I've never owned a Dyson. I'm just going by the quantity listed on freegle, free to take away, and they are nearly always faulty. It might be a false impression, but that's what's there. Also, people put wanted ads in for parts for Dysons. There are very rarely any other makes listed. It could be just coincidence.Hermit wrote: ↑Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:24 amTo be fair, marketing bullshit can be a greater contributor to sales success than the quality of the product being sold. MM's mistake is the assumption that successful marketing bullshit excludes the possibility that the product being marketed can be any good.
I used to sell vacs door to door for a while, after I left University. It was a good laugh, and quite easy money for the time.
The most popular vac was the hoover junior. It had a 250 watt motor and a big cloth bag with a paper one inside. They would last for absolute ages, very well made. Electrolux made the best cylinder ones.
Even with 250 watt motors, a hoover junior would keep carpets absolutely spotlessly clean, if they were used regularly. (we used to demonstrate by showing what dirt we got out, in the bag)
Some places you got no dirt whatsoever. Others would nearly fill up in a minute. It was all down to whether people actually used them or not.
I can't understand why the modern ones need a 1500 watt motor, to do the same job. Doesn't seem hardly any better. Six times the wattage for slightly more suction.