When my boyfriend and I were moving into our apartment together, we each brought along our own vacuum. For far too long, we had two vacuums sitting side-by-side in our living room and it drove me absolutely crazy. Two vacuums! Could you imagine?
…And then, suddenly, within a few weeks we had none. I mean, here I was complaining about how ridiculous it was to have two vacuums and before I knew it I was in the market for a new one. Before I was annoyed, but now I was downright heated! I had to research new vacuums and find the best one for our apartment.
My parents had a Dyson Animal for years that worked well, so I figured I’d use Dyson as a starting point. I had remembered about seeing a presentation of the cordless Dyson V6 on QVC during the holidays. As is the way of the world, the sales were over by that time, but we had still been impressed. It was an odd-looking “stick” vacuum, unlike the upright machines we were accustomed to, that could also quickly transform into a handheld dustbuster type of thing.
Soon after, my boyfriend and I begged my parents to take us with them on their next Costco trip so we could look around. Sure enough, we found a Dyson V8 (the newer model). We had liked the V6 especially because of the sales on it, but knew the V8 had better battery life. Unfortunately, the one at Costco was a Dyson V8 Animal – which doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles we had seen of and researched prior. We were particularly upset that it didn’t include the fluffy roller head attachment which helped sell us on this vacuum.
So I reached out to Dyson. I have to tell you: It is always worth it to contact customer support. I explained our situation, and asked if we could purchase the attachment separately (and if it would work with our model). It did, but the customer support representative told me she could do me better. Due to my loyalty to the Dyson brand, she offered us a discount on the V8 Absolute – direct from Dyson.com. It included the fluffy roller head, and free attachments for ordering directly through Dyson. Wow-wee!