With two large size shedding dogs, I have always wanted a Dyson but just couldn't afford it. So when I saw a refurbished one for a good **** less than what I've seen it for in stores, I snatched it up! It did not disappoint! We have been vacuuming fools at my house, getting up lots and lots of dog hair that has been in our carpet for who knows how long. I love this product. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the assembly took a bit more than we expected and wasn't very intuitive. But now that we've got it together...watch out!