I bought this vacuum because my mom would no longer let me borrow hers. She bought a kirby vacuum 10 years ago, for three times as much as I spent on this one. She has only had to replace the bags and belts on hers, and paid for an upgrade a couple years back. I have no regrets with this purchase. It came faster than I expected, and I think it works better than the one my mom owns. Although, to be honest, I probably feel this way because this one actually belongs to me. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to purchase a vacuum that works great and lasts for years.
Great vacuum. When I tried it out after using my cheap old worn out vacuum I had a third of the bag full and didn't even hit the bedrooms yet. Great atachments too, hose is very long and gets into every area I needed to. I sold Kiry vacuums when I was a kid and this is the real deal but at a bout a third the price as I remember in 1980's dollars. Great buy!
I purchased a refurbished Kirby G-six in from Overstock.com on 10/14/13. My first issue was that there was no printed user manual. I had to go to the website and decided that it would be prudent to print all 58 pages. The parts diagram is unlabeled, making it a challenge to interpret some of the instructions. When the G-six arrived there were 8 accessory pieces shown in the description on Overstock.com that weren't included. I used the G-six less than 2 months before a winter break of 4 months. During the first use after returning, the Belt Lifter broke off when I engaged it. There was rust on the belt lifter where it connected to the power head, the rings were out of shape, and the screw holding it in place chewed off. I contacted Great Vacs (the seller) & they said that only the motor of the Kirby was covered under warranty. I had to purchase replacement parts, which I found online. Fortunately my husband is very mechanical & could make the repair. The next issue was the G-six would not operate at all. It was a bad cord. This was covered since it connects to the motor. Great Vacs charged $ return shipping & I had to pay for shipping it to them. The front wheel fell off next. This was also covered, but again I had to pay to have it shipped plus the return postage of $ When it is in working order the G-six does a good job. I like the self-propelled feature as this vacuum is very heave to push. It is rather loud, but what vacuum isn't. The hose for the attachments is 12 feet long, making it possible to get to hard-to-reach places. All in all, the G-six cleans no better than a $ ****** that I purchased to use during the G-six down time. I would not purchase this vacuum again, since I have spent over half of the purchase price in replacement parts and shipping charges.
I bought this vacuum set over 3 months ago and I absolutely love it! This is my first Kirby purchase, and order from overstock. When I received the order, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with both how well the item was packaged and how pristine the re-furbished product was. The product looked brand new! It was very easy to assemble. I actually referenced to a youtube video to help facilitate the assembly and use of the product *. The power of this vacuum is incredible and does a phenomenal job just as well as my sister's Sentria model. It felt, looked and performed like a brand new vacuum cleaner. My carpeting looks new and revived every time I use it. My home now constantly looks and feels clean. I noticed the air feeling cleaner as a result of the HEPA. I have used pretty much all the attachments I particularly love the 13 foot hose attachment, the pet tool ( which I use on my furniture). On the pet tool I learned to be aware to keep the rotary brush flat against the object you are vacuuming so the suction can work at its fullest (also remember to cover all the holes on the suction control grip completely by using the sliding valve located on top of the handle of the hose). I love the style and the color! I appreciate the extra HEPA bags and the belts. Thanks for the Incredible product and wonderful service! This product is definitely a keeper and will continue to use it for years to come. :)
I ordered the refurbished Kirby after my Kirby vacuum broke down. After reading up on the various models and values, I chose to order the next model after my own instead of more recent models as being a reliable performer and having good ratings. I also loved my older machine and appreciated the many years of hard use that I gave it. Every thing arrived as described, on time, intact, with new accessories, (not quite the quality of my older ones) and when not new the pieces worked very well with smooth bearings and performance compared to my older heavily used accessory. I am pleased with the order of my refurbished Kirby which I was able to purchase for less cost than with my local dealer. Yes, I will always consider Overstock when seeking to find a good product because of their reliable reputation and my past experience with my orders.
I have wasted so much money on discount store vacuums when all I really needed to do was buy a Kirby from Overstock in the first place. Great Value for a Great Vacuum. I got a pleasant surprise when it came. The description didn't say anything about (power-drive) yet that is one of the features, and a good one. It makes handling a breeze. Love the Kirby and the Overstock.com price.
Great vacuum cleaner. Kirby quality within my budget price range. Works perfectly. More accessories than I will ever use. I am very happy with this refurbished (like new) vacuum. The motorized assist in pushing the heavy machine around is wonderful.
I love my "new" Kirby!!! I have owned a Kirby vacuum for years, and knew the great quality that they represent. When my old one finally gave up about a year ago, I went to the store and purchased a regular commercial vacuum. What a mistake and waste of money. It lasted a year or less, and I was never happy with the quality of cleaning that I got from it. Determined not to make the same mistake again, I was really happy to see that Overstock had refurbished Kirby's that saved me a lot of money on the quality product that I wanted. It is like new condition and works great. Although it's a heavy vacuum, as others have noted, it is a breeze to push and I finally have the kind of deep clean that I just didn't feel I got with other products.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? N/A
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Product was exactly as advertised
I am so happy with my new Kirby. I've own 2 Kirby's in the past & loved them so much I couldn't wait to get another. This Kirby handles alot better then the older models. 1st time I used it I could tell a difference in the appearance my house. Takes a little getting use to the hose...but I like the way I can just keep going & not be dragging the sweeper behind me.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. lightweight
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? totally accurate
Works great. Third one we have purchased. We had one for our house and tried other vacuums for our small residential care home. Went through 2 vacuums and with mediocre results. decided our Kirby worked great at home why not our care home. Has been working great ever since. Thanks O.co!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great product! all ready owned one. Bought this one for our residential care home
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This vacuum is easy to use. Does not require brute strength . Has great attachments for those hard to reach places. The pieces fit together easily, without having to "bully" anything. Good for the smaller person who is usually "vacuum challanged" - but a strong machine that gets the job done.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? N/A - but perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Wonderful. Kirby is the BEST after all~ ~
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description.
This was a great deal, I bought this for my daughter as I have a kirby and they are the best vacuum.. this was a steal it works just as good a new one....
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Great
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
Cons: This machine is so heavy nobody wants to vacuum. The mechanism that holds it upright broke right away. The safety piece that lets it run broke. The none breakable hose cracked; as well as some attachments. The replacement parts are very expensive. Only cleaned as well as demo in the beginning. A pain to switch out attachments. I worry about it wrecking my hardwood floors due to its weight. Pros: We have done an enormous amount of remodeling over the 8 years we have owned this machine and the sander attachment is our favorite part. We have flatten stucco walls with it. Most of the dust is vacuumed up as you sand. The motor will last a lifetime. Metal parts are a plus. Belts are inexpensive.
I'm returning this vacuum. After over an hour spent trying to troubleshoot the issue, I have only been able to get the vacuum to function with the hose attachments. When I try to reconnect the brush head, no power. I even tried replacing the belt for the brush head, which was much tighter...but still, nothing. Either (a) this was refurbished without checking functionality as an upright or (b) it works as an upright but I'm just connecting things correctly. Even if the latter is the case, I'm a pretty smart person and if I can't intuitively get this going, it's not going to work long term for my needs.