Costco is having this vacuum for $399.99 +Free shipping.
Might be available in the store too but I can't check since the nearest one to me right now is 2 hours away.
This is the lowest price that I've seen for a new Dyson V8 Animal.
Features from Costco Website:
My thoughts after researching the various vacuums:
- For All Floor Types
- Powerful V8 Digital Motor
- Larger Dust Bin
- Battery Life Indicator
- Tools Included: Crevice
- Soft Dusting Brush & Hard Floor Tool
- 5.6 Pound Weight
If you're comparing this V8 Animal to the V8 Absolute, the motor and vacuum power is the same. The only difference are the accessories. The V8 Animal does not come with the soft roller head (which people say are great for hard wood floors).
If comparing this to the V6 generation of vacuums, this V8 has a bigger trash bin, doubles the normal battery usage from 20 mins in V6 to 40 mins in V8. If using the motorized heads, it brings the V6 15mins to 25mins in the V8.
First Post, let me know if I'm missing anything and I'll update as appropriate.