Well, I have a dyson animal, which is great - just big, bulky and heavy. I have two english bulldogs that shed everywhere - even with the furminator (love that too) - anyway we live in a 4 story townhouse with mostly wood floors - so carrying the dyson up and down the stairs to clean the stairs was a pain. The shark is fantastic for this. It really picks up dirt and dog hair. I love the lift away part with the stairs - it's perfect the cord is longer on the shark so you can get up a whole flight of stairs without re plugging in at the higher floor. I am glad I purchased the refurbished, because I wasn't sure and it was less expensive than a "new" - but new in every way, I wouldn't have been able to tell it wasn't brand new. The only issue at all is that if the floor is a little damp from anything (they drool also) - the vacuum won't pick up - so just make sure your floors are dry and it's good to go.. So Overall just a great vacuum for the price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect