Thanks for all the comments on MAC's. My hubby is against it. But I keep all these comments in mind as we ponder our next computer purchase.
Today, we needed something else. One year ago I purchased a brand new vacuum. A Eureka Altima. Bagless. Cute little dusting wand attachment and everything. 12 Amps! It shouted.
Little did I know, those 12 amps would blow dust around my house like a mini tornado in Kansas. This has been the worst vacuum I have ever owned. It's wreaked havoc on my hubby's allergies and just done absolutely nothing, if not even harmed, my carpets. I was regretting ever throwing out the ancient Kirby Heritage II we had. It was by far the best vacuum we had ever used. But because it needed more than just a recondition we had to let her go.
It's time to get out the Christmas decorations. This means time for me to do some good fall cleaning. I do that twice a year. I was sitting at my table looking at that Eureka and feeling depressed. I hated wasting my money, didn't want to waste anymore but I needed something that was gonna keep these dern carpets o'mine clean.
After talking it over with friends and family, it came down to Dyson vs. Oreck. (The new Kirby's were outta my budget.) Off we go to the Oreck store. Lo' and behold, they had a Dyson DC14 in the store that we could use as a comparison. First look at the yellow beast and I saw a filter similar to the one on my Eureka. Not to mention when you hit the button to open the cup, it's spring loaded. The vacuum debris shoots out everywhere. The Oreck is not cheap. The salesman was trying to sell us the big daddy edition for $600. I was leaning towards the one speed medium daddy edition at $400. She wouldn't even do a demo on it for us. So we headed off to Target to "compare" prices. Well, shine my shoes! Oreck has made a series of vacuums just for Target! They are the same vacuums as the XL Classic and Silver at $100 cheaper. They have the same service and warranty plus free handheld and free bags, but come in black instead of baby blue. (Oreck doesn't give you any bags, you have to buy the pack of 8 for $40)
We headed back to the Oreck store to find out what the deal was. (By the way, the Oreck store is two stores down from Target.) Our saleslady was not happy. Yes, it's the same vacuum. She could give us the same price as Target but she just can't understand why Oreck would do that to her. Sell her vacuum at Target!
Long story short, hubby decided he liked the black better than the blue and off we went to Target. I vacuumed the downstairs last night. Beautiful. No dust shooting everywhere! The suction is great, even on the hardwood! It didn't shoot anything back out at me! It's light and easy to carry. Plus I saved $100! It's not the top o' the line Oreck, but it's still got a 3 year warranty and one free service.
My Eureka beast is out on the curb crusted in ice from the frost last night. I have no hard feelings. It's where it belongs. In the trash.