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Post# 402260   12/9/2018 at 23:51 by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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Hello everyone!

 

     I cannot find the thread, but a while ago I was on here and someone mentioned a bagless upright sold door to door.  I even went to the website, but cannot for the life of me remember the name!  I believe it was silver and had the hand feature of folding up.  Does anyone know what I'm talking about?  

 

Secondly, what are your thoughts on that vacuum?  Does anyone here own one?

 

Thanks!





Post# 402271 , Reply# 1   12/10/2018 at 10:19 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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I think you may be talking about the Filtropur, filtropur.com/...

I've never owned one or even seen one in person, but I've seen a few Youtube videos of it and it sounds like it has a very noisy motor. It's interesting that it seems to use a filter cone filtration system similar to Filter Queen.

Edit: it looks like it's also sold as the Aeropure 3000,


. Filtropur's website claims that Aeropure is their sister company.


Post# 402273 , Reply# 2   12/10/2018 at 10:32 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Seems like a real shady MLM setup. Donít trust salespeople unless theyíre from a reputable company like Aerus or Kirby. There are tons of these Rainbow and Oreck clones flooding the DTD market, and they almost always are a scam. If youíre going to buy DTD, get a Kirby or Aerus.

Post# 402274 , Reply# 3   12/10/2018 at 10:41 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Upon further examination, it just looks like a mid-2000s Shark upright. Looks to be of horrible build quality and the claim that it is an air purifier is laughable. This is clearly a scam, especially when you look at the $2000 price tag! Apparently, someone was peeved off enough to complain about them on Ripoff Report.

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Post# 402279 , Reply# 4   12/10/2018 at 11:33 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Yes, I think you are thinking of a Filtropur. I saw one advertised in the local craigslist for a while. The ad went down, and not long thereafter I spotted one at the recycling center. Would not be surprised if it was the same vacuum. lol

This year, I spotted yet another, and at the same place! These things are bulky! When I buy bagless, I stick to dual- or multi-cyclonic, so I passed it up.


Post# 402297 , Reply# 5   12/10/2018 at 15:59 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
The thread

Was indeed about Filtropur. The president of that company didn't like what I had to say about their machine and got the thread pulled. I now hate the machine and the company.

Post# 402299 , Reply# 6   12/10/2018 at 16:21 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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The fact that he got the thread pulled proves that he has no confidence in his product and that the whole thing is a scam. A good company would allow criticism, but this company tries to censor criticism about their product because they have no confidence in it. Plus, we have the right to free speech. As long as it wasn't slanderous, we could've told that CEO that he could shove his FiltroPur right up his ass, and he couldn't have done a damn thing about it! This is a very shitty company.

Post# 402301 , Reply# 7   12/10/2018 at 16:28 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Honestly, this company reminds me of that Keeler dude and his jury-rigged Kirby bagless doohickey. He wasn't able to take any criticism of his product, and what followed was probably the greatest moment in VacuumLand history.

Post# 402309 , Reply# 8   12/10/2018 at 17:54 by ridgidwd0670 (se wood co ohio)        

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what do mlm stand for

Post# 402343 , Reply# 9   12/10/2018 at 21:07 by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        
Kirby bagless mod

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crazykirbydude

I remember hearing about those, kind of wanted to try one.  Not because I like bag less things, quite the opposite!  I just thought it was interesting.  Do you have a link to that thread where the "greatest moment" happened?

 

Everyone else:

Thanks for chiming in!  That was the vacuum I was looking for!  Not to buy, I like old fashioned vacuums.  I just wanted to look more into it since I thought it was interesting that a bagless would be door to door!

 

Blackheart

"Was indeed about Filtropur. The president of that company didn't like what I had to say about their machine and got the thread pulled. I now hate the machine and the company. "  Without causing a thread to be shut down, could you summerize your thoughts?  Did you own one?
 


Post# 402348 , Reply# 10   12/10/2018 at 21:35 by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        
Upright Filterqueen

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The filtration system reminds me of a Filterqueen on account of the filter cone.  If it was built well, it seems like a viable machine.


Post# 402367 , Reply# 11   12/11/2018 at 00:05 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
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Mlm=multi level marketing ( pyramid style marketing company ). Aka Amway, Ecoquest, etc

Post# 402370 , Reply# 12   12/11/2018 at 00:41 by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        
MLM

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Rivstg1

 

 

     How is that different from traditional door to door vacuum companies?


