Dyson continues to top lists of best-selling vacuum brands, yet the eye-watering cost of a brand new model can be off-putting.
You can imagine one shopper’s excitement when they discovered a secondhand Dyson at the thrift store.
Incredibly, this secondhand find only cost $40. That’s an enormous discount compared to buying a brand-new Dyson canister vacuum, which could cost shoppers as much as $399.99.
In 2018, Dyson announced that it would stop developing plug-in vacuums and focus instead on battery-powered models.
But these tend to have a shorter lifespan than corded vacuums. Vacuum Tester reported that battery-powered Dysons should last six years. According to Consumer Reports, a typical vacuum gets around eight years of use.
Buying secondhand vacuums is far better for your pocket and for the environment. In the UK, around 75% of electronic waste ends up in landfill.
This can be prevented by buying older models, which can be made to last a lot longer if they are properly serviced.
Dyson no longer services old models like the DC22, but that doesn’t mean it’s unsalvageable.
The London-based Dyson repair company Capital Repairs, for instance, said that Dysons are “infinitely repairable” with the right expertise. It lists the DC22 as one of the models it services.
With care and attention, this thrifted vacuum could give its new owner some real bang for their buck.
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