A few months ago, I asked on Facebook which vacuums you all have found to be high-quality and long-lasting. When she saw my request, reader Jean emailed me and mentioned that her family owns AAA Best Vacuum on Academy and that I should stop in to talk to them about vacuums.
Our cheapo Hoover vacuum has finally bitten the dust – which seems to happen to us every year or two. With four kids and not a lot of house rules about food must stay in the dining room, we vacuum a lot and I really like clean carpets and floors. I started researching vacuums online and was leaning towards the Miele brand canister vacuums and when I found out that AAA Best Vacuum was an authorized Miele dealer, I headed there!
I was really close to purchasing the vacuum I wanted online, but decided that if I was going to spend a significant amount of money on something, it might be nice to look at it in person and buy it from the people that I would need to take it to if I ever had any service or warranty issues.
I’m glad I did, because when I looked at the options and explained the type of floors I would be cleaning, I realized that what I thought I wanted wasn’t exactly what I needed and though I did end up spending more to get the vacuum that I needed, it was better than having ordered it online and realized it wasn’t what I wanted and then had to pay return shipping and all that!
When I realized I needed to upgrade to a more expensive vacuum, AAA Best Vacuum did give me a discount in exchange for me mentioning them here on the site, and for that I’m grateful. :) But, even without a discount, I am really glad that I decided to purchase the vacuum locally and know who to go to if there are issues! If you need vacuum servicing or are looking for a new vac, I would encourage you to check them out!
I’ll have to keep your posted on how my Miele vacuum holds up, huh? My hope is that it will last quite a long time, and ultimately will cost less (and clean better) than replacing the cheap vacuums we’ve had every year or two.
What’s your favorite vacuum ever? :)