I almost brought it on TV

@savypat (20246)
United States
September 24, 2012 1:50pm CST
I've been looking for a new vacumn cleaner and I happened to see this most amazing ad on the TV. Almost to good to be true. Well i called, the line was full and they asked me to hang on. So there I was right in front of the Computer holding the phone to my ear. I got bored so I did a search for this wonderful wacumn and guess what all the people who responded with in two days of purchase couldn't say anything but good. So I looked down the page and starting about two months into ownership the story started to change, bad customer service, poorly put together, cheap body parts, body parts not covered by 10 year warrenty. I hung up, who needs that kind of trouble all within one year. The company called me back and I said thanks but no thanks. It pays to investigate paroducts before you buy. Love the Internet.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
24 Sep 12
Was that the Shark Lift Away by any chance? I too have been needing a good vacuum. I saw the infomercial and almost called but didn't have the $$$ right at that time so I put off on calling. The Lift Away costs close to $200. I didn't think to check online reviews. I do check out Viewpoints occasionally so maybe they will have a review on there. I did see some reviews somewhere on the Eureka Optima (which WalMart carries) and it is $68 plus I think. I need a vacuum that will pick up pet hair without a lot of work. My kitty sheds something terrible in spring/summer and my current machine doesn't do such a good job with that.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
25 Sep 12
this was it. Make sure you read the reviews from people who have owned this product awhile. It's a bad investment I think.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Yeah, I'll do that. When something looks to be so good and easy, it probably isn't. They make those products look so good but we don't know what they're using as 'dirt' and stuff to pick up with it. I figure if it's so light weight that you can pick it up with one finger then it's bound to have cheap and flimsy parts. I'll do due diligence before I buy one. Even $68 is a lot to me. I'll certainly not go for a $200 machine that will fall apart at the seams.
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
25 Sep 12
I don't know what vacuum you were talking about. But, it is a good idea to investigate as much as possible on the internet. I always do that. But there are some products that are just worth it. And I can tell you from experience, especially when it comes to vacuums, they all have their problems. I remember when they kept on pushing the dirt devil, I had bought one and what a piece of garbage. But I do remember years ago my mother had owned a Kirby and that ing lasted for many many years. So sometimes spending more is worth it. I hear what your saying. The best thing to do with vacuums is to go see them. Recently my mother had bought a canister vacuum called the mighty mite. It seems to work real well and does not weigh a whole lot either.