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movetoperth Jul 27th 2005 8:56 am

The Return of the Dyson
 
My dyson hoover has just come back from it's visit to the dyson doctor. We bought it just before we came here and a few weeks back it decided to pack in.

I called the repair shop and they quoted $75 to look at it and "at least $150" to repair it, but, recommended i call Dyson to check if it was still under warranty. I called them up and gave them the serial number and it was a month past the warranty date but they said they'd honour it. I dropped it off on friday and it was fixed by yesterday and delivered back to me today. Cost $17 for a new "aussie" cable and $10 to deliver it to me 35ks out of the city.

So..... the point of the story is that always check if your warrantly will be honoured on your UK purchased goods, you may save yourself a good few dollars :D

The down side is i now have no excuse not to do the hoovering and the house is a tip :eek:

Lynn

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 9:10 am

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Is it worth buying a Dyson then? Only Currys had them cheap but I thought most floors in Perth would be tiled....

Anne4Terry Jul 27th 2005 9:13 am

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Originally Posted by bridiej
Is it worth buying a Dyson then? Only Currys had them cheap but I thought most floors in Perth would be tiled....

I luurve my Dyson, althought it is not as sturdy as the original one. Anyway, are they available in Australia and if so at what price or should I buy a new one here to take out with me? :confused: So many things to prioritise! :rolleyes:

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 9:34 am

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Originally Posted by Anne4Terry
I luurve my Dyson, althought it is not as sturdy as the original one. Anyway, are they available in Australia and if so at what price or should I buy a new one here to take out with me? :confused: So many things to prioritise! :rolleyes:

I loved mine too, until it blew up! Same thing happened to my Mums! Would love another one and they had them on sale for £169 but dont want to spend out if it's not worth it...

fraser Jul 27th 2005 9:35 am

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They always break down, they're badly made.

Wave the Sails Jul 27th 2005 9:41 am

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I also love my Dyson and miss it hugely. Anglo Pacific had a bit of a mishap with it so it's bust. Hubby has a Henry which I HATE, so he does the vacuuming :D

fraser Jul 27th 2005 9:43 am

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Originally Posted by The Jones Family
I also love my Dyson and miss it hugely. Anglo Pacific had a bit of a mishap with it so it's bust. Hubby has a Henry which I HATE, so he does the vacuuming :D

Henry is much better, but as you say it's a mans hoover but I let Rachel use it all the time :D

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 9:44 am

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Originally Posted by fraser
Henry is much better, but as you say it's a mans hoover but I let Rachel use it all the time :D


You're too good to that girl! :rolleyes:

fraser Jul 27th 2005 9:48 am

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Originally Posted by bridiej
You're too good to that girl! :rolleyes:

I know :o ;)

PeteY Jul 27th 2005 9:48 am

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Originally Posted by bridiej
You're too good to that girl! :rolleyes:

Both my parents and inlaws have Dysons, and they havn't broken down. I am pretty sure they pick up more dust than anything else too. Scary how quick the thing fiulls up.

However.....i refuse to pay 800 bucks on a vacuum cleaner.

fraser Jul 27th 2005 9:50 am

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

Originally Posted by PeteY
Both my parents and inlaws have Dysons, and they havn't broken down. I am pretty sure they pick up more dust than anything else too. Scary how quick the thing fiulls up.

However.....i refuse to pay 800 bucks on a vacuum cleaner.

Are they all quite expensive in Oz?

markeh Jul 27th 2005 9:53 am

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Originally Posted by PeteY
Both my parents and inlaws have Dysons, and they havn't broken down. I am pretty sure they pick up more dust than anything else too. Scary how quick the thing fiulls up.

However.....i refuse to pay 800 bucks on a vacuum cleaner.


$800 for a dyson! :eek: :scared:

That's a shed load of money!
Cheaper to take one with you on the plane than pay that much.

