My carpets were looking like needing a clean!
My Electrolux vacuum cost me $500 with a power head in 1988 and has been a good cleaner - but when I was unable to use it as in hospital my husband did the cleaning and forgot and left the power head running - and it blew up. P:
Since then used the normal heads and noticed recently that the carpets are dull - Axminster throughout except for kitchen and bathroom etc. Old but will probably outlast us :)
Anyway in town went into Godfrey's to see if they had a power head for my old cleaner - no they no longer make it but he showed me a Wertheim which looks like the Dyson and two models - one $800 and other $1100.
Seems they do this scheme whereby on age pension i could buy one for $16 a week or other for $20 a week.
Guess I am a sucker as bought the lower priced one and it cost me nothing in charges except $2.50 a for 26 payments of $34 a fortnight on pension day by direct debit and a set up fee of $35 which works out around $100 on top of the price of the cleaner .
took it home and thought as I a fool? Well the anser to that is NO>
I was so embarrassed at how many times I filled up the cylinder (no bag) and had to empty it. 2and 1/2 times and I vacuum weekly and sometimes in between!
Now my carpets look as if the cleaner has just finished shampooing them and my friend reckoned brand new.
Also no back ache - so no I am not a silly billy after all.
I usually always sleep on a decision before I buy and never buy on the spot like I did but I saw him use another vacuum (a good brand) on a bit of carpet to clean up the mess he created - sand and grit and stuff and then show me how much was in that cylinder and then followed it up using the Wertheim and it got out even more than the first one. Gobsmacked.
You know we forget our vacuum get old too and just get on with it suffering bad aching back for years.
Anyway this has shown me how easy it is for the younger ones to just get it today and do it with a phone call - fine as long as you keep track of how much you owe and when it is due and if you have the income to pay for it.
Cant wait to use it again - madness.............:)