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Dyson DC41 Upright Ball Vacuum

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Last Wooter to Woot:
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Last Purchase:
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wootalyzer


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Dyson DC41 Upright Ball Vacuum
$299.99 + $5 Standard OR $22 Two-Day OR $25 One-Day Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

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lichme


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captainproton


quality posts: 1 Private Messages captainproton

Quite honestly, this sucks more than the batteries will.

jamieinoc


quality posts: 22 Private Messages jamieinoc

This would be great for sucking up all those darn pine needles all over my carpet.

sfcchase


quality posts: 7 Private Messages sfcchase

Dyson vacuums rock. Mine I bought in 2008 is still just as good today as it was the day I bought it.

I spent less buying one dyson for $400 in 5 years than I would have by buying a $70 vacuum every 6 months like I had in the past.

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broderya


quality posts: 17 Private Messages broderya

If you have pets, this is a great vacuum to have as the attachments are quite handy. Just wish the cord was a bit longer but that's problematic with other Dyson models.

dickrourke


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dickrourke

I'd be glad to know why so many of these need to be refurbished, if they're so good?
This is a serious question; I'm moving into a new place and also - why are they not beloved of Consumer Reports? (Guess I should subscribe, but...)

thumperchick


quality posts: 238 Private Messages thumperchick

They put the filter in... the ball! That's brilliant. I wish our older model had done that.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
thumperchick wrote:They put the filter in... the ball! That's brilliant. I wish our older model had done that.



When did you join the black on black club? this is weird to see

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

I guess if you're from Oregon then you are used to things that suck.

C'mon! I kid! I'm just bitter because Seattle has the reputation for the rain but it actually rains more in Portland.

thumperchick


quality posts: 238 Private Messages thumperchick
CowboyDann wrote:When did you join the black on black club? this is weird to see



A few months ago. It was a special moment for me... and my bank account. Currently at 108.

matthewjfazio


quality posts: 3 Private Messages matthewjfazio
candy canerourke wrote:I'd be glad to know why so many of these need to be refurbished, if they're so good?
This is a serious question; I'm moving into a new place and also - why are they not beloved of Consumer Reports? (Guess I should subscribe, but...)



I second this question-- and I'm in the market for a new vacuum cleaner.

Also, is there a functional/power difference between the ball and the "regular" versions?

- Matthew J. Fazio

ryan73189


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ryan73189

Vacuus Erectus....

Genus species...

So... Vacuus erectus?...

O.o

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
thumperchick wrote:A few months ago. It was a special moment for me... and my bank account. Currently at 108.



Ah yes, i think i remember now. I have just been gone for a week or two so i had time to forget

k1oik


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captainproton wrote:Quite honestly, this sucks more than the batteries will.



a vaccum, that is different, not

http://k1oik.freehostia.com/students/

mustbechris


quality posts: 8 Private Messages mustbechris

Will this arrive in time for next Christmas?

applemacalex


quality posts: 1 Private Messages applemacalex
matthewjfazio wrote:I second this question-- and I'm in the market for a new vacuum cleaner.

Also, is there a functional/power difference between the ball and the "regular" versions?



They often get returned to stores because people realize that they just spent $600 on a vacuum cleaner that they can't afford. I see this happen rather frequently.

The difference is just the age of the model. The standard looking Dyson models are older designs, some of which they still manufacture. All the current generation are ball models.

Edit: I guess that doesn't answer your second question. Yes, there is a difference. The motors are more powerful and more efficient, the head and brush bar designs are different, cleaning the ball vacuums is easier. The ball vacuums, being the newer models do perform better, but they're more expensive.

Edit 2: You can check out this video, it's a bit of a comparison between models.


ThunderThighs


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mustbechris wrote:Will this arrive in time for next Christmas?



If the snail is feeling feisty.



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ceagee


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Is the square trade warranty worth it ?



adj4u2c


quality posts: 1 Private Messages adj4u2c

Hi,
Got my wife one for christmas (per her request) since we have 2 rather large labs which shed unbelievable amounts of hair.

I found mime on ebay for $329, minus a 20% coupon code, which made it $264. I believe the "woot" warranty is 6 mos on a refurb, but through this ebay store (which is an authorized reseller), I got a 3 year warranty for no additional cost.

Now for the review... I gave it to her a few days before xmas and from the moment it came out of the box, she loved it. Now, I don't vacuum very often, but that thing glides across the carpet like nothing I've ever used. Very east to push and turn and picks up incredibly well. My only complaint is that the canister has to be emptied often. Other than that I would give it 4.5 stars. Couldn't be happier with the purchase.

adj4u2c


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ceagee wrote:Is the square trade warranty worth it ?



Yes, I would think so, if your warranty is only 180 days.

markapplegate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages markapplegate

This model looks like the DC41 Animal but doesn't state that it is the Animal version. Does anyone know if it is the Animal version?

inthelead


quality posts: 7 Private Messages inthelead

Will this suck up the 10 inches of snow outside right now?

janique


quality posts: 0 Private Messages janique

Is this the same as the DC41 animal?

