Whistle for the Bissell, Baby

March 18, 2009

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To those of you who read my blog regularly (you two know who you are, HA!) , you are aware of my, um, STINKIN’ LOUSY experiences with vacuum cleaners. The sad fact is that they die after only half a year or so of use. Yeah, yeah, I know they have warranties… so called, anyway. I really don’t want to spend $45 shipping a defective vacuum cleaner to a company who can’t make them work the first time! :S

We’ve gone through quite a few vacuums the past few years. The most recent one, a lightweight (in more ways than one) GE Upright has expired. This one lasted about 7 months, so that’s a plus… Well anyway, we’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner and after hearing some of your input across my various blogs, we’re going to go with the Bissell. I’m not 100% sure which Bissell I will choose (and BTW, why are there so many different versions?! That’s confusing), but I saw this one at Buy.com and was wowed at the specs and the price:

It’s the “Bissell 3920 Pet Hair Eraser HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum.” Long name. I saw hearts when I saw the words “Pet Hair Eraser.” Wowwwwww.

As you two devoted readers can attest, I have a kitty, named Livvy. She’s a Tabby Point Siamese, a beautiful off-white color. She never shedded as a kitten, and I stupidly thought she wasn’t going to be a “shedder.”

Boooooyyyyy. was I wrong! Oh my gosh, we could have created another cat by now, with all this hair! It also doesn’t help that her favorites places to cuddle are my BLACK cloth-covered desk chair and my beautiful reclining wing chair (BROWN colored). Is she playing some horrible, terrible joke, or is this some feline freak of nature?!

ANYWAY.
We need a vacuum cleaner. The Bissell looks GREAT, doesn’t it? It’s selling for about $200 at Buy.com. I check their Weekly Sale page religiously every week. I’m waiting for this baby to go on sale. But still, $200 for a Pet Hair Eraser isn’t bad, not bad at all. What do you think? šŸ˜€

Buy.com is my new favorite store. They have really great prices, and lots of stuff qualifies for free shipping. They have a terrific electronics department, but also sell appliances, home and outdoor stuff, clothing, cleaning and appliances supplies, and etc. They have products from third-party stores, too, for even more selection and discounts. It’s definitely worth checking out. Give it a look!

In the meatime, I’ve got to make up my mind about a vac –pronto, before the cat hair takes over… I’ll let you know what we choose, and give *another* full-fledged review!

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7 Responses to “Whistle for the Bissell, Baby”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Hey,
    Look at it this way, you can get the vaccume or you can use the same money to buy 200 houses and ship them down river…..lol

  2. Jim Says:

    Okay, I am an admitted newbie at blogging. I work at BISSELL and spotted your note and I do not wish to intrude. I simply hope you do try our product and I am very interested in hearing your opinion. BTW, you should be able to get the Pet Hair Eraser for about $150.

    • Mrs. Mecomber Says:

      Hiya Jim! You work at Bissell, huh? Well, hey! I do affiliate sponsorships for various home products, you know! I’d love your company to sponsor me sometime. šŸ™‚ I do have a lot of experience with vacuum cleaners.

      Lynne– BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! That make me crack up at 7am!!! Do you know how dangerous that is?!?! šŸ˜‰

  3. Mark Daymond Says:

    We have got through several vacuum cleaners – the ones we’ve had seem to break down for no reason whatsoever. Our solution – buy a house with no carpet!!

    Also – I passed the Kreativ Blogger award on to you on my post today!

  4. Karen Says:

    I see that this blog is the blog of the day over at PPP.

  5. Holly Says:

    This is a great vacuum, we bought one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it. It picked up all the cat and dog hair and still works just as well after 3 months.

    Now if only I could get one for myself.

  6. Jim Says:

    Mrs. Mecomber – Thanks for the note. Please feel free to contact Beth Jester at BISSELL regarding your question on BISSELL products. We also have a facebook page.