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Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Original Message   Sep 30, 2013 5:24 am
What's the best vacuum cleaner under $200

Leon Bushell
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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #1   Jun 27, 2014 7:22 am
Some good vacuum cleaners which you can buy under 200$ are as follows: 1) Rainbow Technologies E series E2 Canister Cleaner With Aqua Mate. 2) Hoover Commercial Elite. 3) Panasonic MC-UL915. 4) Shark Navigator Lift Away. 5) Shark Navigator Lift Away Pro. 6) Hoover Portapower. Shark Freestyle. 7) Electrolux Ergorapido Ion. 8) Bissell 16N5F.
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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #2   Dec 26, 2014 2:11 am
I think I would buy a professionally refurbished Electrolux or Aerus machine for my $200 before I would buy any new machine built to a $200 price point. An Electrolux that has been refurbed by someone who knows their craft will probably give you more years of trouble free service than any vacuum built to sell for $200. Alternatively you can often buy more expensive machines, even top of the line models, for under $200 if they are floor demos or open box stock. Sears burns store demos out at rock bottom prices. I have obtained some really amazing deals that way. Don't be afraid to negotiate and if you don't get the deal you want this week, walk away. Go back next week and see if the sales staff changed their mind. I have seen new in the box Progressives go out the door well under $200 during big sales events. Be patient and you will find the deals.

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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #3   Jan 30, 2015 4:51 am
There are a few of decent vacuum cleaners under $200 price range. This includes Electrolux Ergorapido Power - model EL2040A, Hoover Cordless CH20110 if you are interested in cordless vacuums and Panasonic MC-UG323. Also, if you are willing to increase your budget slightly above 200$, there is Electrolux Precision Bagless Upright - model EL8807A, which is a very good cordless vacuum for its price. I agree with CountVacula about the fact that most cheap vacuums will compromise on suction power and performance. But it doesn't mean they are all bad ones. Some of them are really good for their low price.
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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #4   Mar 22, 2015 10:04 am
200$ is quite a price for a vacuum. Usually people look for those that are 100 or below. You have a lot of choice, maybe if you are lucky, you can squeeze some dyson or miele with discount. Otherwise Hoover is pretty good for this price range. Its solid brand with solid products.

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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #5   Apr 10, 2015 12:37 pm
Dyson and Hoover are not well made. Hoovers like the old Dimension 1000 canisters and their stout Powerdrive uprights used to be quality machines but once TTI bought them and moved production out of UK, Australia and the US to China things got awfully cheap. Dyson build quality has never justified their high prices, and their filters tend to clog very quickly. You are paying for hype with a Dyson. You can read my critiques of Miele elsewhere but they are not even close to being worth what they charge for them. No vacuum made is worth more than $600 but Miele will nick you double that or more. The prices for high end vacuums are just a lot of profit taking. You can buy a brand new Panasonic MC-CG902 from Panasonic's on line store for $195. This is a full sized and full power canister vacuum, really the last of the old school canisters. It is basically a first generation Kenmore Progressive vacuum from the late 1980s with much better plastics (thicker and more compliant than the hard squeaky plastics used on that generation of Kenmore) and the motor is much better, shared with the prior generation Kenmore Elite Intuition and Panasonics other full sized canisters. It has a full 500 air watts. Big power, competitive with the very best from Aerus, Miele or Lindhaus, and more than any Sebo I'm aware of. Four old fashioned full sized attachments exactly like those Sears sold with their machines from the mid 1980s until the mid 2000s. No computers or PC boards anywhere, just a simple hard wired circuit and a universal relay that likewise first showed up on mid 1980s Kenmore vacuums (Panasonic bought out Whirlpools vacuum business from Kenmore in 1995 and inherited their designs and patents in the process, so a lot of Kenmore DNA is carried over in modern Panasonic vacuums). No computerized nonsense to fail expensively. Filters and dust bags are humanely priced (even some of the cheap Bissell and Hoover plastivacs have stunningly expensive HEPA filters, no wonder I see so many vacuums ruined by clogged and blown out filters) so no excuses for not changing them regularly. With regular filter and bag changes it is a machine that will last you 15 to 20 years of regular use.

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Re: Vacuum Cleaner under $200
Reply #6   Apr 10, 2015 1:05 pm
Btw, I recently bought a Kenmore Orange Canister that was on close out from Sears for $80.33 out the door with tax. Sears stores will have a close out area where they sell floor demos and other store merch that has sat around for a long time. This vacuum had been there since before Christmas priced at $112.95. I was looking at it last month and a sales staffer asked me if I needed help. I told him I was waiting for that vacuum to drop below $100. He went away and when he came back put a new price on it under $75. It lists for $149.99. With tax I was out the door for $80 and change. Patient shopping can yield some very good deals.
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