When purchasing a vacuum there are two schools of thought:
- Go to a big box store or
- Buy from a local independent store.
When you buy from a big box store you are basically on your own. If you can find someone to wait on you they probably have no knowledge of the products beyond what’s written on the box. You will take it home in a box and have the joy of assembling your new vacuum. Heaven forbid you have a problem with it down the road. The big store where you purchased it doesn’t fix anything and after a couple years won’t sell the bags for that vacuum anymore. I call this buying a disposable vacuum.
Your other option is to go to a locally owned store where you can compare different brands of vacuums in one place. You will get the features and benefits explained and you stand a better chance of getting the right vacuum for you. Also it’ll be assembled for you no charge and if you have a problem the warranty service will be performed on site.
You can even get a vacuum made in America at least at our St. Louis Vacuum Store you can. Sadly all the major manufacturers have moved their production overseas. We offer their products but would love an opportunity to show you the quality of a made in Missouri vacuum.
When you buy a vacuum at a big box store you should ask yourself does this company really care about me. I can assure you the owner of a small local business cares very much for the people who frequent their business.