Saturday, May 1, 2010

Are you kidding me?!?

Ok. So my vacuum died. Its not the best vacuum in the world. We bought it almost 9 years ago when we got married. . .Eureka is the brand. I picked it because it was blue. No research. No brand loyalty. Just blue. Its lasted. Hasn't really had problems but now it barely sucks. There is no way we can live without a vacuum. Three kids and two dogs make it pretty much impossible. So today we took the plunge. It could have been a bigger plunge. . .enter craigslist.org. I found a brand new Dyson on craigslist yesterday. 1/2 the price and brand new in the box. We contacted the guy and arranged to pick it up today. I really was trying not to get too excited. Really. The more I thought about it the more I wondered if this was one of those too good to be true things. Who would buy a Dyson, keep it in the box for two months and then sell it? Why didn't they use it? Did they drop it down a flight of stairs and then decide to sell it? Really. What was the deal? Anyways, we met the guy at a restaurant to make the exchange in the parking lot. . .weird and very questionable it know. There was now way for us to try it or anything. . .I did write down the guy's licence plate just in case. Turns out he drove a super fancy BMW and his wife decided she wanted the newer model that was just released. We made the exchange, plunked it in the truck and headed home to test the thing out. . .I've never tried one of these monsters before. . .haven't even pushed one, but I did read reviews and my dear Swedish brother in law claims they are the best. So we put it to the test. Just so you know the last time I vacuumed was a week ago and I just swiffered the hardwood floors yesterday, so it wasn't like its been months or anything. Here is what the beast got up. . .

There was two canisters full of. . .stuff. Hair, fuzz, dirt, dust. It was unbelievable. I seriously cannot believe it. The carpet totally looks refreshed. I'm sold. I love it. It is truly amazing. I want to take it to every one's house I know and see if their floors are as bad. I would have said my old vacuum was ok. Like sometimes it would miss the bigger things and I would have to run it over an area a few times. . .but I didn't even know it was missing all this dirt. So here is the beauty.





5 comments:

Juanita said...

Anytime you want and clean my floors come on.I would love to get a vaccum like your new.We got a new one in Jan but it's not a Dyson.

Margaret said...

So when are you coming to do ours? Believe me I think we would have more than you. Dad said "it's not yellow"? Told him to get with the program the newer ones seem to be this color. Can hardly wait to get myself one - when we come back to the USA! Wouldn't want you to have to come over every week and do ours! But then again maybe our grandkids would do it- nope I know better than that!

The Taylors said...

That's awesome...what a great find! I LOVE craigslist! We don't even own a normal vacuum...we use my husbands shop vac ;)

Poole Family said...

Love your new vacuum! We wanted a Dyson too, but I couldn't find one on Craigslist... We found an amazing deal on a new Kenmore for around 200 though! --from your pictures it looks like ours sucks up dirt as well as yours! We love that it does that. I still like the way yours looks better :) Hope everything is going well, I love all the new pictures!! ~We miss you all!! ~love, hannah & josh

the style crusader said...

stephanie, this is seriously amazing. i love that you want to take it to your friends houses and see if they've got as much dirt on their floor. that is hilarious. i am so glad that you guys found this.

flat screen t.v., sat nav, ipod, 2 cars, DYSON - you seriously are real people. xx