Here’s our Dyson vacuum. I had wanted a Dyson vacuum for years before we finally got one last September. Did we pay full price? Nooooooo. It was never the plan to pay full price, and I ended up buying this one used and one year old on eBay, for $161 including shipping. I had wanted a Dyson because of the hepa filter, which many vacuums have these days, and also the famed suction. It does blow some things into the air when you use it, so I end up using the super suction wand first to get anywhere I know is bad, then vacuuming everything.
I like the easy-empty canister so I see all I’ve picked up, yet not touch it. I like all the suction in the wand. I like the bright yellow color. Whatever mojo it has that actually gets me to use it, to vacuum my 3-cat, dog-boarding apartment on a very regular basis, I am grateful. Because when all is said and done, what matters is not the brand of your vacuum, but whether or not you actually use it!