@awk And what the fuck is that bizarre fireplace contraption behind her? And why does the cleaning path become wider? Is the vacuum growing in size? It’s not far enough way to shrink your perspective to that degree. And why is her rug so incredibly dirty that one pass makes it white again?
Got this vac from anoher source about a year ago - cost $14 more and didn’t come with all the snazy accesories. It’s an awesome vac - can get virtually anywhere and it really pulls up the dirt.
Stays stink-free if you keep it clean. LED lights are better than you’d expect and the dual speed is really handy to keep it from sucking up small rugs like doormats and pee pads in front of the toilet.
The power brush has a load sensor and will stop the brush motor if you suck up a sock or stray USB cable.
I have a dog - this sucks up his filth with ease.
One thing I will say - if you get a fancy color you may be sorry. Mine is “green” (which is actually teal) and after the first trip through the house we noticed green tic marks on virtually every baseboard. The head is now encased in duct tape. Caveat emptor
@Pufferfishy This is alarming and concerning. There is no color choice for this deal so I’m worried I’ll have red spots all over my baseboards. However, I read quite a few reviews over at Amazon and didn’t see anyone else say this. Could it be something about your baseboards?
@Pufferfishy Are you sure you have the latest model? According to an Amazon review “there is now a rubberized bumper on the front of the head which goes a long way to saving your baseboards and furniture legs” and another reviewer mentioned there is some sort of shock absorber so if you hit something the impact is reduces.
@uscpsycho What is being sold is not the latest model. If you look closely at Amazon it says “newer model available”. Also the reviews there mix both the newest and older models into one set of reviews.
This is one of those deals where I mutter to myself about the person who promised me their pretty much brand new one of these vacuums for free because they had to move out of state for work kind of suddenly and didn’t want to take too much stuff with them. They changed their mind at the last minute, and decided to keep it after all. Now I am sharkless and sad. Got no monies to buy one of my own. Sure would be nice for cleaning up cat hair. My current vacuum wants the floof, but it can’t handle the floof. Another “Maybe someday in a Fuko haha” item. (umm… sorry to ramble. Sick, sleep deprived and on yucky meds that mess up my brain but not in a fun way.)
@jzmacdaddy I have some offbrand robot vacuum (InLife) and I can say that thing is freaking amazing. It gets stuck sometimes, but it keeps my first floor pretty much free of doghair. It used to get stuck under the couch until I stuck some things on it to make it a little taller.
I have one of these and it’s literally the best vacuum I’ve ever had. I may buy a second just to have.This thing will make you feel like you live a pig sty. It will pull hair out of your carpet from ten years ago. It’s exrememly light and maneuverable. Best of all it plugs into the wall so no worries about batteries dying after 25 mins. Buy this vacuum and say goodbye to heavy canisters.
I have a love/hate relationship with you today Meh. The bf and I agreed to have a no buy January…but this a good price and I’ve been wanting a Shark to replace my 15+ year old Kenmore canister vacuum. Decisions, decisions…
I was concerned that this doesn’t have the DuoClean and that’s why it got a lot of good reviews, but this model got good reviews as well…just looks like we might have to remove more hair from the bristles than with the DuoClean. Regardless, it’ll work better than what we’re using now.
This is meant to be. I haven’t checked Meh in a few weeks but the color matches my other 2 year old Shark that crapped out yesterday. May be a sock in there. Just in case I can’t get it out, I’m getting my other beloved Shark a friend/successor.
I have zero motivation to clean my house if I know I can’t finish it off with a good sucking.
I bought this vac from Amazon last February for $197. I like it - but I don’t give it 5-stars. A related model was the recommendation of CR at that time. I think it’s best at vacuuming carpets. The hard floor nozzle has a large pad that collects debris when you pull the vac toward you rather than vacuum it up. That’s my least favorite feature. You’ll want additional pads (I bought ASIN B00YZP0PAQ as the Shark brand is so expensive).
When I’m doing the whole house, I wear earplugs, as this stick design puts the noisy part right near your head. I’m amazed at not only how much dog hair this picks up, but how much incredibly fine dust it picks up. I use a can of compressed air to blow that dust out of the cup once in a while. Don’t forget to wash the filter once a month.
