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I have major Dyson lust. I want one sooo bad. I hate my current vaccum. We've had it for over 10 yrs and I hate that it kinda gets stuck going over the hadwoven rugs (that are kidna uneven) and that it's SO LOUD! I babysit a girl and 2x/week we go to her house and babysit her there and I end up vaccuming up messes and I love their Dyson! It's so much quieter than mine and goes over easily over the handwoven rug that my friend has just like mine.<br><br>
DH's family always gives us $ for Christmas and he said that we can use that money toward a Dyson. But I'm wondering if we'd be overspending if there is something that is as quiet as a Dyson but cheaper. Anybody know?
 

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Maybe there are vacuums out there that are as awesome as a Dyson that cost less, but I wasn't able to find one. Not that I tried that hard... we went through two other brands of vacuums before buying a Dyson (pink, nonetheless. They donated $80 of the sale to Susan G Komen)<br><br>
We've had our Dyson for about four years now and it's still going strong with no issues. I'd say it's a worthwhile investment if you can swing the up front cost with the $ you'll get from DH's family. Maybe you can find one on sale over the holidays? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I remember seeing a vacuum that had a quiet setting. Of course I don't remember the brand, but I am sure Google could help you out.<br><br>
Happy vacuum hunting!
 

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I think there are some awesome high-end vac out there (Miele comes to mind) but I do love my Dyson. And I am not sure how pricey Miele, etc. are.<br><br>
We got the basic model that was 400$ regular price, but it was either on sale around xmas, or we used a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond.<br><br>
The reason I was willing to spend that much on a vac. was 2 things. #1. My roommate had one, adn we lost a part, and we just called them up and they sent us a enw one in the mail for free. So I felt like there was good service to back up the pirce (of coruse this was when they had just come out so as they have grown things may have changed!).<br><br>
#2. We bought a ~100$ Hoover fake-Dyson initially and it was awful. Rather than roll the dice on another 100$ vac, I wanted to just spend the money and get a good one, and hopefully not have to replace it for a long long time.
 

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Miele range from 400 to 800 I think (my mum has one). I have Dyson lust also... I'm just waiting for the day our Hoover dies so I have an excuse to get a Dyson.
 

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We recently got a refurb Dyson from overstock.com for (I think) under $300. It does a much better job than our 10 year old vac, which is now for cat litter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I am very happy about having gone the refurb route instead of full price.
 

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We have two Dysons.<br><br>
We purchased the first way back when they first came out and it is still going strong. I took the leap after we ran through two cheapy uprights in two years.<br><br>
I just got a Dyson Ball for our cottage and so far, I am as pleased with it as Dyson #1.
 

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I love my Dyson. I bought a floor model from Best Buy for $140 off the regular price. It even came with the 5 year warranty.
 

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My DH and I both have Dyson lust. We have just never wanted to spend so much $$ up front but it sounds like it would be well worth it. We have a Kirby that my mom gave us. It is really good for being 30 years old. (it has been refurbished a few times) But I didn't realize you could get a refurb dyson on overstock.com so I think we may have to check that out... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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From the research I've done, I decided against a Dyson. They are expensive disposable vacuums. The average life-span is somewhere around 4-5 years, and if you're paying $400-500 for it, that's $100/year.<br><br>
We got a Riccar instead (it was between a Riccar and a Miele). It was more expensive, yes. But it also has a life expectancy of closer to 20 years, and it is completely repairable (i.e. if a piece breaks that piece can be replaced locally, rather than having to replace an entire section or send it in for repair).
 

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I had a garage sale specifically to raise funds to buy a Dyson. I bought it from Walmart when they had a gift card promotion going. It was around $300 and I got a $65 GC. Target often times runs gift card promotions for it too.<br><br>
I absolutely love it. I use it almost every day. We only have carpet in the bedrooms, stairs and living room, and an area rug in the toyroom/computer room. I hate sweeping so I use the Dyson to clean up the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room floors. You can turn off the beater brush, or use the handtool to get into corners.<br><br>
It works great and I can't live without it. I can't have crumbs on my floor so I love it. Mine is only a couple years old though, so I don't know how long it will last.
 

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From the research I've done, I decided against a Dyson. They are expensive disposable vacuums. The average life-span is somewhere around 4-5 years, and if you're paying $400-500 for it, that's $100/year.<br>
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We have had ours for 4 years now (got it as a xmas present for ourselves 4 years ago, LOL). So far it is going strong- I hope the 4-5 eyar thing is wrong!<br><br>
OTOH, maybe if it still works that just means I should be vacc'ing more!
 

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I have two Dysons, and wish I had spent more for a Miele. I've had one for less than a year and its suction is already diminishing.
 

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I got rid of my Miele when we got a Dyson. I hated the Miele. It didn't work that well, and the model we had was very poorly designed for using attachments.<br><br>
We love our Dyson. I will caution you that it's not exactly quiet, though! It's quite loud (louder than the Miele that we had), but it does a better job. We've had ours for about 7 or 8 years now, and it's still going strong.
 
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