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Post# 209217   12/8/2012 at 19:01 (2,668 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

I noticed WalMart in Canada is now advertising Lux Vacuums. Only certain models. Now that I have seen this it strenghtens my belief that the Vacuum industry as a whole is in the Dumps so to speak. The mom&pop shops are a thing of the past...:(

Post# 209220 , Reply# 1   12/8/2012 at 19:48 (2,668 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I can't find any Aerus or Lux vacuums on, but if what you say is right, this is not good. From now on Wal-Mart will be the ones controlling product development, not Aerus. What Wal-Mart has done to manufacturing in America is horrendous.

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Post# 209226 , Reply# 2   12/8/2012 at 21:50 (2,668 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

We had the local Wally Flyer delivered, with all the Pre Xmas Deals and goodies..!!

Post# 209229 , Reply# 3   12/8/2012 at 22:10 (2,668 days old) by piano_god (British Columbia, Canada)        

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Walmart Canada is stocking the Electrolux (AB) Nimble, UltraActive, Pronto and Rapido.

As with any big-box retailer carrying these machines, they're hoping prospective buyers will purchase these solely on the "Electrolux" name...

Post# 209230 , Reply# 4   12/8/2012 at 22:25 (2,668 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

"hoping prospective buyers will purchase these solely on the "Electrolux" name... "

I think they will buy, nevertheless.. Oh I wonder if any sweat labour factories burned down because of these cheap vacs..?

Post# 209283 , Reply# 5   12/9/2012 at 10:40 (2,667 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I am not suprised Walmart is selling Electrolux vacuums, seeing as Eureka vacuums are sold there and are part of the same company. This is not the same as the true "Lux" vacuums made by Aerus though and sold through shops.

Post# 209285 , Reply# 6   12/9/2012 at 11:16 (2,667 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Problem is Big Box Stores & Cheap Consumers

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WalMart is just the one company that everybody recognizes immediately & blames them! But it's not just WalMart that was the problem's all these other Big Box Stores that sell vacuums The Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, Zellers, Target, Home Hardware, Sears even deserves some blame to a lesser extent.

But what the REAL PROBLEM here is consumers that keep demanding lower prices for consumer goods! They don't realize that every time they walk into a Big Box Store, & expect to buy a cheap vacuum, & expect to see the price getting lower & lower each year that passes, the savings have to come from somewhere. So, the Big Box Store hits the manufacturer for discounts when they buy in quantity, & the manufacturer lowers their cost to sell it to the Big Box Store by lowering the quality. The consumer doesn't realize that by constantly expecting prices to drop, that quality suffers each time a new model comes out. And then they wonder WHY that cheap vacuum they bought is breaking, they call it a piece of junk, & they blame the store & the manufacturer. In reality, they have only themselves to blame!

One thing I have noticed, too, is that whenever I sell a used vacuum, people these days either want cheap bagless uprights, OR they are willing to spend around $100-$200 for a DTD brand, like Filter Queen or Electrolux. And unfortunately with the economy these days, they are turning more towards the cheap bagless uprights :( . They don't seem to realize that if it was cheap & easily available, by the time they get it it won't have a very long lifespan left.

Cole, it doesn't surprise me at all that WalMart would carry both Eureka & Electrolux branded products. Chances are that Electrolux Home Care Products probably negotiated a deal with WalMart that said that they have to carry a certain amount of Electrolux product in their stores if they also wanted to carry Eureka. And I do agree that Electrolux is getting a LOT of sales because people remember the Old Electrolux, & don't realize that things have changed with them for the worse...the quality is no longer there like it once was. Just like any other brand that makes bad products, though, like Fantom Technologies, people will talk & eventually people will know NOT to buy their products, recognize Electrolux's poor quality, & they will be out of least making vacuums. It will take a long time, but it will happen eventually.

Just my perspective on things....Rob

Post# 209340 , Reply# 7   12/9/2012 at 18:25 (2,667 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

"And unfortunately with the economy these days, they are turning more towards the cheap bagless uprights :( ."

I could not have said it better myself. And it goes without saying. Consumers buy throw away cars, throw away everything.
Remember in the 60's and early 70's when the first Japanese vehicles came to market. Some were good but for the most part the little econo boxes were rust throw aways. And that went on for some time, and now the cars coming from over seas are very good in quality and realibility.

Post# 209472 , Reply# 8   12/10/2012 at 23:17 (2,666 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
True, it's not JUST Walmart.

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I shop there ONLY when I MUST.  I try very hard to NOT shop there.  They have helped ruin U.S. businesses.  Just my opinion.

Post# 209487 , Reply# 9   12/11/2012 at 06:57 (2,665 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
So Right

Hi John i agree it is a real shame. I will not shop their either. Have a wonderful holiday Doug

Post# 209610 , Reply# 10   12/11/2012 at 21:08 (2,665 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

I have to be optimistic and think that Society and the way business is done will revert back to the way it was 50 years ago. I see nothing in my Crystal Ball that looks any better...:)

Post# 209621 , Reply# 11   12/11/2012 at 21:44 (2,665 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

Great picture Dean. Seems like such simple times

Post# 212386 , Reply# 12   1/3/2013 at 15:43 (2,642 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

I wish WalMart would offer bagged uprights and bagged PN canisters!

Post# 258934 , Reply# 13   12/8/2013 at 12:15 (2,303 days old) by director12 ()        


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