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They all Suck!
moonman Offline
#1 Posted:
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My wife and I were shopping today for a vacuum cleaner. Checked Consumer Reports beforehand and off we went. We found CR's best buy but the price tag was missing, as we were waiting to find the price another gentleman comes along to purchase the same one. He's got his smartphone with the store's price which he shares with us. I thank him and proceed to mention that it's a CR best buy. He then tells me that it doesn't matter because they all SUCK! fog
jespear Offline
#2 Posted:
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Go for a SHARK, Moonie.
Half the price of a Dyson and works great.
Most popular vacuum among our Norwegian Elkhound Club (very hairy dogs that shed LOTS).
tonygraz Offline
#3 Posted:
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Almost none are built to last, but I have a Filter Queen in the basement that dates back to the late 60's or early 70s that still works fine. Shark seems to be a decent machine, but they don't look very durable.
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Similar experience with the filter Queen. Parents bought in the early 80s and finally retired it about 5yrs back. Like you said, nothing lasts anymore. Tried explaining the concept of quality to the kid when he was talking about needing another "disposable" phone.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#5 Posted:
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Kirby for the win... Nothing like it on the market... You can buy a refurbished one for less than $400 on eBay and as long as you don't vacuum up water or something terrible like that, it'll be the last vacuum you ever buy.... And it comes with the hose deal and attachments as well as a light carpet shampooer...

If you want new, you've gotta go through one of those door to door folk... They'll want $2k but their cost is about $900 so you can usually get it for that...
Sunoverbeach Offline
#6 Posted:
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Only issue with Kirby is you've got to get up on your power lifting to haul that beast up and down the stairs
opelmanta1900 Offline
#7 Posted:
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Ah, yes, stairs... I'm from California... We still have room enough to build out instead of up...
Gene363 Offline
#8 Posted:
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jespear wrote:
Go for a SHARK, Moonie.
Half the price of a Dyson and works great.
Most popular vacuum among our Norwegian Elkhound Club (very hairy dogs that shed LOTS).


Another vote for the Shark, very light weight and works very well.
RMAN4443 Offline
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Kirby for the win... Nothing like it on the market... You can buy a refurbished one for less than $400 on eBay and as long as you don't vacuum up water or something terrible like that, it'll be the last vacuum you ever buy.... And it comes with the hose deal and attachments as well as a light carpet shampooer...

If you want new, you've gotta go through one of those door to door folk... They'll want $2k but their cost is about $900 so you can usually get it for that...

I used to work for a machine shop in Canton,Mass back in the early '80s that made many of the parts for Kirby vacuums...back when things were made from metal and built to last...fog
moonman Offline
#10 Posted:
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Thank You for your input everyone. We bought a Kenmore pet friendly bagged canister vacuum model #81614. Consumer Reports Best Buy priced at $300. We paid $272 with tax at Sears thanks to my comedian friend. Time to go Suck up some stuff!
bs_kwaj Offline
#11 Posted:
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Kirby?

https://tinyurl.com/kirby-hill

Beer


Actually, that's the vac we had when I was a kid! And it did suck... just fine. BigGrin

tonygraz Offline
#12 Posted:
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Kirby for the win... Nothing like it on the market... You can buy a refurbished one for less than $400 on eBay and as long as you don't vacuum up water or something terrible like that, it'll be the last vacuum you ever buy.... And it comes with the hose deal and attachments as well as a light carpet shampooer...

If you want new, you've gotta go through one of those door to door folk... They'll want $2k but their cost is about $900 so you can usually get it for that...


Most people don't like their kirby and I don't know if anyone ever shined their shoes with one. My stepson said it was the dumbest puchase he ever made. There's a good reason that they sell refurbished ones.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#13 Posted:
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Been using mine 6+ years without issue... Love it.. Use it on the car, the mattresses, used it to suck up some spidermites from a house plant yesterday.. It's versatile and built to last... But it is a monster to drag around... If I had stairs I wouldn't have one...
frankj1 Offline
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RMAN4443 wrote:
I used to work for a machine shop in Canton,Mass back in the early '80s that made many of the parts for Kirby vacuums...back when things were made from metal and built to last...fog

the little brick building next to the viaduct?
Kessler?
moonman Offline
#15 Posted:
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Been using mine 6+ years without issue... Love it.. Use it on the car, the mattresses, used it to suck up some spidermites from a house plant yesterday.. It's versatile and built to last... But it is a monster to drag around... If I had stairs I wouldn't have one...



Kill them spider mites! They can devastate an entire crop of house plants.


Oh Yeah, eeeeeeeeeeeeew! What were you sucking off the mattress!d'oh!
RMAN4443 Offline
#16 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the little brick building next to the viaduct?
Kessler?

to be honest, I don't remember the name of the place, other than it started with a K....I remember it was in a small industrial park near Cobb Corner Mall(maybe plaza)...there was a viaduct or arch type bridge that you had to drive under nearby....it was a long time ago, before my son was born...back in my drinking daysBeer
tailgater Offline
#17 Posted:
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Pardon me.

I thought I was on the cigarbid forum.
Not the tampax shopping network sponsored by summers eve.

