luk3d4wg wrote:Every time Woot puts up a Dyson vacuum (which is a lot!) I feel obligated to share my experience, which is that my Dyson refurb (which was as good as new) was not really any better than any entry-level vacuum. In some ways (durability) it was better, and in some ways worse (usability, like the uber-crappy wand that requires the entire cord to be unraveled before using). Sure it had plenty of suction but any modern vacuum should have more than enough suction for 99% of our typical uses.
If you're on a budget, there are plenty of vacuums that will provide great performance at a lower price including the Hoover Tempo Widepath, Bissell Cleanview, Hoover Platinum bagged, or Shark Navigator.
If you simply want the best consumer vacuum money can buy, get a Miele. They start at around $400 (yikes!) and go up from there, but they are the far superior vacuum if you can afford it and really do want the best.
I've done a detailed review of my Miele vs. my old Dyson, with video, if you are interested in learning more:
How are you suppose to have any power when your cord is wrapped up? I do like your review, but you really can't compare apples and oranges - which is what you are doing with the Dyson DC14 and the Miele.
Your advantages to the canister vacuum are accurate, but some of those benefits are BECAUSE it is a canister vacuum and not an overall advantage of the product over another(which wouldn't really be an "advantage"),such as the "stationary floor tool".
Also, the "cord management" advantage is completely outweighed by the fact that you DO have to pull the canister around everywhere you go, not to mention the fact you have to bend down anytime you have get an attachment or press a button. You also have to pay for those extra attachments I'm bending down to attach, then bending down again to reattach? And then bending down again to turn it on, then off? Then I have to bend down to pick it up to use on the stairs? To put away? The parts are detachable which COULD make it easier to store it, or to lose another part.
Filter is a nice plus, but anyone that has a bag-less vacuum should already know to dump it in the garbage outside, but maybe not!
You also reviewed the Dyson 14, which is not the model that w00t is currently selling - and judging by your price estimates, this Dyson on W00t will probably be cheaper if not similar to the Miele Earth + all of the essential add-ons. I won't argue against the suction power, results, and style of the Miele because they have all proven to be above-average consistently, but to say that the benefits outweigh the Dyson is definitely ... your opinion.
Honestly, all that you have to ask yourself is...how many faulty, broken, unreliable, vacuums am I going to buy before I step up and get this wicked Dyson...?
-Superb for all floors, duh!
-Sturdy design, takes multiple beatings into the wall/chairs.
-If you prefer the "bagged" vacuum like an Oreck or a canister vaccuum, this may not be your first choice. (Preference)
-Wand could be slightly longer.
-Could be heavy for some peeps.