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Old 03-01-2014, 08:30 AM   #16
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I also wonder about bagless. Would dust fly all over when you empty them.
It does not on the unit we purchased. The canister lifts off the vacuum, you would hold it in the trash can and release the door that is on the bottom. I suppose if you aren't careful the dust could make a mess, but it hasn't been an issue for us. I wouldn't normally hold the canister so high above the can either, that's just how it turned out for the picture!
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:17 PM   #17
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Everyone will have different opinions. I personally love the Kirby, but it is expensive and timely when you have to change the heads. The vacuum will also depend on the usage. You don't want to buy an expensive one just to have it break down again......
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I have a hoover with automatic cord rewind. Vacuuming is actually fun now because you don't have to worry about the cord
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #19
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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.
I agree. I used to sell and service all makes/models of vacuums. There are only a few brands that aren't complete junk.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:41 PM   #20
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You can also buy one online. I'm sure you've thought of this, but there are a ton of websites that sell them for super cheap.
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It all depends on your budget. Any pets in the home?

I have a Dyson Animal, and we have no carpets in the home. Does a fantastic job... and you can get just about anything delivered, no need to stick to only what WalMart carries.

The Dyson is bagless and is very easy and neat to empty. I used to have a Hoover bagless and it was a HUGE mess to dump out, and the filter used to fall out all the time so you had to put it out before you dumped, or hold it in while dumping. Both options were gross.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #22
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I have the hoover cordless linx (lynx?) for our hardwood floors and it's awesome. Bagless, plenty of power and long lasting. Easy to turn the brush on and off with the power switch on the handle. The wife will take it upstairs and do the carpeting with it too and it does a great job at that, but I also have a newer bagless shark that works good too.
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I've a german-made Sebo X5 upright and while it's pricey it's tough as nails and very, very reliable. They use them in European hotels. 10 years now and it's still working good as new. It'll likely be the last vacuum I ever buy.

Most of the other brands lately seem to be made of a lot of very brittle plastic. While the X5 has it's share of plastic, it's of a much more durable kind. That and it has a metal frame. All while not weighing a ton.
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About the only way to know how good your current vacuum works is to buy a new one. We had a highly rated kenmore upright for about 5 years and thought it was working fine. Then I bought the shark bagless upright, and tested it out by first using the old vacuum, then going over it with the new one, and I was shocked how much dirt the shark picked up that the kenmore left behind. Everyone thinks their vacuum is the best, and does a wonderful job, until you try something else...
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Shark Navigator!
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About the only way to know how good your current vacuum works is to buy a new one. We had a highly rated kenmore upright for about 5 years and thought it was working fine. Then I bought the shark bagless upright, and tested it out by first using the old vacuum, then going over it with the new one, and I was shocked how much dirt the shark picked up that the kenmore left behind. Everyone thinks their vacuum is the best, and does a wonderful job, until you try something else...
This can actually happen if you use the same vac over the same area, just empty it between cleanings to see the new dirt. It's a sales scam that door to door vac salesman use.
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I got a Shark Nav recently and so far it is great. With 18 cats in the house any vacuum we get is not going to be long for this earth. Bissel was the worst. Regina close behind.
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Around 10 years ago I bought a rebuilt Kirby complete set off of ebay for around $500 and had my parents do the same.

We have had zero problems with both machines. Ours are G5s but I think the G6 and newer are essentially the same.

Something like this, you're going to have a hell of a time doing better for the same if not more money. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kirby-Sentri...item58972aa59c

I seem to recall a brand new Kirby going for around $2K last I heard? They are awesome machines and perhaps the best of the best but as others have said, very expensive. When mine needs to be rebuilt I've found many places online that sell parts.
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Kirbys are amazing, as are Rainbow. Serious price tags for new though.
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I've had 0 problems with my Oreck, but they usually cost a bit more.

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