Ewok126 Offline
#18 Posted:
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^^^^

LOL LOL LOLBeer
frankj1 Offline
#19 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
to be honest, I don't remember the name of the place, other than it started with a K....I remember it was in a small industrial park near Cobb Corner Mall(maybe plaza)...there was a viaduct or arch type bridge that you had to drive under nearby....it was a long time ago, before my son was born...back in my drinking daysBeer

If not that same building, sounds like a short walk from it.
I've brought metal framed bar stools there to be welded, Kessler is virtually next to that big arched bridge. About a mile or so from Cobb Corner.
tonygraz Offline
#20 Posted:
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Tailgator watches the tampax shopping network sponsored by summers eve ?
Mr. Jones Offline
#21 Posted:
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Jspear and Gene are CORRECT!!!

BUY A SHARK AT B.J.'s Club ( on sale) or from. BED BATH AND BEYOND ( WITH A 20% OFF COUPON)

THE BEST MODEL IS the SHARK ROCKET ULTRALIGHT...
$149 AT TARGET or $160 @ B.B.& BEYOND(20% COUPON
=$32.00 OFF which is $128 ,a great price) or B.J.'S CLUB ON SALE $129-139 SEVERAL times a year...


It has a WASHABLE HEPA FILTER, A CANNISTER / NO BAGS, REALLY long cord, picks up pet hair better than Dyson , very manueverable and LIGHT AS HELL!!...only detraction is the canister fills up very quickly and has to be emptied about 3-4 times on one house floor full of vacuuming ( small price to pay for a great product).
dstieger Offline
#22 Posted:
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tailgater wrote:
Pardon me.

I thought I was on the cigarbid forum.
Not the tampax shopping network sponsored by summers eve.


Well....the title is "They all suck"....botl's doing some housework might be part of the reason that continues

I thought it was going to be a list of everyone that might be on a presidential ballot....again
thurson Offline
#23 Posted:
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bs_kwaj wrote:
Kirby?

https://tinyurl.com/kirby-hill

Beer



The Kirby wears it better.
victor809 Offline
#24 Posted:
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So... This thread made me depressed.

I'm actually going to have to get a real vacuum cleaner.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#25 Posted:
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Get a maid... Probably dirt cheap out there...
victor809 Offline
#26 Posted:
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Do maids bring their own vacuum? I thought they used the one in the house.
victor809 Offline
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The woman used to have a maid when she lived in her place in VA. I made her stop when we moved to SF, for 2 reasons....1- if you need a maid to help keep 450sqft clean you probably are disabled. And 2- it drove me nuts that she would clean the night before her maid came.
opelmanta1900 Offline
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That's a good question... Probably don't want one bringing their own, bringing other people's dirt into your house...
tailgater Offline
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tonygraz wrote:
Tailgator watches the tampax shopping network sponsored by summers eve ?


Who doesn't?
tailgater Offline
#30 Posted:
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victor809 wrote:
The woman used to have a maid when she lived in her place in VA. I made her stop when we moved to SF, for 2 reasons....1- if you need a maid to help keep 450sqft clean you probably are disabled. And 2- it drove me nuts that she would clean the night before her maid came.


Huh.
I would clean right after the maid came.







btw, the "450 sq ft disabled" line made me laugh more than it should have.
delta1 Offline
#31 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
Tailgator watches the tampax shopping network sponsored by summers eve ?


well, didn't he say he doesn't watch mainstream media?

now we have some idea about his POVs...


edit: my sister also cleans up before the maid comes...that sounds backwards to me...so tail and I DO have something in common...
victor809 Offline
#32 Posted:
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To be honest, I have my doubts that you or tail could make the maid come....


:)
delta1 Offline
#33 Posted:
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well.... I don't have a maid, so that theory will never be tested...unless tail has one, but I'd have to see tail's maid first...
tailgater Offline
#34 Posted:
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Remember Alice from the Brady Bunch?

Like her.
But not as hot.


RMAN4443 Offline
#35 Posted:
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Like Hazel???Drool
Numismaniac Offline
#36 Posted:
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BWAHAHAHAHAHA!


Tailgater for the win, LMAO!!!



I wasn't even gonna look in here, but about the time I was going to add a comment about getting a wife, LOL, I read tailgater's first response!!!!! Well said, SIR!
delta1 Offline
#37 Posted:
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tailgater wrote:
Remember Alice from the Brady Bunch?

Like her.
But not as hot.





hmmmmm...............doubt even a vacuum bag would help...

guess victor's right...I can't make the maid come...
victor809 Offline
#38 Posted:
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.... But not for lack of trying! :)

Just kidding delta... We know you only have eyes for drafter.
tailgater Offline
#39 Posted:
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That wasn't his eye.
tailgater Offline
#40 Posted:
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That wasn't his eye.
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Kirby for the win... Nothing like it on the market... You can buy a refurbished one for less than $400 on eBay and as long as you don't vacuum up water or something terrible like that, it'll be the last vacuum you ever buy.... And it comes with the hose deal and attachments as well as a light carpet shampooer...

If you want new, you've gotta go through one of those door to door folk... They'll want $2k but their cost is about $900 so you can usually get it for that...


Back in the late '70's (right out of HS), I actually tried my hand at selling Kirby's door to door. IIRC those things sold for like $900 in the 70s. $2k today, eh? I will admit that they where one heck of a vaccum cleaner, though my current Sharks would give them a run for their money.

David
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