I love this machine, I truly do. I have never loved a vacuum cleaner before but I love this one. It is so good and light and pretty easy to maneuver, and picks up all the dirt! No bags to deal with and the filters are washable. What's not to like? It cleans my area rugs beautifully, I do like the excellent suction on it. Of course, it's not perfect, nothing is, but it's a sight closer to perfect than my previous vacuums. A friend turned me on to this vacuum cleaner and I'll be forever grateful for that.
Wow, what an amazing buy this was...It's been a couple of years since I bought this item and it has to be THE BEST purchase I've ever made. Plan to buy a Shark again in the future. It is light and picks up things I don't even see as the canister will fill up even when I think it's not too dirty. Great buy for the price!
Initally I really liked this vacuum, but now that I have owned it 3 years it is falling apart. I had purchased the extended warrenty which of course has now expired so I will just loose money when I throw this away. There is also a design flaw, it tips over when you pull to stretch the hose.
Purchased as a refurbished item. The condition is excellency. A brush was missing; however, I was told in advance this is a possibility with a refurbished item and is not a big deal to me. This is a fantastic vacuum and I made the purchase at an unbelievable price. - less than half at my local retail store. Works as good as new. Love the fact it is light weight, compact and maneuverable. This is my second Shark and I am impressed with their cleaning power. Many great features but I love it for easy transition from carpet to hardwood. You will be shocked at the amount of dirt it can pull from your carpet after vacuuming with your old machine. Liked the promo deals I received. Secure packaging and quick ship. No problems.
I love love love this vacuum. My family calls me the floor police because I love having clean carpets and hardwood floors. This is the ONLY vacuum cleaner for me! I have owned this vacuum for over 2 years and it still works as well as it did the first day I used it. I actually bought this one for my parents because they have a heavy cumbersome vacuum that went bad. I talked them into this one and they are not sorry. It is light weight, fairly small, but with a lot of suction and attachments to get everywhere I need it to!. The lift-away feature is easy to use and very useful. Another awesome feature it the ease of the carpet to bare floor feature. With the flip of a switch you can got from carpet sweeping to brushless bare floor suction. Bagless feature is a plus for me.. Looking for a vacuum ??? Get this one!
Living with four roommates, a cat, and a dog, my house tends to get dirty very quickly. This vacuum is lightweight enough to pull out regularly for quick clean-ups and maneuvers easily around or under any furniture. The cord is long enough without being so long that it gets in the way. The nozzle attachments and the ability to lift the vacuum means I can clean all the surfaces in my house fairly easily. I wish the on/off switch were slightly more convenient to use. Ultimately this is for regular cleaning, if I were to let dirt build up, I'm not sure this vacuum could handle it; besides the bagless canister is rather small and fills up quickly. But one big plus is that it's pretty attractive, as far as vacuums go, and we leave it out in an open nook in our hallway, no need to hide it away.
I bought the vacuum as a gift for my mother for Christmas. I order the vacuum on December 19th and just received the shipment from UPS on 1/4/14!. I know that UPS has some recent issues with shipping but I was not too pleased with the timing. My mother finally received her vacuum and immediately put it together. She had just finished vacuuming with her former vacuum and when she put the new shark together and tested the vacuum she couldn't believe all the dirt that it was picking up. It is very lightweight and the assembly was very quick. The initial thing she noticed was how quiet this vacuum is. I was very pleased with the price and the overall quality of this purchase. Hopefully I will not have any further shipping issues like I endured with this purchase.
Buy this. It may take a little getting used to if you're used to the kind of vac that you get at the nicer discount stores for $200 or less. This is super light weight , on a dime and most importantly -- sucks up anything in it's path. Big canister capacity which I like although I'm not fond of the fact that stuff always seems to get stuck in one particular section which means I'm fishing stuff out each time I empty it. The assembly instructions were poor or possibly missing. Fortunately, it's easy to figure out how the thing goes together but understanding some of the different combinations that could be used would have been useful/helpful to know.