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 564 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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janique wrote:Is this the same as the DC41 animal?


The difference between the regular and Animal Dysons is the Mini turbine head that is included.

This is purple like the Animal but does not include that Mini turbine head.



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leefasoli


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Looking at the accessories photo, I don't see a flexible tube for doing carpet on stairway. Am I missing something?

janique


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ThunderThighs wrote:The difference between the regular and Animal Dysons is the Mini turbine head that is included.

This is purple like the Animal but does not include that Mini turbine head.



thank you!

ThunderThighs


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leefasoli wrote:Looking at the accessories photo, I don't see a flexible tube for doing carpet on stairway. Am I missing something?



It's in the middle of the parts photo. Look at this parts photo from Dyson and I think you'll recognize it.

Dyson hides their hoses on the wand of the vacuum when not in use.



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tkwedge


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do you have to put together

selzner


quality posts: 0 Private Messages selzner

I bought this near full-price at a BBig Unnamed Store and I say jump on this deal! This is a great vacuum, especially if you have pets. I had purchased a Hoover "pet" vacuum that broke down after just a few uses, decided to go Dyson. This machine comes in and pulls up hair I didn't even see...from a cat we didn't have anymore (moved away with daughter). That cat is orange/white, mine is black, that's how I know. On-board tools are very handy! Go fur it!

freelance


quality posts: 15 Private Messages freelance

We love our Dyson. Had it for almost 10 years now and it still going strong.

I have a question for you wooters, did the Bunch of Cheer stopped? I have not seen one in ages.

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554


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freelance wrote:We love our Dyson. Had it for almost 10 years now and it still going strong.

I have a question for you wooters, did the Bunch of Cheer stopped? I have not seen one in ages.



I too have had a Dyson for a few years, though not nearly as long as you. Nothing but good things to say about it - can't speak for the current price, but the product itself is high quality.

sxcballz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sxcballz

Just to confirm... this does not include the mini turbine head attachment?

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
sxcballz wrote:Just to confirm... this does not include the mini turbine head attachment?



According to TT earlier:
"This is purple like the Animal but does not include that Mini turbine head. "

I'm just hanging out, really.

ceagee


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inkycatz wrote:According to TT earlier:
"This is purple like the Animal but does not include that Mini turbine head. "



the mini turbine head attachment can be purchased at dyson and such place that carry their accessories for 69.95.

It is mini so not sure what the real benefit of it would be except for furniture. and even then...... that much ??



CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

My folks bought a vacuum from a pushy Kirby salesman back in the '60s. It probably cost 3 house payments, but it's built like a tank and as far as I know it's still going strong. Can Dyson match that?

inthelead


quality posts: 7 Private Messages inthelead

Looks like a lot of purchases in Washington DC area. There is already a giant sucking sound coming from there. That place could certainly use a good cleaning...

BillNole


quality posts: 2 Private Messages BillNole

Bought the same model new from Big River in April 2012 for Mother's Day gift for my wife. (Hey, it's what she asked for and for $483 including shipping, I wasn't arguing!) Our 4 year old Hoover Wind Tunnel ran to the basement and hasn't been seen since we unboxed the Dyson!

Other than WOW, there isn't much else necessary to be said. Easy on the arms/shoulders compared to any other vacuum we've had and cleans better by far. I actually vacuumed one room repeatedly with the Hoover until I wasn't pulling anything else up. I then ran the Dyson in the same room and was as shocked at what it pulled up as we were when we first got the Hoover. Granted, the Hoover had a few miles after 4 years, but WOW!

We have three dogs (one is a Golden in permanent-shed mode...) and three kids with all the accompanying dust and dirt required to have them...

As for emptying, it's as simple as holding the canister over a trash receptacle and pushing a single button to release the bottom of the canister to swing open. A light shake and everything falls into the receptacle without having to touch a thing.

How often it needs to be emptied would depend on how dirty your floors are and how much you want to let the dirt build up in the canister. I empty it every time I use it. My wife empties it every 2-3 times. As usually happens when most people buy a highly efficient vacuum cleaner, it will take awhile to "catch-up" on cleaning the old settled-in dust and dirt from carpets after years of using lesser devices. Given a little time, you may notice less dirt to empty after each use.

There may be better vacuums out there (I haven't tried a better one, but this is said as a nod of respect to those that have...) but I have to ask just how good a vacuum needs to be?! This one fit the bill for us...

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Bione


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CuzzinMerl wrote:My folks bought a vacuum from a pushy Kirby salesman back in the '60s. It probably cost 3 house payments, but it's built like a tank and as far as I know it's still going strong. Can Dyson match that?



No, their salespeople are much less pushy and not as old yet, and houses haven't been that cheap in years.

Seriously, my dyson has felt a little delicate since the day I bought it ... over six years ago. There isn't a lot of metal so it's never going to become a structural component of a McGyvered bicycle, and it probably won't put up with abuse (ie, "falling" down stairs, etc). However, the motors and hoses seem to last pretty well.