Tackling a messy living room with an outdated vacuum is positively Sisyphean.
You're beholden to the closest outlet; the machine sputters like a marathon runner anytime it encounters dog hair; and god forbid you run over a nickel ... the whole afternoon's shot.
Which is why we suggest picking up a new model from the best in the business — Dyson. Just make sure you do so via its eBay account, which sells refurbished models at insane prices. You can currently get the V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum for $150, a full $450 off its original list price of $600.
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Dyson maintains an eBay account to sell overstocked, discounted or refurbished items. But don't worry, the "defections" are cosmetic (a scratch here or there), and not mechanic. They're usually discounted pretty well, but through this Sunday, with code JUST4DYSON, you can take an additional 20% off an array of vacuums, not to mention hair driers and those iconic bladeless fans.
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