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Re: Carpet shampooers
#1   Jan 7, 2011 4:49 pm
Trebor wrote:
I concur with the praise of the Aerus/Lux Floorpro. If you desire a superlative cleansing of your carpets, I highly recommend  picking up/rinsing with a Hoover Steam vac using white vinegar in water, totally breaks up any soap residue and acts as a defoamer. squeaky clean! I have also used a Kirby shampooer and followed with the Hoover steam vac with excellent results


Hi Trebor

I also have tried it the way you mentioned...with both machines...and the results were excellent. Well worth the time and effort.

turtle

Re: Why Dyson is different.
#2   Nov 24, 2010 5:08 pm
Venson wrote:
At least people there are getting the opportunity to try them out. Considering what the Hoover rechargeable stick is, it would be great to test them before buying. However, I wonder if all that many stores here want them tested because of the price. Certainly not an encouragement to buy.

The same as with some other machines, I think buyers making assumptions by way of price may be a little surprised once they're home with the thing out of the box and in use.

I may have mentioned a department supervisor at a major chain store saying that she had been instructed to remove all demo rugs. I learned since I'd last spoke to her that she'd been chewed for trying to quietly bring the demo rugs back into her department to make the customers happy. However, since our big boxers" are allowed to get away with it, the idea has crept over the line to major stores now. Everybody wants to get into the act by acclimatizing customers to buying on blind faith and returning the item if they don't like it. Or is there some sort of statistic regarding this "pay and walk away" scheme that proves once we get it home, like or not, we'll learn to live with it?

Venson

Hi Venson

Sad but true.....should be a demo vac for every  vac that is on the shelf.....ready for a test run....demo rugs ect.. but it seems to be a thing of the past. Thats why an indie is the best place to shop/research and demo a vac....from those who really care and know what works and what doesnt....something a major chain cant/wont offer.

just my view

turtle

Re: Dyson's first retail store opens as part of a trial run
#3   Nov 23, 2010 3:46 pm
CarmineD wrote:
Hello turtle:

Interestingly I received an email from dyson today with their latest for dyson owners with pets:  DC23 and 24 animal models.  Doesn't look good for anything new coming from dyson this year except for DC33 and DC35 both variations on the same old dyson theme with a tad more spin and marketing.  I admit $319 for dyson's DC33 Muti-floor is more reasonable than DC 07 and 14, both scrubbed.  I expect as the holiday season ramps up DC33 prices will come down more.  I note that the 20 percent discounts from Bed Bath and Beyond no longer excludes dyson purchases.  Applies now to all dyson products too.  I recall several years ago when BB&B tried this, dyson had a hissy fit and made them exclude dysons from the discounts.  No more.  Shades of Wal*Mart.

Carmine D.


Hi Carmine

Agree .....gotta do discounts to move dysons....but so much more is available at a fraction of the dyson price for a far better deep clean and longer lasting product.....been proven time and time again......dyson is only playing catch up with far lower priced and superior cleaning units....as always...need more be said Carmine? 

Re: Why Dyson is different.
#4   Nov 23, 2010 3:34 pm
CarmineD wrote:
Without getting too entrenched in the micro economics, it's safe to say that the lower vacuum prices in the USA have not allowed total annual new vacuum units to stay the same at 20 MILLION or in fact go up, as one would expect, with all things being equal, and we know they never are.  Recession in America [worldwide] with 14 percent unemployment, falling housing prices and new starts, and the tanking US housing market, worked adversely on the economics of new vacuum sales staying the same and rising.  Including dyson where the US market represents 2/3 of its total annual new unit global sales.  Add to this, the US Federal Reserve, my good old friend Ben boy Bernanke revising economic growth in the USA downward from 3-3.5 pecent to 2-2.5 percent, not just for this year, but next.  Add too, the collapsing Euro overseas.  First Greece going bakrupt, now Ireland.  Next Spain?  and Portugal.  I expect a 2 tier Euro across the pond: Northern and Southern euro.  Add too, the USA monetizing our debt [after Keithner and Bernanke swore under oath to Congress never to do so] adding $600 BILLION on top of the 2 Trillion already under this current administration, and inflation is already starting to rear its ugly head.  Big time.  Setting off, no doubt, an increase in vacuum prices in the near future.  What will all these factors do on new vacuum unit sales in the USA?  Globally.  For the next 2 years and out.  Doesn't take a genius to know. 

Carmine D.


Hi Carmine

Is it not hard to beat a tempo overall...or a panasonic 583....versus the higher priced alternatives. Same results or better  at a far lower price...even in the long run with proper care they are both hard to beat at that price point. Why spend more when u can spend less for far better results....and a product that will last just as long as the higher priced units. Why spend more ...when you dont have to for the same results.

turtle 

Re: Dyson's first retail store opens as part of a trial run
#5   Nov 22, 2010 4:18 pm
CarmineD wrote:
In due respect for he concept of a pop-up store, it is not meant to have long life.  Just 5-6 weeks.  As this dyson store.  The real meat of the matter will be if dyson returns again this year with the pop up store for the holidays stocked with kitchen ware appliances, as suggested in other threads. 

Carmine D.

Hi Carmine

As expected.....a pop up store ....no more no less.....so much more can be had at far less.

turtle

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