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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,231
    edited November 2007
    This thread makes me feel like I have ****.
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,798
    edited November 2007
    About a year ago, I did some research and ended up getting the bug to buy a Sebo. Did a little more research and found that some of the Windsor commercial vacs are the same exact models as the ultra expensive Sebos, but almost half the price. Did a little more research and found out that there are several other 'rebadged' brands that are identical to the Sebos. So I found one and bought it off Ebay. Its the same exact model as the Windsor Sensor XP.

    It works awesome. Quiet German dual stage motor, cogged belt that is lifetime rated, easy bag change, easy brush removal, auto height sensing and a whole slew of other automatic things. I've used Kirbys, Hoovers, Electrolux, Samsung, and this Windsor puts them all to shame.
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  • MillerLiteScottMillerLiteScott Posts: 2,567
    edited November 2007
    Is tomorrow Toaster Oven Tuesday?:D
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D
  • shackshack Posts: 11,572
    edited November 2007
    dorokusai wrote:
    This thread makes me feel like I have ****.

    You do....
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  • RivrratRivrrat Posts: 2,104
    edited November 2007
    We have a Filter Queen that cost more than I could ever imagine paying for a vacum cleaner. My wife loves it, and she gave up me putting in a central vac system to get it.

    IMHO, the best vac, is the one I don't have to use.
    My equipment sig felt inadequate and deleted itself.
  • DemiurgeDemiurge Posts: 11,873
    edited November 2007
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  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited November 2007
    Nice. I'm glad I watched that whole thing.
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

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  • Deadof_knightDeadof_knight Posts: 987
    edited November 2007
    I bought my gen 3 Kirby 600.00 back in 91 and Ive spent a total of 100.00 on it with new roller brush new fan several belts over time and a good cleaning at the vac repair place. its the best vacuum Ive ever had in my opinion and I would buy another. My repair was just done maybe a month ago so IMHO thats pretty good.
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  • beardog03beardog03 Posts: 5,622
    edited November 2007
    No one liked my joke about wrong forum and telling him to visit the Mommys world forum......jeez you guys a brutal this week. :rolleyes:

    I just laughed my a$$ off..
    I actually went to the mommy site (don`t ask !) , and Chris Rock was doin his Comedy bit...Hilarious !!

    By the way, what fabric softener do you guys use ?






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  • DemiurgeDemiurge Posts: 11,873
    edited November 2007
    beardog03 wrote: »
    By the way, what fabric softener do you guys use ?

    :rolleyes:


    Nut-So-Soft
  • beardog03beardog03 Posts: 5,622
    edited November 2007
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    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself) :cool:
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
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    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
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  • hearingimparedhearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,473
    edited November 2007
    Demiurge wrote: »
    Nut-So-Soft

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


    BTW Oreck is by far the best vacuum I have ever owned.
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    Crap is a sound signature, isn't it?
    madmax wrote: »
    Nothing like vinyl, thats for sure.
    madmax


    Quotes of the year!!!
  • RivrratRivrrat Posts: 2,104
    edited November 2007
    By the way, what fabric softener do you guys use ?

    Whatever my wife buys.

    When I was single and I needed to do laundry, just as often as not, I figured it was a good time to go clothes shopping.
    My equipment sig felt inadequate and deleted itself.
  • John in MAJohn in MA Posts: 1,024
    edited November 2007
    I've never worn an article of fabric-softened clothing in my life. Those are the kind of things that makes your reproductive organs shrivel and fall off.

    Kirby is good as a wide-area vacuum, like Royal markets themselves for. For more general purposes I'd skip them.
  • thejckthejck Posts: 800
    edited November 2007
    dorokusai wrote: »
    This thread makes me feel like I have ****.

    maybe you should post your picture in the tasteful or tasteless babe thread. You decide :-)..
  • thejckthejck Posts: 800
    edited November 2007
    has anyone had any bad experieces going with a used vacuums
  • skipfskipf Posts: 704
    edited November 2007
    I swear by my Oreck. Works great and parts are cheap. 10 yr warranty on the motor. Next time you stay at a hotel, look at what they use. Almost every one uses Oreck. They are extremely light but have a lot of suck power. The hotel use is what sold me. I figured they use vacumns every day all day and would buy the most reliable and cost effecient model.
    Lots of Carver stuff and a pair of LSi9's
  • thejckthejck Posts: 800
    edited November 2007
    i would like whatever I buy to last forever but I am also looking for something that has great sucking power. Hotels might invest in equipment that lasts forever but how clean do they keep their rooms?
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,798
    edited November 2007
    Orecks are not known to have the greatest sucking power. They are not known to last forever either. They are simply too cheap.