I love watching all the muck that just appears in it. :D

Bye
Mark

Amazulu Jul 27th 2005 10:02 am

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I cannot see the attraction of Dyson Vacuum cleaners. Sure they look good & work quite well, but they are not made very well, always break & are too heavy. We've had several & they all broke. Dyson have quite good after sales service though (guess they need it). We now have a Sebo, great German quality, very light & cleans well.

lucyb Jul 27th 2005 10:05 am

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I have a Sebo http://www.sebo-vacuums.com/frameset.htm?dir=Products

and I swear its the best! Im a bit of a Monica and love cleaning and this is a hospital grade vacum and it really does suck! :D :p It better work in Oz!

PeteY Jul 27th 2005 10:06 am

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Originally Posted by fraser
Are they all quite expensive in Oz?

Most of them are.

We are in the middle of trying to choose a Vacuum, and the local stores have Dysons at $600 for a little pull along, $800 for a bigger pull long or upright, and $900 for a fancy looking one that must make tea aswell.

We will probably get an LG one we have seen for $350. Bagless, 1800W. Good enough for me i reckon.

Soi Oz Jul 27th 2005 10:15 am

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Originally Posted by bridiej
Is it worth buying a Dyson then? Only Currys had them cheap but I thought most floors in Perth would be tiled....

Nope.... Tiled, carpeted, timber, terazzo.... you name it, you'll find it here.

Hutch Jul 27th 2005 10:17 am

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We've had two - both of which have gone badly wrong. The current one's in a right old state - cord retractor's shagged, on/off button has ceased to function (jammed on), lint brushes on the end of the arm headed south months ago. Almost certainly wouldn't buy another one - especically since lots of other manufacturers now do 'cyclone' and 'bagless' models. Oh, and apart from anything else, he sold out his loyal workforce in Wiltshire and moved his entire operation to the far east to use cheap labour.

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 10:26 am

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Originally Posted by Soi Oz
Nope.... Tiled, carpeted, timber, terazzo.... you name it, you'll find it here.

OK, might invest in one then.... :)

movetoperth Jul 27th 2005 10:39 am

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Bridie

I have laminate (yeuh it came with the house) in the main living areas, dyson-fantastic, carpet in the bedrooms which i have just discovered are blue it's so long since they were hoovered properly i thought they were grey, the theatre room has concrete as we lifted the laminate and will put down carpet, but for now it is dust free concrete, the patio is paved and the dyson is fab for getting the dog hair off it and the spiders out from under the top of the fence.

According to the dyson doc, a main reason for them packing in is water getting into the gubbins usually from filters not being properly dry before you put them back in.

having now done the whole house the novelty of having it back has worn off and it wont be out again for a while!!

Lynn

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 11:03 am

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Didnt think how good it will be for spiders..... we had a massive spider last night, it crawled out from under the TV unit which is sort of built-in under the stairs!!!!!! Malc got it in a glass and put it over the neighbours fence in the hope it will live in their house instead and then said "But that's not a big spider, wait til you see the huntsmen!"

Really I thought I was getting much better with spiders but this one was enormous and I looked like this: :scared:

Larissa Jul 27th 2005 11:14 am

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I just bought an upright for $699 and am waiting on delivery, from Harvey Norman. It's purple :) but I'm not sure of the model :p

PeteY Jul 27th 2005 11:18 am

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Im not scared of spiders in the least...and would normally leave most of them in the house if the wife did'nt complain.

The only ones i kill on sight are the white tails....

HOWEVER..... even though im not scared of them...it still gives me shudders when i send them through the tube of death in the vaccum. They actually rattle thier way down!

Anne4Terry Jul 27th 2005 11:35 am

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Can we define this thread a bit with opinions on uprights and on cylinders. I have an upright as I have two dogs and carpet. I think the rotating bar makes less work for me than having to push a cylinder head :)

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 11:36 am

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Originally Posted by Anne4Terry
Can we define this thread a bit with opinions on uprights and on cylinders. I have an upright as I have two dogs and carpet. I think the rotating bar makes less work for me than having to push a cylinder head :)

Good idea Anne, my last Dyson was a little cylinder one but I quite fancy an
upright...