@Pufferfishy I don’t know if anyone has done a Shark genealogy. I have wondered if they are all the same motor with different add-ons. Mine doesn’t have a bumper; I haven’t noticed marks on the baseboards, but I do see paint on the vac! Mine is this exact model number.
Dangit! I just bought this exact 'item last week for about twice the price.
OK, in all fairness, my last (<$100) vacuum was over 10 years old and was failing to actually clean anything, and the wife was insistent that a replacement be purchased now (which, trust me, is worth the price difference).
This is my third Shark Rocket product and I have to say I and everyone I know who have tried the upright vacuum and the handheld unit and the electric mop truly appreciate them. I use them for different tasks. It’s true, they really suck.
@joychannell The reviews mix the old model (what meh is selling) and the new model (what they are not selling) together. So far all that looks different is that the new model added a bumper to address the complaints that the vac paint transfers to the walls. May be some other subtleties I missed comparing them…
@therealjrn We are professionals at the sharp scissors plan, but if you move the Dyson roller to any great degree, ours refuses to reseat correctly and it’s off to the vacuum repair place. Thanks for the reality check, though, because you are right about long hair.
BOTTOM OF FLOOR NOZZLE
1 Use a coin to unlock the three locks on the bottom of the floor nozzle.
2 A portion of the base is removable to allow for better access to the brushroll and exposure to the airway. Shine a flashlight from the bottom to check for possible blockage in the airway. 3 Remove any string, carpet fibers or hair that may be wrapped around the brushroll. There is a groove along
the brush bar that allows a pair of scissors to cut
across it to loosen up the debris.
4 To re-assemble, replace base by lining it up along the front of the nozzle. Push down to snap into place until you hear a click. Lock the three locks.
@xiao8686 your order shipped on the 9th and is due by the 17th. We had an email issue that might have delayed your tracking number communication but I see the actual shipment has been progressing through FedEx normally.
@LinearCitrus Seems like we’re all getting used ones as mine came not even sealed. If I had known it was used I certianly woud not have purchased at all. I e-mailed customer support to see what’s up. Mine looks like it’s missing items too as the flap was completely open when they delivered it
I am having the same issue having gotten a used vacuum when it is clearly advertised as new. Hair and dust in the roller brush, components haphazardly throw in the box either in torn open factory plastic bags or just not packaged at all. The outer box wasn’t even sealed. Just sent a message to meh customer service. What a dissappointment after waiting about 2 weeks for it to arrive.
@richardfurman Mine was the same way. I just e-mailed them as FedEx put a sticker on it noting that it wasn’t sealed either. Mine looks used and that someone went through it. As you said, this is clearly NOT a new item.
I received my unit in a box that had been opened, item removed and then reinstalled in the box (not very well done either). There was a letter in the box stating that the unit I have was a return to Bed Bath & Beyond because it was “defective/Damaged”. To that end the unit does not work on Hi speed. All this is not very cool, I had a lot more faith in you guys or girls. So what do you intend to do about it ?I hate the though of trying to put it back in the box and shipping it to you. How about a price adjustment that we can both can live with? I would like to keep buying stuff from you but be happy about it. Please don’t let me down, i’ve been a very good customer…thanks
@BerthoudER Meh sold 1800 of these bad boys @ $99. I’m very glad I got in on it, despite these very few complaints of poor product packaging and/or used product received. I haven’t counted individually the complaints (due to some posters thinking they needed to post repeatedly) but it looks like what? 6? 7? Let’s be generous and call it 10. 10 divided by 1800 is a miniscule percentage (less that 1/2 of one percent) of bad orders.
But even one bad product is too much. Shark should be ashamed for providing Meh with returns and re-worked product as new.
I would consider getting another too. They might show up on morningsave for a few dollars more…
@robertcbyrd It’s Fedex Smartpost. Fedex delivers the package to your local Post Office. The Postal Service then delivers the package to you. Although, I don’t think they open and reseal it at any point during the journey My guess is the supplier stiffed Meh (and you) with a used unit.
Got it. Like it so far. Really liked the head on the brushing that picture up there ^^^, it sees stuff my standup vacuum light didn’t. Also liked the bag for the accessories. Not that I’m going to use it, but at least there is a way to keep all the accessories together.