Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Please plead my case!

So our vacuum died last week. It was a Hoover Windtunnel (our second in 2 years!) I went to Costco looking for a new one and saw the Dyson DC14 Animal. I've wanted a Dyson for a long time but couldn't make Jake see we needed it because we already had a working vacuum. Now that we don't, I feel it's time to plead my case. They are $399.99 at Costco, steep for a vacuum, but to me it would be so worth it. It comes with a 5-year warranty, which in itself is awesome. My grandma went with me to Costco today to look at vacuums and told me they just bought a Dyson and I should borrow it to see how I like it. I just spent TWO HOURS vacuuming our entire house, stairs included. It was AWESOME. I have never seen so much dirt, hair, dog hair, and who knows what else come out of our floor at one time. I filled two grocery bags of that nasty stuff (I promise you we are not dirty people, our other vacuum was just crap!) So, help me plead my case. Jake does not want to spend $400 on a vacuum but I tell him in the end it will be worth it, and we will have a cleaner house. He thinks we can find one for half the price that will do just as well. Is he right? If any of you have awesome vacuums for less than $200, let me hear it. We need to figure this out soon because I can't go much longer without one. So, recommendations anyone? Or should I just convince Jake we really NEED the Dyson? ;)

11 comments:

The Thornocks said...

When our vacuum broke we bought our dyson and let me tell you, I have not been disappointed! It's amazing! We aren't dirty people either, but the dyson picked up SO much crap, it was awesome. I actually like to vacuum. I understand how Jake feels about spending so much on a vacuum, but it never loses suction (or so it says) and with the 5 year warranty, you won't have to worry about it breaking down anytime soon. We got ours off of Craigslist out there, remember? We got it for like $300 brand new. Still spendy, but worth every penny.

Elle H-T said...

Don't do it! A friend was going to costco to do the same thing as she was walking in she noticed a lady bringing back 2 Dysons. She asked why she as returning 2 vacuums. She said she bought the second one since the 1st was always in for repairs, so she could have one while the was in for repairs. She finally decided while the were great when they worked it wasn't worth her time getting them fixed. Go to the cute little vac shop on 2nd west and 3rd north in Btfl and get a commerical vac! You'll love it! Call me if you want.

Brian said...

My mom has had a Dyson forever. Never had a single problem with it.

Ryan & Brooke said...

We have a dyson ball and I love it. I was worried about spending so much on it but it has been worth every penny so far. To show Ryan how good the new vacuum was, I used our old one and vacuumed our bedroom and then used our Dyson so he could see the difference. He has not said anything since about our spendy vacuum.

Zach 'n' Jack said...

my parents have the dyson animal vac, because they live on a farm and have a dog who is constantly in the house. It is amazing! Every time we visit I volunteer to vacuum, because I just love to see how much it gets up. I am waiting for the day my vacuum dies (I hate our vacuum, always have) and I find $400 bucks sitting around to get one! Now, if only I could find that $400 bucks.....

Heidi said...

I have a cheap, non-Dyson, vac from Costco. It sucks. I hate vacuuming. If we had money I'd buy a Dyson.

Woodruff Family said...

If money were no object, I personally would by a Kirby! I don't know anything about Dyson except they have been around for a million years and that must count for something, and a five year warranty sound good.

Chelsea said...

After reading that, I'm thinking that I need a Dyson too!! I spent more than 400. last year buying over 4 different crappy vaccums from Wal-Mart that burnt up or, didn't work hardly at all. I think that it is worth it. The 5-year warranty is definately a good deal. If the crappy vaccum I have now burns up, I'm going with a Dyson.
Tell Jake that he'll forget about the money when your carpet is that clean and you can fore-go the carpet cleaners a time or two!

MAYFAMILY said...

I'd definitely check out Consumer Reports before you commit to that kind of money. We were in the vacuum market last year and as I recall the Dyson got very poor marks from CR. Check it out. That way you can get some objective info -- something we've found really helpful on several occasions.

Loree said...

ok I think it is worth every penny to buy a nice vacuum! I almost got a Dyson cuz of all the good reviews, but decided to go with The Oreck XL! oh my heavens, I believe it beats the pants off Dyson. The Dyson is a very heavy vaccum. The Oreck islight weight, powerful and great for going up and down stairs if you have it. It is expensive though. I have a 21 year warranty. I turn it in for 1 day every april and they tune it for free, new belts and jazz. They do whatever they do to keep it spanking brand new! I love it and think it is the BEST VACUUM ever! I saved money for a while to buy one!!! Check out the Oreck! I love to vacuum and give the house a clean sweep daily! Trust me it is SWEET!

Jacob said...

I think you could get a vacuum for much less than $400 that would serve your purposes quite well until you are at a point that spending $400 on a vacuum does not make your husband want to vomit. As I recall, there were some very servicable vacuums on CR that cost even under $200 that you were initially interested in. Then, when things even out and Christmas is over, and bonuses and tax returns flood in, and debts are paid down, and the house is still 90% as clean as you would ideally like it, you can maybe convince your husband. These are just completely objective thoughts from an objective observer.