£20 vacuum cleaners suck

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Cask, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Cask

    Cask Fledgling Freddie

    My £20 vacuum cleaner that I bought from Argos a few months ago sucks, and not in a good way. Not only is (or rather, was) midget sized requiring me to bend my back in a way that just isn't healthy but I managed to snap the tube in half pushing it around just now. Wouldn't have been so bad if it actually had some suction, but I practically had to drop bits of rice into the tube to get it to suck it up.

    Anyone recommend me a good, cheap vacuum cleaner?
  2. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    You get what you pay for.
  3. Lazarus

    Lazarus Part of the furniture

    erm.........arent they meant to?
  4. Jonty

    Jonty Fledgling Freddie

    Hi Cask

    Perhaps this may receive more attention in the general forum? Let me know if you'd like it moved :)

    As for the vac, we've had a Dyson for a longtime but its gradually falling to bits. I think it's very true what Ch3tan says, though, you do get what you pay for. Perhaps return some of your new hardware to pay for a decent vac? ;)

    Kind Regards
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  5. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    It tickled me that you put it in here, even though it's probably the right place :)
    Anyway what's up with you and your spastic back? Crazy guy.
  6. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    rofl :D
  7. Cask

    Cask Fledgling Freddie

    Sup Clown. Midget sized things annoy my back, that's about it really. What are you doing with yourself on these long, lonesome winter evenings these days?
  8. tris-

    tris- Failed Geordie and Parmothief

    get one of those old style rolley thingys, you know what i mean right?
  9. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    My parents have a Kirby. It really sucks hard, cost a fortune though.
  10. .Wilier.

    .Wilier. One of Freddy's beloved

    My mother had a Kirby, looked like something from the 19th century tbh, but sucked like a really sucky thing.

    We have a dyson. Its great (but not cheap)
  11. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I got a VAX cleaner from B&Q, it shampoos carpets as well, £150

    Alternatively, I have an electrolux cleaner that I paid about £60 for, I couldn't get any bags for it easily, so if you're around the Manchester area you can have it tbh.
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  12. Vae

    Vae Resident Freddy

    A carpet sweeper? Or to quote Eddie Izzard - "A Hoh-d-d-d-d" <phonetic>. It whisks the dirt up and then puts it back down on the carpet!
  13. tris-

    tris- Failed Geordie and Parmothief

    yeh, but its put in another place, so the area you moved it from looks good as new.
  14. Gat_Decor

    Gat_Decor Fledgling Freddie


    anyway i have a dyson, pricey yeah shit hot vacuum cleaner though, i also took out 'insurance' for it, not paid for a spare/replacement-part/repair yet \o/
  15. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

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  16. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    kirby do service plans for even their old or second hand systems. An engineer will come and repair it for you. Worth the money for something that costs so much.
  17. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    they do but ours was like breaking down every 2 weeks. got rid of it for £70 on ebay. not bad price for somat that so old
  18. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    First one my parents got second hand for 150 or so, they just bought a newer model, but still second hand of ebay for £230.
  19. Cask

    Cask Fledgling Freddie

    £150 for a vacuum cleaner :eek6:

    Think I'll go upmarket from my £20 Argos POS to a £40 Argos POS and see what happens.

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