Author Topic: Vacuum Cleaners  (Read 7010 times)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #100 on: December 24, 2015, 12:18:05 pm »
Kirby....end of! ::-)

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #101 on: December 24, 2015, 12:33:37 pm »
Well, mllePB's gone shopping this morning.  I'm taking a break form another day of relentless paperwork.

Buying domestic appliances on Christmas Eve is becoming a regular thing for us.   The fridge failed a couple of years back and we managed to buy a replacement and get it delivered same day. 

Henry is imo the best choice but a bit heavy for mllePB to lug about.   I have a sneaky feeling that a Miele or a Bosch will appear but we'll wait and see...   

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #102 on: December 24, 2015, 02:44:34 pm »
Several years ago SWMBO deemed the Numatic (whatever the green wet/dry one is called) not working very well and it was relegated to garage/car cleaning duties. Since then the house has had a Dyson and several others. The current occupant of the cupboard under the stairs is...a Hetty.
The one in the garage still deals with everything in its path.
I like bags. Simple and easy to dispose of. The bagless ones still have to have filters changed to work well anyway.

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #103 on: December 24, 2015, 03:44:39 pm »
Well, a machine never materialised but she did talk about the Miele and Bosch machines that she'd seen in town.   

hellymedic

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #104 on: December 24, 2015, 03:49:29 pm »
Try to check the weight of these things online.

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #105 on: December 24, 2015, 03:51:32 pm »
Oh, she does better than that.   She handles them in the shops.

One reason why I believe that the high street is invaluable.   It is inevitable that she will buy from the high street even though it will cost a few pounds more than the cheapest online offerings.

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #106 on: December 24, 2015, 03:56:13 pm »
Many years ago, while I was on holiday, my uncle bought a toaster which proved to be not very good at all. He took it back to the shop - and a loaf of bread so he could test the replacement before leaving the shop.  ;D
We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. We should do twice as much listening as talking.

hellymedic

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #107 on: December 24, 2015, 03:57:35 pm »
Indeed, handling good trumps reading online but a stockist might not have all the brands and objective comparison can be difficult.
My Henry came from a Real Shop.

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #108 on: December 24, 2015, 04:04:11 pm »
There are two shops in Rugby that sell vacuum cleaners.   Both stock Henrys as well as other brands.

Interestingly, the Henry in both on display is not the same model as we've seen online.

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #109 on: December 24, 2015, 05:43:13 pm »
Henry can take plenty of abuse by pulling him along by his nose, so it's only for stairs that he needs lifting.
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Kim

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #110 on: December 24, 2015, 05:51:08 pm »
Henry can take plenty of abuse by pulling him along by his nose, so it's only for stairs that he needs lifting.

This is true of pretty much any vacuum cleaner, surely.

If lifting is a problem, n+1 is the best solution.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #111 on: December 24, 2015, 05:57:26 pm »
PB Towers is nowhere near grand enough to warrant a vacuum for each floor of the building.

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #112 on: December 24, 2015, 05:58:23 pm »
Oh, if she buys a Henry I might get saddled with vacuuming upstairs.    :hand:   :D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #113 on: December 27, 2015, 07:49:23 pm »
Indeed, handling good trumps reading online but a stockist might not have all the brands and objective comparison can be difficult.
My Henry came from a Real Shop.
Did you get your David from the same place? And did you get to handle him before buying?  :demon:
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

hellymedic

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Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #114 on: December 27, 2015, 07:59:59 pm »
Indeed, handling good trumps reading online but a stockist might not have all the brands and objective comparison can be difficult.
My Henry came from a Real Shop.
Did you get your David from the same place? And did you get to handle him before buying?  :demon:

Truth of the matter is...
... I got my David from the internet.

Trufax

Re: Vacuum Cleaners
« Reply #115 on: December 28, 2015, 12:42:01 pm »
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A Bosch Athlet BCH62550GB upright cordless!!!

Totally left field - I didn't see that coming.   Great features include an easily removed brush head for cleaning.

I've just carried it home.  It will remain boxed whilst we have lunch then go for a spin.    It can be tended to later.