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Old 01-19-2013, 11:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've had a Rainbow for about 17 years now. I was wigged out when I had 3 cats, and was worried about hair. Then we added our GSD's and fosters . . . cats were nothing. But, the investment was a good one -- we have had no issues and it really is a great vaccum. The only draw back is the tank -- to fill, dump, etc. It is great for your weekly vaccuming but I need something easier for daily. I'm going for the DYson DC-41 as soon as I get my next Kohl's 30% off coupon. Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Watch woot.com too. My Dyson (DC14) was half off back when I got it during a woot-off (so it was $250 instead of $550). That was almost six years ago and it's still going strong. In fact I will be devastated when it dies, all of the newer Dyson models have less suction, smaller canisters, shorter cords, etc.
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Not sure if I could ever go to a filter machine again. Water just made sense, though it is convenient to have something for the quick pick-up.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We've had Hoovers and a Dirt Devil,but I tink it's time for us to invest in a more quality vacum. I buy a lot of stuff off of Amazon and think that would be a good place to get one.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That's so funny! I just bought a Dyson DC39 (the canister rolling around version of the one you've gotten), just this week!

And I LOVE it! It's been so great, especially with Juno's shedding.

I had a Dyson DC06 before that, and I'd worn it right into the ground. So this is like a serious improvement. The first time I used it, I was kinda embarrassed at how much it actually picked up. Even though I'd just hoovered the house the day before I got the new one, the canister had to be emptied twice and was so fully of rubbish. lol

LOL I use "hoovering" too because my best friends are from Scotland. In fact, we have a very funny hoovering story, but it's probably not appropriate for this forum.

So which Dyson is best if you have mostly hardwood with just a little carpet upstairs? I have a Kirby right now and it works awesome but it's sooooooooo heavy and I hate dragging it around.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new sweeper! I bought a Shark about three years ago and it was the best investment I ever made. It was scary to see what the sweeper picked up!
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! I am pretty excited about it. My last vacuum was about to explode.... I was happy to be able to retire it!

After reading a lot of reviews, I felt this was the best way to go. I also got it at a low price because of my work discount, and some other credits we had with the store. Hopefully, it lasts for a long time.

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That's so funny! I just bought a Dyson DC39 (the canister rolling around version of the one you've gotten), just this week!

And I LOVE it! It's been so great, especially with Juno's shedding.

I had a Dyson DC06 before that, and I'd worn it right into the ground. So this is like a serious improvement. The first time I used it, I was kinda embarrassed at how much it actually picked up. Even though I'd just hoovered the house the day before I got the new one, the canister had to be emptied twice and was so fully of rubbish. lol
lol I had the same thing happen last night when I used it..... so gross. It was a bit embarrassing for me too! I am OCD on keeping my house clean... but, UGH! Gross. The last vacuum definitely did NOT do a good job.

Glad it will be better now. I went crazy on cleaning the floors and furniture last night. haha.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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LOL I use "hoovering" too because my best friends are from Scotland. In fact, we have a very funny hoovering story, but it's probably not appropriate for this forum.

So which Dyson is best if you have mostly hardwood with just a little carpet upstairs? I have a Kirby right now and it works awesome but it's sooooooooo heavy and I hate dragging it around.

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Haha! I'd like to hear hoovering your story!

Gotta say, I'm delighted with our DC39 Animal. I very very nearly got the DC41 Animal (like what TrickyShepherd got), but I've got mostly hardwood floors with just a bit of carpet on the stairs and landing and a few rugs. So I figured the 39 would be better for our house. Plus I got it for a steal because it was on offer. (Normally it's €450, but I got it for €230. Epic Win!)

The DC39 has got a "triggerhead" with a beater brush that adjusts up or down depending on what you are hoovering over, so it's ideal for either wood/tile floors or carpet without having to switch out the head.
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congrats; i just got a dyson 2 weeks ago!!!!!!! love it cant believe how much dirt it sucks up, and i never have to bend down to do anything, my back thanks me everytime i vacuum.
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congrats; i just got a dyson 2 weeks ago!!!!!!! love it cant believe how much dirt it sucks up, and i never have to bend down to do anything, my back thanks me everytime i vacuum.
Exactly! It's so much easier for me. I did all the floors today, and cleaned the dogs room.... I didn't even break a sweat and my back is fine.

I'm very happy with it so far.
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