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Why do Dyson hoovers cost so much?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newfireplace, 19 Jun 2012.

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    I have a Tesco "Hoover" and its the best. Works on my small bit of carpet, the wooden floors and on jobs. Now 7 years old and never missed a beat. Fair enough you need to empty the bag, so what.
     
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    It was a replacement for a Henry.

    I always used a Henry at work and thought they were great so bought one for home and told the missus how good it was.

    I was wrong.

    Honestly, if you are using a Henry to vac your carpets you are walking on a carpet of dirt.

    Have you tried a Dyson Animal?
     
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    I have to admit there are an awful lot of good reviews on Dysons both on amazon and other sites. And most of these reviews seem very impartial. I can't imagine Dyson creating fake accounts on amazon to post positive reviews, especially given most amazon reviews are based on purchases.

    Anyway, like you say, lot of reviews mention the amount of dirt the Dysons pickup and seem to give the carpets a real working over and pick up a lot of dirt, even the stuff resting inside the carpet someway below the surface.
     
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    Surely that should read 'Dualit'...?
     
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    :rolleyes: probably....

    jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezus....have you seen the price of a miele coffee maker??.......over 2k, for that price id want a naked barista serving it to me on a silver tray.!!!

    2000 pounds to make your own brew.......???...its an outrage!!!
     
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    I can never understand what makes normally rational people pay 300 notes for a fookin vacuum cleaner.

    We have never owned a Dyson, but on the rare occasion that I have used one, two things occurred to me;

    Firstly, they're so user-unfriendly. I couldn't see a switch on it to turn on, couldn't figure out how to make the handle/body unlatch so that it pivoted with the base for hoovering, etc, etc, etc. Everything was an overcomplicated balls-ache. Had to ask the owner how to use it.

    Secondly, the thing weighed a ton. OK for me, but as it's 'er indoors' domain, not so great for going up stairs. What do divvy Dyson buyers with too much money do about this? Have one for upstairs, one for downstairs? :rolleyes:

    We've got an Electrolux upright with a cyclonic thingamyjig that cost £60 from Makro 12 years ago. Still sucks like a good 'un. Don't think our carpets would be 6 times cleaner if we lashed out on a Dyson.
     
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    Was that your philosophy when you met your missus?! :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    £369.00 YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH
     
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    :rolleyes: how come these folks have such dirty carpets?.... take your shoes off at the door.......................simple!
     
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    no need to take my boots of my henry will suck up anything cow muck the odd mouse the ferrets have killed
     
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    The one I am looking at is £200 new but is £160 from amazon warehouse http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dyson-Floor...IU7Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340139111&sr=8-1 (its probably a return or unwanted gift so they are usually good as new). After I've received it, and if I feel its not worth £160, I am going to return it it and get this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electrolux-...NO/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1340139336&sr=8-45 or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vax-C89-P6N...10/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1340139480&sr=8-22

    But I am not willing to spend any more than £150-£160 so I won't be buying the Dyson's Animal brand which are more powerful and extremely light (under 5KG).
     
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    If you read the "Which" reports, you will find the Miele vacs wipe the floor with the other makes.
     
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    I did. Kev has one. It looked like a wet/dry vac I used to have...except this one had a "face" on it...little perky smiling face :)
    He said he'd had it for more than 15 years. It sucked up better than the one I have here (hoover) that's about 2 years old.
     
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    Its not a question of getting it x times cleaner, but what's important is that you should feel you have done a 'thorough' job at cleaning the carpets and upholstry.
     
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    after reading newfireplace other posts i think the Dyson is for him if he fits a magnet to the hose it will work even better
     
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