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Pitt Gorilla
11-19-2009, 03:01 PM
I realize that vacuums are not a huge topic of concern with folks on this site, but after doing quite a bit of research (and testing), Simplicity Vacs are incredible.

We needed a new vacuum as our old Hoover finally died. The Kirby guy came by the house and demoed his product and we finally got him down to $1250 bucks, including a "trade-in."

We tried out the Dyson Animal and it was pretty good as well, and much less than $1250.

While getting something else repaired, we stopped by the tiny local vacuum store downtown and chatted with the guy. He showed us the Simplicity line. The top-end Simplicity blew (or sucked?) all the others away. It had around twice as much power as the Dyson or even the Kirby. It was on sale for $299 (or $399, I honestly can't remember) and was made almost entirely of metal (stainless steel parts, etc. Very little plastic at all). Even better, these things are all made in St. James, MO.

I doubt any of you need a new vacuum, but this thing would certainly be worth a look.

Here is their website:

http://www.simplicityvac.com/

CoMoChief
11-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Anyone who pays roughly $1300 for a vaccuum cleaner is a fucking dumbass.

loochy
11-19-2009, 03:32 PM
Anyone who pays roughly $1300 for a vaccuum cleaner is a fucking dumbass.

CoMoChief is smart.

L.A. Chieffan
11-19-2009, 03:35 PM
the one thing i hate the most about vacuums in dragging the cord around all time.

I wish they made big powerful cordless vacuum cleaners that you could take all over the house and never have to worry about sucking up the cord in the machine and plugging, unplugging etc etc

Jenson71
11-19-2009, 03:50 PM
It'll make a great Christmas present for your wife!

CrazyPhuD
11-19-2009, 04:42 PM
If I'm paying $1200 for a vacuum cleaner it better come with a mouth attachment.

RJ
11-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Nice. You bought a quality product that you like, it's made in the USA and you purchased it through a small local business. The kind of story I love to hear - a win/win/win.

I have a Riccar, which apparently is made by the same people with a different label. Best vacuum we've owned, and that's important to us since we have a couple of dogs. Never clogs the way the bagless models do. And we also bought ours through a small local vacuum repair/sales shop.


http://www.riccar.com/index.asp

RJ
11-19-2009, 04:52 PM
If I'm paying $1200 for a vacuum cleaner it better come with a mouth attachment.


Hey, if it's your vacuum, you can do whatever you want with the attachments.

ArrowheadHawk
11-19-2009, 04:59 PM
I bought a Dyson. Best vacuum I've ever owned.

Pestilence
11-19-2009, 05:18 PM
The wife and I actually just got a Kirby. Comes with a shampooer as well.

Fish
11-19-2009, 05:34 PM
I prefer not to vacuum...

Boise_Chief
11-19-2009, 05:36 PM
Which model did you buy?? I looked and they were mostly over 1000 bucks

RJ
11-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Which model did you buy?? I looked and they were mostly over 1000 bucks


We bought this one (same company), I believe it was around $500.


http://www.riccar.com/products/uprights/8900/?prod=8955

Mr. Laz
11-19-2009, 06:06 PM
If I'm paying $1200 for a vacuum cleaner it better come with a mouth attachment.ROFLROFL

The_Doctor10
11-19-2009, 06:32 PM
I tried selling those fucking kirbys for 6 weeks one winter... made 50 cents a day, when i did the math... what an evil fuckin' company that is. Don't buy kirbys, even if they are technically amazing fucking machines....

Silock
11-19-2009, 06:37 PM
How do these do on pet hair? We have 3 cats and a dog, so hair is a huge problem.

LaChapelle
11-19-2009, 06:42 PM
Their crevice tool has ruined many a marriage.

RJ
11-19-2009, 06:52 PM
How do these do on pet hair? We have 3 cats and a dog, so hair is a huge problem.


We have two dogs. Ours works great, never clogs, which is a common problem with canister vacuums.

Bwana
11-19-2009, 06:52 PM
You were going to pay $1250 for a vacuum? :spock:

vailpass
11-19-2009, 06:54 PM
Anyone who pays roughly $1300 for a vaccuum cleaner is a ****ing dumbass.

We've had our Kirby for 12+ years. You get what you pay for.

edit*When we bought our Kirby in 1996 it was $750

CrazyHorse
11-19-2009, 07:19 PM
I tried selling those ****ing kirbys for 6 weeks one winter... made 50 cents a day, when i did the math... what an evil ****in' company that is. Don't buy kirbys, even if they are technically amazing ****ing machines....

Kirbys aren't worth 100 bucks.

The dirt goes through the motor. Thusly you have to replace the turbine constantly. Motor bypass is the only way to go.

