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Post# 409380   5/12/2019 at 18:58 (330 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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I get the Sunday paper every weekend just for the ads, so I can get the coupons and see what new foods came out and what stuff is out there. Also for the vacuum ads even though they are all way out of my budget.

I always clip the vacuum ads out and save them, and I have noticed lately there is a lot less vacuum cleaners that have been in the ads since around last autumn.

There used to be about 20+ vacuum clippings I would have by the end of the paper, now I usually only get 2 or 3.

Post# 409382 , Reply# 1   5/12/2019 at 21:19 (330 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Hmm, I used to look at the Sunday paper ads every week, but we don't get the newspaper anymore.

I don't remember there being that many stores with them though. Mostly Walmart, Lowes, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kmart, maybe Home Depot.

Usually Walmart and Sears had the most vacuums in their ads. Kmart too but it's been well over a year since they cloed here.

Oh, and Belk sometimes would have a Shark or two in theirs, which was mostly all they sell, they're more of a clothing dept store.

Post# 409384 , Reply# 2   5/12/2019 at 21:37 (330 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
TV ads too!

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I see Shark ads everyday on CNN... but that's it! 


I haven't seen any other vacuums advertised on TV or cable lately.


I do see vacuums featured in Monthly bed, bath, and beyond flyers.

Post# 409385 , Reply# 3   5/12/2019 at 21:48 (330 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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On TV I usually see ads for Dyson digital stick vacs (not as much lately though), the new Shark Navigator with the self cleaning brush roll, and the Bissell Crosswave.

Oh and about a week ago I started seeing Samsung Powerbot vacuum commercials. I haven't seen anything vacuum related from them since they stopped selling the Motion Sync uprights and canisters at Sears.

Post# 409388 , Reply# 4   5/13/2019 at 02:10 (330 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Maybe it might just be my area, or the ads just are becoming less frequent. Maybe it was because of the holidays too.

Right now I get a few hardware stores, Target, off and on Walmart that have vac ads. One time my food supermarket randomly had a Dirt Devil Jaguar on sale in their ad, which was unexpected (I also seen the vacuum in-store), that was a surprise.

Post# 409393 , Reply# 5   5/13/2019 at 09:14 (329 days old) by jscarlato (Clairton, PA)        
Cheap on sale . . .

I, too, see ads in my Pittsburgh Sunday paper for the cheap plastic vacs on sale at Target, Wal Mart, and even Best Buy. Even QVC and HSN, when they are promoting a vac, feature nothing better than a Shark or a Dyson stick vac (and I don't consider any overpriced Dyson to be among any upscale quality vacuum).

If one wants to shop for a really quality vacuum such as Miele or Sebo or Riccar or Simplicity, one must go to a specialty vacuum store or appliance store. There are at least a half dozen vacuum stores in my area that I can get to within 30 minutes, but rarely or even never advertise their products, just their place of business.

My Kirby outlet is 7 miles from my house, but Kirby does not advertise except from their own website or email subscription.

Since I've bought a few Orecks over the years, I am on their mailing list. I've gotten a couple of mailers from them that they are no longer exclusively Oreck, but now deal in more upscale vacuums. Two weeks ago, I went to my local Oreck store on Washington Road in Bethel Park to get a supply of belts and bags. To my surprise, they had not one Oreck on display, but displayed many models of Riccar and Miele. The manager told me they are no longer Oreck, and was in the process of removing the Oreck sign from the front of the store. They no longer sell new Orecks, but will service them. TTi is selling Oreck vacs online.

I've added a Riccar Supralite and a Riccar Radiance to my stock, but I would not have had the opportunity to make a deal on to them had I not happened into the former Oreck store.

Any Hoover that I have is from the "old days" when Hoover was their own company in North Canton and made a quality product.

Any customer in the market for a really good vacuum must self-educate and do research online or visit a specialty vacuum store. There is no newspaper advertising that will lead a customer to a quality vacuum cleaner.

Post# 409410 , Reply# 6   5/13/2019 at 19:47 (329 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I forgot, sometimes JCPenney I think has vacuum cleaners in their sale ads.

I remember years ago (about 20), they used to send pamplets in the mail and one was an Oreck vacuum brochure when they were selling that brand. I think I might even still have it somewhere.

Post# 409566 , Reply# 7   5/18/2019 at 23:01 (324 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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"Any customer in the market for a really good vacuum must self-educate and do research online or visit a specialty vacuum store. There is no newspaper advertising that will lead a customer to a quality vacuum cleaner. "

I think that statement is exceedingly accurate!

Post# 409674 , Reply# 8   5/22/2019 at 15:03 (320 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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I also like to look at the Ads, but unless you have a Vacuum Dealer or Store most of the box store stuff is junk.

If people are looking for an inexpensive vacuum I always refer them to the Bissell bagged it is around 49.00 in most stores here. Otherwise I recommend, Kirby, Aerus or Riccar as those are the three easily purchased here in town. I have never used a Riccar but believe they are a quality built machine. Oreck was in town but no longer and for some folks they are a great answer.

Sears left town and that was always my first pick for a canister vacuum that is affordable.

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