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Tell me which one I want to replace my old Wind Tunnel with and why<br>
Convince me that more than a house payment from days of yore is worth the price on a dyson<br><br><br>
I have<br><br>
Old carpet that needs replacing after the bathroom is paid off<br>
Dogs<br>
Three asthmatics<br>
Live in the country with the dust etc that entails<br>
Autoimmune disorders that limit to how much I can do around to clean my house on any given day<br>
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<a href="http://www.bargains101.com/appliances/3573.html" target="_blank">http://www.bargains101.com/appliances/3573.html</a><br><br>
I bought mine (Dyson Animal) here, they have the best price and free shipping in the continental U.S.<br><br>
I have had it a month, it is amazing.<br><br>
I was considering getting a central vac system, as our new house was set up for it. But I talked to a friend (an MDC mama friend IRL) and she told me I would hate the central vac, but to get a dyson, another friend got one and loved it.<br><br>
So I did. It makes me want to clean everything! :LOL<br><br>
I am always looking for places to use it.<br><br>
We have a dog and a cat. The cat is a long-haired white angora. The Dyson Animal really gets the hair. I use the special attachments.<br><br>
Did I convince ya?<br><br>
I have never had a vacuum that worked this well, ever...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Oh, P.S. do you want to come try it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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you want the dyson animal.<br><br>
my mom used hers on the living room rug right after she vac'd it with the wind tunnel .. and you wouldnt BELIEVE the dog hair that came up! (she has border collies and a shepherd) - and my stepbrother and nephew have had half as many asthma and allergy problems since she started using it.
 

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I couldn't afford the dyson and actually tried both the self-propelled windtunnel and the regular. Couldn't tell a difference between those. It did a great job! I'm sure the dyson is great and if you have the money I'd go that route, but if you don't the windtunnel does an awesome job...I have four cats and a dog.
 

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You could always read reviews on Amazon.com - it's what I do, lol! Anyway, people I know who have the Hoover are not happy with it and end up replacing it. My mom has the Dyson Animal and is in love - she really should be paid royalties by the company, she does so much word-of-mouth advertising for them, lol!
 

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I never liked vacuuming until I got my Dyson. It's incredible how much dirt/dander/hair it pulls up. And, it's so easy to use.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sure the dyson is great and if you have the money I'd go that route, but if you don't the windtunnel does an awesome job...I have four cats and a dog.</div>
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I agree. I love my wind tunnel canister and find it cleans really well. I got it from allergybegone.com as they had the cheapest prices I found and no shipping, no tax. They have the dyson animal for $549 and the wind tunner canister for 199.90. I figure for that much savings, I will give it a shot and if and when we need another vacuum in the future, maybe we will have more money for a better one.<br><br>
Oh, and we have one dog, two cats, and three allergy suffers and live in a forest with constant pollen.
 

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As I said, I bought mine here. They have the lowest prices on NEW Dysons. (you can get refurbished ones at Amazon for around $300, someone was telling me.)<br><br><b>$445.00 and that includes the shipping.</b><br><br>
I was looking at paying $1200 for a central vac. I have had several makes of vacuums, none lasted very long. The Dyson has a 2 year warranty. It is an AMAZING vacuum. No comparison.<br><br>
I hate housework, but I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> using this vacuum.
 

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I also check out epinions a lot<br>
and I have found MDC home cleaning ops to be fantastic as well<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Thanks for reminding me to go look again ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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pardon the semi-hijack, but I'm in the market for a new vacuum as well.<br><br>
Which do you all recommend if (1) we are replacing most of our carpet with wood floors soon (does the ANIMAL do well on those?) -- only the bedrooms will have carpet, AND (2) no pets (or pet hair), or major allergies to speak of.<br><br>
My husband was just about to buy a $99 Dirt Devil (12 amp, 23 power, I think?) -- but maybe that is not strong enough. Thoughts???
 

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You never know who else a thread might help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">pardon the semi-hijack, but I'm in the market for a new vacuum as well.<br><br>
Which do you all recommend if (1) we are replacing most of our carpet with wood floors soon (does the ANIMAL do well on those?) -- only the bedrooms will have carpet, AND (2) no pets (or pet hair), or major allergies to speak of.<br><br>
My husband was just about to buy a $99 Dirt Devil (12 amp, 23 power, I think?) -- but maybe that is not strong enough. Thoughts???</div>
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I bought a Bissel Clearview vacuum - it was only like $80 and was VERY good. I had a Fantom before that (the old ones, not the new one by Shark that isn't great.) Anyway, I was happy with the Bissel - really good suction, it would suck up my sons tube socks, lol! Also, it was VERY easy to dump the dirt container. A friend of mine got it too and has been very happy with it too and it gets good reviews on Amazon (which is why I ended up getting that one, lol!)
 

