has recently started selling them too.
Get a Dyson. You won't regret it.


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I bought a Dyson Animal model a little over a year ago. Has to be the best vacuum cleaner I've ever purchased. Yes they are a little expensive but I've also purchased my share of $200-300 Hover and Eureka models and they don't come close. I have lots of pets and it's amazing how much pet hair this thing picks up. You can save a little money by getting the other models they sell. Costco has recently started selling them too.
Get a Dyson. You won't regret it.


Jeff
 

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I've had my Dyson for just about 6 months now. If it goes south, I'll report here. No signs of any problems yet, however,
 

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I've had my Dyson for just about 6 months now. If it goes south, I'll report here. No signs of any problems yet, however,
 

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