And I mean that in a good way. Stephanie works for Bed Bath & Beyond and was able to score me a Dyson. Normally it's $400, but through some employee program I got it for $250.
Let's face it, buying appliances like vacuums is boring and it's hard to justify spending a lot of money on them. Let me tell you, this thing is worth every fucking penny. No joke. You have to wonder how a device that has been in use for decades just became scientifically advanced in just the last ten years or so.
Right up to the point that the canister is full, it sucks as if it were empty. Even the shitty matted down carpet that Pulte installed in my house is pulled up and fluffed, and there are streaks in it. And the crazy ass attachment sucks the cat hair off my red furniture like crazy. I'm in awe. And even more important for me, it doesn't spew any dust back into the air or cause a sneezing fit.
Spend whatever you have to if you have a dwelling. It's worth it.