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I LOVED LOVED LOVED that vac..<br><br>
it suffered a household accident that could not be repaired <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I LOVED LOVED LOVED that vac..<br><br>
it suffered a household accident that could not be repaired <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"></div>
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Mine too - sadly, it was my fault too. I was pregnant and a hostage to my hormones, lol, and something got stuck in the attachment part (you know, the part that doubled as the handle?) Well, I banged it on the ground to unlodge the object (which worked before), but this time, I was mad about something else and when I banged it, I did it too hard and broke the handle. So I sobbed over it. Ah, pregnancy hormones...dh was so happy when I gave birth :LOL We also lost a remote control - it died a violent death when I threw it at my dresser...see, I was already overdue, unhappy, hormonal, and flipping through channels trying to find something to take my mind off the fact I was hormonal, overdue, had an 8 1/2 lb baby wedged in my hips and I flipped onto "A Baby Story" just as the doctor announced that it was a girl and handed the happy mama the newborn. I threw the remote and burst into tears...yeah, I can see why dh was thrilled when I finally gave birth, lol!<br><br>
And just so you know, no other household electronics or appliances have been murdered since then :LOL
 

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I also have a Bissell Clearview, and I hate it :mad I have used it for a year and it has lost suction and it holds odors. I hope to replace it soon with a Dyson.<br><br>
I too was wondering how well the Dyson works on bare floors?
 

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I have an Animal and our entire house is either tile or brick, no carpet at all. It works great on both, tonight I was sucking up an entire bowl of popcorn that dd spilled on the floor. We bought the Animal in Dec, and have LOVED it, we vacuum everything now. We have 2 dogs and our floor has never felt this clean. DH goes around and vacuums dust out of our mattresses with it, I love it to clean out my car with it, you wouldn't believe the amount of animal crackers that vac can suck up! I told you we clean everything with it. It was the best money we ever spent, I actually like to vacuum now.
 

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I've used the Animal, but own the yellow one. I love it! I think the only difference is the accessories? I absolutely adore my Dyson, I use it everyday for something! The cord and hose are really long, I can do all 22 stairs in my house without having to carry it up with me. I could go on and on, but really, the Dyson is totally worth the money.
 

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Marni, the hoover windtunnel has attachments for hardwood floors and for furniture stairs. We have carpet in only one room, brick in the kitchen and wood elsewhere and it cleans it all. And, under beds, etc.
 

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I am drooling over the Animal. DP and I are asking for one for Christmas from his parents... I really hope we get it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">pardon the semi-hijack, but I'm in the market for a new vacuum as well.<br><br>
Which do you all recommend if (1) we are replacing most of our carpet with wood floors soon (does the ANIMAL do well on those?) -- only the bedrooms will have carpet, AND (2) no pets (or pet hair), or major allergies to speak of.<br><br>
My husband was just about to buy a $99 Dirt Devil (12 amp, 23 power, I think?) -- but maybe that is not strong enough. Thoughts???</div>
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We had a Dirt Devil once... It was the worst vacuum ever. It had poor suction and died completely after a little over a year.<br><br>
I use the Dyson for everything. Wood floors and berber carpet, sofas, dusting everything too, LOL. I don't need to use swiffer-type stuff anymore, it cleans better than swiffers and dust clothes.<br><br>
This is my logic. I have had vacuums we paid $100, $150, $175 and $200. None lasted more than a few years, most lasted a couple years. We have had hoovers, dirt devils, panasonic (that one melted itself, and I was always replacing belts too.), eureka. They all lost suction quickly. I was willing to take the risk on the Dyson. My house has never been so clean. I have a shedding cat and dog, I use it everyday. I used to always have to use the swiffer duster for the hair. I save a lot of time and effort with the Dyson. The warranty is 2 years, so how can I lose, and I believe I will have this Dyson for longer than that. And the long hose and attachments are just incredible.<br><br>
Oh, and if you do not plan to have any pets, just get the basic model, not the Animal, you can save a few bucks.<br><br>
HTH
 
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