CoMoChief
11-19-2009, 07:35 PM
We've had our Kirby for 12+ years. You get what you pay for.

edit*When we bought our Kirby in 1996 it was $750

Umm.......It's a vaccuum cleaner.

Kinda like going out and buying a $600 trash can. (If there is such a thing)

BillSelfsTrophycase
11-19-2009, 07:52 PM
If I'm paying $1200 for a vacuum cleaner it better come with a mouth attachment.

ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

Fairplay
11-19-2009, 08:24 PM
We've had our Kirby for 12+ years. You get what you pay for.




So, our Hoover was about 70 bucks and has lasted the same amount of time.

RJ
11-19-2009, 08:46 PM
So, our Hoover was about 70 bucks and has lasted the same amount of time.



You would be amazed at the difference in performance.

A $70 vacuum mostly just makes noise and picks up dirt from the surface. A good vacuum cleans carpet thoroughly and increases the appearance life of your carpet, and new carpet costs a lot more than a vacuum cleaner.

For real, there is a difference.

loochy
11-19-2009, 08:46 PM
I found my Eureka laying by the dorm dumpster at the end of my sophomore year. That was in 2002. Seven and a half years later it still works great and I have the cleanest carpet of anyone I know.

I guess you get what you DON'T pay for.

loochy
11-19-2009, 08:47 PM
You would be amazed at the difference in performance.

A $70 vacuum mostly just makes noise and picks up dirt from the surface. A good vacuum cleans carpet thoroughly and increases the appearance life of your carpet, and new carpet costs a lot more than a vacuum cleaner.

For real, there is a difference.

A $1000 difference? $1000 can buy a lot of cool stuff.....

Param
11-19-2009, 11:53 PM
$1250 bucks, including a "trade-in."



:spock:

Bugeater
11-20-2009, 12:00 AM
I bought a cheap Eureka once, had it three months then I accidentally sucked up a drywall screw and ruined the motor. So I went and bought a Sharp, IIRC it was around $300, and it has the motor bypass. I've had it so long I'm not even sure exactly how long I've had it, maybe 8 or 9 years and not a lick of trouble with it.

kepp
11-20-2009, 08:12 AM
I realize that vacuums are not a huge topic of concern with folks on this site, but after doing quite a bit of research (and testing), Simplicity Vacs are incredible.

We needed a new vacuum as our old Hoover finally died. The Kirby guy came by the house and demoed his product and we finally got him down to $1250 bucks, including a "trade-in."

We tried out the Dyson Animal and it was pretty good as well, and much less than $1250.

While getting something else repaired, we stopped by the tiny local vacuum store downtown and chatted with the guy. He showed us the Simplicity line. The top-end Simplicity blew (or sucked?) all the others away. It had around twice as much power as the Dyson or even the Kirby. It was on sale for $299 (or $399, I honestly can't remember) and was made almost entirely of metal (stainless steel parts, etc. Very little plastic at all). Even better, these things are all made in St. James, MO.

I doubt any of you need a new vacuum, but this thing would certainly be worth a look.

Here is their website:

http://www.simplicityvac.com/

Do these have bags? I don't like bags.

Demonpenz
11-20-2009, 08:22 AM
wait fuck vacuums for a second, is crazy horse posting? Or did he die and the mods let someone else have his nick?

Pitt Gorilla
11-20-2009, 09:49 AM
Do these have bags? I don't like bags.Yes, they have bags.

stevieray
11-20-2009, 09:54 AM
Hyla

Fairplay
11-20-2009, 10:06 AM
In honesty i already have been researching into getting a new vacuum cleaner.

With Simplicity and Oreck currently as our final choices.

Both around $230-299 price range.

Rooster
11-20-2009, 10:10 AM
Their crevice tool has ruined many a marriage.

ROFLROFLROFL

CrazyHorse
11-20-2009, 10:18 AM
wait **** vacuums for a second, is crazy horse posting? Or did he die and the mods let someone else have his nick?

Not dead yet.

gochiefs is tore up over it too.

JASONSAUTO
11-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Not dead yet.

gochiefs is tore up over it too.

ROFL SERIOUSLY though good to see you posting again

Donger
11-20-2009, 10:27 AM
You would be amazed at the difference in performance.

A $70 vacuum mostly just makes noise and picks up dirt from the surface. A good vacuum cleans carpet thoroughly and increases the appearance life of your carpet, and new carpet costs a lot more than a vacuum cleaner.

For real, there is a difference.

It seems logical that for a very expensive vacuum to clean more thoroughly, it would have to be more invasive into the fibers of the carpet. If so, does it not follow that being more invasive causes more damage to the carpet?

Demonpenz
11-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Not dead yet.

gochiefs is tore up over it too.

way to go! From death bed to bitching about vacuum cleaners. That is a John Wayne hard ass mother fucker right there.