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MIL needs a new Vacuum. So far, deals suck. Any ideas?

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Title says it all. She does not want a robot vacuum or a $300 Dyson.

The two Shark ones at Kohls for $85 after coupon suck. Well, actually they do NOT suck, per se. According to reviews both are top heavy, not powerful and who needs a corded stick vac?

We got her a Shark brand 5 years ago on BF from Best Buy for about $100. Now its plastic connections are being held together with duct tape, so I may not get Shark again.

Any other suggestions of deals you have seen for BF? Much appreciated as it is a MIL sitch. laugh out loud

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Tineco. I still love our Tineco A11 Master.
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Best vacuums hands down for the price...Miele.
The MIL may not want a $300 vacuum, but a few things to consider:
1. pollution (when the vac spews out dust for her to breathe)
2. noise (when the vac's motor noise is loud and/or unbearable)
3. cleanliness (when you waste time vacuuming, but the dirt and dust is still there)
4. quality (why spend $100-$200 for something that will last 3 years or less)

Get the Miele canister from BedBathBeyond.
​We got the Electro+ C2 for $400 or slightly more when on sale and with 20% coupon.
I do not know if it'll ever get that low again, but keep looking.

The C2 has a power head (~$200).
It is only needed for carpet.
If the MIL does not have carpet, then the standard is fine, I think.
I use the Miele horsehair head for our hardwood floors; it came with the C2.

A new HEPA filter is like $30 annually.
If she opts to not go HEPA, she can get a carbon filter for less.

DO NOT GET THE BAGLESS.
Just get the bags and change once a month or so.
They cost $3 a bag.
There are Filtrete bags that are cheaper.
Why deal with dirt that will get back into the air when dumping?

You want to test the theory?
Buy a Miele and something <$100.
Have her compare the two and see which she chooses.
You can return one after the test if you buy from BBB, Kohls, Costco, Sams.
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a sub $100 unit made it 5 years, that's pretty good. Have you ever thought of ordering her a light commercial unit for about $150-170? Look for a new Hoover Taskvac..even Home Depot has them but you may get a good deal at a local restaurant supply store
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All vacuums suck.
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Why doesn't she want a $300 Dyson? Ours is going on 10 years old and still works like a champ. It is worth the money.
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so you're expecting 10+ years from a <$100 vacuum? i have a kirby and its been well over 15 years.. however, it was a $1000 vacuum. as they say, you get what you pay for.
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gave my mom a Roomba earlier this year and she loves it
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By MIL you mean the check engine light on your car?
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I fill the bag every time I vacuum due to my dog. Bagless vacs were made for homes like mine.
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Best vacuums hands down for the price...Miele.
The MIL may not want a $300 vacuum, but a few things to consider:
1. pollution (when the vac spews out dust for her to breathe)
2. noise (when the vac's motor noise is loud and/or unbearable)
3. cleanliness (when you waste time vacuuming, but the dirt and dust is still there)
4. quality (why spend $100-$200 for something that will last 3 years or less)

Get the Miele canister from BedBathBeyond.
​We got the Electro+ C2 for $400 or slightly more when on sale and with 20% coupon.
I do not know if it'll ever get that low again, but keep looking.

The C2 has a power head (~$200).
It is only needed for carpet.
If the MIL does not have carpet, then the standard is fine, I think.
I use the Miele horsehair head for our hardwood floors; it came with the C2.

A new HEPA filter is like $30 annually.
If she opts to not go HEPA, she can get a carbon filter for less.

DO NOT GET THE BAGLESS.
Just get the bags and change once a month or so.
They cost $3 a bag.
There are Filtrete bags that are cheaper.
Why deal with dirt that will get back into the air when dumping?

You want to test the theory?
Buy a Miele and something <$100.
Have her compare the two and see which she chooses.
You can return one after the test if you buy from BBB, Kohls, Costco, Sams.
Miele is Life changing
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