04-18-2012 04:39 PM
The housekeeper has finally succeeded in beating my old Eureka Victory 4340D bagged upright vacuum into the ground. Since I originally ordered it in the late 1990s, it lasted a good long while. I wondered which would give out first, the vacuum cleaner itself or the availability of parts for it. Actually, it was the vacuum cleaner itself since I still have some unused parts left over. So what would be a good replacement for it? Since my last two vacuum cleaners were Eureka, I'm thinking of getting another Eureka bagged upright. However, I need a vacuum cleaner that is capable of dealing with human hair, specifically my human hair. I have a head of very long and thick hair that sheds copiously. And once it hits carpets, it forms a separate layer. Also, the housekeeper tends to give vacuum cleaners a lot of rough use. He kept running over the power cord of the Eureka Victory. So what kind of bagged upright vacuum cleaner would be a good replacement. It has to be able to deal with my human hair and stand up to a lot of rough use.
Also, how could I find out if there are any services in the Washington, DC area that recycle household appliances so I can dispose of the Eureka Victory responsibly?
04-21-2012 12:35 PM
Hi Mary Sue,
I feel like you do in still wanting the bagged uprights. I took a look online and we carry at least 18 different bagged vacuums. There are customer reviews for you to check out. I hesitate to recommend one brand over another. Mostly I feel it comes down to what you expect of it, features, etc. I did notice that the Hoovers tended to get the high reviews from our customers. Here's a link that I hope will be of help for you: http://bbyurl.us/563. I hope this is of help to you.
04-21-2012 06:25 PM
Thanks. My stepfather has already ordered the Hoover Tempo Widepath since Consumer Reports gave that a high rating. In the meantime, I have already listed my unused Eureka belts, filters, bags, and light bulb for the previous Eureka head lamp on Ebay. I'm still debating whether the nested wands and the crevice tool attachments would have resale value on Ebay as used items.
04-27-2012 04:10 PM
I already listed the Eureka extension wands and the crevice tool on ebay as used items. We picked up the Hoover Tempo Widepath that my stepfather ordered from Best Buy yesterday and dropped off the old Eureka Victory upright for recycling. Now what is Best Buy going to do with the Eureka Victory in order to recycle it?
04-30-2012 08:23 AM
That's a great question! Everything is recycled, every scrap. Nothing goes in the landfill, nothing is shipped on a barge to be dumped elsewhere. I volunteered to help out at a recycling event and was pleased to find out that the company we work with told us every piece of plastic, metal, etc. can be repurposed. And is. Hope this helps to answer, but please let me know if you have further questions.
06-07-2012 06:13 PM
Thanks for your response. That was just what I wanted to know! The extension wands and the crevice tool DID have resale value on ebay. I sold them for 99 cents each. When the customer found out that Priority Mail and Parcel Post came to the same price with the delivery confirmation service, he opted for Priority Mail. Another customer who bought a Eureka light bulb for $1.50 complained bitterly about paying an extra 85 cents for delivery confirmation. And I sold a package of filters to another customer. Hopefully, I'll be able to get rid of the rest of my Eureka bags, belts, and filters.
06-08-2012 11:19 AM
06-14-2012 09:49 AM
Thanks. It turns out that I DO have to give the brush on the Hoover "haircuts" just like I did with the brush on the Eureka. But taking the brush out in order to do that is easier than on the Eureka. And the Hoover otherwise does just fine in picking up my human hair.