I’m tempted by this deal, but I have a single, important question. I live in an 800 sq. ft. apartment with hardwood floors. Should I buy this, or wait for something smaller? Maybe the Dyson handheld thing?
We just got the next model up, the DC39. Slightly bigger cannister, small turbo brush and a coffee maker or something. I think they send a British maid once a month or something too. Anyway, great vacuum.
This is one of Dyson’s failures, I think, and I suspect this deal is not a refurb but a sell-off of a marketing failure. (Mine, too, is so perfect it didn’t look like a refurb.) In any event, the turbine is a pain if you have to change it nmoe than one per session, as you will if you have bare floors pl;us numerous throw rugs. The accessory tools are poor little things, almost useless. The hose is too short, so the thing is always riding up on your heels and the suction is just ordinary.
Woot, you’re beginning to look like Midnight box offering the same thing over and over again. So Dyson really ‘sucks’ and everyone can come to Woot every few days and find a great deal on one; find us some other great variety on things that blow, wheel or rock. I have a Kirby and then I should have closed the door when they came knocking… and I also have a Dyson that will suck forever. Please change it up and keep all these Dysons for the woot off.
We live in a 1200 sqft townhouse with tile and wood floors. We live by the beach (sand) and have a dog (dog hair). We had a Kenmore canister before and it was really overkill. It was 10 years old and Sears/Kenmore is not what it used to be.
I got this vac the last time it was on Woot. Thought about the cordless (mmmm, cordless) but the run time is too short - they need extra batteries like my drill. Here is my take on the DC23:
For smaller homes with little or no carpet it works great. I only use the beater brush on some rugs and door mats.
Easy to work, super maneuverable and easy to store. Comparatively quiet. Yes, good suckage.
Like the bagless. Seems a bit light weight to work with but is sturdy enough. The furniture attachment works well. Easy to take apart the beater brush to clear out hair (we are long hairs).
My biggest issue is that the only standard floor attachment is the one with the beater bush. It is tall so you can’t use it under some furniture.
So, very Euro/spartan, and fine for smaller places with little or no carpet.
I didn’t buy this model(think mine was DC24), but I bought a refurb a few weeks ago, and mine looked brand new, also.
I never buy the warranties for anything I purchase, but if I buy something and it doesn’t work…I just don’t buy that brand anymore. I must say, I learned to read the reviews on here and they have helped me to decide on some of the things I purchase.
To the Woot God’s and Goddesses…I hope those who do have quality posts are receiving a reward of some type for the help and knowledge they give to me and others. More sites should have this(ex. Monoprice)to help consumers who don’t know what they need.
You can blame me for the Dyson connection to Woot. This will be my third Dyson vac purchased from Woot. All reburbs. DC 33 bought in 2007 & DC24 bought in 2011 for a gift. All came new in brown box. Great vacs!
I purchased one about a month ago…love it…except for the
attachments. Hose is short and
stiff and ackward to use. Carpet
and floor cleaning is great. Best carpet vac I purchased (and
that’s 50 years of cleaning).
Holy knowledgeless critique, Batman! Relax, Francis. If I were a helicopter employer, I would have “corrected” her. As far as I’m concerned, she can scrub until she determines the load limit on that plastic wand. Perhaps you, however, need to be "corrected’. Hahahahahahaha.