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(The Drum)   Dyson vaccuum ad banned from TV after company caught lying about how much its machines suck   ( divider line
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2100 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Feb 2014 at 9:38 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-02-19 09:50:14 AM  
I'll stick with my '80s era Kirby. Big? check. Heavy? check. Indestructible with the suction of a neutron star? check.
2014-02-19 09:50:41 AM  
I never heard the end of it at home about how awful our vacuum is, and how we should have bought a Dyson.

Fark Dyson.
2014-02-19 10:04:08 AM  
My 6 year-old $80 Eureka still works awesome. If you pay $300-$500 for a vacuum cleaner, you're an idiot.
2014-02-19 10:07:44 AM  
At home I got suckered into a Dyson, luckily I bought a refurb and avoided the worst of the price raping. Still a crap machine however. At work I buy alot of cheap vacuums and this is what I've learned: All new vacuums work better than your 10 year old POS. All new vacuums (except Kirby and some Euro brands that cost more than my car) within a pretty broad price range all work equally well. Some have better tools than others, but overall, most attachments are crap. Multi filter machines are a pain in the ass and only work correctly with new filters and only for a few uses. Self propelled machines absolutely eat belts and brushes. Bagless generally don't work as well, but it's totally worth it not to have to buy bags. Light and medium duty commercial machines are an enormous ripoff.
2014-02-19 10:16:58 AM  
I bought a factory reconditioned Dyson from Amazon and love it. I was going through a $100 vacuum per year before the Dyson. Going on 4 years now and its still sucking like a tramp.
2014-02-19 10:23:08 AM  
I was going through a $100 vacuum per year before the Dyson.

Even the $100 vacs last pretty well as long as you do the maintenance. As long as the motor runs, a new belt and brush and a good clean will bring most of them back to life.
2014-02-19 10:23:17 AM  
As long as she doesn't go from suck to blow.  You'll be just fine.
2014-02-19 10:23:35 AM  

TimeCubeFan: I'll stick with my '80s era Kirby. Big? check. Heavy? check. Indestructible with the suction of a neutron star? check.

I've got a Miele canister vac with a 3 stage turbine. The freaking thing will suck the paint off the walls if you're not careful. (the power setting is adjustable) Whisper quiet, HEPA clean output, tools store on board. It is a fine machine (and priced accordingly)

I also have an OLD Kirby we use in the finished basement. The thing is a TANK but it sure picks up dirt.
2014-02-19 10:26:05 AM  

abhorrent1: My 6 year-old $80 Eureka still works awesome. If you pay $300-$500 for a vacuum cleaner, you're an idiot.

I've had Eureka vacuums and several over $400.

You are mistaken. The differences are huge.
2014-02-19 10:29:30 AM  
Who in the US would have the balls to ban an ad because it was false...oh it's the UK. Carry on.
2014-02-19 10:47:18 AM  
In the vast majority of cases, the amount and volume of effort its manufacturer is willing to expend convincing you of a product's quality is inversely related to the product's actual quality.
2014-02-19 11:11:11 AM  
I have a ten year old Dyson that still works perfectly.

it's a tank that has given me zero problems. I don't regret buying it at all.

I'd have to say that the Dyson and my Tivo are the gadgets I paid a good bit for up front that after a decade of use have proven to be worth every penny.
2014-02-19 11:18:22 AM  
But why does Julian Assange appear in all of their commercials?
2014-02-19 01:28:28 PM  
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Does it have the proper amount of suction?
2014-02-19 05:11:24 PM  
just like subby's mom
2014-02-19 05:47:31 PM  
Suction does not mean anything in terms of vaccum cleaners. Air flow is what picks up's such a misleading bit of information that vaccum cleaner companies have put on us. The last thing you want is suction..think about it, does a suction cup pick up anything?

Now think about this...Your vaccum is a straight air flow device. The air comes in through the hose, passes through a bag of dirt, over the motor, and then out the exhaust. As that bag of dirt fills up, the AIR FLOW has a harder time making its way through the bag of dirt giving it a reduced flow of air, making it farking impossible to pick up a thread on the top of your carpet. But if you attach it to your hand, the suction will remain a constant.

Vaccum cleaners are the worst designed machines in the history of cleaning products.
2014-02-19 09:11:04 PM  
Because people don't need a vacuum cleaner with parts that move as fast as a formula one car's engine.

/$100 Hoover.
/My last $100 Hoover lasted for 18 years.
2014-02-20 05:45:17 AM  
I have some older family members that have a Dyson..That thing is AMAZING..They have had it for a few years and have had no problems..
2014-02-20 08:17:44 AM  
I have an old Filter Queen that my parents bought for thier restaurant in the 1980s.  That thing can still pick up a bowling ball and I don't do any maintanence on it beyond emptying the bag.
2014-02-20 10:20:49 AM  
I got a Dyson for free because my sister-in-law had somehow convinced her father to buy her a brand new Dyson because this one "wasn't working properly".

Basically, one of the plastic pipes from the bottom had fallen off and she had lost it.  £4 piece of plastic and I have a perfectly working Dyson.

/now if only my Missus would learn that "full to the farking brim" is not the time to empty the damn thing
2014-02-20 02:27:37 PM  
We get a new vacuum every year it seems. I've bought super cheap ones, and the recommended HD ones from the vacuum store. They all break. Now, we just get a $50 one on sale. Dyson may be the bomb, but I'll never be willing to risk that much on an industry that doesn't seem to make quality.
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