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Soi Oz Jul 27th 2005 10:15 am

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 
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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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

Re: The Return of the Dyson
 

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:


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