We bought this 2 years after buying a dog. Survived on cheap uprights until then, but the dog hair finally forced us to buy something better. The refurbished Dyson is great. No mechanical issues, and exactly as described on the site. It really does a great job with the dog hair--we even use it on the hard floors instead of a broom. The broom always left some, but the Dyson gets it all. The carpets have never been cleaner. So much easier to clean out the dust bin than the other bagless vacs we had, and way better than dealing with bags. Lifetime washable filters are great, too. The kids do a better job with it and don't make a big mess emptying. Very quiet. Love the extra long cord. Only negatives would be that you do have to be very careful when cleaning area rugs or door mats--if it gets an edge or a string, it will suck them up. Makes a scary noise, but no damage to the vacuum so far. And also that the wand, like other reviews said, is kind of awkward to deal with at first. It gets better, but it's a little counterintuitive and also seems a bit too long. Just kind of awkward. But great suction through it! Unlike others we've had. Overall we've very pleased.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Completely accurate.
Wow, what can I say? I tend to read negative reviews first when shopping online. Bottom line: I am SO glad I bought my Dyson D33. Not to minimize the experiences of other purchasers, but I need to dispel the following: This vacuum is EASY to push. Make sure it's on the correct setting, people. If you use the bare floor setting on carpet, of course it's going to be more difficult to use. Let's be real. Moving on...I have a Russian Blue; he's a cat with a very plush, dense, soft coat. His fur is fine and he has a ton of it. The Dyson D33 got it all - quickly and effortlessly, usually on the first pass. Finally, the last thing I'd like to clarify is the noise level. it's QUIETER than most cheap uprights. I didn't know what to expect when I turned it on, because there were a few reviewers complaining about it. Um, I could still hear my music playing when I was pushing this thing around my living room, and I live in an apartment so I can't listen to loud music to begin with. MY REVIEW: I have hardwood floors with a few area rugs. Used it on both. My test afterward was to walk barefoot through every room, and guess what? PERFECT. In fact, my floors were so clean they felt mopped, and God knows they haven't been. The Dyson D33 rocks, I am soooooo happy I trusted my gut and bought it. Money well spent!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is exact.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality, well-built, easy to assemble, ready to go almost immediately upon opening box.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description is spot-on.
We decided to turn in our 10 year old Kirby and go with a bagless system. We were also looking for something more lightweight to carry up and down the stairs easily. We decided on the reburbished Dyson DC33 based on reviews of the new model. We purchased the extra 4 year warranty and still saved money compared to the new model. We did have to return the first vacuum after a month as it started to make a strange, stripped- bearing type sound. But as usual, Overstock immediately sent out a replacement, and this one has been running incredibly well. It maneuvers very easily, the cord is incredibly long, which is really nice. We looked at the ball models in person at another store and decided against them as they felt very flimsy in comparison to this one. Lightweight does mean lots of plastic, though, and that is something I miss about my Kirby. But my kids love to vacuum now that they get to see all the disgusting dust and dirt that they pull up from the carpets-it's made vacuuming strangely fun! The handle extends nicely, but I find it a bit on the awkward side to use with the handle extension, but perhaps it is just something to get used to. Overall, it's a nice compact design, and I like that the extra hose pieces fit on the vacuum unit itself. We will see how well it lasts, but we believe this has been a good investment so far!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. plastic parts make it light weight, but also feels a bit cheaply made
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Vacuume works welk, but it is difficult to maneuver and is too large to get under anything ... Even a coffee table is difficult to vacume under. I wish I had chosen a different model!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well made
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Failed to mention that it is hard to maneuver
On medium to low pile carpet this vacuum makes a horribly loud grinding noise. My first unit was exchanged and the second unit seemed to be better, but over 3-4 months now has the same issue. The only workaround I've found is to pull only and avoid pushing the vacuum. On deeper carpets it works great, but for this price it should work on just about any carpet.
This may be "refurbished", but it was shipped like a new vacuum, operated like a new vacuum, and is the best vacuum that I have ever owned (and I have owned many). I highly recommend this.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Completely
I already have this exact Dyson but purchased this one as a gift. Arrived packaged brand new not a refurbished model. Easy to assemble and worked exactly like my brand new model. Will buy refurbished again if ever needed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Like New
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
This vacuum is awesome. It works very well and the power is supreme. The only issue I have with it is one of the attachments does not stay in the attachment slot. But again it works very well!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
ithe vacum had a lot of power and did an excellent job of cleaning the rugs and bear floor and it glided very easily. i would recomend it to everyone who was buying a vacum
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? NA
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Ordering was easy and fast. Shipping Was fast and the vacuum it self was in a nice thick box. So didnt have to worry about it being damaged from shipping. Took less than a week to get to my house. When I opened the box it was in pieces but not a lot of piece. Just the handle, and 2 different attactments. (Easy to put together) and easy to take apart to clean. If the hoses got clogged (not that mine have but if they did) it would be easy to take apart and clean it. The hoses and tubes are all clear. Totally worth every penny.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Everything you see in the picture is what came in my package. Its that Yellow that matches the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I would buy it again if I ever needed to.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect!
Vac works well and is in excellant condition. Having trouble using the attachments as the hose is so stiff. It will take some getting use to. Had to empty the tank after the first use
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. as described
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
very happy so far. good price looked brand new. excellent suction. love it
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. so far great deal. great cleaning ability love the onboard attachments very happy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
Older model Dyson so still strong suction but with some design flaws that have been phased out with newer models. No ball so not as easy to maneuver as newer models. Super long cord and large canister for holding dirt is a plus. You can't beat the price for a Dyson but lacking the newer model perks.
Setting the stage: I have four inside dogs. I vacuum pet hair constantly. I need a dependable, efficient machine to be my partner in the fight to control the fluff balls. First Dyson. I was a skeptic but saved money on the refurb. While a refurb, it was very clean- even new appearing- out of the box. I have both hardwoods and scattered area carpets. Got to be honest here--I don't read instructions. At first I thought it wasn't doing a great job on the carpets. Then I noted the pyle setting at the base of the vacuum. Worked great after I switched the setting but honestly- what designer would place a setting at the bottom of the vacuum so that you have to bend down to switch it? With a combo of hardwoods and area rugs I bend and switch, bend and switch. It does an amazing job on hardwoods. Easy to push on hardwoods- glides along smoothly. I did have to exert some effort to push it on my larger area rugs but it did a great job of sucking up the dog hair. I don't much appreciate the set up for attachments. I have had to pause several times to figure out how to disconnect to get the hose for those hard to reach places. It is somewhat cumbersome. Overall, I am please with the vacuum but do think there are some areas for improvement with the design.
I love Dyson! Have one I paid $$$ for over 8 years ago. Bought my daughter a refurbished Dyson and it was like new...so when I found this deal I took advantage of the ******, low price and free shipping...more than happy about this purchase. Thanks O!
Works great, but keep in mind that it is "refurbished" and that basically means...it's used. So even though it's been spiffed up at the factory, it still looks like a used vacuum cleaner. Peeled stickers and some scuffs, but since it's half the cost of a new one, I am happy. I think it still has a 9 month warranty. Also be aware that it is not a dyson "ball" vacuum.
This light little upright vacuum really packs the power. Easy to assemble, easy to use. I bought mine refurbished, which some may not care for, to each their own. For myself I look at it that one person repaired, checked and made sure it was in perfect condition before sending out to a customer, which on the flip side it did not come off an assembly line. That is just me. This is a very nice vacuum cleaner.