Post# 402371 , Reply# 13   12/11/2018 at 02:51 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

A machine I had never heard of until now-it doesn't impress me-sounds like it would be awkward and messy to use.And if you have to change the filter cone after each time you dump the bin-could get very EXPENSIVE!And yes,the noisey,whiney motor.And to top it off---no headlight on the floor nozzle.Love how the demonstrator in the video uses the bare floor tool to TRY to clean a ceiling fan and doorframe-shouldn't you use the dust brush for those things?Seem like that would be easier and more effective.The handle and articulating joints on the canister look like breakage points.Will keep my Kirby,Lux and others,thank you!

Post# 402374 , Reply# 14   12/11/2018 at 04:17 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Yup

I did own one. I felt that it was not very well built. I also thought that it's performance was pretty lousy. At the time I had a white shark navigator that cleaned circles around it. While I didn't have testing equipment at the time I have run across one since and measured about 34 cfm at the cleaner head which is the lowest I've seen from a full sized vacuum. It's an interesting design but that's about the only appeal I see to it these days.

Post# 402385 , Reply# 15   12/11/2018 at 10:37 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        
Fairfaxclass...

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MLMs arenít always scams. What differentiates Filtropur from other DTD companies is the fact that itís not established company. They also have a terrible product. The thing about MLM is if itís not from a reputable company such as Rainbow or the like, itís probably a bad investment.

Post# 402549 , Reply# 16   12/14/2018 at 00:07 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        
crazykirbydude....

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Unfortunately, most D2D vacuum companies are MLMs in one way or another. The difference is that a Kirby or Filter Queen will last decades, while the Filtropur would definitely be more difficult to keep running for decades. MLMs like Filtropur are leaning more toward pyramid scheme territory, offering a shitty product just so they technically fall under the umbrella of MLM rather than pyramid scheme.

Post# 402550 , Reply# 17   12/14/2018 at 00:08 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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Oops, I just saw your other comment lol. It looks like you already know plenty about MLMs, sorry about that crazykirbydude

Post# 402587 , Reply# 18   12/14/2018 at 17:41 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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There are dozens of companies like this that sell crappy Oreck and Rainbow clones to elderly people for insane amounts of money, and then when the thing inevitably breaks down, thereís no one to fix it. When you buy an Aerus or Kirby, you will get a quality product, and in the unlikely case that something does go wrong, thereís a ready supply of parts and dealers who are able to repair it.

Post# 402589 , Reply# 19   12/14/2018 at 17:54 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Hereís an good example. Itís called the ďMiracle MaidĒ and it looks quite terrible.

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Post# 402594 , Reply# 20   12/14/2018 at 18:38 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Oh

I've had a Miracle Mate before very much like a Tristar with a cordwinder. It's also quite a bit heavier. I wouldn't say it was a bad machine, but i'd take a Tristar or patriot over one just due to the lighter weight

Post# 402657 , Reply# 21   12/15/2018 at 21:39 by mieles5380leo (Virginia)        
Just realized

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Why would that home have this hunk of junk vacuum when they have a central vac? When they begin to clean the stairs at 5:40 in the video there is a central vac inlet right by the stairs. This is one of the most ridiculous vacuums I have ever seen and the biggest waste of money. How much do all those filters cost to constantly replace? With this shady business there are probably zero service centers available and replacement filters might disappear with the company at any moment leaving you stranded with an expensive, unserviceable and unmaintainable hunk of junk. What hogwash this entire thing is!

Post# 402659 , Reply# 22   12/15/2018 at 22:14 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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@mieles5380leo

Very good point,


Post# 402683 , Reply# 23   12/16/2018 at 12:21 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Well I do like how the handle can hook over furniture while using the hose, or lay on the stairs for stair cleaning. The attachment set also looks really good for a bagless upright: a big horsehair dusting brush, an upholstery tool and large crevice tool plus a floor brush. Way better than most in that regard. And I like the two speed motor.

But it does look really CHEAP though and the handle joint looks like it would break easily.

Plus having to change the filter when you empty it sounds expensive. They don't say how much the yearly maintenance kits cost.

Lots of pyramid scheme and scamway type stuff out there. It makes you wonder who really buys this stuff and where they peddle it.


Post# 402716 , Reply# 24   12/16/2018 at 21:34 by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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fan-of-fans

 

That is another concern!  If I owned a vacuum company, I would try to use standardized filter sizes and bags to make it easy for customers in the future in the event that they couldn't get the real deal.   Of course, no company seems to think that way!





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