Vacuum Cleaners

Find the best deals, discounts and finance options on vacuum cleaners

Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

When it comes to buying a new vacuum cleaner, here are a few things you might want to consider before purchasing.

  • Buy New or Second Hand
  • Use a Finance Option: Pay Weekly, Monthly or Pay Later
  • Make Use of Sales & Discounts
  • Specs: Weight, Accessories, Energy

Vacuum cleaners today are probably the most effective and easiest to use cleaning tools available for the home. They can be used to clean carpets, rugs and hard floors; removing dirt, pet hair and dust without much physical effort, making an arduous task quite bearable.

But a good vacuum cleaner can cost hundreds of pounds so you should take care when purchasing one, to ensure you get the most suitable model for your needs, at the best price.

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Vacuum Cleaners on Finance

If you do not have the ready cash available to purchase a new vacuum cleaner, then there are plenty of finance options available. High Street stores such as Currys provide these credit plans, along with home shopping catalogue companies such as Very and Argos.

In addition there are stores which cater for those who have less than perfect credit records and who may struggle to get accepted for traditional finance agreements. For those that do have a bad credit history or no credit history, it's important to remember that interest rates are likely to be much higher than usual. Generally speaking, the higher the credit score, the cheaper the interest rate!

That being said, it's highly unlikely that those with poor credit scores will offered 0% interest deals or buy now pay later schemes and even those that have good credit should understand that there is never a guarantee of getting approved.

Credit provided is subject to the customer successfully passing the credit and affordability checks.

Benefits
  • Spread the Cost of the Vacuum Cleaner
  • Get the Vacuum Cleaner right away
  • Some stores let you pay nothing for 6 months
Negatives
  • Interest Rates & Deposits
  • Must Buy New rather than Second Hand
  • Could negatively affect credit rating if payments are missed

Things to Consider

To find the cheapest deals on vacuum cleaners and accessories you need to compare prices from many different stores, don't forget to include online stores in your comparison as there are a number of companies which only sell online and have pretty keen prices due to low overheads.

Also check for any discounts offered at various times throughout the year by the major stores, or voucher codes to be used at checkout if shopping online. Remember also that major manufacturers such as Dyson, Hoover and Vax will often release new products at specific times, this can leave retailers with old stock they want to get rid off, so you will find it easier to haggle at these times!

There are so many different models of vacuum cleaner to choose from, in fact it can be difficult to find a vacuum cleaner that meets your needs if you don't boil everything down to important choices.

For example, initially there are only two key choices to consider - choose between bagged or bagless vacuum cleaners. Next choose between an upright or a cylinder vacuum cleaner. After you have made those big decisions, you can now tackle easier choices such as do you need a cordless model? How much power is required? Plus if there is someone in your home that suffers from allergies, do you need a HEPA-filtration model to effectively remove allergens?

Second hand or used vacuum cleaners are another buying option you should think about as many of them can be like new and cost half the price!

Vacuum Cleaner Weight

Whilst not a huge factor for most, the lightweight vacuum cleaner is much much easier to use especially when you've got to carry it up and down stairs.

Bagged or Bagless

Naturally, bagless vacuum cleaners take much less management and ongoing costs are obviously just the cost of electricity. However, bagged vacuums do tend to have a long life span so it's something you should consider.

Upright or Cylinder

Upright vacuum cleaners are usually the most powerful and thus the most expensive models, however they are almost always a lot heavier than cyclinder vacuum cleaners.

Energy Rating

Energy ratings are important for all appliances especially if it's something you use regularly. Checking then energy rating of your next vacuum before you buy it could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Price

As with all purchases of a significant amount, price is the dominant factor. Make sure you consider all of the above factors before you make your purchase though, as some may make your life much easier and save you money/time overall.

Brand

There are some very well-known brands associated with vacuum cleaners so sticking to one of those usually means you'll be in good hands, but it's still good practise to check customer reviews of specific models before making your purchase.

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