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post #1 of Old 03-16-2016, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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I manage a residential home cleaning company with a couple of crews that typically work 2 or 3 jobs a day. We are having absolutely no luck with vacuums. We have tried a few and they continue to break down on us. The owner now refuses to buy expensive ones because of the terrible luck we have had with them. Do you guys have any suggestions on some moderately priced vacuums that will work and last?? Thanks for any input!
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post #2 of Old 03-26-2016, 06:38 PM
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when I first started out, I purchased high priced vacuums and spent a fortune repairing them...then I found Shark products and fell in love.
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We used to buy real expensive ones too. We found the lifespan was not more than a few months tops better than the cheaper ones. We do keep our expensive ones for hard surfaces. But, the cheaper ones work great on carpet normally.
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post #4 of Old 05-16-2016, 10:08 PM
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I use Shark vacuums in my business. Commercially and residential. Also use one at home. I love Shark brand and they are super affordable.
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I luv Shark products - durable machines and cheap maintenance
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post #6 of Old 06-09-2016, 01:39 PM
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Agreed. Commercial vacs tended to not last all that long for the price paid. Shark has been a reliable solution when compared to price.

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post #7 of Old 06-13-2016, 09:42 AM
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It depends on what you deem "expensive". I've had customers use Shark vacuums that work great and are relatively inexpensive but last a little longer than a year. What budget are you allotted for a new vacuum?
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It is better to buy the budget friendly ones rather than expensive ones.
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post #9 of Old 07-04-2016, 06:15 AM
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But this budget frindly can be low-quality...

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Agreed. Commercial vacs tended to not last all that long for the price paid. Shark has been a reliable solution when compared to price.

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What commercial brand were you using if you don't mind me asking? Like any products out there, there are cheaper manufactures and quality ones

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It is better to buy the budget friendly ones rather than expensive ones.
I disagree, you definitely get what you pay for. Paying 80$ for some thing that will only last a year compared to paying 350-500$ for a commercial vacuum that will last 5-10 years makes a huge difference. If you're serious about your business you want to start thinking morning longer term when it comes to equipment. The less money you have to put in over time the larger return you'll see. Saving for a commercial vacuum can have its financial benefits down the road

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post #11 of Old 07-06-2016, 03:46 AM
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What are you looking for in a vacuum ? Price, quality, appearance or other ? and why do you choose one vacuum ? Because it's cheap, strong gravity, portability...

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post #12 of Old 07-14-2016, 10:09 AM
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I have bought shark cavs and they work great, now we use Pro Team, they have many options, They haven't broken down on me yet just gotta make sure you pay attention to upkeep.

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