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I remember a topic that was on Hoover vacuums but can’t find it. Anyway.
Our Dyson that we’ve had for 10-15 years just doesn’t suck well anymore.

Time to buy a new one.

Not interested in any of these $400-$500 vacuums that we see on the shelves these days.

We have dogs, small but they shed a lot.
Only two rooms with carpets.
Living room has two area rugs and the guest bedroom has W2W.


So what are you guys using and recommend?
We’re looking for under $350 but prefer under $300
 

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The Sharks in the $300-350 range are awesome. I do recommend getting a couple extra sets of filters. The non-Shark ones I've gotten on The Evil A have always been excellent. I wash them a LOT more frequently than suggested, which makes having extras a nice thing.
 

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THIS is the most recent one I got. It was $300 when I got it, but everything is more expensive now.
 

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Ah so these Sharks have replaceable filters?
My old Dyson does not. It has one that gets rinsed off.
 

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This is a steal at $160, Panasonic made amazing vacuums when they were in that market.
Great components, motor that will last forever, and very powerful. I have had it a long time and I have a dog (sheds a ton). Still working perfectly. My sister also has a Panasonic very similar and can't say enough good things about it, and hers is much older than mine (late 90's).
 

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If anything came of this little topic it’s that I’m taking Shark more seriously then I have in the past.

I’ve seen some good reviews of their vacs.

John that Shark you linked is currently cheaper at Kohls.
After looking at that I see a couple others in that range that look interesting.

Searching for something like a vacuum on Amazon is brutal as is many things.

Where else does one buy a vacuum that has competitive prices?

Looked at lowes, Home Depot, Sams, Costco.
 

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Ah so these Sharks have replaceable filters?
My old Dyson does not. It has one that gets rinsed off.
the higher end Sharks like that have three filters, all washable. You can also get (generic) extras cheap.


If anything came of this little topic it’s that I’m taking Shark more seriously then I have in the past.

I’ve seen some good reviews of their vacs.

John that Shark you linked is currently cheaper at Kohls.
After looking at that I see a couple others in that range that look interesting.

Searching for something like a vacuum on Amazon is brutal as is many things.

Where else does one buy a vacuum that has competitive prices?

Looked at lowes, Home Depot, Sams, Costco.
I'm completely sold on those Sharks. There will be many variations of the same model, having different accessories. I have also added separate accessories for various purposes.
 

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We had a Kirby G6 for many years but replaced it with a Dyson V10 for two reasons. The Kirby (as everyone who has one knows) is very heavy, and secondly, we extended our house and installed resin floors in the extensions and the Dyson swaps easily between carpet and hard floor heads. The Kirby went to a good home!
 

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We picked up a Dyson last year - I can try to find the model number if that’s helpful. Rather than paying full price we went with a factory refurbished model from the manufacturer that came with the same warranty protection as if it was new. It’s worked as advertised and I’m happy we didn’t have to pay full price.
 

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:laugh:

That could be a toss-up. But, actually, in terms of "vacuum talk"...the dogs--hands down.

Whenever I walk around the house picking up and putting away the dogs' toys, I STILL remember the never-ending quest of picking up the books and toys of the kids' when they were little. So in that comparison, the kids were worse.

But the amount of dog hair Ernie and Pete leave around the house is not to be believed. Here's a typical brushing session:

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But when days go by without a proper brushing by mom or dad, the hair starts to accumulate in all corners of the house like little tumbeweeds. I kid you not. But they are more than worth it. :D
 

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You always give up too easy, Tony! :D

My Dyson purchases have been some of the best of my life. Great performance. And even though expensive (although I got great deals)...good values. Especially with my two Golden Retrievers.
Ha I actually found that topic but my brain misfunction remembered it being a Hoover topic so I went past it.
 

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Going through that old topic looks like I had the Fusion for about 8 years.
Got the Dyson in 2009 and still have it.

dyson doesn’t stand upright anymore I have to lean it on something.
Mike like you said about your Hoover I have to take the dyson apart and hose it down in the utility sink in the garage.

It gets clogged up with all kinds of small dirt particles.
 

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Got my new vacuum delivered today.
Got a Shark

Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum with Powered Lift-away & Self-Cleaning Brushroll (AZ2002)​


I vacuumed a small section of rug that I vacuumed a couple days ago with the old Dyson and I can’t even believe how much dirt this thing pulled up.

Just crazy.

Anyhow. I think I got the right one.
 

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