Abby's Guide to Vacuum Cleaners
Username Password
Home Discussions Reviews More Guides
Abby’s Guide > Vacuum Cleaners > Discussions > Consumers Reports March 2009 issue. Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures

Vacuum Cleaners Discussions

Search For:
Acerone


Joined: Jul 25, 2007
Points: 985

Consumers Reports March 2009 issue. Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Original Message   Feb 7, 2009 10:48 am
This message was modified Feb 7, 2009 by Acerone
Replies: 1 - 8 of 8View as Outline
Trebor


Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Points: 321

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #1   Feb 7, 2009 12:39 pm
156,000 vacs is a drop in the bucket compared to what was actually sold. Some interesting questions could be raised (and some premature conclusions jumped to) if we knew the breakdown (no pun intended) of the numbers sold per brand per year. That would yield the following data:

1) percentage of total vacs surveyed vs # of vacs actually sold, total, and by brand and by year

2) percentage of recommended models sold vs vacs sold, total, and by brand and by year, (this would track whether C/R's influence in the market is increasing, decreasing, or staying level

3) percentage of vacs surveyed vs vacs sold, total, and by brand, and by year

4) percentage of CR recommended vacs surveyed vs CR recommended vacs sold total, and by brand and by year

If anyone is sufficiently mathematically gifted, (and search engine literate) to pinpoint the above mentioned data and plot it on a graph, it may provide for a lively discussion.

I have just one question. Does one serve red, or white wine with a big fat can of worms?

Trebor

This message was modified Feb 7, 2009 by Trebor
CarmineD


Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Points: 5894

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #2   Feb 7, 2009 4:50 pm
Since 20 MILLION new full size vacuums are sold each year, and have been for this 2000 decade, a sample size based on a suvey of 156,000 has limited reliability [no pun intended].  Tho, not to take any credit away from the vacuums that have scored well in reliability over the years.  Certainly KIRBY, dyson, and RAINBOW are commendable for their CR reliability results to date. 

I prefer to see a statistical validity percentage [as Trebor mentions] based on each of the brand name/models tested.  This would provide a degree of certainty upon which the results associated with the survey findings can be relied upon by readers/consumers.  This is done for all the research surveys and can be done by Consumer Reports too for more accurate and meaningful reporting of survey data.

Carmine D.

This message was modified Feb 7, 2009 by CarmineD
CarmineD


Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Points: 5894

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #3   Feb 7, 2009 4:56 pm
Trebor wrote:

I just have one question. Does one serve red, or white wine with a big fat can of worms?

Trebor


With canned worms, definitely a rose wine.

Carmine D.

DysonInventsBig


Location: USA
Joined: Jul 31, 2007
Points: 1454

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #4   Feb 7, 2009 5:43 pm
Acerone wrote:

Miele and its "Immer Besser" philosophy took a beating.  Funny stuff.   


Trebor


Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Points: 321

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #5   Feb 7, 2009 5:49 pm
Carmine,

Thank you for the best laugh I've had so far this year!

Still ROFLMAO!

Trebor

This message was modified Feb 7, 2009 by Trebor
CarmineD


Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Points: 5894

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #6   Feb 7, 2009 6:31 pm
Trebor wrote:
Carmine,

Thank you for the best laugh I've had so far this year!

Still ROFLMAO!

Trebor


Bitte schone!

Carmine D.

HARDSELL


Joined: Aug 22, 2007
Points: 1293

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #7   Feb 7, 2009 7:17 pm
I hurriedly glanced at the article .  Oreck was almost at the bottom on performance also.  I believe all Dysons scored better.
CarmineD


Joined: Dec 31, 2007
Points: 5894

Re: Consumers Reports Most Reliable Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures
Reply #8   Feb 7, 2009 8:11 pm
Check out the CR ratings for the canns, HS.  ORECK vice dyson.  Looks like a split decision.   

Carmine D.

Replies: 1 - 8 of 8View as Outline
Vacuum Cleaners Guide   •   Discussions  Reviews  
AbbysGuide.com   About Us   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Contact Us
Copyright 1998-2014 AbbysGuide.com. All rights reserved.
Site by Take 42