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    • Angry Bear
    • By Angry Bear 22nd Nov 16, 3:52 PM
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    Angry Bear
    Looking for a new vacuum cleaner
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    • 22nd Nov 16, 3:52 PM
    Looking for a new vacuum cleaner 22nd Nov 16 at 3:52 PM
    Hi all,

    I know this might be slightly better on the "Iwant it" board, but I figured some of you here might have an opinion .
    I'm in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, and it's been so long since I last bought one that I don't really know what's good/bad/cheap ...

    I have a combination of hard and carpeted flooring (but I'm happy to stick with brushing and mopping the hard floor).
    I have long hair, but no pets or children - so carpet doesn't get too dirty, but my hair does seem to get everywhere.
    I have stairs to clean so something a bit lighter or more flexible might be worth considering. But I'm also fit and healthy (fingers crossed) so if there are big downsides to the light ones I can cope with something a bit bulkier.

    I sort of fancy the GTech Air Ram, but I think I might just be a victim of flash advertising

    Cheap is obviously good, but my budget isn't very constrained and I would pay a bit more for something good that's likely to last.
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    • manhleo93
    • By manhleo93 8th Sep 17, 4:51 AM
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    manhleo93
    Dyson V8 2017
    like Dyson V8 2017. You can view my detailed review at largereviews.com/best-vacuum-stairs
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 8th Sep 17, 5:37 AM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    You sucker!
    No, go for a Dyson Animal. Current BoPse whips around with one, it is purrfectvif you gave a cat!
    Watching the trail
    of cheap supermarket bags filled with a lfe gone by
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 8th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    You can't beat a Henry for value for money and longevity.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 8th Sep 17, 10:38 AM
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    LameWolf
    I have a lightweight Dys0n Animal - essential as I am a Carer for a dog-sittting company. I also have an £lectrolux handheld.

    I know cordless seem to be all the rage at the moment, but I wouldn't get one.

    I used to have a cordless handheld; but with cordless items, you can only recharge the battery so many times (like your rechargeable AA batteries really) and then it won't hold a charge any more. When this happened, admittedly I'd had the machine several years, I wanted to get a new battery as the machine itself was fine, but was told rather curtly by the company that I'd have to buy a complete new unit, they didn't do batteries for that model any more.

    So I opted for the corded variety after that,

    Just my two-penn'orth.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
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