For the true vacuuming afficionado, Frys.com has a sale on the Factory-Reconditioned Dyson DC14 All-Floors Cyclonic Upright Vacuum for $250 + shipping. Shipping ranges from $11 to $23 depending on your location. [BizRate]

  • Automatic carpet height adjustment; special edge-cleaning whiskers
  • Bagless upright vacuum cleaner with 0.71-gallon transparent collection cup
  • Lifetime HEPA filter aids allergy suffers; pre-motor filter captures particles

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      guyinaz Ben's cred: 94
      Posted 1:36 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I was just at Fry's in Tempe, AZ last night and they have a whole slew of these at the front door for $245.00

      Consumer Reports is pretty brutal on Dyson.... and for good reason.

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      Strike Ben's cred: 34
      Posted 1:50 pm PDT 03/21/08

      Why? Do these suck? Oh wait, thats what its supposed to do!

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      eneref Ben's cred: 35
      Posted 1:53 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I have a dyson and love it. Best vacuum I've ever owned. I've had the ones the Consumer Reports rated highly... and they were TERRIBLE. Bad suction. Bad service. High maintenance.

      The Dyson I bought has lasted me years with no issues whatsoever, and just works wonders. Not sure I trust the CR reviewers on that one.

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      Patr_110 Ben's cred: 9
      Posted 2:00 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I lost confidence in consumer reports years ago when I was a purchasing agent for an upscale audio store. The way they rated home audio equipment was obscene. The gear I know was mediocre was highly rated and the good equipment wasn't even considered.

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      Scorpio Ben's cred: 56
      Posted 2:13 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I have to say I don't put a lot of faith in Consumer reports any more. I bought a Dyson 6 years ago. When I first got it I wasn't sure it didn't seem to work much better than the average vaccuum but the value became apparenat after 18 months when the average vaccuum started losing suction. The Dyson still works as well as it did from day one. They're easy to use and there is no cost to maintain them. You don't have to fill them with water like a rainbow and they're not nearly as heavy as a Kirby and do about the same job. I see no downside for $250, which is what I paid when we bought ours.

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      mmdeguz1 Ben's cred: 32
      Posted 2:29 pm PDT 03/21/08

      how much dirt are you really trying to vacuum? your backyard dirt? the sub $100's should do better than this without costing you $250

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      ark Ben's cred: 6
      Posted 2:38 pm PDT 03/21/08

      These typically have a 5 year parts and labor warranty. It does clean much better than the $50-$150 range.

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      jhwynn Ben's cred: 17
      Posted 2:40 pm PDT 03/21/08

      Your average cheap vacuum will stop sucking much in about a year.

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      Digital_Shea Ben's cred: 2
      Posted 2:41 pm PDT 03/21/08

      eh, i'll stick with my $60 bissell. cleans just fine Smile

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      dealoday Ben's cred: 18
      Posted 2:45 pm PDT 03/21/08

      get a riccar if you just have to spend a lot of money on a vacuum.

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      BubbRubb Ben's cred: 128
      Posted 2:46 pm PDT 03/21/08

      #8, so will your girlfriend as soon as you say "I do"

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      AngelaB Ben's cred: 8
      Posted 5:15 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I have the DC14, and I love it. It is far better than any vacuum I have ever owned. I don't care what Consumer Report says, because they are just plain wrong.

      I got a demo model from a store that had some mileage on it, and it was still better than my Hoover. It was missing the attachments so I called Dyson. They sent all the attachments for free, and gave me a free warranty on it. I would not hesitate to buy from a company that takes care of their customers this way.

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      pipper Ben's cred: 16
      Posted 5:16 pm PDT 03/21/08

      Personal tale:
      Got a Hoover top of the line wind tunnel "self propel" vacuum (self propel basically is a motor wheel that help you push and pull, because the darn thing is sooo heavy). Temperature sensor burnt twice the first year, belt stuck and melted, sensor burnt the 3rd time after 1st year warranty .

      Got a refurb Dyson DC14 at amazon for $200, happily there after, 3 year strong, works like new and light to maneuver.

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      g_buns Ben's cred: 12
      Posted 11:36 pm PDT 03/21/08

      I own the Dyson DC18 (All Floor Slim) for more than a year and I've been very satisfied. Best suction I've seen in a vac. No maintenance cost with Dyson.. just empty the canister when it's full, and wash the filter every few months.

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      gumtape Ben's cred: 17
      Posted 1:38 am PDT 03/22/08

      Wow, nothing gets people worked up as much as vacuum cleaners and consumer reports.

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      binaryvisions Ben's cred: 112
      Posted 4:09 am PDT 03/22/08

      Cognitive dissonance is an amazing thing.

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      hgueno Ben's cred: 5
      Posted 7:41 am PDT 03/22/08

      I have a DC14 Animal. It outperformed the Electrolux that was handed down to me!

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      jwhouser Ben's cred: 3
      Posted 9:34 am PDT 03/23/08

      Think these comments have pushed me into buying one. Thanks.

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      logman01 Ben's cred: 2
      Posted 10:36 am PDT 03/23/08

      If I needed a new vaccuum, I know what I would get now.

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      adg Ben's cred: 98
      Posted 10:08 pm PDT 03/24/08

      I'll wait for woot

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