Bissell often do reconditioned ones, the look as new and have a one year guarantee. I got one recently for £35.00 and have had one previously (I did not break but got clogged with sooty stuff and was impossible to clean). I have also only heard good things about Miele vac if you budget stretches to one.
I recently bought a Chilli from Lakeland Hollyisalovelyname. Like you don't need anything fancy. I actually don't have much storage room and it has fantastic suction, very nippy and light. About £40. Video on youtube too.. think it is Eubank Chilli HTH
I was considering the Argos value range poocatcher, but since the Vax ones are half price I wasn't sure if it would be better to buy a better known brand for not a massive amount more than the value ones. I'm not sure if the bigger brands last longer or are actually better. If it breaks again within a couple of years then I would be really annoyed if I've spent more money.
My problem with the Miele ones is the price. I can't find one under £150 and I'm just not prepared to pay that for a vacuum. I hate vacuuming, so I don't really want to spend more than absolutely necessary.
I think we're going to go for an upright, and seeing as Argos have a sale on the Vax or Hoover vacuums we're going for one that is in the sale. I am amazed at how much vacuums cost , I'm sure the last one didn't cost anywhere near that much (which might explain why it didn't last as long as I think it should have done).
We're trying to decide between Vax Zoom or Vax Pets. We don't have pets but we do have 2 dds who seem to shed hair quite a bit.
We've got a 3 bed house with carpets in living room, stairs and bedrooms, with hard floors in the dining room, kitchen and bathroom. We only really vacuum once a week, or less if we're particularly busy.
That hoover you linked to is what my mum had when I was growing up.
Our vacuum has just died We've only had it 3 years but it is out of warranty.
So we need a new one. I'd like a decent one but we don't have a huge budget. We only use it once a week (sometimes not even that ) What would anyone recommend? Might it be worth repairing the old one or would that end up the same price as buying a new one?