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Post# 190645   7/19/2012 at 20:10 (2,821 days old) by Anhedonius ()        

Last night at Bed, Bath & Beyond I came upon a returned Miele S2 Olympus that had been marked down from $299 to $74.99. It was cosmetically perfect and missing only the original bag, and with a 20% off coupon and a $5 off $15 coupon (that they weren't supposed to use on new Miele products) on a box of bags, I was out of there for just over $77 including tax. It works great and is a good fit for my 900 square foot house with hardwood, vinyl, tile, and flat commercial carpet, even effective on a 0.375-inch pile area rug.

Now I need to know what to do with the Simplicity Synchrony Premium I bought two years ago on the local vac shop's advice. It's built like a tank and is very effective on bare floors and carpet, but tool airflow's not great (in fact, Consumer Reports' ratings seem spot-on) and it's a bit unwieldy in a small space. There are a few small bumps and the "Simplicity" sticker on the bag cover's kind of peeling, but otherwise it's in great shape -- partly because I don't run it nearly as often as I should. They're rarely offered for resale, so I don't know how to price it or if I should see what the vac shop might repurchase it for.

Advice? Opinions? Thanks in advance.

Post# 190656 , Reply# 1   7/19/2012 at 22:44 (2,820 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I mainly use my canisters for above floor cleaning. In my opinion, the hoses on uprights are just for getting the corners or larger debris. You got a great deal on the Miele. I've heard great things about their canisters.

Post# 190771 , Reply# 2   7/20/2012 at 19:26 (2,820 days old) by starryblues4u (Charlotte, NC)        
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I have found the same thing with mine. I did wash the filters and it helped some however it's not what I thought it would be.

Post# 190959 , Reply# 3   7/22/2012 at 13:29 (2,818 days old) by Anhedonius ()        

The only reasons I'm considering getting rid of the Simplicity is that my storage space is limited in this small house and that the money would be very useful now. If I can't get a decent price from either a private party or a vacuum shop, I'll definitely hang on to it, since it does work well on all flooring surfaces. I'd give it to my mother, who does have plush carpet upstairs, but she's used it here and says it's too heavy for her to push (she's always had Kenmore canisters.) I've taken it to her house and it has made her 20-year-old plush carpet look fantastic, however. As I said, it really is a great vacuum - just not for my situation.

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