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Where to buy Upright Vacuum

Does anyone know where to buy an upright vacuum cleaner? I have only seen "fake" ones that contain a small handheld dustbuster inside a larger upright type of vacuum. The other option was a >400 CHF Dyson vacuum. I even went to Waldshut, Germany to see if they had different options, but it doesn't seem like they have them either.
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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

O.K. now I'm curious:

What does the upright vacuum cleaner do, that the smaller, take-up-less-storage space conventional ones sold here do not?
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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

Allow you to generate a consistent rhythm with minimal back stress somewhat akin to a lawnmower.

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What does the upright vacuum cleaner do, that the smaller, take-up-less-storage space conventional ones sold here do not?
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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

Don't the small ones have extendeable handles, usually? Mine seems to....

There must be something else....
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O.K. now I'm curious:

What does the upright vacuum cleaner do, that the smaller, take-up-less-storage space conventional ones sold here do not?
Well, I guess I'm just used to being able to vacuum with one hand on the vacuum and the other hand keeping the cord out of the way. Here, I have to have one hand to hold the handle (which doesn't have spinning brushes, it just sucks), then I have to make sure that I don't trip of the hose that connects it to the main unit, then drag the main unit around behind me while vacuuming, and then when the cord isn't long enough, I have to drop everything and go plug the cord into another outlet. I think it actually takes up less space than the two piece ones. If you don't disassemble the two-piece ones, then you have this main unit with this long ackward handle that falls everywhere. Maybe it's just my own personal preference.
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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

Some of floor mounting ones have a semi rigid tube form, but as this remains attached to the base unit while you manoeuvre with it, it puts a strain on your back or shoulder which you would not experience if using an fully-fledged upright.

If you have parkett, you may be able to manage with just a Dust Devil.... I have an upright literally gathering dust in the cellar.

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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

Personal preference works. Thanks for the answer.
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Some of floor mounting ones have a semi rigid tube form, but as this remains attached to the base unit while you manoeuvre with it, it puts a strain on your back or shoulder which you would not experience if using an fully-fledged upright.

If you have parkett, you may be able to manage with just a Dust Devil.... I have an upright literally gathering dust in the cellar.

dave
If you use the dust devil, don't you have to bend down to clean the floors of the whole house? If not, let me know how you do it!
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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

It weighs very little, and having wooden floors obviates the need for major vacuuming in any case. Its a comedy double-act of lightweight-broom and dust-devil. Also good for in the car too.

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Re: Where to buy Upright Vacuum

In Italy one of the most famous upright vacuum is Vorwerk (you might even buy the spinning brushes as an accessory). Usually you buy it directly from a salesman who comes to demonstrate the use of the vacuum at your place.
I saw that there is a Swss website too: http://www.vorwerk.ch/german/00_index/index_de.htm
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