Ok, I read about 30 reviews before I finally decided to give in and purchase the refurbished dyson animal vac. I have a black lab and he not only tracks dirt into the house but he leaves his hair everywhere. When the dyson arrived, I didn't even notice that it wasn't brand new. It looked brand new, I received all of the attachments and the manual as well. My first trip around the house and my husband and I were stunned by the amount of dirt and dog hair it picked up. (I had an electrolux for 9 years prior to this) My 2nd trip around the house was equally as horrifying. This vacuum is amazing, it sucks up everything and it is quick and easy to clean out. One thing I will say is that the hose attachment is a little awkward at first but once you get the hang of it it is a piece of cake. If you have had a canister vac prior to this one it will seem a little cumbersome to use the attachments but you will get the hang of it. If you are considering buying this product, don't bother reading anymore reviews they are all the same as mine. You will not regret this purchase!!!!!!!!!!
The BEST Vacuum I ever purchased! It makes my carpets look new after I vacuum! I have 3 little dogs & 1 very large dog & their hair shedding was constantly clogging my 2 other worthless vacuums I used! Now there is no PROBLEM anymore & the Dyson vacuum makes cleaning all the floors in the house very easy! I wished I had not waisted so much money on my other vacuums & would have purchased the Dyson DC17 animal vacuum much sooner. Trust me it is the BEST VACUUM around & if you buy it through Overstock.com, it is the BEST VALUE for the money compared to what I would have paid for it in a local department store.
I've been wanting a Dyson for a couple of years now. I've read reviews, compared prices, checked the Dyson website to see which vacuum would be best for me, etc (obviously I'm not an impulse buyer). I finally ordered my Dyson from Overstock on Friday, February 27. I received it today, March 5 (pretty darn fast if you ask me). It came packaged in a plain brown box - no biggy. My maid was cleaning at my house this morning, and I received my package right at noon. I literally rushed home to try it out. She had already vacuumed by the time I got there. I immediately took it out of the box, figured out how to put it together (the directions aren't the greatest by the way), plugged it in, and re-vacuumed my bedroom (which had JUST been vacuumed). OMG!! You would not believe what was in the canister - about an inch of actual DIRT (mind you I've only lived in my house a little over a year, and it was brand new when I moved in), and the dog hair - WOW! I have 3 dogs - a Boston Terrier, a Boxer, and a Beagle. The hair in the canister was unreal! To think that all of that was in my carpet is just totally disgusting! I haven't tried the attachments (I was on my lunch break, or I would have tried each one of them!), but trust me, when I get home tonight it's on! It came with several attachments (more than what I thought it was going to have?) - and the directions don't really detail the purpose of each one (which I'm getting ready to check out on the Dyson website). And last - I was so amazed that I brought the canister back to work with me to show everyone. No one could believe it! If Overstock receives a bunch of orders from El Campo, TX in the next couple of days, I expect commission! All joking aside, this vacuum is simply amazing! Since I haven't had a chance to try it out on my tile, or try out the attachments, I'll update my review if I find any problems.P.S. - I gave my maid my old vacuum. Done and over with!
I had been looking to purchase a Dyson but they were always so expensive. When I found the refurbished on on Overstock I was a little hesitant. But after receiving it and using it once, it was the best purchase I have ever made. It picked up so much hair!! I have 2 St. Bernards so I have A LOT of dog hair in my house. This vacuum picked it all up. It was amazing. I never realized how much hair was in my carpet. This vacuum is great for anyone who has pets. I would highly recommend it!!
I like others was hesitant about buying a "refurbished" item, however, the vacuum looked brand new. I see absolutely no wear or indication that this vacuum has ever been used before. I am amazed at the power this vacuum has. I love overstock and always come to the site to look for an item before purchasing it anywhere else. Thanks, Overstock!
I purchased a refurbished DC17 animal vacuum cleaner and this product is just wonderful. I have a long haired small dog, and her hair on the oriental rug is so hard to pick up, that I would get on my knees and use a brush to get it off. I no longer have to do that with my Dyson cleaner. The power in the Dyson is amazing! I can not believe what it still picked up after using another vacuum cleaner, which really isn't old. I am glad I made the investment in the Dyson.
I have an older model that I have used almost everyday for 6 years. This is even better. I love that the bare floor mode is just a button right next to the on off switch. The long reaching handle is very easy to release and put back. It's heavy but very easy to push, almost like it's self propelled. People complain it's loud but I don't care if it sounds like an airplane because it works like a dream. I like the round attachment with the bristles for cleaning stairs and baseboards.
Purchased this vacuum cleaner 5+ years ago, and is still cleans better than expected. With regular maintenance, have replaced the belt and filters, it still works beautifully. The suction power has not failed, and the hose is still in excellent condition. The housing is scuffed up, but who cares? Our household has fur-babies, and this vacuum cleaner and attachments, have held up to the test of time. So delighted with this purchase. When I make a purchase I try to get the best product for the dollar and this has been very low maintenance. Thank you Dyson!!