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 11:37 am

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Originally Posted by Larissa
I just bought an upright for $699 and am waiting on delivery, from Harvey Norman. It's purple :) but I'm not sure of the model :p

Who cares what model, it's purple, COOL! :D

The A Team Jul 27th 2005 11:43 am

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

Originally Posted by PeteY
Im not scared of spiders in the least...and would normally leave most of them in the house if the wife did'nt complain.

The only ones i kill on sight are the white tails....

HOWEVER..... even though im not scared of them...it still gives me shudders when i send them through the tube of death in the vaccum. They actually rattle thier way down!

:eek: Do huntsman fit in the tube? :scared:

Rogue Trader Jul 27th 2005 11:44 am

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

Originally Posted by bridiej
Didnt think how good it will be for spiders..... we had a massive spider last night, it crawled out from under the TV unit which is sort of built-in under the stairs!!!!!! Malc got it in a glass and put it over the neighbours fence in the hope it will live in their house instead and then said "But that's not a big spider, wait til you see the huntsmen!"

Really I thought I was getting much better with spiders but this one was enormous and I looked like this: :scared:

I'm glad it's not only me who chucks them over the neighbour's fence..!!

And, to keep within the scope of the OP, our Dyson works a treat on spiders... it's great to see them clinging on to the wall as the suction gets closer... and closer... :scared:

Rogue.

fraser Jul 27th 2005 12:03 pm

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We weren't taking our hoover as it's seen better days, maybe we should buy one before we leave as it'll be cheaper.

lynnlovessun Jul 27th 2005 12:09 pm

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Originally Posted by movetoperth.com
According to the dyson doc, a main reason for them packing in is water getting into the gubbins usually from filters not being properly dry before you put them back in.
Lynn

Oh crap - we washed our Dyson filters the night before the packers came - we dried them off with hairdrier and towel and bunged them back in - hope they were properly dry :eek: Or it might not work when we finally get it back in Brisbane!!!

Lynn

tiredwithtwins Jul 27th 2005 12:25 pm

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Originally Posted by PeteY
Most of them are.

We are in the middle of trying to choose a Vacuum, and the local stores have Dysons at $600 for a little pull along, $800 for a bigger pull long or upright, and $900 for a fancy looking one that must make tea aswell.

We will probably get an LG one we have seen for $350. Bagless, 1800W. Good enough for me i reckon.


:scared: :scared: :scared:


...anyone else slightly alarmed at the extortionate cost of 'oovers in aus!!????


i budgeted for about $150 for a 'thing that sucks the muck up'......perhaps i really dont keep up with the jones...! (only kidding petey)


sue :scared:

Bella Donna Jul 27th 2005 12:38 pm

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Originally Posted by bridiej
I loved mine too, until it blew up! Same thing happened to my Mums! Would love another one and they had them on sale for £169 but dont want to spend out if it's not worth it...

We got a Dyson upright when I was pregnant and frankly I thought it was crap. I sold it to a mate who loves it!

When we got our puppy last year we got another - the Dyson Animal - but this time we got a cylinder model and it's brilliant. Our "puppy" (now full grown!) is white and long-haired and sheds fur as soon as you look at him, but the Dyson cleans up after him extremely well. Cleans hard floors equally as well as carpets - but the upright didn't do hard floors well.

If you're after a cylinder, I'd go for it - if you're considering an upright, maybe it wouldn't be such a good buy.

I think Dyson's have only just started taking off in Oz, which could account for the high price. :confused:

Emzee Jul 27th 2005 12:56 pm

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

Originally Posted by movetoperth.com
My dyson hoover has just come back from it's visit to the dyson doctor. We bought it just before we came here and a few weeks back it decided to pack in.

I called the repair shop and they quoted $75 to look at it and "at least $150" to repair it, but, recommended i call Dyson to check if it was still under warranty. I called them up and gave them the serial number and it was a month past the warranty date but they said they'd honour it. I dropped it off on friday and it was fixed by yesterday and delivered back to me today. Cost $17 for a new "aussie" cable and $10 to deliver it to me 35ks out of the city.