    For max suction, look for something with a dual stage vacuum motor. Greater suction using the same power.

    Take a look at Sebo/Windsor Automatic series. They are built to last, trust me.

    http://www.sebo-vacuums.com/frameset.htm?dir=Products
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  • MSALLAMSALLA Posts: 1,602
    edited November 2007
    We always bought Electralux but hey don't seem to last like they used too and start at around $800.00. I bought her a Dyson DC-17 on sale for 450.00 and it works better then anything she ever had.
    Michael


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  • John in MAJohn in MA Posts: 1,024
    edited November 2007
    I personally hate Oreck's advertising, but I give them a lot of credit with their support. Most of their vacuums ship with service manuals included, and they're designed to be easy to repair. The uprights are good lightweight machines. I'm not sold on the portable cannister--a few years back they had a recall for them catching on fire.
  • ToxisToxis Posts: 5,120
    edited November 2007
    McLoki wrote: »
    That would be the DC-17.

    actually, the purple ones are the "Animals" which comes with two extra attachments. The 17 is the ball so it turns easier. You can get the 07, 14, 15 and the 17 in Animal if you want purple. I just bought a DC14 (yellow) and love it. The motor and suction is the same on all models, just different attachments and how it rolls. I got mine on sale for $379 instead of 499. I still have no idea why I spent that damn much on a vacuum but the thing definitely sucks! My brother swears his rocks so I took the dyson over there and let him vacuum the room twice. Then I did one fast vacuum over the room (11x17 so not that big) and I pulled about 1.25 canisters out. He was sold... Dyson!!!

    Now I don't vacuum the house, I Dyson it. I have the woman saying "Hey, can you dyson the chair for me real fast." it's funny!
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  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited November 2007
    I only recommend two vacuums. Kenmore and VPI...
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,232
    edited November 2007
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  • Early B.Early B. Posts: 8,171
    edited November 2007
    I purchased a used Oreck a couple of weeks ago off ebay. I think it was built in the early 90's, but looks fairly new. Cheap, works well, with decent suction. I'm sure there are better cleaners out there, but for less than $100 bucks shipped, I'm not prepared to drop $400 - $500 on a vacuum cleaner. Not sure why, 'cause I spent $500 on a VitaMix a few years ago, so what's the difference? I'll tell ya -- it's called a wife. Luckily, she's not into "high end" vacuum cleaners.

    Hmmm. Since the estrogen levels are higher than normal this week on the forum, maybe I'll start a small kitchen appliance thread.
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  • McLokiMcLoki Posts: 5,262
    edited November 2007
    Toxis wrote: »
    actually, the purple ones are the "Animals" which comes with two extra attachments. The 17 is the ball so it turns easier. You can get the 07, 14, 15 and the 17 in Animal if you want purple. I just bought a DC14 (yellow) and love it. The motor and suction is the same on all models, just different attachments and how it rolls.

    You may be correct about the purple being an "animal" version. The 17 is only offered in an Animal so I thought it was related to the 17, not the version.

    The 17 does have different suction and a more aggressive brushbar. It is their current performance model. (the only one with the improved suction and stiffer brisles designed for better removal of animal hair)

    Michael.

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  • audioblissaudiobliss Posts: 12,633
    edited November 2007
    Yeah, yeah...don't go flattering yourself. That's still self-proclaimed geek of the year...;)
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?

    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.

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  • PhantomOGPhantomOG Posts: 2,422
    edited November 2007
    Where's Wilma? Anybody seen her?
    Got a baby elephant vacuum cleaner!
  • DemiurgeDemiurge Posts: 11,873
    edited November 2007
    My vote is for Darryl Strawberry.
  • m00npiem00npie Posts: 704
    edited November 2007
    Demiurge wrote: »
    My vote is for Darryl Strawberry.

    I agree, very reliable vacuum over time. The Dwight Gooden model was almost as good.
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