A Unique Way of Getting a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner

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Kirby vacuum cleaners are one of the most reliable names in the vacuum cleaner market today. They come in many different models along with numerous parts, accessories, and bags that they manufacture.

It is noteworthy that even though Kirby vacuum cleaners are costlier than most of the competitors' products in the same range, they have still managed to capture a decent share of the vacuum cleaner market.

This has been made possible by concentrating on power, versatility, and durability in their vacuum cleaners. Also, Kirby vacuums look like something from the 1930s and are therefore easily recognizable in an overcrowded modern looking market.

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Kirby Corporation is mostly in the business of manufacturing vacuum cleaners and home cleaning accessories. Unlike some other names in the same business, Kirby do not believe in spending insane amounts of money on print or electronic advertising. Instead, they rely on the old fashion door-to-door method of selling.

Any potential customer can ask for a free home demonstration of their products. A salesperson would then carry the required model over. This would lead to more sales. All the salespeople at Kirby have this only chance to convert the sale.

During the demonstration, the salesperson will usually clean half the room using the older vacuum cleaner that is already owned and then clean the other half of the room with a Kirby to show the difference to the homeowner. This is a very convincing demonstration and most people become interested in making a purchase. At this point, it is normal to negotiate a little over the best possible price. Once both parties agree upon a number, the model used for demonstration is sold on the spot.

There have been some complaints over this selling procedure due to the bargaining element involved and because of some over-pushy sales people. Since the price is not fixed, it is normal for neighbors to buy the same model of a Kirby vacuum at a significant difference determined only by their bargaining skills. People who have paid more end up feeling cheated.

But before you request a demonstration at your home let's review the positive and negative factors of Kirby vacuum cleaners.

Positive factors:

Kirby machines are versatile home products, many of them can be used as an upright, canister, portable vacuum, and shampooer. The machines are made up of dye-cast aluminium and are durable. They are also solid, reliable, come with a lifetime guarantee, easy to use, provide visible results and look stylish.

Kirby models have a lot of neoprene plastic attachments which are very strong, light and extremely hard wearing. There is a safety switch that the heads activate when they are correctly attached. The plastic hose allows to attach the extras to the machine. It is very flexible and long and it makes it easy to get into the awkward areas without having to stretch.

The pet hairbrush lifts and removes pet hairs from car/carpets/furniture. It works with a rotary system which means that the head is turning in three different motions. This helps to loosen the hairs, lift them and remove them. The bristles are very stiff, but do not snag or pull at the furniture.

The hard floor cleaning head is ideal for laminate flooring and tiles. It runs on little rollers so that it is not being dragged along the floors as it rolls thus eliminating scratches. The handle helps to turn it into a hand held portable.

All of the attachments supplied fit inside a carry case. It has a Velcro fastener for the pipes and holes for the tubes, everything else fits inside.

The Airflow Suction Control Grip attached to the tubes or hoses, will help control the airflow so as not to suck the curtains into the hose. The valve slides to strengthen or loosen the pull. The multi-purposed Turbo Accessory System performs a multitude of time, labor, and money saving tasks in the home as power scouring, power buffing, massaging and turbo polishing.

Negative factors:

The Kirby machines are heavy and bulky and they cannot be easily maneuvered. Many of them are quite noisy. Another downside is the fact that Kirby Company replaces each model every year, with a new improved one and the parts of the previous models become obsolete.

Kirby parts can be bought only from Kirby and they are very expensive as are their bags. Although the kirby machines are provided with a lot of extra fittings/attachments, most of them are not used normally.

Summary

Kirby models come with a good warranty. Though warranty differs from one model to the next, they all come with a minimum of three years warranty. This is much higher than what other companies offer. The latest model from Kirby, the Ultimate G Diamond Edition, comes with a lifetime warranty.
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