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Old 02-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Walmart is the only store around. With that in mind does anyone have any suggestions for a reasonable vacuum.

Visiting one of my kids and their vacuum doesn't work. (Explains the dusty floors)

Bare floors, wood and vinyl except for one room with low nap.

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Old 02-10-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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A stick vac, or the equivalent, would be great for bare floors and low nap.

I use a 40+ year old Electrikbroom.

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Bissell makes a pretty good vacumm for hardwood, vinyl, and low nap floors. I believe they are available at Walmart. Pretty reasonable price wise. In between cleanings we also like using a swiffer.

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get one that you can turn the brush off. they work better on hard floors.
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Thanks for helpful responses.

I also wonder about bagless. Would dust fly all over when you empty them. She's an Ultra marathoner so no time for trivial things like buying bags. 🏃 lol
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I have had both and like one with a bag better. Dumping the bagless ones was messy and I don't need to replace the bag that much.
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the bagless can be messy. i dump mine outside, in the garbage can of course.
and they do need to be cleaned or they plug up.
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I bought the Eureka that Walmart sells for around 120 that claims to be better than a Dyson. It has clog proof technology similar to the Dyson and is pretty good for the money. I don't know if it is actually better than a Dyson as they claim but it doesn't cost 400-500 dollars either.
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I have a Dyson. It's a very good vacuum with massive suction but it is expensive. I probably wouldn't spend that much again. It's bagless of course but not messy. You push a trigger and the door drops down releasing the contents. I suppose if you shook it violently you'd have problems but I like getting away from buying bags.
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i bought that cordless hoover and it seems fine
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We used to buy all our vacuums at Walmart or somewhere similar. After trying (and buying) a "real" vacuum (a Miele), it's clear that all the others we owned were junk.
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Our Kenmore vacuum was on the fritz after over 15 years of use. My sister brought her Shark bagless over for us to try out. We thought it was a great machine, and bought one. The best deal I found was on QVC, I linked the Shark we got for you if you'd like to check it out. There was a good deal on Shark's web site as well, but it came with the floor mop/steamer, which we already have. Our home is 100% tile, wood or concrete, and the Shark does the job.
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Shark Rotator is pretty good. Kind of like a Dyson, but under $200.
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I have a Dyson and while it is a good vacuum, there are other models using the same technology and perform just as well but cost half of what a typical Dyson costs. My gf bought a Shark last year and she really likes it.
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check out vacuums at amazon.com. they have many types you can choose complete with reviews from buyers


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