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KIRBY Vaccum cleaner

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by overlander, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    We have a Dyson and it works great. Operational costs are lower, no bags to purchase. The only way to justify the cost of a Kirby is to consider it a vacuum and a rug cleaner. I prefer to leave the rug cleaning to professionals, or rent a "true" rug cleaning machine. I can rent a lot of rug cleaners for the additional cost of a Kirby, and I think the rental does a better job of cleaning.

    Plant? probably. Someone with buyer's remorse, and won't admit it getting taken? possible.
     
  2. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Does anyone else think the forum has become boring? Come on, we've sunk to debating dust suction systems.
     
  3. neilz

    neilz New Member

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    Hey, we had a whole house vacuum installed when we built. Its got more suction power than my shopvac, and you can watch TV and hear it as most of the noise is in the basement.

    Plus there's no chance of having the dust bag break in the house, spewing dust and pollen all over, it all gets dumped in a bin, and you just take to the toter and empty.

    No bags, no muss, no fuss ... :D

    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999
     
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    neilz New Member

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    You don't mean that this place is starting to .... [8D]

    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999
     
  5. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    I have one of those too... a Roomba. [8D]
     
  6. T8ergirl

    T8ergirl New Member

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    The ROOMBAs look intersting, but where does all the stuff it picks up go?
     
  7. brim

    brim Member

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    It has a little compartment on it that snaps in. They look pretty worthless to me unless you're turbo lazy.
     
  8. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    My roomba is nowhere near as effective as my Dyson, but I do like that I can just turn it on upstairs, for example, while I'm downstairs with the kids. I'm by no means "turbo lazy", Brim. I have a two year old and a 12 month old who is crawling, so I'm vacuuming all the time. And my 12 month old crawls RIGHT to the cord of my Dyson to chew on it, so I can't really use it when he's awake unless DH is here to corral him.

    Speaking of which, now that he's napping I should get off this forum and pull out the Dyson to clean up some of those fallen Christmas tree needles. :D
     
  9. Chief

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    Good Day Neighbors,
    Got a knock at the door last night from the Kirby door to door salesmen wanting to shampoo a room in the house, free of charge of course. We were in need of a carpet cleaning anyway, so I agreed.

    I let them in, watched the demo and saw first hand the dirt/dust my current vacuum leaves behind as I was just in the middle of cleaning when they knocked on the door. He shampooed the largest room we have and it actually did a great job. I was a little astonished in the listed price of the Kirby but it comes with a lot of bells and whistles and even a lifetime warranty.

    Did anyone else see the folks in the neighborhood, get the demo and actually purchase the Kirby? I'm wondering if the product is really this great. My mother-in-law has had one for 17 years and still loves it.

    What's the real down and dirty on these?
     
  10. lilpea

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    not to stir the pot - did he present a County permit?
    I still (4+ years later) LOVE my Dyson Pet DC17 - thing rocks like a champ!
     
  11. beahmer

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    I have a Kirby that I use to clean the basement (where the dogs reside most). It is a heavy machine - that the wife doesnt like to use - thats why I have the Dyson Pet too.

    It does have a lot of bells and whistles and is a great vacuum. Speaking from experience I can tell you that you can run it over with a 4Runner front tire(Dont ask) and it keeps on ticking.
     
  12. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Ditto Beahmer's comments. How much are they charging these days for one?
     
  13. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    Yeah they stopped here too and I was very surprised to see that they did have their county permits.

    Staci
     
  14. lilpea

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    LOL - I just answer the door and pretend that I dont speak english....
     
  15. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    we have a kirby- my husband fell for the vacuuming the disgusting mattress demo and hasn't vacuumed the mattress since- but it a good vacuum i hear lots of Dyson ppl like theirs better than Kirby. all i knwo if my mother has had a kirby since i was a teenager and still get free maintenance and replacement parts if needed.. and she hasn't needed much
     

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