Get thee behind me, temptation

By Mir
February 16, 2012

People, I don’t even know who I am, anymore. I used to be the kind of person who lusted after books and pretty shoes and meals someone else cooked (preferably with a lot of butter). Now I’m… coveting a vacuum cleaner.

I have a vacuum cleaner, already. A great one. But ever since I saw a commercial for the Dyson cordless stick vac—and literally, I kid you not, sat up and went, “OooooOOOOOohhhh!”—I’ve been… preoccupied. Visions of a clean (okay, cleaner) kitchen floor dance through my head. But $330 for a stick vac? No way.

Of course, today at Woot they have a refurbished version for just $255 shipped. Cheaper, yes. Cheap? No. I don’t need it. And that’s a lot of money.

But it is awfully pretty.


  1. Is it just me, or does that *almost* look like a magic wand? Yeah, a bit of a (pricey) stretch….

  2. Oh man, I want one too, but not at $255. $55, yes. $255, no.

  3. i got a dyson all floors a few weeks ago from woot and omg. i’ve never been so happy with an appliance in my life. can i justify $255 for you? no, but i can tell you it will probably exceed your expectations and take out all dustbunnies like a…. fanged creature from monty python. who has sharp pointy teeth! DYSONS ARE THAT GOOD.

    (and yes. this is my life– discussing a vacuum with such excitement) 🙂

  4. I had the exact same reaction to the commercial! And I even have a full size dyson, thanks to one of your deals a few years back…

  5. I’m so sorry to tell you that I love this little vacuum. It’s actually worth the money. I bought mine at Costco for $280- just in case it wasn’t worth the money, I’d return it. But six months later, I still love the thing. I have a big, shedding dog and I USE my vacuums. This one is my favorite. I still use a big one for weekly cleaning but, for daily cleaning all over the house, I use this little Dyson and I love it.

  6. I’m waiting for a refurbed Dyson animal vac. Come on universe! Send me a deal!

  7. I don’t have the stick vac and I do not DARE open that link. I’m just here to join Team Dyson and say that my original purple Animal from 2004 is still going strong and I absolutely adore it. Investing in a Dyson is a decision you are not going to regret.

  8. Aw, crap. I opened the link.

Bargain Hunt





Want Not Archives

Creative Commons License

Pin It on Pinterest