Black & Decker 12V Dustbuster - £31.94 delivered (£30 off RRP) - plus 7% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Although I think these are overpriced our current 4.8v one packed up today and this is the best price I could find to replace it.....watch someone find a better price now I've spent my money!

* The most powerful Black & Decker dustbuster
* Double action filtration
* Wall-mountable charging base
* Onboard tool storage.
* 12v
* White
* Standard delivery charge of £4.95 for mainland UK only (higher charge applies for Scottish Isles, Isles of Scilly, Northern Ireland)
* Usually delivered within 5 working days to mainland UK addresses
* The most powerful dustbuster
* Model number: V1250
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#1
[SIZE=3]I don't think you could have wasted your money any more dramatically!

I have had Dustbusters in the past, and they are PATHETIC, although at one time there was no competition with a 3.6 or later a 4.8v motor, no surprise there!

I have had the following Challenge model for about 4 years, (Still charges reasonably well) paid about 20 quid at the time, and it is like a Hurricane by comparison to any Dustbuster model - and will pick up liquids too. Now it they go for 15 quid!

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7402319/Trail/searchtext%3ECHALLENGE.htm[/SIZE]
#2
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[SIZE=3]I don't think you could have wasted your money any more dramatically!

I have had Dustbusters in the past, and they are PATHETIC, although at one time there was no competition with a 3.6 or later a 4.8v motor, no surprise there!

I have had the following Challenge model for about 4 years, (Still charges reasonably well) paid about 20 quid at the time, and it is like a Hurricane by comparison to any Dustbuster model - and will pick up liquids too. Now it they go for 15 quid!

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7402319/Trail/searchtext%3ECHALLENGE.htm[/SIZE]


Clueless. That's like saying you can buy a bottle of Tesco scotch for half the price of a bottle of Glenmorangie. I voted hot.
#3
Scribbles, "Clueless. That's like saying you can buy a bottle of Tesco scotch for half the price of a bottle of Glenmorangie. I voted hot."

Are you talking about "Tesco's supermarket whisky wins top drinks prize

A SUPERMARKET malt has beaten some of the world's most famous whiskies to take top prize in the drink industry's answer to the Oscars.

Tesco's 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt was judged to taste better than heavyweight names such as Laphroaig, Glenmorangie, Bowmore and Glenkinchie at the International Wine and Spirit Competition awards.

The Tesco tipple won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best malt whisky up to 15 years old in the whole competition." ?

Link http://www.scotchwhisky.net/news/index.php#tes
#4
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Clueless. That's like saying you can buy a bottle of Tesco scotch for half the price of a bottle of Glenmorangie. I voted hot.


Now, I am sorry for boring those who understand the concepts I am about to illustrate, so just move on to some other post, but for anyone who is left wondering how analysing whether a purchase is a good or bad buy, or poor or good value, then keep reading, and see how those who are apparently clueless actually see things more clearly than those who actually are clueless:

You CAN indeed buy a bottle of Tesco Scotch for half the price of a Malt, that is indeed true.

However cheap the blended whisky, the Malt is not even the same sort of product, blended whisky being about 90% OTHER spitit than Malt whisky, it is about as different to a Malt as Vodka is to Rum, so clearly you can't see the difference there either! Near enough to comparing apples with Oranges. Clueless, as some people might describe it.

Now, compare a bottle of Tesco MALT with the Glenmorangie, and there is a discussion to be had - there may, or may NOT be any valid argument. The perception of that is up to the individual, and is the sort of thing we see on here posted often. Sometimes the double price product is still worth the money, but fairly often it is not - it just depends. The wise however know the reasons why the product they are buying is good, a good bargain, or whatever, or they take it from those who have some refernce point.

Being an owner now and in the past of about 4 different "Dustbuster" products, I have looked failry close at them.
Having, in particular, bought several varied B& D products in the past, I now only have one left, (a Drill from about 25+ years ago which has been very good, although was about 70 quid then!) and I have not replaced them as they have worn out, as the replacement B&D stuff has become cheap tacky and unreliable; and as new models have been introduced. they have been progressively poorer. Sadly it is a common theme as production costs are cut, and manufacturing is sent to the ends of the world in persuit of profit.

To be honest, Dustbusters were never much cop anyway, and barely worth any [/SIZE][SIZE=3]money, as the orginal standard one was not much handier than a dustpan and brush, (and still applies to lower powered ones, whoever makes them). Much higher powered and wet pickup models (B&D included) do have their place, (eg. very good for "accidents" with a new pup for example) and until you have tried better, you wouldn't know how much better the "non-brand" models are, certainly from the point of view of "bang-for bucks".[/SIZE][SIZE=3]

If you are thinking that Black & Decker are a quality product, then you are living LONG in the past, and while I find the 3 Challenge products I have at home are a bit crude, they are cheap and very functional, and so far have surprised me and lasted me MANY years: 10+ years for a wet & dry vacuum carpet cleaner; 4 years+ for a handheld as I referred, and about 4 years+ for a rechargeable drill/screwdriver which I still keep handy even though I have a much more expensive more powerful model. Had my money's worth & I find in particular the rechargeable batteries are still doing remarkaby well, as in the mean time, I have thrown other rechargeables in the bin.

Now, I come to the REAL point:
It is no surprise to be slated when suggesting alternatives to hyper-expensive brand names on this site - in fact it is getting to be a bit of a bore, as the brand-slaves get inflamed almost to "Mrs. Bucket" level snobbery. Increasingly posts on this site are by people who simply can not see past their price/brand-name related perception of "The Best" and must be a salesman's dream - eg. Sony TVs. Waitrose, M&S, John Lewis, are some common examples; meanwhile value (what I look for, and thanks to other clued-up people, I often get from this site) is often berated by people who can't even see the differnence between the product they THINK is a good product, and what they think isn't. Common examples of universally slated retailers & products are Dell PCs, Lidl, Aldi, Primark (I have never even been IN a Primark store, so I don't know, but am open minded!), this goes on constantly, and if people are not willing to look at deals with a little bit of critical common sense, then why waste time here, you are unlikely to ever gain any benefit from it :-(

Do not think though for one minute though that "no-name" brands are always the option, as they are not - for example: after years of buying (REPEATEDLY replacing) ordinary brand domestic appliances eg, Indesit & Creda & Hoover washing machines & tumble driers & also a Sony and then an Hitachi TV; I am now onto more carefully selected products that have been DRAMATICALLY better - eg, Panasonic TV, a Siemens Washer and an AEG Tumble drier that saves me half the power and doesn't drive me insane with the noise!

Well that passed a few minutes while I was waiting for someone. Now to get on with something better.

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#5
Can't say I disagree with you but, having personal experience of this model (V1250) and having had it for a couple of years now, it has been great and always gives a good suck! Has a two year guarantee too.
#6
Methinks I shouldn't of bothered - look at all the trouble I've caused! :oops:

Ho humm..........:whistling:

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