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    07-19-2013, 05:40 PM
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I have the $700 Dyson super duper pet cleaning piece of crap! I have an old (like 30 year old) hoover bag vac that can clean circles around my overpriced pretty to look at lady at best buy lied to me vaccuum cleaner. She probably has a freaking yorkshire terrier.... cleans dog hair my oversized derriere!
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    07-19-2013, 06:22 PM
Ha Ha HA!!! Too right!!!!

Ok ladies, I broke down and got a Shark Navigator Lift off thingy Pro.
AND I LIKE IT! Only paid $179 at BB&B, got a 20% off coupon online, cause that's how I roll. (I'm now saving for a built in, after I get the new fence put in, priorities... ) I didn't get the "fancy" Shark because it was too bulky and hurt my neck/arm. I vacuumed half of BB&B trying to make up my mind!

The FIRST thing I did was try it out on my dining room rug. That room is the hub of the house so the rug has some flattened down corners from traffic.
The Dyson couldnt lift the pile to save it's life and it was driving me crazy!
One pass, ONE PASS over a 8X10 rug and I filled up the "extra large capacity" dust bin... ONE PASS! OMG! I was FREAKING OUT! How DISGUSTING! I've been using that stupid Dyson and OBVIOUSLY it wasn't doing ****!

The thing lifts off the roller thingy and becomes a lightweight canister to carry, cool... The attachments are a little hokey, I may end up using some duct tape and figger me somethin out... I liked the one my Dyson came with... I'm giving it to DD for her room and I'll scrap the attachments!

Thanks for all the advice! If you ever need a chepo this is a good one (so far...)!
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    07-19-2013, 06:43 PM
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Well you're sorted now but I have a really cheap Dirt Devil lite that does a decent job of getting up dogs hairs and we have 3 little dogs that live in the house - and one of those is a very fluffy Pom.
I love dogs but have a real phobia about hairs all over the place though I must say that worsening eyesight does have its advantages!!!
I used a Shop Vac for ages but its now in the barn where it gets used for cobweb removal and vacuuming shedding/dusty horses!!!
    07-19-2013, 06:52 PM
I'm a sweeper, we have no carpet in my house what-so-ever. For some reason I prefer to sweep!
.....except when that TINY MINUSCULE line of dust/dirt gets in between the dust pan....makes me just want to go crazy
    07-19-2013, 06:59 PM
When your shark breaks, go for a Kenmore canister, does all the things you've listed, and lasts over a year for me (cleaning 2-3 houses a day, 5 days a week). The more expensive versions of it aren't any better than the lower end ones, just make sure you get one with the quick release carpet attachment.
    07-21-2013, 07:27 PM
My $20 garage sale Dirt Devil, upright with the hose does everything including a great job of the carpeting. Best vac I've ever owned and that was 15 yrs ago and it's still going strong.
    07-23-2013, 05:06 PM
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Odd isn't it? I have a Dyson Animal and swear it would suck the hairs off an elephants butt from a mile away!

I love the easy movement with the ball, could do with larger collection tank.
It also came with a 5 year warranty so far it has been used and abused and still going strong.
    07-23-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
Odd isn't it? I have a Dyson Animal and swear it would suck the hairs off an elephants butt from a mile away!

I love the easy movement with the ball, could do with larger collection tank.
It also came with a 5 year warranty so far it has been used and abused and still going strong.

An elephants butt doesn't have this much fur!!!
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    07-23-2013, 06:33 PM
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Agreed! However, if I could post pictures from this iPad you would see the effects! My long haired BOrder Collie now looks like a Chinese Crested after a date with the Dyson!

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