Friday, February 24, 2017

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait?

I found myself in need of a new vacuum cleaner. My old one was used by someone to vacuum up construction debris. It wouldn't have been much of a problem had they emptied the cup instead of allowing so much to be sucked up that it totally clogged the filters and then they kept trying to use it. It was a 12 year old cheap Bissell upright and it now no longer functions. It was left sitting next to a wet/dry canister vac that was designed to do the job the Bissell was forced to do, but it was missing the wands. Those non flexible pipes of plastic that allow one to stand upright when using a vacuum cleaner seem to be easy to misplace. At least for a man they seem to be.

During the time I waited for the perpetrator of the crime to take the Bissell apart and clean all of the debris out of everything, I read a Consumer Report on vacuum cleaners. The vacuum cleaner that was rated #1 was one of the Dyson Ball models that will set one back by $500 or so. I admit, after reading how efficient it is at cleaning all manners of flooring I was yearning. Then I read about the #2 rated vacuum. That one fits the pocketbook amount without robbing anyone to pay anyone else.

I looked at Walmart and they didn't have the exact model I wanted. Neither did Target. I've been around the block a time or more and have learned that a ranking on 1 model manufactured by a company does not apply to all models manufactured by a company, so I came home and went online. Not only did Walmart have it online, it also was on sale and instead of free shipping to store, I qualified for free 2 day shipping to home. On Wednesday the information was it would be delivered today. Do I really believe that? Ummm...no.

When I ordered it, I received a confirmation of my order that stated they were processing the order and I would receive an email when it shipped. The confirmation did say the delivery date was 2-24-17. I haven't received the shipment email yet. As far as I understand the shipping date is 2 days after you receive that email, not 2 days after you place the order. Since I haven't received the email, I'll probably not get the cleaner until sometime next week,

I only have carpet in 2 rooms which are not heavily trafficked. They can wait and I can continue to use broom and dust mop on the other floors. The reason I bought this particular vacuum was because it was rated highly on bare floors and when the hose attachments were used. I have 2 cats with fur that sheds. Using a lint brush to remove the fur from furniture doesn't work so well. The Bissell didn't work too well either. If this one does, once I get it, I won't have to work as hard to keep the cat hairs off my visitors. That strikes me as being a good thing. I just wish I really could have it today.

3 comments:

  1. I do a whole lot of my shopping online and most of the time things are delivered sooner than expected which is always nice, but sometime they take their sweet time. It just depends on where you are ordering from. I had an old Hoover that someone gave me, but I hated it because they had had dogs in their house and I don't think they ever cleaned the filter. I hated it because everytime I turned it on, it smelled like dog . I "accidently" but probably subconsciously ran over the cord and put a cut in it so I "HAD" to buy a new one then. I don't have any carpet now, just a couple of large area rugs so I didn't need anything too heavy duty. I ended up with another Hoover because overall I have had good lick with Hoovers. This one has the attachment to clean upholstery and works very well on the sofa and chairs. Hope you get yours soon and are pleased with it :-)

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    1. I never did get an email with the tracking numbers from Walmart, but at just before 5 last evening UPS arrived with my vacuum cleaner. It's going to get used today when I get ready to get a move on. lol

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  2. Wishing you the best with your new vacuum! I think it’s about time you replace mine as well. I`ve had that for years, and though it’s been good to me, it`s seen better days. I have been debating on investing in what is advertised as the top of the line, or just sticking to the brand I`m used to.

    Rudy Swanson @ HAAKER

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