So..... the point of the story is that always check if your warrantly will be honoured on your UK purchased goods, you may save yourself a good few dollars :D

The down side is i now have no excuse not to do the hoovering and the house is a tip :eek:

Lynn

I owned my own cleaning business for seven years prior to coming here and swear by Dysons, i used to replace mine every two years (taking into account they were used all day 5 days a week), during that time each one was repaired numerous times and had most or all parts replaced, FREE OF CHARGE as i always went through Dyson, and they even come to your house to repair it, the most they charge after the guarantee is expired is 75 pounds, thats for a complete overall service including parts, what more could you ask ! :D

bridiej Jul 27th 2005 1:07 pm

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

Originally Posted by Bella Donna
We got a Dyson upright when I was pregnant and frankly I thought it was crap. I sold it to a mate who loves it!

When we got our puppy last year we got another - the Dyson Animal - but this time we got a cylinder model and it's brilliant. Our "puppy" (now full grown!) is white and long-haired and sheds fur as soon as you look at him, but the Dyson cleans up after him extremely well. Cleans hard floors equally as well as carpets - but the upright didn't do hard floors well.

If you're after a cylinder, I'd go for it - if you're considering an upright, maybe it wouldn't be such a good buy.

I think Dyson's have only just started taking off in Oz, which could account for the high price. :confused:

Thanks for the info :)

movetoperth Jul 27th 2005 1:27 pm

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Originally Posted by Bella Donna
We got a Dyson upright when I was pregnant and frankly I thought it was crap. I sold it to a mate who loves it!

When we got our puppy last year we got another - the Dyson Animal - but this time we got a cylinder model and it's brilliant. Our "puppy" (now full grown!) is white and long-haired and sheds fur as soon as you look at him, but the Dyson cleans up after him extremely well. Cleans hard floors equally as well as carpets - but the upright didn't do hard floors well.

If you're after a cylinder, I'd go for it - if you're considering an upright, maybe it wouldn't be such a good buy.

I think Dyson's have only just started taking off in Oz, which could account for the high price. :confused:

Mines an upright and it works well on hard floors and carpets, picks white labrador hair off anything, no worries. I was using a friends cylinder (not a dyson) at the weekend, found it much harder work. But, different things work well for different people.

If i was in the UK waiting to come over, i'd buy a Dyson and ship it.

Lynn

Anne4Terry Jul 27th 2005 1:27 pm

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Originally Posted by Emzee
I owned my own cleaning business for seven years prior to coming here and swear by Dysons, i used to replace mine every two years (taking into account they were used all day 5 days a week), during that time each one was repaired numerous times and had most or all parts replaced, FREE OF CHARGE as i always went through Dyson, and they even come to your house to repair it, the most they charge after the guarantee is expired is 75 pounds, thats for a complete overall service including parts, what more could you ask ! :D

Uprights or cylinders?

Perthforme Jul 27th 2005 1:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Anne4Terry
Uprights or cylinders?

Terry said at the week end best to buy both and then you can both do the house work side by side :p

Anne4Terry Jul 27th 2005 1:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Perthforme
Terry said at the week end best to buy both and then you can both do the house work side by side :p

Now I KNOW you are telling porkies!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazulu Jul 27th 2005 1:43 pm

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Originally Posted by Emzee
what more could you ask ! :D

For it not to break within 2 years?. We've had 3 & they've all had something go wrong with them.

Soi Oz Jul 27th 2005 2:18 pm

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Originally Posted by tiredwithtwins
:scared: :scared: :scared:


...anyone else slightly alarmed at the extortionate cost of 'oovers in aus!!????


i budgeted for about $150 for a 'thing that sucks the muck up'......perhaps i really dont keep up with the jones...! (only kidding petey)


sue :scared:

I bought a bagless 'Kambrook' vacuum for about $150 not so long ago. You can get simpler "hoovers" a lot cheaper than that.

Perthforme Jul 27th 2005 2:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Anne4Terry
Now I KNOW you are telling porkies!!!!!!!!!!!

Who me :eek: no :o


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