Complaint / review text:
I purchased my Dyson DC50 at Costco for $350 about one year ago. It is one of the most terrible vacuum cleaners I've ever used. It is not intuitive. Once you get the hang of how the vacuum works, you begin to vacuum and realize that the only debris it picks up is dust and hair. God forbid you want to clear up Cheerios or small pieces of paper.
The hose is not long enough or flexible enough. The attachments are awkward to use. The debris compartment is not easy to clean out much less get all of the debris out. What put my vacuum over the edge was that I tried to clean up some shredded paper with the vacuum. It became stopped up and stopped suction. We finally cleared out the blockage and the suction for the carpet cleaner no longer works. Save your money. This is an over-hyped machine created to look good in a house featured in Dwell Magazine. If you ever notice, people who live in those homes rarely have kids or dirt or Cheerios on their floors. Back to a clunky Kenmore Canister I go.